UMW Toyota Motor today introduced the New Toyota Vios 1.5G Limited variant, an addition to the current Vios range. Toyota Vios has been recognized for its value for money package where it offers good fuel economy, performance and style.

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The event was launched by Encik Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd at UMW Toyota authorized dealer, Wing Hin Automobile’s Service Centre. Also present at the event were Mr. Loh Tuck Sum, Chairman of Wing Hin Automobile, Mr. Keiichi Murakami, Executive Director, UMW Toyota Motor and Mr. Khong Man Cheong, Director of Vehicle Sales Group, UMW Toyota Motor.

Speaking at the launch, Encik Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, said, “Since its first introduction, almost 200,000 units of Toyota Vios were sold in Malaysia. In 2010, Toyota Vios recorded a 15% increase to 33,700 units, compared to 2009.”

The Global Small Stylish Saloon has become the best-selling small passenger car in the non-national segment in the country. Globally, it has also made its presence in more than 16 countries.

En. Ismet also mentioned, “Today, following the spirit of Kaizen and in response to the valuable feedback from our customers, we are proud to announce a new addition to the Vios family, the New Vios 1.5G Limited with trendy and stylish look.”

The New Toyota Vios 1.5G Limited is an enhancement of the G variant that comes with newly designed aerokits, new front grille with and dark silver coloured 15 inch rim.

The other Toyota Vios variants also were refreshed with several upgraded features as well as an introduction of a new colour, the Deep Amethyst Mica Metallic to the whole range.

“We are confident that the Vios will be more desirable with the new improvements made. At the same time, it will continue to offer good value with quality, performance and reliability that our customers expect from the Toyota brand,” said En. Ismet Suki.

The New Toyota 1.5G Vios introduction also reflects Toyota’s commitment to explore ways to accommodate to customers’ needs and at the same time sustain their position as the most popular Toyota model in the country.

The New Toyota Vios 1.5G Limited is valued at RM89,600 (on-the-road price with insurance for private registration in Peninsular Malaysia). As for the other improved Toyota Vios variants, they will be sold at the current price. All variants are covered with a warranty period of three years or 100,000km, whichever comes first.

The New Toyota Vios 1.5G Limited will be available at all Toyota showrooms throughout Peninsular Malaysia with effect from 1st July, 2011 and 15th July, 2011 in Sabah and Sarawak.