UMWT starts off the 2018 with upgrades for its bestselling model – the Toyota Vios – which gets cosmetic changes on the exterior as well as interior. As in 2017, there’s a choice of 6 variants with prices ranging from RM74,980 to RM93,980 (Peninsular Malaysia, excluding insurance).

New accessories such as Parking Sensor, Shark Fin Antenna, and Illuminated Scuff Plates are also introduced for the Vios. It will be the first model in its segment to have a Parking Sensor (TRD, GX and G variants). A new DVD-AVX entertainment system with enhanced features is also available and comes with a reverse camera as standard for all variants except the Vios J.

Existing features as the Panoramic View Monitor and Digital Video Recorder, etc are still offered along with the new accessories.

The 2018 Vios continues to use the proven and fuel-efficient 1.5-litre 16-valve DOHC engine with Dual VVT-i (continuously variable valve timing on intake as well as exhaust ports). Most variants have a 7-speed CVT with sequential manual transmission with one variant fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Besides qualifying as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) under the  National Automotive Policy, the latest Vios has a maximum 5-star rating by ASEAN NCAP. Standard safety systems for all variants include ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), which helps recover from a skid on a slippery corner.

As with all the latest Toyota models sold by UMWT, the Vios comes with a 5-year warranty and unlimited mileage. If the vehicle is sold off during the first 5 years, the warranty coverage will also be available to the next owner, enhancing the value of the vehicle.

Bookings are now accepted for the new Vios at all Toyota showrooms nationwide. To locate a showroom, visit

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