2023 Toyota Vios launched in Indonesia with 2NR-VE 1.5 litre engine, CVT or manual gearbox

2023 Toyota Vios launched in Indonesia with 2NR-VE 1.5 litre engine, CVT or manual gearbox

The all-new 2023 Toyota Vios has officially made its debut in Indonesia, making it the third ASEAN country and second right hand drive country for it to become available, after Thailand and Laos.

Based on an all-new DNGA platform, the 2023 Vios measures 4,410 mm long, 1,740 mm wide, and 1,480 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,620 mm.

Unlike Thailand (where it is called the Yaris Ativ) which gets a 1.2 litre 3NR-VE engine, the Indonesian market Vios gets a 2NR-VE 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine, the same one found in the Myvi and Alza. The 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i engine produces 104.6 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm.

Toyota Vios 2023 Indonesian spec

Toyota Vios 2023 Indonesian spec – click to enlarge

It is available as 3 variants in Indonesia – the Toyota Vios 1.5 E with a 5-speed manual gearbox, or two CVT automatic options – the Vios 1.5 G and the Vios 1.5 G TSS. The CVT gearbox used in this new Vios is most likely Daihatsu’s D-CVT.

As you would know by now, the TSS in the top spec 1.5 G TSS variant stands for Toyota Safety Sense, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision warning & braking (AEB), Front Departure Alert, Land Departure Warning & Prevention, Pedal Misoperation Control, Automatic High Beam, and Brake Assist.

The base manual variant makes do with 16 inch wheels (195/60R16 tyres), rear drum brakes, only reverse sensors and a manual handbrake. The G and G TSS gets upgraded to 17 inch wheels (205/50R17 tyres), disc brakes on all four wheels, an electronic parking brake, and additional front parking sensors.

2023 Toyota Vios launched in Indonesia with 2NR-VE 1.5 litre engine, CVT or manual gearbox

The Indonesian market 2023 Toyota Vios comes in a choice of five colours – Attitude Black, Gray ME, Metal Stream ME, Platinum White Pearl and Red MM.

Shouldn’t be long now until the 2023 Vios hits Malaysian showrooms. It’s just a question of whether it will be CKD, and if it is CKD, who will build it, UMW Toyota (operates a TNGA plant, the Vios is DNGA) or Perodua (operates a DNGA plant, supplies Veloz to UMW Toyota)?

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Comments

  • P2 fanboys coming in to claim that they were first to get the 2NR-VE 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine

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    • Lucky Vios owners. Feel that powerful n responsive enjin,

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      • Engineer on Oct 13, 2022 at 5:53 am

        Better buy Vios now. New generation is nothing toyota but just a booted daihatsu Myvi. Pay so much money just to downgrade.

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        • Jom Global on Oct 13, 2022 at 7:49 am

          Indonesia Price : DNGA Vios 1.5 D-CVT
          RM108k to RM112k.

          Vios 1.5 E M/T – Rp 314,900,000 (RM 95,996)
          Vios 1.5 G CVT – Rp 355,200,000 (RM 108,284)
          Vios 1.5 G CVT (warna premium) – Rp 356,700,000 (RM 108,742)
          Vios 1.5 G CVT TSS – Rp 368,400,000 (RM 112,302)
          Vios 1.5 G CVT TSS (warna premium) – Rp 369,900,000 (RM 112,759)

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          • Ground europe passenger on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:08 am

            Same engine with DNGA like Rm10K+ more expensive? Interior very similar to perodua. Outlook very nice like a sedan between myvi and alza design.

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        • LaksaKL on Oct 13, 2022 at 7:55 am

          Myvi has been the hatchback Yaris anyway.

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        • Fur ODC on Oct 13, 2022 at 8:03 am

          not downgrade..it is the still the same level. It’s just only the Myvi is upgraded.

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        • Roti john Reborn on Oct 13, 2022 at 8:20 am

          The 2023 Vios is a massive upgrade eventhough it rides on DNGA instead of TNGA platform. With DNGA platform, the 2023 Vios becomes more premium with affordable price. If it rides on TNGA, later people will complain the expensive price tag. This is trully a smart move by Toyota to use DNGA instead of TNGA, also a lesson for Proton to learn.

