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Last week, UMW Toyota Motor announced the availability of the updated Toyota Vios for 2018, which the company claims gives customers even better value for money. The changes are mostly cosmetic, with styling tweaks ...
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced an updated Toyota Vios for 2018, which the company says gives customers even better value for money. There are cosmetic changes inside and out, as well as new equipment. New to ...
The 2018 Toyota Vios that was announced four weeks ago is now officially on sale. From now till end-February, customers who purchase the new Vios can save up to RM2,512 and get an ang pow worth RM988, plus free acce...
There's no automotive segment in Malaysia that is quite as competitive as the B-segment sedan market. The crossover may be the darling of the car-buying public right now, but the affordable three-box, four-door with...
things I am happy with the Vios 2NR
-new Dual VVTI 2NR is very fuel efficient and a whole lot quieter than the outgoing 1NZ
-fuel consumption is not bad given the daily KL-PJ commute (average speed under 30 km/h on drives heading home)
-tachometer reads 3,100 rpm at 110 km/h, just fyi. engine noise begins to be audible.
-fitment of VSC and works incredibly well, almost transparent
-efficient air conditioning, rarely left temperature setting past '2 o'clock' mark unless absolutely blazing hot.
-riding comfort, soaks uneven roads better than old 93
-front seats offer good support thanks to shape and hardness of the cushion
-UMWT-added driving video recorder and USB charging ports, so far so good
-thanks to the internet, it is pretty easy to dress up the interior of a 3rd gen with trim panels and pieces from thailand market, so, yay i guess.
-standard 2-DIN audio has plenty of equalizer settings (many stock 2-DIN doesnt offer this much of spectrum)
-Easy to service, thanks to Drive Toyota smartphone App (no issues up to 30,000km)
-no rattling noises from steering rack or suspension components. interior trim pieces also holding well.
features or items that could really swing your purchase decision on a used Vios 2NR
-no side airbags and curtain airbags, if that is your main priority
-no Hill Start Assist, absolutely will notice (and want) it when you drive along Jalan Maarof everyday.
-no Multi-info Display for 'Range to go', 'current fuel consumption' and 'average fuel consumption'. (missing in J and E)
-no telescopic-adjusting steering column (nearer-further adjustment). seating position is always compromised as the wheel is too close to the meter and cannot adjust further away (only high-low)
-with the combination meter having three individual covers/buried deep, it gets difficult to read even at 5pm or pass 8am.
-severe lack of storage spaces (cannot place a current-day smartphone anywhere without slipping off)
-door panel in one single piece of hard plastic, just not a nice touch point.
-relatively slow steering speed (over 3 turns lock-to-lock)
-clutch bite point is pretty high up the pedal
-accelerator pedal is tiny, making rev match a little tricky
-same experience with other reviewers, rear suspension is too soft; lateral brace-bar will scrape the hump
-with that, the handling does not offer confidence. the long stroke suspension is still tuned for daily comfort
-not able buy the beautiful sports exhaust system fitted in the Vios Challenge cars (its relatively quiet; even Mercedes-AMG A45 are a lot louder)
- 2NR feels lethargic below 2,500 rpm
- gearshifts aren't slick in the morning (cold mineral TGP oil). have since replaced to Fully Syn oil
-UMWT's toyota genuine motor oil (TGMO) semi-syn grade is the worst engine oil, have since use other brands.
-as mentioned above- hill-start assist, Multi-info Display, more storage spaces (yaris ativ seem to have solved this)
-optitron meter as standard
-one-touch signal for overtaking notification
-smart-key lock-unlock switch on front left (passenger) door handle
-fitment of switch to turn off the DRLs. does not look like it is durable as i see more and more Vioses have their DRL not in operation/OFF.
-adjust the suspension so it doesn't scrap the brace-bar. (yaris ativ seem to have solved this)
-telescopic adjustment for steering column
-power folding side mirrors should be standard these days
-collapsible rear headrest such as the 93/dugong design. it offers better visibility thanks to the height being a lot lower when not in use.
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