Like the Alza and Ativa, the D92A 2023 Toyota Vios will offer more features per RM
Eric · Aug 9, 2022 03:46 PM
Mid-spec variants are cheaper by around 2 percent
High specs variant almost matches Honda City's Sensing, TSS now with more features
The D92A all-new 2023 Toyota Vios (model code NGC100) is here and the burning question on everyone’s mind is, “is the new Toyota Vios more expensive than before?”
As before, the Vios is sold as the Yaris Ativ in Thailand, albeit with a smaller 1.2-litre engine to comply with the Kingdom’s Eco Car scheme for lower tax.
As a brief recap, the all-new 2023 Toyota Vios is priced from THB 539,000 (~RM 67k) for the entry-level Sport variant, while the Smart variant is priced from THB 584,000 (~RM 73k). The Premium variant will set Thai buyers back for THB 659,000 (~RM 83k), while the top-spec Premium Luxury is priced from THB 689,000 (~RM 87k).
As for the previous generation model, it was priced between THB 539,000 to THB 679,000.
Variant-to-variant, prices of the base-spec are unchanged. Climbing up the hierarchy, the new mid-spec Yaris Ativ variants are cheaper than the model it replaces by 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent.
The top-spec Premium Luxury variant is roughly 1.46 percent pricier than the predecessor model, but that’s primarily due to the newly added features, like Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 64-colour ambient lighting, automatic climate control with PM2.5 filtration, and a 6-speaker Pioneer sound system.
Closer to home, the current-generation NSP151 Toyota Vios, like-for-like, already offers far better value for money than its segment rivals like the Honda City and Nissan Almera.
All variants of the NSP151 Vios offers 7 airbags, while the mid- and top-spec variants add Toyota’s Pre-Collision System (PCS), whilst still being cheaper than equivalent variants of the City and Almera.
Upon the arrival of the all-new Vios in 2023, we can expect its feature set to further build upon the current model, giving the City and Almera a run for their money.