New Vios: more roomy, more comfortable — The Nation

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Toyota Soluna Vios

New Vios: more roomy, comfortable

Toyota’s latest doesn’t have a brand-new and is less fun to drive, but with its look, great interior and cabin comfort, it’s to sell well

Toyota’s Vios sedan has been on the for 16 years, so you can say that the fourth-generation has somewhat entered adulthood.

back in 1997 as the Soluna, the first went through a change in 2002 (and was the Soluna Vios); later, the model was introduced in 2007. Up to more than 640,000 of the have been sold, it the most popular Toyota car in

The dimensions of the new Vios have compared to its predecessor, with its going up by 110mm and height by 15mm to 1,475mm. This there’s more interior for both front and rear in terms of headroom and amazing But there is little storage for gadgets, especially at the centre area.The new Vios is more than the model it has replaced, muscular waistlines and a more front end. At the rear are two multi-reflector tail lights remind you of the new Lexus IS 250.

The interior design is excellent, a super-sporty multi-function steering next to a stylish console looks like it has been in leather and stitched. But touch it and discover that it’s a illusion. The console is actually from hard plastic doesn’t really appeal to looking for a soft, genuine feel.A major change is the location of the fascia, which has moved back to the driver’s compared to the location above the air vents in the previous model. from the usual readings, the Multi Information Display there is an Eco light that you to drive more economically.

The climate control is fully and the audio system features USB and AUX which have now become as most people with phones these days a Bluetooth connection for streaming or making hands-free phone seats are another big improvement the old model. They are supportive and you nicely in place during cornering.

But hard cornering may not be the new Vios would like to in.The suspension, which is over from the previous has been re-tuned for increased comfort. While road and noise are noticeably lower in the new the Vios isn’t the type of car you want to throw into at high speed, even the addition of a rear stabiliser.

The ratio has been widened This means that is considerable slack in the centre, and you get a sharp steering response in sporty subcompacts such as the Fiesta, which remains the in handling in this segment.

Toyota engineers say that the new is intended to offer a higher of refinement and comfort, and I can fully that. Toyota’s eco-car, to be later this year, actually replace the Vios as a model.

But cabin comfort in the Vios is great, and the interior is much quieter with wind noise than the model.

Power comes the 1NZ-FE 1.5-litre engine was first introduced in the Soluna 11 years ago. It produces the amount of power and torque and 141Nm), but has been tweaked to EURO 4 emission levels.

As for the response, it is slower than the model, but in general the engine just the same.

I asked a engineer whether this is capable of being tweaked further to pass stricter levels, and the answer was yes. in fact, has already got this to pass the EURO 5 emissions, so I it will be here to stay for a time to come, just the highly popular Toyota 4A of the past, which remained in for almost 20 years (1980-1998).

Owning a Soluna Vios I must admit that the 1NZ is a of an engine. Despite being in water by my former spouse a bizarre accident, and missing engine-oil changes on a regular the car has never broken down. the accident, the mechanic simply the engine, cleaned it up, and put it back without any repairs, except for a gasket replacement! The 4-speed transmission is carried over as but both the engine and gearbox have been redone to lower fuel consumption and The engine doesn’t rev up as quickly and the isn’t as aggressive, reflecting a mature character.Acceleration from takes 11.4 seconds and the top is claimed to be 179km/h. Meanwhile, says the average fuel is roughly 16km/litre, which be rather difficult to achieve in driving.

In order to ensure good economy, Toyota has introduced solutions in the new Vios, including a roof styling that airflow, as well as fins on the mirrors and a cover beneath the to maintain good airflow the car. Body rigidity has been improved, thanks to braces applied to several areas.The brakes, four-wheel with Brake Assist, come with improvements with brake booster

As I mentioned earlier, the Vios has to the extent that it has become and more comfortable to ride in. the engine, gearbox and suspension been carried over the previous model to save and the car is less fun to drive, the new package is competitive, especially with the badge stuck on it. If you don’t me just wait and see how many of are going to be sold this


4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve

Displacement: 1,497cc

Bore and 75.0×84.7

Compression ratio:

Max power: 109ps/6,000rpm

Max torque:

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