2021 Toyota Vios facelift launched in Malaysia – now with AEB, LDA; 3 variants offered; priced from RM75k

2021 Toyota Vios facelift launched in Malaysia – now with AEB, LDA; 3 variants offered; priced from RM75k

The order books for the Toyota Vios facelift have been open since November 16, although we were only provided with estimated pricing at the time. That changes today, as the B-segment sedan sibling to the Yaris hatchback has now been officially launched in Malaysia.

Getting to the most important bit of info first, pricing for the new Vios starts at RM74,623 for the base J variant, before going up to RM82,593 for the mid-spec E and RM87,584 for the range-topping G – these figures are less than previously estimated. Compared to the previous version of the Vios that arrived in January last year, the J is now RM1,478 cheaper, while the E and G are up by RM2,519 and RM1,452 respectively.

The standard factory warranty is five years with unlimited mileage, and all prices mentioned are on-the-road excluding insurance, factoring in the 2020 sales tax exemption – the maximum 100% as the Vios is locally assembled (CKD) in Bukit Raja, Klang.

Under the bonnet, the Vios range continues on with a 2NR-FE 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine rated at 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque, mated to a CVT with a seven-speed Shiftmatic mode driving the front wheels.

2021 Toyota Vios facelift launched in Malaysia – now with AEB, LDA; 3 variants offered; priced from RM75k

Styling changes that come with the facelift include a revised front end, where the main grille and lower intake are merged together to form a large mouth, finished in black. There’s also a new bumper with redesigned fog lamp sections, while the headlamps are now triple-bezel LED units that have a follow-me-home function and DRLs.

The LED headlamps are standard across the entire Vios line-up and represent an upgrade over the previous halogen projectors used. As for the rear bumper and taillights, they remain unchanged from before, with the latter being bulb-type clusters for the J and LED-type for the rest.

Standard wheels for the J are 15-inch alloys (with 185/60 tyres), while the E and G get 16 inchers (with 195/50 tyres). Other exterior details include side mirror indicators and acoustic glass for the E and G, along with chrome door handles for the G (body colour for the J and E). For an additional RM2,500, customers can specify an optional aerokit, which adds on front and rear bumper lips, side skirts and a boot lid lip spoiler.

If the aerokit is not enough for you, consider adding on the GR-S package inspired by the RM97.5k Vios GR-S, which comes with a GR Sport grille, sports-tuned suspension, a GR-S-specific aero kit, sports seats wrapped in suede and leather, plus 17-inch alloys for an additional RM7,700. The difference is you won’t get the GR-S’ CVT with a 10-speed manual mode – more on it here.

Moving inside, the Vios’ cabin doesn’t differ from before, with an unchanged dashboard design that sees the centre occupied by a head unit placed above a pair of air vents and controls for the automatic air-conditioning system. The side air vents and centre console are also the same as before.

Equipment-wise, the J comes with keyless entry and engine start, fabric upholstery, fixed rear seats, analogue gauges, a urethane steering wheel and shift knob, Eco and Sport drive modes, a normal head unit, four speakers, two USB charging ports and blue footwell illumination. UMWT’s Vehicle Telematics System (VTS) is also present on the G as well as the E.

The E adds on 60:40 split-folding rear seats, an Optitron instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch multi-info display, steering wheel controls, plus a seven-inch Display Audio system (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support). At the top, the G builds upon the E with items such as leather upholstery, a leather steering wheel and shift knob, paddle shifters, six speaker and an electrochromic rear-view mirror.

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For safety, all variants come as standard with seven airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee), Vehicle Stability Control, traction control, ABS, EBD, brake assist, emergency stop signal, speed-linked auto door lock, Isofix child seat anchors and a seatbelt warning system for all seats. Rear parking sensors are also present, but the G gains them at the front as well.

The biggest addition to the Vios’ kit list is the Toyota Safety Sense suite of safety and driver assistance systems, which is exclusive to the E and G. It includes pre-collision system (PCS), which works from 15 km/h, using a camera and radar to warn the driver and provide autonomous emergency braking.

There’s also lane departure alert (LDA) that warns the driver of unintended lane changes, working from 50 km/h, along with a blind spot monitor and rear-cross traffic alert. The upper two variants also get a front digital video recorder (DVR), something that is missing with the J.

