KLIMS18: New Toyota Vios previewed, from RM77k est

KLIMS18: New Toyota Vios previewed, from RM77k est

Alongside the new Toyota Camry, distributor UMW Toyota Motor is also previewing the new Toyota Vios at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur Intenational Motor Show (KLIMS), with the order books opening today. The popular B-segment sedan has been completely revised and is based on the latest ASEAN-market Yaris hatchback.

Three variants will be available at launch, with pricing for the Vios 1.5 J estimated at RM77,200, the 1.5 E at RM81,200 and the 1.5 G at RM87,300. Included is a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

The distinctive front fascia is shared with the Yaris, with slim upper grille and headlights paired to a massive lower grille with integrated LED daytime running lights. The sleeker body and neater rear end with broader tail lights are also carried over.

KLIMS18: New Toyota Vios previewed, from RM77k est

Ditto the interior, which features a more modern design and a three-spoke steering wheel from the Corolla Altis. Power comes from a carryover 2NR-FE 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine, making 107 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. This powertrain – paired to a CVT with seven virtual ratios – was introduced on the Vios in 2016.

Standard kit includes reflector halogen headlights with a follow-me-home function, 15-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, fabric seats, a drive mode switch with Eco and Sport modes, automatic air-conditioning, illuminated door sill scuff plates, front footwell illumination, rear parking sensors and a CD/radio head unit with Bluetooth and four speakers.

The mid-spec E adds LED tail lights, fog lights, auto-fold door mirror with indicators, an acoustic glass windscreen, 60:40 split-folding rear seats with a centre armrest, a multifunction steering wheel and a DVD-AVX infotainment system with a 360-degree camera system and a front digital video recorder (i.e. dashcam).

KLIMS18: New Toyota Vios previewed, from RM77k est

Opting for the top-spec G gives you projector headlights, 16-inch alloys, premium solar and security tint, leather on the seats, steering wheel, gearknob and front armrest, paddle shifters, an Optitron instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch multi-info display, six speakers, front parking sensors.

Safety-wise, all models get seven airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control and rear ISOFIX child seat anchors, with the E and G variants also getting a blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.

Available colours include the new Dark Blue Metallic, Red Metallic, Attitude Black, Silver Metallic and Super White II. Also on offer are options including a RM2,160 DVD-AVX system for the J variant, a RM350 rear digital video recorder, RM2,120 premium solar and security tint for the J and E variants and a RM2,800 aerokit that you see here.

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.

 

Comments

  • Johan on Nov 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Back up, back up .
    Tell me what you’re gonna do now
    Keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ (what?)
    Keep Rollin Rollin Rollin Rollin’

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  • Again, this new Vios will be the best selling compact car together with Honda City in the Asian countries. A testament to the legendary time and tested never break down top notch Japanese quality and RV. Other brands can just pack up and go home.

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    • kelantan darul pedo on Nov 22, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Eh Booth babe there.. They not display props at motor shows , more sense to use product specialists because selling cars.

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    • Mario and Bros on Nov 22, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      Now at least new Vios design is much better than previous dugong Vios. The price of course a bit expensive. And very sure most of the youngest people after finishing their studying in secondary school, many people will buy new Vios because of greater fuel economy, advanced safety features including having 7 airbags which is more safe for the customers to drive as well as having many features too. Not only that, many people also buy Honda City Hybrid, Not because of having advanced safety features, it is because City Hybrid have Hybrid Engine which doesn’t give out pollution as lesser carbon emissions that gives greener environment. However, City Hybrid have 4 airbags as compare to Newer Toyota Vios. To me, it was expected that many people will surely buy new Toyota Vios while many people will surely buy Honda City Hybrid.

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      • Many will buy bios..coz parents pay..and mostly untie and bunker like Toyota as usual..who buy the car for this grad

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    • At that prices? Will be DoA when X70 launches.

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      • newme on Nov 22, 2018 at 2:55 pm

        Still it’s a Toyota, not a Proton or a china brand.

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        • Exactly. Still just a dinosar.

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          • Jiraiya on Nov 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm

            It looks like a decent car full of safety features. Definitely the best in its class. Much improved ,neat design and full of features only seen in higher grade cars. I like the rear design with that LED line, front design maybe need to give some time it will grow on me. Cant really satisfy everyone in terms of design. Finally a car worth looking at from Toyota! Kudos.

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  • SagaR3 on Nov 22, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    save 30K, buy safer Persona.

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    • newme on Nov 22, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Different class. Persona is for B40.

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      • But with features of a M40 car. So why not?

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        • newme on Nov 22, 2018 at 5:25 pm

          M40 spent their annual leave on holiday. B40 spent annual leave at service centre and not know what’s the problem with the car.

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          • And thats the reason why P1 strives to gip M40 spec cars to those B40 who otherwise wud be stuck at their competitors service centers not know whats the problem with their P2s.

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          • newme on Nov 23, 2018 at 8:18 am

            Clearly P1 has failed in doing that because the sales is so bad. Try harder.

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          • As compared to plummeting Toyota sales? Please spend more time to buckup your sales instead of coming here to talk crap. Better luck next time ya.

