As expected, there is a slight price bump - ranging from RM 1,000 to RM 3,100 - depending on variant. However, the increase brings with it the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) suite, featuring:
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
Lane departure alert (LDA)
Other safety features include:
3D 360-degree camera
Blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (BSM, RCTA)
Front digital video recorder (DVR/Dashcam)
Another key addition to the Vios is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support on its touchscreen infotainment system. As with the Yaris, Vios buyers can also specify a wireless charger - an RM 550 option on every variant.
There are five colours to choose from, namely Orange Metallic, Silver Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic and Platinum White Pearl. Attitude Black has been discontinued.
Still, the powertrain is expected to be the same 2NR-FE naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder engine paired to a CVT, good for 107 PS and 140 Nm.
Launching in December
The new Vios is expected to hit the roads in December 2020, alongside the facelifted Yaris.
How can I know more?
You can read our comprehensive FAQ on what's new on the 2021 Toyota Vios. Meanwhile, if the Yaris is more your thing, here's our deep dive into the facelifted model.
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