As you’d know if you’d read my blog for some time, I’m quite a petrolhead – I love cars, racing, motorsports and anything related. One car I’ve always admired is the Vios, for the price you pay you get a hell of a lot of motor vehicle!
The good news for Vios fans is that Toyota has just unveiled a new face-lifted 2010 model across the entire Vios range (that includes the TRD Sportivo, E, J & G models).
I dropped by one of the larger Toyota showrooms in PJ during a past weekend to check out the launch of the updated model during 16-18 April, which took place in major Toyota showrooms nationwide. I’ve always admired the TRD Sportivo model which lucky KY had a chance to review previously.
Anyway at the showroom they had all variants so I could check them out, if it confuses you with the lettering basically it’s like this:
- Vios J – Affordable
- Vios E – Value
- Vios G – Luxury
- Vios TRD – Sporty
My tastes of course are towards the G and TRD models, so I set about checking out the Vios G model.
The main change on the exterior is the new front grill.
At the back you might notice the new look combi lights.
The G model comes with some nice looking 15″ rims too (the E model with 14″ allows and the J model with 14″ steel wheels).
As for the interior it was nice before, but now it’s even better with the new look center console (glossy black with new aircon control dials).
I think it’s a great car to look at if you are a young exec looking for an upgrade from your first car, with the range of options available there is sure to be a model which satisfies your desires and doesn’t compromise your bank balance. If you’re interested to take a look just head over to your nearest Toyota showroom, they do accept trade-in on your existing car – so don’t worry about that!
My only wish would be that they bring out the Toyota Vios Turbo here that they did in Thailand!
Test drive units are also available at selected Toyota showrooms nationwide. Anyone who is interested can book a test drive via the website at toyota.com.my/vios or you can just drop into any showroom when you are passing.
The prices are as follows (OTR including insurance):
- Vios J – Manual – RM71,990
- Vios J – Auto – RM76,090
- Vios E – Auto – RM81,500
- Vios G – Auto – RM87,300
- Vios TRD Sportivo – Auto – RM92,000
When I was there I wanted to take the TRD Sportivo out for a spin, but due to it’s popularity it was already fully booked!
Toyota is also holding a mini-contest on Twitter, to participate just:
- Follow @toyotamy on Twitter
- Retweet (RT) the Contest Tweet from @toyotamy as below
- “Catch #ToyotaRoadshow at a mall near you! 50th person to RT wins exclusive TRD merchandise! For details: http://bit.ly/crdJTd“
- If you’re a 50th Retweeter, we will send you a winner announcement DM (Direct Message)!
- The Contest period runs from 3—23 May 2010 or when we have 40 winners, whichever comes first
You can find out more info and follow updates from Toyota below: