Just one year ago, the Toyota Vios was given a substantial powertrain update. Now, the third-generation Toyota Vios has just been given a facelift in Thailand, the country where this compact saloon was most well received in its class for many consecutive years.

The fascia update looks strikingly similar to the US version of the Camry, but whether or not that’s a bad thing remains to be seen. The front bumper is entirely new, as are the LED headlights – a first for the Vios, vertically mounted LED DRLs and redesigned wheels.

Changes are minimal on the inside, with the main differences being trim finishings which depend on the variant of choice. Safety kit is standard across all variants, and read as such: two frontal airbags, vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS, EBD, and brake assist. The Vios retains the same 1.5-litre 2NR engine, generating 106 hp and 140 Nm that’s mated to the sole seven-step CVT.

In Thailand, the 2017 Toyota Vios is sold in four trims – J, E, G, and S. The cheapest J spec begins at THB 609k (approximately RM76,600+), followed by the E spec at THB 679k (approximately RM85,400+). The G spec costs THB 729K  (approximately RM91,700+) while the range-topper S is yours for THB 789k (approximately RM99,300+).

Following this update, the Malaysian Vios could potentially wear the same dress, which leaves us with the launch date. Before that, read our review to find out what we think of the Vios’ new engine and transmission, and be sure not to miss our video review below!


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Travis Chang
Formerly spamming articles about cars and motorsports on this site until the day-job caught up. While the day job remains as exciting as a certain beige sedan, writing about cars could be his closest display of showing passion on cars until he gets either a Bimmer, or an Hachiroku one day...