No more rear fog lamps!
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd today officially announced the introduction of the all-new 2023 Toyota Vios which is getting a much needed upgrade after nine long years.
Underpinned by the Toyota Group's DNGA platform, the all-new Vios will be available in only two variants, namely the E and G variants with prices (on the road without insurance) as mentioned below:
- Toyota Vios E - RM89,600
- Toyota Vios G - RM95,500
Powering the all-new Toyota Vios which is manufactured in Assembly Services Sdn Bhd (ASSB) in Bukit Raja, Klang, is a tweaked version of the current 1.5-litre DOHC Dual VVT-i engine producing 106 hp and 138 Nm of torque, but paired with the engine is a new 7-speed CVT gearbox.
As a result of the new platform, the Vios is now 110 kg lighter and comes with a wheelbase that has grown in length by 70 mm, translating into a more spacious rear cabin.
On the exterior, highlights include a fastback-ish silhouette, LED headlights with DRLs, LED taillights with sequential turn signals, a functioning vortex generator on the front bumper, as well as lips on the front and rear bumpers and a rear spoiler for the high spec G variant.
The wheel size has also grown from 15-inches to 17-inches.
Inside, highlights include a 9-inch touch-screen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, two rear USB Type C ports, leather seats all around, a generous dose of soft touch material on the dashboard and door panels, piano black trims on the doors, rear air vents, paddle-shifters, an Electronic Parking Brake, a 64-colour ambient lighting system, a 360-degree panoramic view monitor, parking sensors all around, and a fully digital instrument panel.
The list of safety and driver assistance features has also grown longer, from having only Pre-Collision System (PCS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), to having Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Front Departure Alert (FDA), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Control (LKC), and Auto High Beam.
However, do keep in mind that most of the features above will only be available in the G variant, as the E variant will get less goodies.
The E variant will also get only fabric seats, lesser driver assistance features, a slightly less funky interior, less piano black bits and more regular black bits, and smaller wheels just to name a few differences.
Available in five colour options with Spicy Scarlet being a new choice, the all-new Vios comes with 5-years/ unlimited mileage warranty, 24SEVEN Road Assist services, and a free three-year subscription to the Toyota Vehicle Telematics System which monitors the car’s location at all times.