Photos of rumored Toyota Vitz / Yaris by Indus Motor Company emerge

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A rumor that Indus Motor Company (IMC) is going to launch a Toyota hatchback car officially in Pakistan has been in the news for quite some time now. Car enthusiasts are speculating that the car would be Toyota Vitz which is also known as Toyota Yaris in some countries. The car was introduced in the Pakistani auto scene when a plethora of small hatchbacks was imported in mid-2000s and since then the car has been nothing but a success.

After the discontinuation of Daihatsu Cuore, IMC has lost a significant market share of hatchback cars to Japanese imports as they do not have anything to offer to the customers anymore. Toyota Vitz is a very popular car in the Pakistani market and people are willing to pay as much as Rs. 1.5 million for an imported used Toyota Vitz. Introducing a Toyota Vitz officially could play well for IMC strategically, as it would help them sell cars in numbers, which would allow them to utilize the full capacity of their manufacturing facility.

It seems that those rumors were not created from thin air and they had some substance in them. A few hours back, we spotted some photos of what looks like a 2014 Toyota Yaris on Facebook. The OP claimed that these are the photos of upcoming 1.2 liter Toyota Vitz that IMC is going to officially launch.

The car has a registration plate from Karachi and from photos it looks like the car is at some Toyota Dealership. We were unable to verify if the rumors were true, but the photos seem legit, so let’s take this news with a pinch of salt.

Toyota Vitz 2015 Pakistan (1)

Toyota Vitz 2015 Pakistan (3)

Toyota Vitz 2015 Pakistan (2)

Toyota Vitz 2015 Pakistan (4)

Toyota Vitz 2015 Pakistan (5)

Let us know what you think about this Toyota Vitz in the comments.

Source and photo courtesy: Muhammad Abdullah

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15 Comments
  1. Obii1 says

    That is Toyota Ravi Motors at Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore. Car looks good. Success would depend on price in this segment.

  2. saad says

    This is a JDM Yaris. Not going to be launched in Pakistan at all. Its just that some JDM Yaris owner visited Toyota Showroom for Oil Change etc. and some Breaking News Enthusiast took the photo.

  3. Usman Ahmed says

    BCP 405 is not a valid number OR Sindh excise website is not up to date.

    http://www.excise.gos.pk/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=84

    Plus how come there is number plate on front in one pic and not there in second pic.

  4. Haris Khan says

    even if IMC launches a vitz it wont be latest model. it will be obnoxiously high priced and will lack basic features as compared to JDM vitz.n without an immobilizer, buying a vitz in PK will be train wreck waiting to happen.

  5. Geekpk says

    JDM vitz is different – this is Thai Yaris.

    http://www.toyota.co.th/en/product.php?model=yaris

  6. saad says

    Thanks for the correction. Indeed this is Thai 🙂

  7. Shiraz Rizwan Ahmed says

    The cplc has not update its website

  8. Ahmed Ghani says

    They will be launching Yaris in 2018 in 1.3L A.T/M.T Version
    And Vios (same as yaris but Sedan) in 2018 in 1.3L/1.5L A.T M.T version replacing Corolla Xli & Gli.

  9. Muhammad Fad says

    Its better than JDP vitz nd its luk like nissan juke from back it will b successful if its prices of top model below than lowest model of honda city

  10. Syed Muhammad Abbas says

    This is the Chinese version of Toyota Vitz . I guess.

  11. Shahzad Hassan Jaffar says

    I think its imc yaris if u look at the windsheild tnere is a batch production dispatch slip that is only with either brand ew local or imported vehicles

  12. sid says

    are you out of your senses pathans will revolt shutdown in pakistan may be zillions of loss for pakistan lol corolla is life they can never discontinue corolla

  13. Shahid Mehmood says

    i was thinking the same, who will gonna buy this if they put its price same as GLI, the same way Honda done with CR-Z

  14. Shahid Mehmood says

    i wanna add some more, without ABS, Without Airbags, Maybe power steering and power windows, or optional version with full featured, All Big 3 are greedy

  15. Yasir says

    Its Yaris 1.6 hatchback. Introduced in gulf 2 years before.
    Wonder if Toyota offer it in Pakistan as 1.0L sporty full options with a price range 10-12.5 lac

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