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.