Toyota is slowly introducing the all-new Vios regionally, starting with Laos and Cambodia. If this model looks familiar, you’d be right as Toyota has slapped the Vios badge onto the Yaris Ativ.
For Laos, Toyota is offering the Vios with a 1.3-litre 1NR-FE four-cylinder petrol engine, which can be paired to a five-speed manual or a CVT that sends power to the front wheels. Speaking of power, the 1NR-FE manages 99 PS at 6,000 rpm and 123 Nm at 4,200 rpm.
Brakes are ventilated discs up front, while the rears get drum brakes. Laos-bound models are also fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 185/60R15 tires all round.
Below are equipment of the entry-level Vios 1.3E MT -
- Halogen headlights
- Bulb type rear combination lamp
- Electric rear view mirrors
- Body coloured door handles
- Fender-mounted turn signals
- Urethane steering wheel with audio controls
- 6.8-inch infotainment system with USB and AUX, Bluetooth and six speakers
- Seven airbags
- ABS with BA
- Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
The pricier Vios 1.3G CVT adds –
- Halogen projector headlights
- Follow Me Home function
- Front fog lights
- LED DRLs
- LED tail lights with light guide
- Acoustic front windshield
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
- Auto air-conditioning
- Cruise control
- Reverse camera
In Laos, the all-new Toyota Vios is priced at USD 19,300 for the 1.3E MT, while the 1.3G CVT is priced at USD 21,600.
For the Myanmar market, the all-new Vios is also offered in two trims, both sharing the same 1NR-FE engine and CVT-type automatic transmission.
The cheaper Vios 1.3J offers these equipment –
- Halogen headlights
- 15-inch steel wheels
- Urethane steering wheel
- Radio with USB connectivity and four speakers
- Dual SRS airbags
- ABS with EBD
Moving to the range-topping Vios 1.3G, the Myanmar market car is nearly identical to the one sold in Laos, but further adds rear disc brakes.
Seeing that Toyota is gradually replacing the outgoing Vios with this all-new model, it is safe to assume that Malaysian units will be updated to this model very soon, seeing that the facelifted Vios won’t be finding its way here.