Toyota Vios facelift Malaysia refreshed for the new 2010 edition to take on the competitors in the market. This is the second generation of Toyota Vios in Malaysia and a facelifted version. UMW Toyota Malaysia markets the new face-lifted Vios as “Vios Desirable“. The auto-maker expects to sell more than 32,400 units of the Toyota Vios this year prior with the launch of this facelift model.[singlepic id=1224 w=630 h= float=center]
The car we are talking here will be the Toyota Vios G-spec. While most of the facelift will at least have a new bumper design. Toyota Vios facelift for 2010 retain the same bumper. However, from the front view we can easily notice a New Radiator Grille fixed to the face-lifted Vios. The new design it said to be a more sporty appearance. However we think that it’s more of the “elegance” theme as it reminds us the resemblance of the Camry styled front grille.[singlepic id=1216 w=630 h= float=center]
Another point that easily noticeable to differentiate between facelift and pre-facelift from the rear of the Vios, would be the rear lamps. The new enhanced rear lamps give a more dimensional layer of each lamp. I think its better design compare to the old one as it has some wing effect.[singlepic id=1220 w=630 h= float=center]
The new Vios also comes with a new 15″ six twin-spoke new alloy rims. Since we are looking at the Vios Facelift G-spec, a new set of wheels limited to the 1.5 G variant of Vios as above. On top of that, only the G-spec of Vios and the TRD Sportivo has front-back disc brake while the J-spec and E-spec variant of Vios gets Front disc brake and rear drum brakes.[singlepic id=1212 w=630 h= float=center]
Moving on to the interior, we can see the new steering wheel being attached to the new Vios. Personally I quite like the design of this steering wheel, the older one reminds me of some old 90’s car every time I sat in a Vios. The new steering is wrapped with leather and has a slight sporty grip feel.
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For the G-spec of the facelift Vios, the interior has been enhanced to have a more elegant appearance. Notice the parking brake knob, centre register knob has been added with chrome trim. The integrated audio system it’s available only in Vios G-spec.[singlepic id=1231 w=630 h= float=]
The door handle and shift lever housing it’s also enhanced with chrome finish.[singlepic id=1232 w=630 h= float=center]
To further enhance the Toyota Vios Facelift G-spec, a sleek leather seat is designed to fit into the Vios G-spec for a more “sporty luxury stylish” feel.[singlepic id=1210 w=630 h= float=center]
There will be a set of door visors if you choose the 1.5 TRD Sportivo Vios or the 1.5 G-spec Vios. The door visor to me it’s just a personal flavour, some say that it might lead to louder wind noise (usually on aftermarket door visor). However, Toyota claims the door visor enhanced the aerodynamics and a clearer vision during rain – which I agree.[singlepic id=1236 w=630 h= float=center]
The new Toyota Vios second generation in Malaysia face-lifted edition, is powered by a 1.5 litre engine that produces 108 bhp and 141 Nm of torque. The same 1NZ-FE with VVT-i technology found in the 1st generation of Toyota Vios many years ago. The entire Vios variant comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission, except the lowest spec which is the J-Spec Vios it’s available in 5-Speed Manual Transmission.[singlepic id=1230 w=630 h= float=center]
Safety wise, other than Vios J-spec that gets only 1 air bag, the rest gets two air bags (one of the driver and one of the passenger). All Vios variant now comes with ABS with EBD and also Brake assist.[singlepic id=1317 w=630 h= float=center]
As for the side mirror, now all variant of Vios has electronically retractable side mirror. The pre-facelift version of J-Spec Vios does not have this feature.
A quick note, the TRD Sportivo Vios can be further enhanced with a sport suspension as optional.
The new Toyota Vios facelift price has been adjust to pay off the enhancement that’s has been added. The new on-the-road Vios price comparing with the previous prices are as below.
|Model||Old Vios Price||New Vios Price||Price Difference|
|Toyota Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo (AT)||RM90,900||RM92,000||RM1,100|
|Toyota Vios 1.5G (AT)||RM85,025||RM87,300||RM2,275|
|Toyota Vios 1.5E (AT)||RM79,425||RM81,500||RM2,075|
|Toyota Vios 1.5J (AT)||RM73,525||RM76,090||RM2,565|
|Toyota Vios 1.5J (MT)||RM69,825||RM71,990||RM2,165|
Check out our Gallery of All-new Toyota Vios Facelift 2010 Malaysia edition (or rather known as Vios Desirable) as well as a video of commercial from UMW Toyota on the new Vios Desirable.
A very special Thanks to Raymund Chan as well as the branch manager, Parasnath of UMW Toyota Motor, Subang Jaya.
Raymund Chan is a well-experienced Sales Advisor for Toyota. For more queries please contact him at 019-3326823.
Toyota Vios Facelift 2010 G-Spec – Gallery[nggallery id=44]
Toyota Vios Facelift 2010 E-Spec – Gallery