All-New Toyota Vios unveiled in Thailand. Malaysia next?
It looks like a mini Camry, all matured and sleek
The all-new D92A Toyota Vios just made its world premiere in Thailand, featuring a completely new platform, new design, new interior, and basically new everything.
Co-developed by Daihatsu and Perodua, the Thai version of the all-new Vios (known as the Yatis Ativ in Thailand) is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that is paired with a Super CVT-i gearbox, producing 94 PS and 110 Nm of torque while returning 23.3 kilometres for a litre of fuel.
Our market however, will most probably get a tweaked version of the 1.5-litre engine. Nothing is confirmed yet, so let us wait and see.
In terms of dimensions, the all-new Vios measures 4,425 mm in length, 1,740 mm in width, 1,840 mm in height, and comes with a 2,620 mm-long wheelbase. Also fitted as standard are 16-inch wheels.
Rocking a Camry-inspired front-end with sleek LED headlights as well as LED taillights, it shows that Toyota has tried to give the Vios a more matured and premium look compared to the outgoing model.
The new interior on the other hand, looks much sleeker and more "high class" now, featuring a generous dose of what looks like leather, a sleeker dashboard with minimal number of buttons, levers, and toggles, a fully digital instrument panel, and a nine-inch touch screen infotainment display which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Thai-spec 2023 Vios also comes with a 64-colour Ambient lighting system, rear air cond vents, surround-view camera, and an extensive list of safety and driver assistance features which include six airbags, and the Toyota Safety Sense suite which comprises Pre-collision system, Lane Departure Warning, Front Departure Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Pedal misoperation control among others.
Priced between THB 540,000 (RM68,000) and THB 690,000 (RM87,000), the all-new Toyota Vios is offered in four trim levels in Thailand, namely Sport, Smart, Premium, and Premium Luxury (the one with the red leather).
There are also numerous accessories package and kits - Lusso, Chiaro, and Presto - which give the car a sportier outlook compared to the standard version.
That being said, the 2023 Toyota Vios should be arriving soon to take on the Honda City and the Nissan Almera. Do you think it has what it takes to emerge as a segment-leader?