2021 Toyota Vios facelift launched in Malaysia – now with AEB, LDA; 3 variants offered; priced from RM75k

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There will be five colours offered for the Vios, which is two more than the Yaris, with options being Orange Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Dark Blue Metallic, Red Mica Metallic and Silver Metallic. The hues can be paired with any variant, but keep in mind that going with white will cost an additional RM400.

On the mention of options, UMWT offers a number of items depending on the chosen variant. Should you choose the J, the accessories list includes the DVD-AVX head unit (with reverse camera) for RM2,150, VTS (including a one-year subscription) for RM2,000, and Toyota premium security and solar film for RM2,120 – the last of which is standard with the E and G.

A wireless charger integrated into the armrest storage can be added to all variants for RM490, while a rear digital video recorder will set you back an extra RM350 (not offered with the J). There’s also the Toyota Service Savers programme that covers your Vios’ scheduled servicing needs for five years/100,000 km at a cost of RM3,220, or for three years/60,000 km at RM2,080.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.

 

Comments

  • Not Toyota Fan on Dec 17, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Sporty n zoom zoom. Real good Vios undenied,

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    • nurburg on Dec 17, 2020 at 10:32 pm

      Can overtake polo gti?

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      • Don’t compare with polo gti vs regular vios. Vios should compare with polo. Although Vios can overtake regular polo

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      • Civic Turbo 2018 on Dec 18, 2020 at 10:50 am

        (Like) Geely-Volvo X50 Flagship
        (Dislike) Vios FL w/GR stickers

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        • Brian on Dec 18, 2020 at 12:42 pm

          Vios facelifted only 1 year after local launch, that tells us it didn’t sell.

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        • Again, don’t compare with SUV vs this Vios GR again. They are not both same segment, even both Vios GR and X50 are good cars

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 0
    • Brian on Dec 18, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      Ah Bengs rejoice!

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 4
      • Copy and Paste II on Dec 18, 2020 at 2:11 pm

        Copy and Paste II: “ This is perfect car. Not ah beng car”

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 0
  • M & B on Dec 17, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Nice

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 1
  • Ganzo Racer on Dec 17, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Looks better than old one.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 34 Thumb down 1
  • Justice on Dec 17, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Well done Toyota

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1
  • This will rock this sedan market

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0
  • Inspiron 13 on Dec 17, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Wonderful Specs

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  • Mr Potato Penguin on Dec 18, 2020 at 12:05 am

    Buyers are looking for this

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0
  • Benny on Dec 18, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Toyota the real best

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0
  • Nothing gets changed… All like nasi goreng, goreng n goreng the designs back n forth.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0
  • Wahaha on Dec 18, 2020 at 1:47 am

    chiuuuuuuuu

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  • kanazai2001 on Dec 18, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Where is the MT?

    https://paultan.org/2020/12/17/toyota-gr-yaris-launched-in-malaysia-rm299000/

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0
  • losantara on Dec 18, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    It has been a while I stop reading Paultan. I am surprised to see so many good comments about UMW Toyota. Gone with the days people all cursing Toyota Malaysia except SamLoo

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 0
    • History Bender on Dec 19, 2020 at 11:09 am

      In the past, Toyota got sales so their salesmen got no time to come here and talk good about their cars. Now sales drop like heck, Toyota salesmen have a lot of free time to come here

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 8
  • Toyota Fan on Dec 18, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Wait…
    People are still buying Vios??

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 5
  • Thanks X50.

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  • Anti cartel on Dec 18, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    It is great to see more vehicles with safety devices. Competition is good for customers. The era of outdated cars era being dumped into our country is over.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 0
    • History Bender on Dec 19, 2020 at 10:55 am

      All thanks to Proton pushing innovation to our market. If without Proton we would still have Vios today with 2 airbags, without stability control, without traction control, without seatbelt warning for all seats, without TSS, without LDA.

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  • Ginza on Dec 19, 2020 at 8:52 am

    All LED Headlamps. Even Yaris all comes with standard. Wait, Emergency Stop Signal also come with all standard

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  • May i know if the indicator beeping sound can be muted each time we want to change lane?

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  • James on Apr 03, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    good package overall, looking forward to owning it!

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