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          • Razif Ahmad on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:38 am

            Proton only rebadged their cars from Geely. One day ‘their’ cars like the Iriz, Persona etc will be phased out and literally everything will be rebadged from Geely!

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        • aumeow on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:51 am

          Lol, those who are trying to say good about toyota but talking badmouth on proton, you won’t know that those who hate proton, are just pretenders to become toyota fanboys, you know that those pretenders of toyota fanboys are more like real honda fanboys

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      • Daihatsu Vios on Oct 13, 2022 at 6:19 am

        DNGA Vios = Alza Sedan ni

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    • sohai on Oct 12, 2022 at 8:54 pm

      Next gen Vios downgraded to 3rd world quality PoTwo, no more 1st world Toyota…

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      • Dah Menang Semua on Oct 13, 2022 at 6:22 am

        How come Vios just CVT? not D-CVT???

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      • The old vios is not as good as New Vios.

        Many of them 2 airbags, No VSC, tin kosong.

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    • Civic Turbo 2018 on Oct 12, 2022 at 10:21 pm

      DNGA-VIOS vs CITY vs ALZA
      Wbase: 2,620 vs 2,600 vs 2,750
      Length: 4,410 vs 4,553 vs 4,425
      Width: 1,740 vs 1,748 vs 1,730
      Height: 1,480 vs 1,467 vs 1,660

      In summary,
      Length = City (win)
      Width = City (win)
      Height = City (win)

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      • Sohai on Oct 13, 2022 at 7:54 am

        But the City in reality looks smaller and low spec.
        No BSM, No 360 camera, No RCTA, No ACC.

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      • Poor aftersales service, quality, poor safety spec, poor design…how to buy city

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 25 Thumb down 9
      • Ground europe passenger on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:12 am

        Current gen city biggest shortage is the back roof quite low, hantuk kepala if >176cm sitting straight behind. Go test if don’t believe.

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        • aumeow on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:52 am

          Those pretenders becoming toyota fanboys = real honda fanboys

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 4
      • Haters gonna hate on Oct 13, 2022 at 10:28 am

        This guy will only support Honda product, if Honda comes out with some retard product he will buy too

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 2
        • aumeow on Oct 13, 2022 at 11:38 am

          We all know why honda fanboys are doing this yesterday till today, because everyone already knew that what honda fanboys are planning to do right after looking at toyota sales, honda trolls start to badmouthing about toyota and some here who trying to use tool just to make sure to say toyota is better than proton but in reality somehow are not real toyota fanboys but mostly from honda fanboys in here.

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    • With negative statement here is back, honda fans are really happy and soon toyota and all brands are going to be gameover soon. Making technology for all brands are really pointless and still can’t even beat honda at all. Everyone also knows why honda is better than all brands and proton which are now way behind than honda. Quality for all brands and also for toyota and proton. already gameover not like honda. That’s why I’m near future, honda will be no.1 around the world and continue to trust honda than buying gameover all brands

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      • Haters are scum of the earth on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:02 am

        The only one bad mouthing is YOU!!! So what Game over? So what if Honda sells zero cars? Not like Honda supporters will get money for cars sold.

        Haters like you are the ultimate. Stop playing politics in a car forum! People like makes me want to hate Toyata but I know better.

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        • aumeow on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:49 am

          Lol, you know who. Cause looking at toyota sales few days back, honda fanboys are getting more jealous that’s why they are spending their time to troll every brands including toyota. They are just pretender of becoming toyota fanboys, you should really know who they are

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        • Roti john Reborned on Oct 13, 2022 at 10:12 am

          Whoever you are, please take your Game Over anger issues somewhere else. This is an automotive blog, not a place for you to vent out your anger just because someone likes Honda

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 13
      • Not a hater on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:50 am

        Serious though if all I want is horsepower but less safety spec, I would prolly go for brand H in a heartbeat. But I’m a father of 2, a husband, and a small company director, brand T is the perfect spot for me. Mindset will change my friend. It’s just that you prolly haven reach that state yet. Peace.

