The order books for the Toyota Vios facelift have been open since November 16, though we had been solely supplied with estimated pricing on the time. That modifications as we speak, because the B-segment sedan sibling to the Yaris hatchback has now been formally launched in Malaysia.
Attending to a very powerful bit of information first, pricing for the brand new Vios begins at RM74,623 for the bottom J variant, earlier than going as much as RM82,593 for the mid-spec E and RM87,584 for the range-topping G – these figures are lower than beforehand estimated. In comparison with the earlier model of the Vios that arrived in January final yr, the J is now RM1,478 cheaper, whereas the E and G are up by RM2,519 and RM1,452 respectively.
The usual manufacturing unit guarantee is 5 years with limitless mileage, and all costs talked about are on-the-road excluding insurance coverage, factoring within the 2020 gross sales tax exemption – the utmost 100% because the Vios is domestically assembled (CKD) in Bukit Raja, Klang.
Below the bonnet, the Vios vary continues on with a 2NR-FE 1.5 litre Twin VVT-i four-cylinder engine rated at 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque, mated to a CVT with a seven-speed Shiftmatic mode driving the entrance wheels.
Styling modifications that include the facelift embody a revised entrance finish, the place the primary grille and decrease consumption are merged collectively to type a big mouth, completed in black. There’s additionally a brand new bumper with redesigned fog lamp part, whereas the headlamps are actually triple-bezel LED items which have a follow-me-home operate and DRLs.
The LED headlamps are normal throughout the complete Vios line-up and signify an improve over the earlier halogen projectors used. As for the rear bumper and taillights, they continue to be unchanged from earlier than, with the latter being bulb-type clusters for the J and LED-type for the remaining.
Normal wheels for the J are 15-inch alloys (with 185/60 tyres), whereas the E and G get 16 inchers (with 195/50 tyres). Different exterior particulars embody aspect mirror indicators and acoustic glass for the E and G, together with chrome door handles for the G (physique color for the J and E). For a further RM2,500, clients can specify an non-compulsory aerokit, which provides on entrance and rear bumper lips, aspect skirts and a boot lid lip spoiler.
If the aerokit just isn’t sufficient for you, contemplate stepping as much as the GR-S bundle, which comes with a GR Sport grille, sports-tuned suspension, a GR-S-specific aero package, sports activities seats wrapped in suede and leather-based, plus 17-inch alloys.
Shifting inside, the Vios’ cabin doesn’t differ from earlier than, with an unchanged dashboard design that sees the centre occupied by a head unit positioned above a pair of air vents and controls for the automated air-conditioning system. The aspect air vents and centre console are additionally the identical as earlier than.
Tools-wise, the J comes with keyless entry and engine begin, material upholstery, mounted rear seats, analogue gauges, a urethane steering wheel and shift knob, Eco and Sport drive modes, a traditional head, 4 audio system, two USB charging ports and blue footwell illumination. UMWT’s Car Telematics System (VTS) can also be current on the G in addition to the E.
The E provides on 60:40 split-folding rear seats, an Optitron instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch multi-info show, steering wheel controls, plus a seven-inch Show Audio system (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay assist). On the prime, the J builds upon the E with objects resembling leather-based upholstery, a leather-based steering wheel and shift knob, paddle shifters, six speaker and an electrochromic rear-view mirror.
For security, all variants come as normal with seven airbags (entrance, aspect, curtain and driver’s knee), Car Stability Management, traction management, ABS, EBD, brake help, emergency cease sign, speed-linked auto door lock, Isofix youngster seat anchors and a seatbelt warning system for all seats. Rear parking sensors are additionally current, however the G positive aspects them on the entrance as properly.
The largest addition to the Vios’ package listing is the Toyota Security Sense suite of security and driver help programs, which is unique to the E and G. It contains pre-collision system (PCS), which works from 15 km/h, utilizing a digital camera and radar to warn the motive force and supply autonomous emergency braking.
There’s additionally lane departure alert (LDA) that warns the motive force of unintended lane modifications, working from 50 km/h, together with a blind spot monitor and rear-cross site visitors alert. The higher two variants additionally get a entrance digital video recorder (DVR), one thing that’s lacking with the J.
There will likely be 5 colors supplied for the Vios, which is 2 greater than the Yaris, with choices being Orange Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Darkish Blue Metallic, Crimson Mica Metallic and Silver Metallic. The hues might be paired with any variant, however remember the fact that going with white will price a further RM400.
On the point out of choices, UMWT affords numerous objects relying on the chosen variant. Do you have to select the J, the equipment listing contains the DVD-AVX head unit (with reverse digital camera) for RM2,150, VTS (together with a one-year subscription) for RM2,000, and Toyota premium safety and photo voltaic movie for RM2,120 – the final of which is normal with the E and G.
A wi-fi charger built-in into the armrest storage might be added to all variants for RM490, whereas a rear digital video recorder will set you again an additional RM350 (not supplied with the J). There’s additionally the Toyota Service Savers programme that covers your Vios’ scheduled servicing wants for 5 years/100,000 km at a price of RM3,220, or for 3 years/60,000 km at RM2,080.