The Toyota Vios is a 4-door subcompact sedan developed for the South East Asia, China, and Taiwan markets. Introduced in 2003, the Vios serves as a replacement of the Toyota Tercel (called the Toyota Soluna in Thailand and Indonesia), which filled the Asian subcompact market for a 1.5 litre, below the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry, both of which are also marketed in the region. The Vios is marketed alongside the Toyota Yaris in most countries in South East Asia, which offered another option for a hatchback, when it officially entered the region's market in 2005. In the United States, the second generation Vios is known as the Toyota Yaris sedan. The first generation Vios (model code : NCP42) was assembled at Thailand's 1 million square metre Toyota Gateway Plant in Gateway City, Amphoe Plaeng Yao, Chachoengsao Province, as part of a cooperative project between Thai engineers and Toyota's Japanese designers.
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