The facelifted 2019 Toyota Vios was recently launched in Malaysia and UMW Toyota Motor brought out the big guns this time. Dressed in a fresh new suit, enhanced features and revised powertrain, this Vios is perhaps the most enticing one yet.
On the range topping 1.5 G, priced at RM87,300 (OTR without insurance), comes with all the bells and whistles with halogen projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, 5-piece aero kit with red pinstriping, 16-inch dual tone alloys wrapped in 195/50 profile rubbers, acoustic windshield, Optitron instrument cluster with TFT Multi-Info Display (MID), 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with six speakers, 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor, digital panel automatic climate control, Premium Security and Solar Film as well as blue illuminated footwell.
As standard all variants of the Vios is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder DVVT-i engine and CVT with 7 virtual ratios combo, sending 107 hp and 140 Nm of torque to the front wheels. The Drive Mode selector (Sport, Normal, Eco) is also standard across the range but paddle shifters and rear disc brakes are exclusive to the G-spec.
The best part of the Vios is its safety features with seven airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist Control and ISOFIX mounting points standard across all variants. On the G-spec it also gets Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, front and rear parking sensors as well as Front Digital Video Recorder (DVR).
The facelifted Vios with its enhanced features and vastly improved mechanicals offers consumers who are looking for a spacious and comfortable family sedan a competitive product. Coupled that with the brand image of the Toyota brand and 5-Years Unlimited Mileage warranty, this is a Vios that your friends won’t laugh at.
Toyota Vios 1.5 G Facelift