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      • Honda salesman detected!!!

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      • Renaldi Soeryadi on Oct 13, 2022 at 11:00 am

        lol WLY the big Honda fans, just let you know that every car has it’s own peculiarity when launched to the market. Yes maybe cars like this Toyota Vios doesn’t have the best build quality than those in the Honda City, or the 2NR-VE engine that lacks the mighty power engine like the L15ZF engine that City uses. But, we still don’t know what it feels when this car, especially this Vios, are compared to it’s competitor, especially City. It’s still a brand new car.

        Every cars that launched in the same segment market is equal in the world, no car in one segment is better above all else, because it may has advantages over it’s competitor, but it also has drawbacks compared to it’s competitor.

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      • Theanswer on Dec 12, 2022 at 3:47 pm

        Kau sorg je rasa cmtu.

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    • ruminah sideksigaraga on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:29 am

      with look and feels of the car. defenitely a BEZZA

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  • Roti john Reborn on Oct 12, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Even before arriving here, can confirm the all new Toyota Vios will also become the best selling sedan in Malaysia. The reason why Toyota Vios will continue to become the best seller is because rakyat tust Toyota quality. Moreover, the car rides on DNGA platform, using a reliable engine which is also used in Perodua Myvi, have advanced features, complete safety features, stunning exterior design and high RV. This is why Proton must learn from Toyota so that Proton can make a better quality sedan unlike the Persona

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    • Razif Ahmad on Oct 12, 2022 at 10:25 pm

      Well said. Toyota is reliable and robust. People desire to own a Toyota in Malaysia and if they can’t, they can simply buy the Myvi, which is P2’s sibling.

      Toyota (along with P2 and Daihatsu) – simply the best.

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      • Your comment is fair, but if there are no anti-competitive excise duties here, you bet your backside Myvi will never be the bestseller, same goes to all those other P1 P2 products like why X50 and X70 are “best sellers in their segment”. Tongkat culture also means P1 and P2 cannot produce quality products on their own and are therefore serial rebadgers.

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    • I want to sell my 2021 vios..disappointed with the power and handling..u wanna buy?

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      • Lol, wanna buy city….but you will be more disappointed, not only just safety but aftersales, quality, spare parts, specs, design all fail

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        • Roti john Reborned on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:24 am

          If Honda has a lot of problems, then why Honda can become one the largest carmaker in the world? It is our Proton who needs to learn more from Honda about aftersales, design, etc. Please make up your mind brother Mario, Honda is a professional carmaker selling quality cars.

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          • Wilson Khoo on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:41 am

            haha, good one bro. Mario/Wilson has never changed for the past 4 years, always bashing Honda for no reason like a paid cybertrooper

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          • Am I Mario? Nice calling me any names alike. But if you say honda the largest carmaker in the world, then how come honda is not even no.1 at all. Aside that, proton already learnt their lesson and now honda is the only that needs to learn from proton on how to improve aftersales and design from proton. Why not try buying Honda and see whether honda is better than proton. Few people complained after buying honda for a week

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          • stranger on Oct 13, 2022 at 11:15 am

            Oh please..Toyota higher than Honda in Malaysia last year. and dont let me start at world ranking. here’s for your reading https://www.factorywarrantylist.com/car-sales-by-manufacturer.html#:~:text=%E2%80%8BToyota%20was%20the%20%231,top%2015%20list%20in%202021.

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          • Theanswer on Dec 12, 2022 at 3:49 pm

            Honda no.5 mate. Top 2, toyota then vw. Read more pls

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  • Kimis on Oct 12, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Strange that they’re not using D-CVT in Vios considering Raize and Veloz are already using it

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    • Alvin on Oct 13, 2022 at 4:23 pm

      It’s the D-CVT, but they are just calling it CVT.
      You can tell by the gear ratio is the one from, D-CVT, not the previous CVT.

