UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has released a teaser video for the new Toyota Vios on its Facebook page. The clip, pasted above, shows the style aspects of the new Vios, zooming on the exterior and interior of the next-generation B-segment sedan.

It’s the Vios “as never before,” boasting “a new sense of style, superior driving comfort and improved cabin quietness,” the video touts.

The top-spec Vios 1.5G is seen here in the new Dark Blue Metallic, and with an optional aerokit. The latter is distinguishable by red accent stripes on the lower portion of the front, rear and sides.

The new Vios was displayed at the just-concluded 2018 KL International Motor Show (KLIMS), where order books were opened. Power comes from a carryover 2NR-FE 1.5 litre engine, making 107 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. This Dual VVT-i unit – paired to a CVT with seven virtual ratios – was introduced on the Vios in 2016.

As usual, there are three variants – J, E and G. 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 a.k.a. dashcam.

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. Besides the hero colour seen here, the new Vios can be had in Red Metallic, Attitude Black, Silver Metallic and Super White II.

Now open for booking, estimated pricing for the new Vios is RM77,200 for the base 1.5J, RM81,200 for the 1.5E and RM87,300 for the 1.5G. Options include 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) and the RM2,800 aerokit.


GALLERY: 2019 Toyota Vios at KLIMS 2018