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The All New Toyota Vios




The wait is over for Toyota lovers. The all new Toyota Vios has hit the market with its third generation. Caught sight of the Vios last weekend. Must say that she looks all nicely updated in terms of looks. Coupled with Toyota's famed excellent fuel economy and maintenance (I dare vouch for this since there are at least 5 Toyotas in the family at any time for the last 20 years:P). 

Not sure if you have seen the ad…but here it is: 

Think by now you will see that the car is shaped to be more aero dynamic - the side mirrors and the catamaran shaped roof, For the younger folks, this will certainly be a sportier looking Toyota Vios. As for me, it only means that our drive will be cutting through air more efficiently translating to better fuel efficiency. 

5 colours to choose from: 
• Attitude Black 
• Medium Silver Metallic 
• Quartz Brown Metallic (new colour) 
• Silver Metallic 
• White 

Needless to say that I am a tad impartial and will always opt for white (plus its also the TRD Sportivo model). In a glance, I noted that the Toyota Vios now has a sportier look to it. Of course if one opt for the TRD Sportivo then its certainly a more exciting look and feel.  

The 3 dimensional look gives the feel that the ride is larger but it’s actually pretty much the same as previous. Comfort wise, the new Toyota Vios has a more luxurious feel. It has a more spacious cabin (a good point when you have kids or senior citizens sitting in the rear of the car). Apparently the new trunk space allows 4 golf bags to be fitted in. I don't play golf so I can't relate to the job but I translate it to more space for shopping bags:D

Something about the seat belts caught my attention when we viewed the car recently. The new Vios has ISOFIX anchorage points which help with installation of compatible childseats at the rear. A touch of luxury too is the upholstery and colour themes. The sporty TRD Sportivo reminds me of my Spyder with its red and black leather interior. And of course for a more subtle luxury, leather in Ivory colour is definitely a safe bet. 



The husbter however was more impressed with the lightened Toyota Vios. It’s now approximately 10-30kg lighter compared to the previous models. Certainly a good point in view of the rising fuel prices. A lighter car (even by 10kg) makes a difference in your fuel consumption. 

Typically a driver "driver", the hubster commented that the trusted 1NZ-FE 1.5-litre 4-cylinder  DOHC 16-valve engine with electronic fuel-injection (EFI) and VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) technology will certainly be giving the Toyota Vios further fuel efficiency other than from its physical design. And after so many years of driving Toyota vehicles, he believes that once again the Toyota Vios will certainly be favoured by many once again for its fuel efficiency. 


Coupled with a more exciting look and feel, we both think that the Toyota Vios is certainly going to be a hit with the younger drivers too. Being priced between (on-the-road) RM73,200 to RM93,200, it’s a good buy for a 1.5Litre engine non-national car. Being a local assembled model, the Toyota Vios comes with a 3 year / 100,000 km warranty (whichever occurs earlier after first registration). To check out this all new Toyota Vios (and to test drive), make your way to the nearest Toyota showroom or check out the features here: www.toyota.com.my/vios .
 



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