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2013 Toyota Vios Launched in Malaysia. Price ranged from RM73,200 to RM93,200

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It’s finally here! – The 2013 Toyota Vios was officially launched yesterday in Malaysia. This is the third generation Vios since its first launch in Malaysia in year 2003. This popular model of Toyota in Malaysia is available in 5 variants – Vios J (Manual), Vios J (Auto), Vios E (Auto), Vios G (Auto) and TRD Sportivo (Auto).

All of the 5 variants of the new Toyota Vios are powered by a 1.5litre 1NZ-FE engine 4-cylinder with VVT-i that produces 109PS at 6,000rpm and 141Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. All auto variants comes with a 4-speed Automatic with Super ECT transmission. For manual, it will be as usual – five-speed manual shift. 

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The new Vios is developed with the concept of ‘Value Beyond Belief’. The third-generation Vios will continue to bring customers the same attributes as its predecessors such as: excellent fuel economy, low cost of maintenance, Toyota’s renowned Quality, Durability, and Reliability, and most importantly – great value for money. 

 Hit the jump for more on this car and also the official pricing.

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New Toyota Vios 2013 Revealed

The New Toyota Vios 2013 is finally here, not available in Malaysia yet but the Vios will look pretty much same if not identical to the one just revealed in Thailand. Designed to be more appealing to the younger generation, the new Toyota Vios certainly looks much better compare to the last generation that we Malaysian call it the “dugong Vios”.  Aligned with the New Toyota vehicles design theme, the New Vios certainly looks sportier, at some angle it reminds of the Ford Fiesta.

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Disappointingly it is still powered by the same 4 speed gearbox mated with 1.5L engine that produces 109 HP (80 kW) and 141 Nm of torque that is more than 10 years (since 2002). There will be a few variants of specs as we can expect here. In Thailand, the higher end model will have projector headlight, bigger wheels, all round disc brakes and some interior, exterior differences.

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The swift body lines helps the new Vios looks sporty, it makes us feel like the designer had took more effort when designing this Vios. The interior in 2013 Toyota Vios looks much better than generation as well. We see some resembles of the current Honda City. Toyota has got rid of the center speedometer design of the previous generation. Again, more swift lines continues of the design of the interior which makes the new Vios 2013 feels like it has upgraded itself to a different segment.

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The current Toyota Vios is sold around RM70,000+ to RM90,000 . We expect the new Vios 2013 will be priced at this range to keep the competition with the vast variety of competition in this segment ( Honda City, Nissan Almera, Mazda 2, Ford Fiesta & etc). By looks, we are quite confident it will do a good sale once it reaches our shore. However, we look forward for Toyota to bring in some new engine at our shores.

Gallery : 2013 Toyota Vios

Toyota’s Global Vehicle Production Back At Pre-Disaster Levels

Yesterday, Toyota announced that the global vehicle production of Toyota has recovered to pre-tsunami levels as of last month.

 

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The massive Japan earthquake and tsunami on March 11 in northeastern Japan disrupted production of Toyota and other automakers because parts suppliers in northeastern Japan were damaged.

 

Toyota initially said it didn’t expect production to return to normal until late this year.

 

It said in June that production would be nearly back to normal in July. In August, it said it would be completely recovered in September. The latest confirmation highlights Toyota’s ability to bounce back.

 

Furthermore, Toyota workers will be racking up overtime and doing extra shifts in coming months to make up for lost production from the disaster. 

Toyota FT-86 II Concept to Preview at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

The long awaited (in fact, very long awaited) Toyota FT-86 is still yet to arrive while Toyota schedule to preview yet another new version of the concept out to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

 

 

According to Toyota, this latest edition is a slightly revised version of the FT-86 II concept that we’ve already seen. Toyota has just released a teaser video of the updated car. Keep your feedback in and enjoy the video.

 

2012 Toyota Camry Makes Its First On-stage Debut

According to indianautosblog.com, Toyota executives held a meeting with 1,223 Toyota dealers in Las Vegas last Wednesday. Somehow, the video footage has made its way on the internet. In the video, the new Camry roll in on-stage with Katy Perry’s hot hit Firework song played in the background.

 

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While we can’t guarantee the video is 100% the real thing based on the amateur video footage. However, given that the colour of one of the Camry inside the clip as well as the background seem to match the official video showing Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda standing next to the new 2012 Toyota Camry [Refer to our previous post: http://www.fastmotoring.com/index.php/2011/07/toyota-camry-2012-is-coming/]. Hence, we think it should be the real thing here since the hybrid variant is also debuted during the dealers event.

 

Meantime, check out the video footage on the below.