The facelifted Vios is now officially on sale in Thailand, and the Malaysian market launch should come soon after. There are not much changes externally – just the usual suspects of changed parts such as the front bumper design, grille, rear tail lamp, and a chrome strip on the boot lid. The engine remains unchanged – it is still the 1NZ-FE DOHC putting out 109 PS and 141Nm of torque.
8 models are available in Thailand, more than what we get here. Interestingly they have this version with a bodykit which I presume will make its way to Malaysia as the top of the range TRD Sportivo model (or we might get a different bodykit design), but what’s interesting is not the bodykit. It’s what looks like an aftermarket-ish Heads-Up Display module that displays the car’s current speed on your windscreen. Interesting gimmick!
Another photo reveals a new AUX input for the radio so you can connect your external MP3 players. Would be better if there was a USB port instead for the audio data to be sent to the stereo digitally. And of course finally, there’s an engine start/stop button which hints at keyless entry and go.
I personally don’t know when we’ll see the facelifted Vios launched in Malaysia but it should be very very soon. Shortly after a teaser was posted on their website in early February, the teaser page was then updated with a thick white outline of the car replacing an actual photo of the car that was there before.
Look after the jump for a full photo gallery of the Thai car. Note that specifications and other details such as bodykit design might be different from the Malaysian market.
GALLERY: Toyota Vios Facelift 2010 in Thailand
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GALLERY: Toyota Vios Facelift 2010 Interior
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GALLERY: Toyota Vios TRD Sportivo Facelift
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