Toyota Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo With a little more than a year old, the 3rd-Generation Toyota Vios has indeed became one of the favorite compact cars on Malaysian roads. UMW Toyota Motor has realized the requirement to update their best-selling variant with some refinements inside and out for the new fiscal year. The 2015 Toyota Vios, in a nutshell, has been refurbished with exterior and interior touches to add a greater value proposition to potential, new owners.

The 2015 Toyota Vios 1.5E and 1.5J versions now have the extra convenience of the Smart Entry key and Push Start switch. The Vios 1.5G and 1.5 TRD Sportivo already come with Smart-entry and Push-start from the beginning. At the same time, UMW Toyota Motor has added a black overall interior scheme just for the 1.5G version. Previously, only the beige interior scheme was valid for the 1.5G. Meanwhile, leather upholstery has also been changed to black hue to match overall interior schematics.

New for 2015 Toyota Vios 1.5E and Vios 1.5J smart entry New for 2015 Toyota Vios 1.5E and Vios 1.5J, Push Start switch

New features spread across the 2015 Toyota Vios board

Elsewhere, the Vios 1.5G now receives a blue-colored front foot illumination, while the TRD Sportivo version gets amber-colored illumination. Both the 1.5E and 1.5 versions now have scuff plates on the door sills, which are in place for protection and ease of entry and exit. The TRD Sportivo version now spots front seats with side support.

The Vios 1.5E and 1.5J now receives more chrome trims on the exterior, particularly on the door handles, previously follows body color and a rear garnish strip (across the width of the bootlid), much like the 1.5G.

The 1.5-liter VVT-i engine continues to power the Vios across the board and is paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission with Super ECT.

UMW Toyota Motor now offers the optional 5-piece aerokit with DRL for those who intend to make their Vios look more stunning; after all, the Vios carried a tagline of ‘Distinctive Stunning’ during its initial launch campaign.

New for 2015 Toyota Vios. Optional DVD-AVN

If outlook isn’t your thing, you might want to check out the now available advanced infotainment system for your Vios. There are two infotainment systems to select; DVD=AVX with 6.1-inch screen and DVD-AVN 7-inch touchscreen. The 7-inch offers smartphone connectivity, customizable widgets, navigation sweep gestures and a reverse camera. The smaller display has the usual connected pairing and a reverse camera.

Standard accessories included for the 2015 Vios are Premium Security & Solar Film and Portable Tyre pump. The Security & Solar film, however, are only standard for the two highest Vios trims.

The 2015 Toyota Vios has the similar five body colors: White, Silver Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic, Attitude Black and Quartz Brown Metallic. A standard 3-year warranty by UMW Toyota Motor applies to all Vios versions.

The 2015 Toyota Vios price list follows: Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo at RM94,800, Vios 1.5G at RM89,990, Vios 1.5E at RM84,300, Vios 1.5J Auto at RM78,800 and Vios 1.5J Manual at RM74,700. All prices are on-the-road with insurance, unless otherwise stated.