2023 Toyota Vios makes left hand drive debut in Laos

2023 Toyota Vios makes left hand drive debut in Laos

The 2023 Toyota Vios has been launched in the Laos market, making it the second ASEAN country for it to be available in.

It’s also the first left hand drive market for the 2023 Vios, and actually the first market where it uses the Vios name, as it is called the Yaris Ativ in Thailand where it made its world debut.

The promo images used by Toyota Laos shows a different alloy wheel design compared to the Thailand car, featuring straight spokes instead of the slanted spokes we saw previously. Apparently they’re both 16 inch alloys with 195/60R16 tyres, so it is just a design difference.

Unlike in Thailand where the Yaris Ativ uses a 94 hp, 110 Nm 3NR-VE Dual VVT-iE 1.2 litre engine with a Super CVT-i gearbox, the Lao spec 2023 Toyota Vios features a 1NR-VE 1.3 litre four-cylinder engine producing 98 hp and 122 Nm of torque, paired with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox.

When will the 2023 Vios come to Malaysia? Probably next year, the soonest.

GALLERY: 2023 Toyota Vios Laos market

GALLERY: 2023 Toyota Yaris Ativ (Vios) Thai market

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  • Seribu on Sep 06, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Bring in malaysia, quickly

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  • Wow! Even Laos gets it faster than Malaysia! And the Toyota Malaysia sales team still go round telling customers to wait for their orders due to chip problem even if it is CKD…

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    • Malaysia only does IC packaging stage only like ST in Johor and while the bulk of wafer processing of chips are made in Taiwan and USA. The bottleneck is at those places mostly due to long queue of lines. And CKD doesn’t mean parts are made here. It is just vehicle parts in knock off form assembled locally.

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    • Ex VGM staff on Sep 06, 2022 at 10:09 am

      Its easy if the cars are CBU. CKD cars involve a lot of planning especially procurement and assembly plant. MoT VTA ia another process that may prolong the progress

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    • Mr. Sotong on Sep 06, 2022 at 10:12 am

      Laos imports them from Thailand, so obviously they get it faster than us. CKD is a big process which takes time.

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  • Oh, they can still buy it with a manual transmission.

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  • now the front really looks like a dugong
    while the rear like saga

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