Toyota Vios may be equipped with a turbocharged 1.0L engine, similar to the Raize, providing superior power compared to Accent and Almera.
Toyota Vios, with its user community in Southeast Asia, has become synonymous with naturally aspirated 1.3L and 1.5L engines for many years. Despite its reputation for high durability, it's time to consider changing the engines as the car transitions to the new DNGA platform.
According to information from the Japanese Automachi magazine, Toyota and Daihatsu are developing new engines to serve the Vios and its derivatives in Southeast Asia. This move aims to enhance competitiveness and may introduce a turbocharged 1.0L engine with direct fuel injection technology for the popular sedan.
The rumored specifications of the new engine are 110 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque, a significant increase compared to the previous 1.5L engine's 106/138 units. This power also surpasses that of the Hyundai Accent (100 horsepower) and the Nissan Almera (98 horsepower).
The Japanese source quoted by Best Car Web, a reliable insider information outlet for Toyota, indicates that the turbocharged 1.0L engine mentioned in the original source is not intended for the Vios but for the Passo. The Passo is a Toyota hatchback sharing the platform with the Daihatsu Boon and is sold in the Japanese market.
Based on the credibility of Best Car Web, the information about the turbocharged 1.0L engine seems accurate and is likely to be compatible with the DNGA platform. However, there is still no precise information on whether this engine will appear in the Vios model.
The latest version of the Toyota Vios was introduced at the end of 2022. The significant upgrade of the car may not be expected before the late stages of 2025 or early 2026.
Original article by AutoPro
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