UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced an updated Toyota Vios for 2018, which the company says gives customers even better value for money. There are cosmetic changes inside and out, as well as new equipment. New to the kit list are front parking sensors, shark fin antenna and illuminated scuff plates.

UMWT says that the Vios will be the first model in its segment to feature front parking sensors, which will be standard on TRD Sportivo, GX and G variants. A new DVD-AVX entertainment system with enhanced features is also available – it’s linked to a reverse camera on all variants except the Vios J MT and AT. These are all in addition to the running changes announced in May 2017.

If the images show a different looking Vios, you’re right, there’s a new and more busy aerokit for the B-segment sedan, shown on the red and silver car here. The rear section of the kit is also fresh, now with a honeycomb insert and diffuser fins.

The bodykit for the TRD Sportivo (white car) has been carried over, but looks fresh with a red lip on the centre section. The range topper’s rear also has a matching red strip; while the wing mirrors, shark fin antenna and rear spoiler have been painted black. There are also red accents on the wheel centre caps and a new sticker on the side skirts.

As before, there are six variants of the Vios in Malaysia, and prices range from RM74,980 for the 1.5J manual, rising to RM77,980 for the 1.5J auto, RM81,980 for the 1.5E auto, RM87,980 for the 1.5G auto, RM90,980 for the 1.5GX auto and RM93,980 for the 1.5 TRD Sportivo auto. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, and as usual for UMWT cars, the Vios comes with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.