The last time we saw an ad for the upcoming 2013 Toyota Vios on oto.my, the ad listing suggested an October 2013 launch. This latest ad that we found while scouring the oto.my car classifieds site reveals that an October launch might just be right after all, as UMW Toyota appears to have done some kind of dealer presentation recently.
The oto.my ad shows two different Malaysian-spec cars. The white car has a sporty bodykit on it with TRD stickers on the side, so it must be the top of the line Toyota Vios TRD Sportivo spec. We also noticed daytime running lights below the fog lamps. The other grey Toyota Vios without a bodykit in the photo set has tape covering the badges on the rear, so we don’t know what spec it is. It must be either E or G grade variant, since it has proper alloy wheels.
Another difference noticed are the reflector headlamps on the grey car and the higher-spec projector headlamps on the white car. You can also see a Honda City with a Malaysian number plate in one of the photos parked next to the grey Vios, an obvious benchmark for the car, as the City is the biggest rival to the Vios in our market.
The Toyota Vios ad listing also suggests estimated pricing for the car – an RM80k to RM96k ballpark figure is given, with the RM96k price tag likely for the TRD Sportivo model. The ad also suggests a RM72k model, that could be a baseline J model. Five colour choices are listed – Quartz Brown Metallic, Attitude Black Metallic, Silver Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic, and Solid White.