      Finally, allows 15% better acceleration feel, which also reduced the “CVT rev kosong lag” that people feel when using normal CVTs.

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  • Kancil on Oct 12, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    If the vios built by p2, then the waiting period for my alza might be 24 months

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  • Gabriel on Oct 12, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Quite a looker this new vios. Hoping for the price to be competitive with the ringgit stronger versus the yen.

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    • Emergency Vehicles on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:53 am

      But that pointy leading edge of the headlamp close to piercing the front grille opening just bother me too much, they should’ve reshaped the edges to be parallel with each other, making the design more harmonious.

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  • 1.5L engine horsepower low hp but with D-CVT is fine. But suggested to bring the same engine using Vios as today but change to D-CVT or can use 1.5 Dynamic Force Engine

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  • Tittle a bit off, should say that it has the same engine as the current vios? Myvi just so happens to use it too.

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  • Azroy on Oct 12, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Like – City Sensing 121bhp
    Dislike – Vios TSS 106bhp

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    • Very very failed for this, many people will choose Vios > City

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    • Kapchai on Oct 13, 2022 at 10:56 am

      Honda should bring in 1.0Turbo like how they launched for Indon and Thailand.

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  • Can’t wait. This car is better than old vios

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    • Better buy new vios than secondhand vios.
      Most of them 2 airbags, No VSC, tin kosong.

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  • Seribu on Oct 13, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Baby corolla

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  • Contender on Oct 13, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Look nice on the front but the back is ugly like the City and is so similar to the City rear….. OMG

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  • Autodriver on Oct 13, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Hopefully Toyota will give Malaysia a different engine spec, aside of 1.5NA wish they can add 1.2NA hybrid which is giving a brand new imagine to Vios. It has been almost 20 years using the same 1.5NA engine with only different tuning or modification. I do not think Toyota will bring in 1.0T as it has no apparent improvement over 1.5NA using in Sedan. Since Honda City has hybrid variant, Vios should be offered similar spec and if possible price around RM 100k or below.

    This new Vios has a good body chassis of DNGA and what it needed now is the relative good powertrain. Honda is opposite where it has strong powertrain (1.5 hybrid and turbo) but the chassis is not on par with Toyota yet.

    Some people may argue said Honda drive is solid and stable. Yes, it does feel solid in low and moderate speed but when speed pickong up beyond 100km/h the car feel floating if compare to same segment TNGA or DNGA.

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  • So the 1st gen Vios that came out 20 years ago has more power and torque than this.

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  • aumeow on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Those who talk badmouthing about toyota and some here who trying to use tool just to make sure to say toyota is better than proton, somehow are not real toyota fanboys but mostly from honda fanboys.

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  • Asian BMW on Oct 13, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Semua butt follow copy BMW 3 series style. Haha.

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  • Dong Gor on Oct 13, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Best looking vios so far. Good job.

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  • Justice on Oct 13, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    A DNGA instead TNGA? it’s a shame

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    • Aight on Oct 13, 2022 at 11:49 pm

      That’s to be expected nonetheless, Cheap subcompact sedan with TNGA for developing market are almost impossible to make. That’s why DNGA exist.

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  • 1cent on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    camry front, city rear…
    why nowadays toyota/honda prefer to copy & paste here & there?
    (except nissan, subaru, mazda)

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  • ryanlee on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    all are nice till the generic shape of the car a big similar to now honda city. jus feel the honda current design distasteful personally. why dont take the cues from nissan almera 2. haiya

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  • Retired grabber on Oct 13, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Hopefully it will sell as myvi sedan rm 55~65k next year. So that malaysian no need to fork out rm80k for a good sedan. I really no need a 1.0 turbo suv nor a 1.5cc 7 seater.

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  • Is it only me or the current Vios looks better than this upcoming one..? Hope the facelift of this upcoming Vios smooth out the front a bit.

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  • It’s co-developed with daihatsu and perodua, same engine and gearbox sommore
    For MY market, I think better let Perodua sell this car instead of Toyota.

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