The facelifted Toyota Vios receives a cleaner, sleeker new front face, that is reminiscent of its bigger siblings, the Corolla Altis and Camry. The new foglamp design also gets tucked neatly down at the front bumper. All else about the Vios' exterior remains the same, even the wheel design.
For the first time in a Vios, the G variants get LED headlamps with daytime running lights (DRL) as standard. On top of that, G variants also have keyless entry and ignition, power-folding side mirrors, Eco and Sport driving modes, paddle shifters and 7 airbags (optional on non-G and E variants).
Convenience-wise, all variants (except the Base and J, which have a 2-DIN unit) get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Weblink, USB, Aux, and Bluetooth connectivity. The G variants add 6 speakers.
On the safety front, all variants are equipped with SRS airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution + Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill-Start Assist Control. Reverse camera is available on the G variants.
Propulsion-wise, nothing has changed, which means - for the Philippines market - a choice between a 1.3 (98 PS, 123 Nm) or 1.5-litre (106 PS, 140 Nm) 4-cylinder engine. Depending on the variant you choose, a 5-speed manual or a CVT is available.
In the Philippines, the Vios range starts from 1.3 Base up to the 1.5G. Prices start from PhP 671,000 (about RM 58,000) all the way up to PhP 1,056,000 ( about RM 92,000). Fancy the White Pearl finish? It's only available in the 1.5G variants and will cost an extra PhP 15,000 (RM 1300).
In light of the upcoming all-new Honda City and Nissan Almera, the Toyota Vios really needs to up its game. What do you think of the refreshed Vios? Hopefully the Malaysian market will get this facelift in 2021. Fingers crossed!