Following Thailand, Malaysia will be next to welcome the all-new Toyota Vios, with its launch set to happen tomorrow (March 20, 2023) at 8 pm. So far, there will be 2 variants of the Toyota Vios, namely the E and G, and prices are estimated to start at RM90,000.
The all-new Vios now sits on an all-new platform and naturally introduces a newer styling. Showing a resemblance to Toyota cars like the all-electric bZ4x, the all-new Vios employs a hammerhead shark-like look at the front end. The all-new Vios measures 4,425 long, 1,740 mm wide, and 1,480 mm tall. Its wheelbase is now 2,620 mm in length.
Despite being slightly larger than its predecessor, the all-new Vios is about 100 kg lighter than the predecessor, weighing 1,035 kg for the G variant, and 1,015 kg for the E variant. The wheels are 17 inches in size for the G variant and 16 inches in size for the E variant. Due to the wheel size alone, the former has a turning radius of 5.2 m while the latter has a turning radius of 4.8 m.
Both variants are largely similar on the outside, both being equipped with the standard ‘Aerokit’ that includes a front lip, side skirt, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler. Both cars are also fitted with an RFID tag, just like the Perodua Alza. Both variants are also not equipped with a spare wheel, as the Vios now comes with a tire repair kit instead. We’ll dive into this in another entry.
Differentiating exterior features between the two variants are the wheels, grille finishing, window trims finishing, and the rear combination lamp. To add some exclusivity to the G variant, it is equipped with sequential rear indicators.
Powering the all-new Vios is still a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine. It now makes 106 hp and 138 Nm, which is 1 hp and 2 Nm less than its predecessor. This is due to the fact that it has been tuned for efficiency instead. According to Toyota, the Vios is now 8% more fuel efficient, with a fuel consumption rating of 5.2 l/100km. Paired with the engine is a new CVT from Toyota which operates similarly to the group’s dual-CVT. The CVT provides 7 virtual gears.
Inside, the all-new Vios introduces a rather familiar-looking interior. Wanting to look a bit more premium than its competitors, there are brown trims on the dashboard and door panels of the all-new Vios.
At the centre of the dashboard is a 9-inch head unit with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Speaking of digital screens, the range-topping G variant gets a 7-inch TFT digital instrument cluster while the G variant gets a 4.2-inch version.
In its range-topping form, the all-new Toyota Vios is equipped with tilt & telescopic steering adjustment, electronic parking brake (EPB), 64-colour ambient lighting, automatic climate control, and leather seats. Standard features for both variants include rear AC vents, a push start button, 3 USB ports, and 6 cupholders.
As for safety features, the range-topping G variant comes equipped with the full suite of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) which includes Pre-collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Warning, (LDW), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Lane Keeping Control (LKC), Auto High Beam (AHB), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Front Departure Alert (FDA). The E variant makes do without AHB, ACC, and FDA.
For more information, more images, and the confirmed official pricing of the all-new Toyota Vios, stay tuned for its launch which is set to happen on March 20, 2023 at 8pm.
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