Much like its sister car, the new Yaris, we're also getting to see bookings open for the 2020 Toyota Vios just before the end of the year.
If the new Yaris seems a little small for you, it's a good thing then that UMW Toyota also decided to open up bookings for the new Vios. It's a name that the Malaysian market is more familiar with given its long history and various steps in evolution, and once again this model change makes for a solid proposition in its segment.
Pricing starts an an estimated RM 75,701 for the entry-level Vios 1.5J, going up to RM 85,674 for the mid-range Vios 1.5E, and topping out at RM 89,232 for the Vios 1.5G. Colour choices are Silver Metallic and Platinum White as the more Malaysian-friendly choices, while Dark Blue, Red Mica, and Orange Metallic are the vibrant paint picks you should really be going for. A five-year warranty comes as standard.
Much like the new Yaris, beyond the aesthetic changes this model change doesn't bring a huge amount more to the Vios. Wireless Charging and a Vehicle Telematics System are nice to have, though expect them to be limited to the top-of-the-range model. The head unit will be Apple CarPlay ready with Android Auto connectivity in the future.
Other convenience items such as the 3D Panoramic View Monitor, Blind Sport Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Front Digital Video Recorder are present. The safety side of things is handled by Toyota Safety Sense, adding Pre-collision System and Lane Departure Alert. The Optitron Meter makes a return as well, alongside automatic air conditioning, paddle shifters, and LED headlamps.
Also like the Yaris, the Vios gets a 9 year financing plan courtesy of Toyota EZ Beli. Starting at just RM 538 with an additional RM 59 top up a month for the Toyota Service Savers Package, your installments rise slightly in the second three years with the option for a trade-in in the final three years of tenure.