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Facelifted Toyota Vios

By SYF77 on 10 Mar 2010

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Toyota has just released the facelifted Vios in Thailand. The timing couldn't have been more appropriate with the onslaught of the Mazda 2 sedan, and the upcoming Ford Fiesta sedan. Externally, the cosmetic changes include a revised grille, rear tail lamp and chromed boot lid. The 1.5L VVTI unit with 4 speed transmission in the current Vios continues to power the facelifted model.

The set of interior photos revealed some interesting changes. There is the availability of a Heads-Up Display module that displays the current speed of the car on the windscreen. The revised steering wheel looks more sporty with a flatter bottom. a nice touch! Another commendable feature is the inclusion of an engine start/stop button. This feature is also available in the hot korean model - the Kia Cerato Forte. I believe Toyota has to step up its game against the koreans. An area that I hope to see improvement in the new Vios is the usage of better quality plastics for the interior.

Expect the revised Vios to reach our local shore in a couple of months' time.

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SYF77
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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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HOUSENUMBER Mar 10 2010 07:30 PM
i just hate the bleta look still prefer the 05 vios
Silver_blade Mar 10 2010 09:56 PM
The HUD looks so after-market.
Deathstalker Mar 11 2010 09:43 AM
The HUD is aftermarket - I installed the same one for myself, minus the Toyota brand not printed on the HUD box :p

IMHO, I say that the steering wheel looks darn nice, much better than the current ones :)

Pocus Mar 11 2010 06:11 PM
Chromed camry-like grille?? Old Toyota thinks the whole world is full of Ah pek with ah pek taste?

The FL just successfully made the Vios more "mature" by giving it's targeted market of Young buyers a camry-like grille? Seriously to all the young car owners....what do you think about it?

As a driver of the prev gen Vios, I was utterly disappointed by the direction Toyota is take on their car designs.

The prev-vios has such sporty and young hints in it's design, especially the pre-FL version. Even the current pre-FL Vios looks so much younger.

I think I'll give Toyotas a miss until they buck up their looks department in their future lineups.
Sony Mar 15 2010 12:45 PM
At least the bother to print the toyota word on it. the current camry with the tomtom HU look even more aftermarket..
Leontan Mar 15 2010 08:15 PM
i hope this toyota dun disappoint us!
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