Safety, Styling & A Brand New Attitude For The Newly-enhanced Vios
16 November 2020 -
- • Toyota’s best selling Vios emerges with a new front silhouette and now comes equipped with a host of premium safety features
- • Bookings Available From Today, Online and At All Authorized Toyota Showrooms Nationwide
Safety and styling are the two key areas that receive the greatest attention in the newly-enhanced Toyota Vios, giving the car a more athletic, dynamic and pronounced on-the-road presence.
Now sporting a more chiseled front bumper, the car’s makeover includes a new grille design, an Aero kit which comes fitted with a front lip, and defined by new triple bezel fully LED Headlights with built-in Daytime Running Light (DRL).
The new headlights are also wired with follow-me-home function for greater safety and convenience with this feature being extended throughout the introductory, intermediate and top of the range J, E and G variants respectively.
“The enhanced Vios has an even more dynamic presence with a front silhouette that is consistent with models such as the Corolla, Camry and the recently-enhanced Yaris. Yet, despite this strong family resemblance, the Vios projects its own unique personality that has made it popular with a diverse demographic of buyers,” said President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Ravindran K.
First launched in January 2019, the latest generation sub-compact 1.5-litre Vios has established itself as a popular-selling entry-level sedan, enjoying a sterling record in safety, reliability, practicality and has the distinction of being a big value for money proposition.
The first in its segment to have been awarded with a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, the enhanced Vios now comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) features that incorporates a pre-collision system (PCS) and a lane departure alert (LDA).
PCS is activated from 15km/h to reduce the risk of colliding with a preceding car, alerting the driver once it detects a vehicle within the colliding distance and assists to reduce vehicle speed as additional support to the driver. LDA meanwhile, is activated from a speed of 50km/h and above, and alerts drivers to an unintended lane changes by giving a visual alert on the car’s Multi-Info Display and a beeping sound. This system can also be turned off at the discretion of the driver.
These are in addition to existing safety features built into the car in the form of Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Front as well as Rear Digital Video Recorders (DVRs). It is also the only car in it segment to be fitted with seven SRS airbags (dual front, side, curtains and driver’s knee protection).
The enhanced Vios also features an all-new 3D 360 degree panoramic view monitor, giving the driver a surround and unobstructed front, rear, top, sides and three dimensional virtual views of the vehicle.
To ensure that customers enjoy the best of navigation applications, connectivity and infotainment, the enhanced Vios is now topped with a 7” inch Android Auto-Ready & Apple CarPlay (AACP). Vehicle Telematics System is also made as a standard feature for the Vios (G&E variants) in line with the company’s direction to enhance Connectivity under its 360-T Plus brand experience.
Offered with a choice of two new colours, Orange Metallic and Platinum White Pearl, customers can also opt from existing colours available that include Dark Blue Metallic, Red Mica Metallic and Silver Metallic.
Available for bookings at all authorized Toyota showrooms nationwide from today, the Vios is backed by a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage. Prices will be announced soon and customers will continue to benefit from the current waived sales tax for new and locally-assembled vehicles. Customers also will be able to perform online booking of this new model on the UMW Toyota official website starting 16th November 2020.