2016 Toyota Vios in Malaysia – DRLs Now Come Standard

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2016 Toyota Vios in Malaysia – DRLs Now Come Standard

UMW Toyota Motor has implemented a minor but notable running change on the Toyota Vios, which now gets LED daytime running lights (DRLs) as standard in all variants including the basic 1.5J models.

Previously, DRLs were included in the Vios only if buyers stumped out the extra cash to opt for the Aerokit package that consist of a front lower lip, rear lower lip, side skirts, and a duck tail rear spoiler.

The DRLs are locally-added, a fact made quite obvious by their less than congruous appearance in the vehicle’s fascia. A similar enhancement was implemented in the Hilux and Fortuner in 2015.

No other alterations were made to the Vios, but running changes added to the vehicle since its launch in 2013 has seen it quietly acquire a commendable level of amenities across the board.

Currently, all variants of the Vios are fitted with keyless entry, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, reverse sensors, dual frontal airbags, and JPJ-compliant Toyota Premium Security & Solar Film as standard. We await the introduction of electronic stability control, however.

Later this year, the Vios is due for a more significant upgrade that will see the introduction of a new 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i engine from the NR family to replace the long-serving 1NZ-FE powerplant currently in use.

In its current 2016 guise, pricing of the Vios is as follows (OTR with insurance, private individual registration in Peninsular Malaysia):

  • 1.5J M/T – RM77,980
  • 1.5J A/T – RM81,880
  • 1.5E A/T – RM87,580
  • 1.5G A/T – RM93,380
  • 1.5 TRD Sportivo – RM97,980


Kon

Kon

Prefering his cars to come with four disc brakes, independent rear suspension, and manual transmission, Kon prioritizes mechanical sophistication over outward appeal. Admires cars built to exceed the sum of their parts and appreciates vehicles engineered with integrity.

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