Friday, 22 June 2012 – UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd has announced that the Toyota Vios now comes with some product enhancements.
The current five colour choices remain: Medium Silver Metallic, White, Deep Amethyst Mica Metallic with a new shade of Silver Metallic and Attitude Black (in place of the previous Coal Black).
The most obvious change for all the 2012 models can be seen in the lighting units: the headlamps are now smoked type across the range. Also revised is the front fog lamp bezel incorporated on the lower corners of the bumper.
The grille of the Vios 1.5G Limited is now offered as standard to the Vios 1.5G, Vios 1.5E and Vios 1.5J models. This grille features a more distinctive chrome surround. The optional aerokit, only available for the Vios 1.5G Limited last year, can now be added to the other models (1.5E & 1.5J) at the time of purchase. This 5-piece package consists of the front bumper spoiler, side skirts, rear trunk lid spoiler and rear bumper spoiler. To ensure the high quality and durability that customers expect from a Toyota, extensive testing has been carried out on all the items in local conditions.
Vios 1.5J fitted with optional Advanced Aerokit Package:
The optional aerokit, only available for the Vios 1.5G Limited last year, can now be added to the other models (1.5E & 1.5J) at the time of purchase. This 5-piece package consists of the front bumper spoiler, side skirts, rear trunk lid spoiler and rear bumper spoiler.
The Vios 1.5E and Vios 1.5J get upgrades for their wheels with not only a sportier 12-spoke design but also a larger diameter of 15 inches (previously 14 inches). The change is significant for the Vios 1.5J as it previously had steel wheels with a cover. Both models now use wider 185/60R15 tyres.
New seat covers for Vios 1.5J
The Vios 1.5J has also received an upgrade in the cabin with a change in the seat material and fabric pattern.
A SRS airbag is now installed for the front passenger as well, providing enhanced safety during a frontal collision. Both front belts are now equipped with pre-tensioners and force-limiters. These two devices maximize the restraint on the passenger during the crucial moments of a collision.
UMW Toyota Motor is also offering more advanced infotainment systems as options for new Vios models. Two types of systems (DVD-AVX and DVD-AVN) are available, both of which have a screen that is integrated with a reverse camera for convenience in parking situations. The reverse camera has a wide angle lens and the full colour screen size is 5.8-inch (DVD-AVX) and 6.1-inch (DVD-AVN – with touch screen).
DVD-AVX (Audio Video Auxiliary) DVD-AVN (Audio Video with Navigation) Reverse Camera
Other features of the systems, which are neatly fitted in the 2-DIN space at the centre of the dashboard, include a DVD player for music as well as movies, AM/FM receiver, MP3 format compatibility, and AUX & USB ports for portable music players.
There’s also a Bluetooth function to allow hands free use of the mobile phone and a SD card slot (on DVD-AVX) to allow viewing of pictures taken on digital cameras. A remote control unit is provided for greater convenience so even passengers from behind can make adjustments to the system. The DVD-AVN system includes a GPS route navigation system. This navi system has a gyro speed sensor that allows tracking of the vehicle movement even when the GPS signal is lost (e.g. while travelling through a tunnel). Digital maps for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei are provided and customers are entitled to a one time free map update. For convenience while travelling outstation, the locations of the Toyota Sales & Service Centre network are programmed into the maps.
Optional TRD Suspension Kits:
Customers who wish to have sportier handling can also order the optional suspension kit with their new car. Specially developed for the Vios by TRD Asia and tuned for local conditions, the suspension kit comprises coil springs and shock absorbers which reduce the ride height by 10 mm. This reduces body roll further for more stable cornering and lane-changing but with minimal compromise to comfort.
The Vios is offered in six grades to suit different personal tastes, requirements and budgets: –
– Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo – RM92,013.50
– Vios 1.5G Limited – RM89,613.50
– Vios 1.5G – RM87,313.50
– Vios 1.5E – RM82,300.00
– Vios 1.5J Auto – RM77,300.00
– Vios 1.5J Manual – RM73,200.00