The all-new 2023 Toyota Vios is now open for booking here in Malaysia with an estimated price tag between RM90,000-RM96,000.
The fourth-generation AC100 Toyota Vios which has been launched in other markets like Indonesia and Thailand (called the Yaris Ativ) was recently teased by UMW Toyota and now, you can place a booking for one with two different variants to choose from.
There will be two different variants for the 2023 Toyota Vios here in Malaysia - 1.5E and 1.5G. Both will be expected to run with the 2NR-VE 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with Dual VVT-i and a new seven-speed CVT automatic gearbox that produces 106PS and 138Nm of torque (the same powertrain as the Indonesian Vios) built on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform. In comparison, the outgoing model is running the 2NR-FE unit that churns out 107PS and 140Nm of torque.
For those who are particular about pricing, the new 2023 Toyota Vios is estimated at RM90,000 for the 1.5E and RM96,000 for the 1.5G (OTR without insurance). There will be a bunch of notable differences between the two, which will be confirmed in the next bit.
For that price, you're looking at a much sportier-looking Vios that comes with 17-inch alloy rims, selectable driving modes (Power, Eco & Sport), paddle shifters, electronic parking brake with auto hold function, rear AC vents, and a nine-inch display audio with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
A bunch of safety features can also be found in the new 2023 Toyota Vios courtesy of the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) such as:
There will be five different colours to choose from - Silver Metallic, Nebula Blue Metallic, Attitude Black, Platinum White Pearl, and the new hero colour, Spicy Scarlet SE. An additional RM400 will be charged for those who want it finished in the Platinum White Pearl colourway.
Sep is a firm believer in the saying "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast" rather than "When in doubt, throttle it out". Drive safely, ride defensively, and most importantly, don't get hangry.