Toyota premieres new Vios compact car at the Bangkok Motor Show
Toyota Motor Thailand world-premiered the new Vios compact car at the Bangkok Motor Show today. In an effort to bring the fun of driving and the joy of ownership to first-time car buyers, Toyota has designed the new Vios—combining a refined exterior with class-leading comfort and high fuel efficiency—specifically for growing markets. Approximately 130,000 units of the Vios are planned for production in Thailand this year, with more than 80,000 for domestic sales and more than 40,000 for export.
In 1997, the Vios (known then as the Soluna, was first produced and sold in Thailand. It was well-received and was ranked as the top-selling model in the Thai compact car market for ten consecutive years from 2003. Exports from Thailand to other countries in ASEAN began in 1999 and cumulative sales have reached 1.87 million units in seven countries.