The all-new Toyota Vios for 2023 has finally been launched in Malaysia, now offered in two variants – E and G. Prices start from RM89,600 for the standard variant and top off at RM95,500 for the range-topping version.
The car now sits on an all-new platform. It is larger than before but also 110 kg lighter than its predecessor. Weight-cutting measures include the omission of the folding function for the rear backrests and the spare wheel. The Vios now comes with a tyre repair kit to keep you going.
Standard features on the outside of the all-new Vios include an Aerokit, an RFID tag, and LED headlights with LED DRLs. Aero touches to the all-new Vios include vents that direct air to the wheel wells, a trunk spoiler, and fins on the rear bumper. Exclusive exterior features for the range-topping G variant include 17-inch wheels, a gloss black finish for the front grille, and sequential turn indicators for the taillights.
Powering the car is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine that makes 106 hp (metric) and 138 Nm of torque. It is 1 hp and 2 Nm less than its predecessor as the Vios has been tuned for fuel efficiency. The Vios now record a fuel consumption of 5.2 l/100km. Paired with the engine is a new CVT with 7 virtual gears. Power is transmitted via a belt at low speeds and via gears at high speeds.
Inside, the Vios now gets a 9-inch head unit with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Speaking of screens, the Vios gets a 7-inch digital instrument cluster in the G variant and a 4.2-inch version in the E variant. Exclusive interior features for the G variant include single-zone automatic climate control, an electronic parking brake, and paddle shifters for the ‘7-speed’ CVT.
Safety-wise, the Vios now comes with the full suite of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) in the range-topping G variant. The range-topping variant comes equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Control (LKC), and Auto High Beam.
Standard safety features on the all-new Toyota Vios include Pre-collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Front Departure Alert (FDA), Pedal Misoperation Control (PMC), 3D panoramic view monitor, Blind spot monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Front Digital Video Recorder with Smartphone connectivity, Brake Assist (BA), Hil Start Assist (HAS), and 2 front and 4 rear parking sensors.