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Ratings: 2021 Toyota Vios 1.5L G - The best value for money B-segment sedan?

One of the top contenders in the B-segment sedan category is the 2021 Toyota Vios 1.5 G. The compact sedan by Toyota rivals the Honda City, Nissan Almera, and Proton Persona. The very recent facelift has updated the Vios with additional safety features, improved phone connectivity, and minor updates to the exterior design. With the Proton Persona, Honda City, and Nissan Almera all having gone through the WapCar Ratings, it is now time for the 2021 Toyota Vios 1.5L G. 2021 Toyota Vios 1.5L G: Dri


Feb 27, 2021

Perbandingan: Honda City RS vs Toyota Vios G vs Nissan Almera Turbo VLT. Saingan varian paling atas!

Honda City Nissan Almera Toyota Vios 2020 Honda City baru sahaja menjengah ke pasaran Malaysia. Persaingan antara model ini dengan Toyota Vios sememangnya suatu persaingan yang tidak asing lagi dalam kelasnya namun kini tidak lagi. Kehadiran pencabar terbaru iaitu 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo yang merupakan suatu anjakan daripada Nissan Almera generasi terdahulu memberikan saingan 3 penjuru yang lebih mengujakan. Oleh itu, mari perhatikan dengan lebih dekat varian paling atas ketiga-tiga model ini.


Oct 15, 2020

The Filipino-spec Toyota Vios GR-S is missing one key feature

Ever since its world debut in Malaysia, the 2021 Toyota Vios GR-S has been making waves around South East Asia. Following the Malaysian and Vietnamese launch, the next stop for the sportier variant of the B-segment sedan is the Philippines. It looks sporty but it is missing something from the Malaysian Vios GR-S which we'll get to later. Also read: Priced from RM 95k, the 2020 Toyota Vios GR Sport is launched in Malaysia The Toyota Vios is one of the most popular cars in the Philippines in 2020

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Mar 11, 2021

Not just limited to Malaysia, 2021 Toyota Vios GR Sport to launch in Vietnam soon!

Well, this is rather surprising, as a recent news report from Vietnam has mentioned that Toyota will be introducing the souped-up Toyota Vios GR Sport in the country soon. The left-hand drive Vios GR Sport was earlier previewed to dealers, in which Toyota Vietnam said that the model will be launched some time in February. Like the Malaysian-spec car, the Vios GR Sport that’s set to go on sale in Vietnam appears to don the exact kit, encompassing a unique front bumper, body kit, and spoiler. Howe


Feb 20, 2021

The Toyota Vios hasn’t been around as long as you think!

The Toyota Vios has its ups and downs but there is no denying that it is still a hugely popular car. You can’t walk 10 steps without stumbling over one in a parking lot. The Vios seems like it’s been around for years, 18 years to be exact. Wait what? But it feels longer! It’s true that the Vios started life only in 2002. It was a car created specifically to be sold in the Asia-Pacific market taking over the small sedan segment baton from what ASEAN regions know as the Toyota Soluna. Never heard


Jan 27, 2020

Toyota Vios vs Honda City; How do they compare?

The hottest car segment is undeniably the B-segment sedans. You can’t talk about the Honda City without mentioning the Toyota Vios and likewise. But have you ever compared the two cars’ equipment list side by side? For this comparison, we compare the range topping Toyota Vios G variant against the Honda City V variant and City Hybrid as well. Toyota made a huge mark when they debuted the Vios in 2003, but the third generation, unfortunately, let the model down allowing the City to take home the


Jan 29, 2020

Priced from RM 74k, the 2021 Toyota Vios facelift is only RM430 more than the City!

Following its unveiling in Malaysia almost a month ago, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced the official prices for the new 2021 Toyota Vios facelift. 2021 Toyota Vios facelift price list Variant 1.5 J A/T 1.5 E A/T 1.5 G A/T Price RM 74,623 RM 82,593 RM 87,584 The prices shown above are exempted from SST (valid until 31-Dec 2020), on the road excluding insurance and road tax. At this price, the base-spec Vios 1.5 J is priced very close to the Honda City S variant which starts from RM 74,191.

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Dec 15, 2020

New vs Old: Can the 2020 Toyota Vios still hold off the City and Almera?

Shortly after prices for the 2021 Toyota Vios facelift were announced, we heard you ask: 'What's new? What's still the same?" These questions are what we'll be answering in this article. Exterior - Hey there, good lookin' Like its recently-facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris stablemate, the redesign makes the Vios look more mature. Toyota has done away with the catfish-esque design of the pre-facelift model, this time employing sharper LED head lamps with integrated daytime running lights (DRLs) to acc


Nov 22, 2020

Toyota Vios 2021 - 4 varian termasuk GR-S, nak pilih yang mana?