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  • michaeljackson on Nov 22, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    VIOS got come with optional rear fog lamp off switch?
    Seems like many buyers opt out.

    Probably SA giving discount. Anyone know?

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    • NahCarl on Nov 22, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      Not same 1.5L myvi enjin. But same superr reliable

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      • LearnToGoogle on Nov 22, 2018 at 2:35 pm

        Myvi 3rd Gen engine (Wikipedia)=

        1.5 L 2NR-VE Dual VVT-i DOHC I4 (petrol)

        You’re talking about which Myvi?

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  • honda on Nov 22, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    ugly

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  • vios back looks proper…finally!
    but front too ahbeng

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  • Whoaaa it actually looks quite good

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  • Road Killer Machine (R.K.M) on Nov 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Now, Vios’ gonna try to take some of City’s sales if Honda did not act fast. Vios got BSM & RCTA already now.

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  • Finally a proper ergonomics.. door cards now comes with padded armrest FINALLY la ye… sebelum ni 96k TRD version pun tarak. Blind Sport Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic alert is very good addition to this segment n outrun City… bravo! … rear door cards receive cup holder FINALLY haha… scrapped TRD ahbeng version FINALLY and thank you for that..
    the only thing doesn’t suit is the paddle shifters.. seriously? instead of that, bagi la auto wiper ke auto light ke

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  • Voting Here Please on Nov 22, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Please vote here everyone

    -If you press likevote means you are buying new Vios and give reason why
    -If you press downvote means you are not buying new Vios and give reason why

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    • hahaha on Nov 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Yes – because, to quote Khan of Star Trek: “It is simply… Better!”

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  • Habisla John Minum Teh 8X on Nov 22, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Better cover the front face or pipu’s eyes will be blind after seeing this fugly dinosaur

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  • Rubbish lah, no standard LED headlamps and new engine..will book MYvi

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  • 7 Airbags for even the J spec?
    Damn it’s time for Honda to step up the game.
    Seriously i was hoping the City i bought for my mom (S Spec) a few weeks ago has more than 2 airbags :(

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    • hahaha on Nov 23, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      You were “hoping” ????
      Seriously? Hoping??

      No wonder so many Malaysians got conned by Honda.
      At least when this Toyota change the car, they change satu kali zzhhaapp.. bagi semua. Haa.. how’s that for “hoping”.. Goshh..

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  • Even the shitbox 2008 engine from also produces 120ps compared to this rubbish engine. Fitted to current 2018 Myvi somemore. Habisla like this.

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  • Ben Yap on Nov 23, 2018 at 10:45 am

    0-100 surely cannot beat the civic 1.5 turbo. toyota should start to think to turbocharge their cars like vw and honda.

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  • Ghung on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Oh no did i just like a Vios

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  • Fhurkan on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Whoaa, for the first time Toyota has feature that is actually best in its class. Weird

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  • Toyota finally looks serious in winning the b segment market

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  • Killert on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Interesting blue indeed the color

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    • Its the same blue as Harrier.

      So you get a slice of Harrier when you buy this car u know!

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  • HkSim on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Went to see the car today and boy does it look good. Somehow photos and videos cant justify this cars look. Probably the way it is designed?

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  • Ranggo on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Eh no price increase?? Serious ke. Spec tambah price tak naik. (Rubs eyes in disbelieve)

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  • KongMJ on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Would this be a comeback car for toyota? Seems decent enough to be one

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  • TImkl on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I know ill get major dislikes, but i actually want one hahaha

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  • Notexpert on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Engine and transmission have longer development cycles right? Comsidering this is from 2016, its quite a new one

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    • Finally, someone with wisdom in here.

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    • Engineer on Nov 23, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Consider the previous engine and transmission were 15 years old, new for Toyota is a relative term.

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  • Poltan on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    7 airbags across the model? Now they are serious

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  • Pearjai on Nov 24, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Yup! Vios share new myvi engine but with aisin cvt 7 speed while myvi use akashi kikai 4 speed….plus better cd air drag for vios ….that’s why vios save more than 15% fuel than new myvi…

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  • autodriver (Member) on Nov 24, 2018 at 10:40 am

    the new Vios design is greater overall, but that’s. The new Vios is actually smaller than the old one in term of space and the plastic material used inside the cabin was cheap. The current Honda City was better in term of plastic material and most important is space is much spacious than new Vios. What the heck Toyota thinking in their mind. Those who not believe please go to KLIMS or showroom in later time to check it out yourself. I guess Honda SA is smiling their City sales will continue up.

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  • Anti-Beng on Nov 24, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Ah Ben 2.0

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  • Previous Paultan’s article said about hate-it or love-it design of this new Vios. Definitely that’s what I thinking. Good point is better equipment especially in term of safety. I feel the new Altis unveiled a few weeks ago got subtle design to enhancing their boldness than Vios.

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  • sAzuan on Sep 27, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    paultan is it true as u mentioned that the transmission just the same as 2016 model? because in early 2018 toyota had introduced new cvt with lunch gear, direct shift-CVT.

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