Official distributor UMW Toyota Motor is looking to cash in on the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Challenge with a new special edition variant of the Vios that’s now open for booking. The Toyota Vios Sports Edition is inspired by the race cars that will take part in the series, fitted with a number of sports accessories. Available in a single spec, the Sports Edition is priced at RM85,300 on-the-road without insurance.

From the looks of it, the Sports Edition is based on the base 1.5J variant, adding an all-round bodykit, a large goalpost-style rear spoiler and 15-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels similar to the ones on the 1.5G – albeit in a black rather than two-tone finish. There are also black and red body stripes, again inspired by the race car.

Inside, the Sports Edition gets sports seats, unique floor mats and gearknob and illuminated scuff plates, as well as amber footwell lighting instead of the usual blue. Other than that, standard equipment should remain identical, and include halogen reflector headlights, LED daytime running lights, rear fog lights, keyless entry, push-button start, a radio/CD player with Bluetooth, four speakers, dual airbags and stability control.

Power comes from the usual 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine that produces 107 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, matched to a CVT instead of the race car’s five-speed manual gearbox. The Sports Edition is also equipped with sports suspension that drops the ride height by 27 mm.