Toyota Vios memang sinonim sebagai sebuah sedan segmen B kegemaran Malaysia. Kebolehtahanan yang baik pada Toyota Vios sememangnya lagenda dan menjadi ciri penting buat marhaen pertengahan di Malaysia. Malaysia sukakan Vios dan Vios membalasnya kembali. Oleh itu, UMW Toyota menampilkan sehingga 4 varian Toyota Vios dalam pasaran dengan 1 varian yang diberikan talaan mantap dan lambang GR. Jadi, ini panduan yang lebih mendalam tentang varian Toyota Vios 2021! Toyota tak kedekut! Pada awalnya ia d


Mar 7, 2021

Coming next year, 2021 Toyota Vios - this over the City or Almera?

Toyota unveiled the facelifted 2021 Toyota Vios a couple of months ago in the Philippines, followed by Thailand a month later. Set to be introduced in Malaysia by December, let's take a closer look at Toyota’s upcoming B-segment contender that will be going head-to-head against the all-new Honda City and Nissan Almera. 1. When will the 2021 Toyota Vios go on sale? Considering that the current, pre-facelifted Toyota Vios has completely sold out, it does mean that UMW Toyota Motor will introduce t


Nov 12, 2020

Watch out Honda City, new 2020 Toyota Vios facelift is launching in December!

As the all-new 2020 Honda City romps in the limelight, another long-standing competitor is getting ready to fight back - yes, the facelifted 2020 Toyota Vios is well on its way here! Old Toyota Vios sold out Before we dive deeper into the facelift, here's what we gathered: sources close to the matter at hand said that the current Vios is completely sold out. Due to this, it is said that Vios buyers who have had their loans approved will automatically be upgraded to the facelifted model when it a


Oct 20, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Toyota Vios GR-S – Superb suspension, lackluster powertrain

New to the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift is the addition of the GR-Sport (GR-S) variant, sitting on top of the G variant. The Toyota Vios GR-S adds a few goodies like a reprogrammed CVT with 10 virtual ratios, sports-tuned suspension, and 17-inch wheels just to name a few. Trade in User's Car Form If you’re pondering on whether to fork out another RM 8k over the G variant – we’ve listed pros and cons to help on your buying decision. Pros Superb suspension tuning Aggressive exterior styling Cons Slow


Apr 12, 2021

2020 Toyota Vios facelift launched in the Philippines, Malaysia to get it in 2021?

After much teasing, the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift has just been launched in the Philippines. The launch was done virtually over Toyota Motor Philippines' official Facebook page. 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,


Jul 25, 2020

Toyota Vios facelift 2021: Bermula RM 74k – harga serupa Honda City?

Berikutan perkhabaran harganya pada bulan lepas, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) kini telah mengumumkan harga rasmi buat Toyota Vios facelift 2021. Harga rasmi Toyota Vios facelift 2021 Varian 1.5 J 1.5 E 1.5 G Harga RM 74,623 RM 82,593 RM 87,584 Harga yang tertera adalah termasuk pengecualian cukai SST sehingga 31 Disember ini. Mengenai varian permulaan, Toyota Vios facelift 1.5 J sebenarnya hanya RM 430 lebih mahal daripada Honda City varian S (RM 74,191). Unik untuk varian teratas, Toyota Vios faceli


Dec 16, 2020

Nissan Almera finally outsells Toyota Vios in Thailand in February 2021!

The all-new Nissan Almera is an underrated gem for sure but in terms of sales, it is unmatched compared to the Honda City and the Toyota Vios even in Malaysia. In February however, Miss Mera did the unthinkable in Thailand when it overtook the Vios as the second best-selling B-segment sedan. According to the latest sales data, the Toyota Vios (which is sold as the Yaris Ativ in Thailand) was the second best-selling B-segment sedan in the Kingdom in January, behind the Honda City. The Nissan Alme

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Apr 5, 2021

Honda Jazz Hybrid vs Honda Jazz V vs Toyota Yaris; combing through the spec sheet

We’ve compared the Honda Jazz and Toyota Yaris multiple times. But we’ve never really looked closely at the equipment list that each car has. So, we decided to go through the equipment list with a fine-tooth comb! Here’s a quick reminder of each car’s variant equipment list: For this guide, we’re comparing the top spec Toyota Yaris G with the top spec Honda Jazz V variant and the Honda Jazz Hybrid as well. In terms of safety equipment, the Yaris far outshines both Jazz V and Hybrid variants. Wit


Jan 28, 2020

Toyota Vios 2021 – Berapa gaji minimum untuk lulus pinjaman?

