This is a big one – Toyota has quietly shown the revised version of its B-segment sedan, the Toyota Vios, at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show earlier today. The car receives a number of exterior revisions, including a new engine.

At the front, there are new headlights – the projector units have darker internals with chrome C-shaped highlights. Also featured is a new T-shaped upper grille, as well as a gaping lower grille that is reminiscent of the facelifted Camry (with the fog lights now inset into the grille), flanked by LED daytime running lights.

Moving to the rear, the tail lights now have revised internal graphics, joined by a thinner chrome bootlid bar than before. The bumper has also been reprofiled for a sleeker, more fluid look.


As yet, there are no details of any interior upgrades, nor any changes to the powertrain. The Chinese-market Vios is powered by 1.3 litre and 1.5 litre 5NR-FE four-cylinder engines with Dual VVT-i, mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic.

Expect our version (if this is indeed not a China-exclusive model) to feature the new 2NR-FE mill from the facelifted Avanza, mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) as is the case with the recently-revised 2016 Vios.

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