Published on June 30th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
TOYOTA VIOS UPDATED FOR 2011
Since its launch, the Toyota Vios has been recognized and appreciated for its great value for money package which meets the requirements of Malaysian motorists. With its good fuel economy, classy styling and good overall performance, it’s no surprise that the Vios is the best-selling car in the non-national segment in Malaysia. UMW Toyota Motor now introduces an updated Vios range which incorporates minor changes while maintaining its position as a Global Small Stylish Saloon.
Besides the five grades available previously, a new one has been added – the Vios 1.5G Limited which takes its place between the flagship Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo and the Vios 1.5G. As before, five exterior colours are available for the new Vios. Silver Metallic, Coal Black, White and Medium Silver Metallic has been carried over. A new colour, Deep Amethyst Mica Metallic is now available, replacing Grey Mica Metallic which is discontinued. Immediately apparent in the new frontal presentation is the more distinctive grille which gives a bolder appearance to the ‘face’ of the Vios. For the Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo, the grille has a honeycomb mesh with a chrome surround and a TRD Sportivo emblem. The grille of the new Vios 1.5G Limited also incorporates new chrome accents but is styled for a more premium and upmarket image.
Aerokits, specially designed for the Vios TRD Sportivo and Vios 1.5G Limited, are standard. The Vios TRD Sportivo continues to use the exclusive TRD Sportivo aerokit, while the new Vios 1.5G Limited uses a newly designed G Limited aerokit which further enhances its advanced design. Both aerokits consist of 5 items – front bumper spoiler, side skirts, rear bootlid spoiler and rear bumper spoiler. Both the Vios TRD Sportivo and Vios 1.5G Limited are fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels and 185/60 tyres. For the Vios TRD Sportivo, the finish of the 7-spoke wheel has been changed to bronze from dark silver while the Vios 1.5G Limited, the 12-spoke wheel is finished in dark silver (same for the new Vios 1.5G).
To add value to the car and freshen its looks, new for the Vios TRD are the TRD Sportivo black combination leather with red stitching and TRD Sportivo emblem. The floor mats and scuff plates on the door sills carry the exclusive TRD Sportivo emblem. The interior of the new Vios 1.5G Limited has a lighter colour theme. The leather upholstery is beige in colour and the rest of the cabin trim is colour-coordinated accordingly. Chrome trim is used in many areas as a highlight which gives it a classy ambience. For the Vios 1.5E, the interior has a new appearance with the change to a dual-tone seat fabric which has dark grey and blue shades.
As with all models offered by UMW Toyota Motor, the new Toyota Vios comes with a 36-month/100,000 kms (whichever occurs earlier after first registration) warranty, subject to conditions stated in the Owner’s Handbook.
To enhance the value for money for customers, the new Toyota Vios TRD maintains its price, even with additional features such as the TRD Sportivo black combination leather seats. The new Toyota Vios will be available in all Toyota showrooms throughout Peninsular Malaysia from 1st July 2011 and Sabah & Sarawak from 15th July 2011, with the following Peninsula Malaysia prices (on the road with insurance):
Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo RM92,000
Vios 1.5G Limited RM89,600
Vios 1.5G RM87,300
Vios 1.5E RM81,500
Vios 1.5J A/T RM76,090
Vios 1.5J M/T RM71,990