Memandangkan Toyota baru saja membuka buku tempahan untuk Toyota Vios 2021 facelift, persaingan dalam pasaran sedan segmen B semakin hangat. Honda City serba baru dan Nissan Almera yang juga serba baru dengan pelbagai naiktaraf juga tergolong dalam segmen yang semakin hangat ini. UMW Toyota belum lagi mengumumkan harga rasmi dan kami hanya diberi anggaran harga bagi Toyota Vios facelift ini. Harga anggarannya tinggi sedikit – peningkatan dalam RM 1,000 ke RM 3,100 bergantung kepada varian. Jika


Nov 26, 2020

Priced from RM 95k, the 2020 Toyota Vios GR Sport is launched in Malaysia

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has launched the racy-looking 2020 Toyota Vios GR Sport (GR-S) alongside the mad GR Yaris in an online event with prices starting from RM 95,284. 2020 Toyota Vios GR Sport prices Here's how the prices (excluding SST, valid until 31-December 2020) compare with the rest of the Vios line-up: 1.5 J - RM 74,623 1.5 E - RM 82,593 1.5 G - RM 87,584 1.5 GR-S - RM 95,284 Based on the Toyota Vios facelift, the Vios GR-S is a sort of sporty version of the humble Vios. The Malaysian

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Dec 17, 2020

Which is a better buy? Perodua Ativa (D55L) vs Proton X50 vs Toyota Vios

Now that the Proton X50 has officially gone on sale, the next highly-anticipated model from our quasi-national car maker is the 2021 Perodua Ativa. With estimated prices topping out at the RM 73,400 mark, the top-spec Perodua Ativa 1.0 AV comfortably undercuts other well-established rivals such as the Proton X50 1.5T Standard and Toyota Vios 1.5 J. Why compare the base spec Toyota Vios and Proton X50 against the top-spec Perodua Ativa you ask? Simple, seeing that all three cars cost below the RM


Feb 23, 2021

Toyota Vios 2021 masih boleh lawan City dan Almera walaupun ada faktor harga?

Selepas harga Toyota Vios facelift 2021 diumumkan, ada yang bertanya, “Apa yang baru? Ada apa-apa perubahan tak model baru ni?” Di sini, kami akan jawab soalan-soalan popular ini. Bentuk luaran – lebih matang dan ‘sharp’ Seperti Toyota Yaris 2021 yang baru saja menerima facelift, rekaan semula Vios membuatkannya tampak lebih matang. Toyota dah malas nak buat rekaan ala-ala ikan keli seperti pada model sebelum facelift dan kali ini mereka mengenakan penggayaan lampu hadapan LED dengan DRL yang le


Nov 24, 2020

Pros and Cons: Toyota Vios - still can fight the 2020 Nissan Almera and Honda City?

October is about to be the hottest month yet - not in terms of weather, but in new car launches. The B-segment will be particularly busy, since we'll see the all-new Honda City and Nissan Almera coming into play. This leaves the Toyota Vios (alongside the VW Vento) as the only ones without the shiny 'all-new' tag then. Two words that seemingly make a ton of difference, but is that really the case? Pros - Drives better than you think Say what you want, but the Vios is a nice car to drive. Gentle


Sep 19, 2020

大马版2021 Toyota Vios,4个型号怎么选?

“Just get a Toyota Vios lah!”——如果你决定要买一辆新的B级轿车的话,那么你可能将会无数遍地听到这句话。 而在你决定要入手一辆Vios后,面对多个型号,你可能也会不知如何选择。那么就让我们透过这篇文章,帮你好好选择一下吧。 概览:4个型号 与有三个型号可选的旧款不同,改款追加了目前最热血的Vios——Vios GR Sport。它的售价达到了RM 95k,比G版本的贵了将近RM 8k,但换个角度想,这是你拥有GR品牌的最便宜的选择。 外观:比旧款更简洁 改款前那个小丑脸已经变成了巨幅的中网进气格栅,看起来更加凶神恶煞了。 这样的新造型,再加上整合了日间行车灯(DRL)的LED头灯组和环绕装饰件的LED雾灯(旧款为卤素雾灯),它看起来十分帅气。 车尾部分就没有太多出彩的地方了,看起来与旧款大致相同。J车型装配的是普通的灯泡尾灯,J以上规格的车型则都采用了LED尾灯组。 除了尾灯灯泡,E、G和GR-S车型还追加了隔音板(提供更好的隔音性能)以及内置方向灯的侧面后视镜。 在轮圈部分,E和G车型装配的是和旧款相同的16英寸轮圈,而J车型则采用了15英寸的轮圈。 现在


Feb 28, 2021

4 variants of the 2021 Toyota Vios in Malaysia, but which is the better buy?

