The third-generation Toyota Vios has been updated with a number of exterior and interior improvements for 2015. Among the raft of changes included, Smart Entry and Push Start is now available as standard across the entire range. The door handles and rear garnish strip on the 1.5J and 1.5E variants now sport a chrome finish.

Moving up the trim line, the 1.5G model receives an all-black leather interior, replacing the previous beige colour scheme – reminiscent of the treatment found on the other variants. The 1.5G adds on scuff plates on the door sills – also standard on the 1.5E version. A portable tyre pump comes as standard across the range.

Further upgrades on the 1.5G variant arrive in the form of blue-coloured front footwell illumination while the range-topping TRD Sportivo model features a similar setup, albeit with an amber-coloured setup. In-car entertainment for the 2015 Vios comes courtesy of two new optional platforms.

The new DVD-AVX system features a 6.1-inch screen (an increase over the old 5.8-inch screen) with USB, SD, AUX and Bluetooth capability along with a reverse camera. A 7.0-inch touchscreen system with WiFi, HDMI, Bluetooth connectivity as well as Voice Recognition capabilities and reverse camera come with the more premium DVD-AVN option – which boasts a new layout over the previous system.


A security/solar film is available optionally on the 1.5J and 1.5E variants while the G and TRD Sportivo models have it as standard. A five-piece Aerokit with LED daytime running lights is available for owners looking to spruce up their ride.

Technical specifications remain the same with the 1.5 litre, four-cylinder VVTi-equipped 1NZ-FE powering all variants. Power figures are 109 PS at 6,000 rpm and 141 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. A four-speed auto with Super ECT is standard on all but the 1.5J, which features a five-speed manual.

Prices for the range begins at RM74,700 for the manual J variant (the auto is priced at RM78,800), RM84,300 for the E, RM89,990 for the G and RM94,800 for the TRD Sportivo. All prices are on-the-road with insurance. A three-year/100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first) is offered.