UMW Toyota confirms 2020 Vios facelift to launch in Malaysia soon

Over the weekend, UMW Toyota has taken to its Facebook page to tease the arrival of the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift, with the image suggesting that a possible joint launch of the 2020 Yaris and Vios facelift models could be coming to Malaysia soon.

Just like the Yaris, the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift will also feature a refreshed front fascia, featuring a flipped grille design with horizontal slats (as opposed to the mesh-like design on the Yaris), and reworked triple-bezel LED reflector headlights and daytime-running lights that should be standard items across the new model range.

The fog light enclosures have also been reworked, now with a more vertical design embedded within a squared-off bumper cut-out similar to that of the Toyota Corolla. Further down, we can also expect to see the same gloss-black bumper lip as seen on the Yaris.

No other details have been revealed just yet, but we expect the 2020 Toyota Vios to mirror all of the new improvements found on the Yaris. These include a new seven-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, electrochromic rear view mirror, as well as the Toyota Telematics System on the E and G variants.

The updated Toyota Vios in Thailand, known as the Yaris Ativ.

The Toyota Safety Sense advanced driver assistance system should also make its way onto the 2020 Vios facelift. The system includes autonomous emergency braking which is enabled from 15 km/h using an integrated camera and radar system, as well as lane departure warning which uses a visual alert in the multi-info display, as well as a beeping sound to warn the driver of unintended lane changes from 50 km/h and above.

Mechanically, the 2020 Toyota Vios should remain unchanged from the outgoing model here in Malaysia. That means that it should still be powered by the 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine which makes 107 hp and 140 Nm of torque, paired to a 7-speed CVT transmission to drive the front wheels.

Pricing for the updated B-segment sedan has also yet to be revealed, but if the estimated price list for the Yaris is anything to go by, we expect to see a slight increase in price across the board for the 2020 Toyota Vios. The 2020 Toyota Yaris is now open for booking in Malaysia, but if you’re more interested in the sedan bodystyle of the Vios, you can register your interest on UMW Toyota’s website here.


2020 Toyota Vios (Yaris Ativ) in Thailand


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