"Just get a Toyota Vios lah!" - If you've made your intentions about buying a new B-segment sedan clear, then we'd wager you've heard or read that phrase a thousand times over. Let's say for a minute that you're set on getting a Vios, but the variants and their offerings are a little confusing. Leave it to us to clear it up for you in this week's buying guide. At a glance - 4 variants Instead of just three variants like last time, the new facelift brings with it the hottest Vios yet - the GR Spo


Feb 21, 2021

Facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris teased - Toyota Safety Sense, December launch, from RM 71k

A couple of weeks back, we broke the news that the facelifted 2020 Toyota Vios is coming in December and with it, a go-faster Gazoo Racing (GR) variant. Now, Toyota has set off another ticking timebomb by teasing the facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris. It's still a small teaser, with only an image of the upcoming Yaris' LED headlight plastered on Toyota Malaysia's website and social media. The design is very similar to the Thailand-spec Yaris, but expect some design tweaks around the car to suit our m


Oct 31, 2020

Only selected dealers are selling the Toyota Vios GR Sport

The 2020 Toyota Vios GR Sport (GR-S) could be the entry-level Gazoo Racing (GR) model in Toyota's line-up. Starting from RM 95,284 (excluding SST, valid until 31-Dec 2020), it is much cheaper than the GR Yaris but it is every bit as special. 2020 Toyota Vios pricelist (Without SST) Model Price 1.5 J A/T RM 76,623 1.5 E A/T RM 82,593 1.5 G A/T RM 87,584 1.5 GR-S A/T RM 95,284 The performance-inspired Vios isn't available at all Toyota showrooms. This is because the Vios GR-S is an extension of th

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Dec 18, 2020

Toyota Vios GR-Sport 2020 dilancarkan - mod Sport, CVT 10 kelajuan, harga RM 95,284!

Toyota Vios UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) telah melancarkan Toyota Vios GR Sport 2020 melalui pelancaran dalam talian dengan harga bermula dari RM 95,284. Toyota Vios GR 2020 dibangunkan sepenuhnya dari Malaysia, diilhamkan oleh kejayaan perlumbaan Vios Challenge. Harga Toyota Vios GR Sport 2020 Dibangunkan berdasarkan Toyota Vios 2020 facelift, Toyota Vios GR Sport adalah varian pasaran atas (upmarket) daripada model biasa. Toyota Vios GR Sport berharga dari RM 95,284, tidak termasuk SST, sah sehingg


Dec 17, 2020

2021 Toyota Vios facelift teased in Malaysia - coming in Dec to disrupt the City and Almera

Here it is - UMW Toyota Malaysia (UMWT) has teased the new facelifted 2021 Toyota Vios in Malaysia! It's just a small tease for now, but we now have a clearer idea of what the all-new 2020 Honda City and 2020 Nissan Almera fighter will bring. The small teaser shows off the Vios new front fascia and LED headlights - good additions because buyers of the new Almera and City will get those depending on variant chosen. The design is very similar to the Thailand-spec Yaris Ativ, but expect some design


Nov 15, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Toyota Vios 1.5G – Great value but there’s one potential deal-breaker

The 2020 Toyota Vios facelift has strong competition from not just B-segment sedan rivals like the Honda City and Nissan Almera, but also SUVs like the Proton X50 and the recently-launched Perodua Ativa. If you’re convinced about buying a sedan - which is completely understandable for reasons explained here - and you’re eyeing on the Toyota Vios facelift, here are its pros and cons. Trade in User's Car Form Also read: Don't skip the Toyota Vios/Honda City for Perodua Ativa (D55L) yet, here are 5


Mar 14, 2021

Getting a 2021 Toyota Vios? Here's the minimum salary required for a loan

UMW Toyota Motor has just released the official prices for the 2021 Toyota Vios facelift and the prices are nothing short of appealing. Starting from RM 74,623 for the base Vios 1.5 J, it is only RM 430 more than the base Honda City 1.5 S. As appealing as the prices are for the Vios facelift, you might be wondering what's the minimum salary needed in order to apply for a loan. Well, you've come to the right place as we will show you how much is the minimum monthly salary required to purchase the

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Dec 16, 2020

Review: 2020 Toyota Vios GR-Sport - The ride and handling champ in class

BMW has M Sport, Mercedes-Benz has AMG Line, Volkswagen has R-Line, and I guess you can see where this is going - Toyota has GR-Sport (GR-S). The first Toyota in the Malaysian market to get that treatment is the 2020 Toyota Vios GR-S. Just to recap, the Toyota Vios GR-S sits at the top of the model lineup. It gets sporty looking bits inside and out, with aggressive looking bumpers and larger wheels. More interestingly, the suspension has been retuned and the CVT features 10 virtual ratios. Also


Mar 7, 2021