Vastly im­proved Vios

> The new Toy­ota Vios get a ma­jor makeover, es­pe­cially un­der the skin

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

For ex­tra stop­ping power, rear disc brakes are fit­ted to the Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo, 1.5GX and 1.5G.

Pas­sive Safety is all around, such as the im­pact-ab­sorb­ing body struc­ture with high ten­sile steel used in many ar­eas.

Ad­di­tion­ally, within the cabin of all vari­ants are driver and front pas­sen­ger airbags. In the event of col­li­sions from the rear, the front seats are de­signed to re­duce (if not pre­vent) whiplash. Sil­ver Metal­lic and At­ti­tude Black.

White Pearl CS, also a new colour choice, avail­able for the Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo.

High qual­ity leather up­hol­stery is avail­able for the up­per vari­ants while the Vios 1.5E and 1.5J come with fab­ric up­hol­stery in black for a sportier look. There is Smart En­try Sys­tem (just press a but­ton on the door han­dle, with the key fob in the pocket, to un­lock/lock the doors) and push but­ton en­gine start.

The 2-DIN head unit in the Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo, 1.5GX, 1.5G and 1.5E has a large 6.8-inch touch­screen and a DVD player, with var­i­ous con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions such as AUX, USB ports, Blue­tooth and Voice Recog­ni­tion.

Con­trol switches are also avail­able on the steer­ing wheel. In the Vios 1.5J vari­ant is a 2-DIN head unit with con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions such as AUX, USB ports and Blue­tooth.

There are many stor­age ar­eas avail­able around the cabin, topped off by the 506-litre boot space, which can be in­creased when the rear back­rests (di­vided 60:40) are folded down.

The boot lid’s lift-over height of 675mm makes lift­ing heavy lug­gage into the boot less dif­fi­cult.

Other specifications and stan­dard equip­ment of the Vios are un­changed and these in­clude il­lu­mi­na­tion in the front footwells (am­ber for the 1.5 TRD Sportivo and blue for other vari­ants).

All vari­ants have black in­te­rior colour schemes and for the 1.5 TRD Sportivo, there are also red high­lights on the leather seats.

For the Vios 1.5GX, the up­hol­stery is per­fo­rated two-tone (black and sad­dle tan) leather and there is a new cu­bic print trim de­sign with a metal hair­line pat­tern.

Other stan­dard equip­ment in­cludes power re­tractable door mir­rors with in­te­grated turn in­di­ca­tors, rear cen­tre arm­rest and acous­tic glass for the wind­screen and side win­dows to lower noise trans­mis­sion for qui­eter cabin am­bi­ence.

For the Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo, there are ex­clu­sive items to give it a sportier im­age – new front bumper spoiler, scuff plate on all door sills, ex­clu­sive car­pet mats, sporty meter panel with Multi In­for­ma­tion Dis­play (MID) and leather-wrapped steer­ing wheel with red stitch­ing.

The seats are also fin­ished in black and red stitch­ing with per­fo­rated com­bi­na­tion leather.

The Vios now comes with Toy­ota Pre­mium Se­cu­rity & So­lar Film (op­tional in the 1.5E & 1.5J vari­ants) which com­plies with Road Trans­port Depart­ment reg­u­la­tions and is cer­ti­fied by Pus­pakom.

Be­sides shield­ing you from the sun, the film also in­cludes a se­cu­rity layer to de­lay glass break­age. SmartTags can be used with­out prob­lem at all toll plazas.

At the time of pur­chas­ing your new Vios, you can also in­clude Vios op­tional ac­ces­sories fit­ted at UMW Toy­ota Mo­tor and have a war­ranty against man­u­fac­tur­ing de­fects.

Op­tional ac­ces­sories in­clude 5-piece aerokit (for Vios 1.5E and 1.5J). If you want to up­grade their in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, opt for the DVD-AVN or DVD-AVX sys­tems which of­fer more fea­tures and ca­pa­bil­ity, in­clud­ing built-in GPS nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem.

The DVD-AVN sys­tem has a 7-inch full-colour touch­screen and smart­phone con­nec­tiv­ity (sub­ject to smart­phone model com­pat­i­bil­ity) which means the sys­tem can also con­nect to the in­ter­net.

This sys­tem is in­te­grated with a re­verse cam­era and the dis­played im­age has guide lines to aid po­si­tion­ing of the car while re­vers­ing.

The DVD-AVX sys­tem is only for the Vios 1.5J as an up­grade. It has a 6.8-inch full colour touch­screen Voice Recog­ni­tion and a Re­verse Cam­era.

The im­proved Vios comes with a 5-year war­ranty with un­lim­ited mileage. The fully­backed fac­tory war­ranty is trans­fer­able to the next owner if it is still in ef­fect when sold.

1.5 TRD Sportivo with CVT: RM96,400. 1.5 GX with CVT (new): RM92,800. 1.5 G with CVT: RM89,800. 1.5 E with CVT: RM83,900. 1.5 J with CVT: RM79,800. 1.5 J with 5-speed man­ual: RM76,500.

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