2019 Vios launched today, comes from new Malaysian manufacturing facility After a recent introduction at KLIMS last Nov, UMW Toyota, the official distributor of Toyota vehicles finally launched the all new 2019 Vios today in Kuala Lumpur. This is also the first model to roll out from UMW Toyota's manufacturing plant at Kasasan Perindustrian Bukit Raja in Klang, Selangor. What's New: What's worth mentioning on the inside of every new Toyota Vios are the improved insulation, new automatic air con system, redesigned dash, Instrument cluster, center console box, additional USB charging ports, rear occupant cabin lights, new and improved storage spaces and of course new seats and upholstery. As for the higher specced 1.5G Vios, it will get paddle shifters, 16" wheels by default and the Optitron meter with multi information display and DVD-AVX infotainment system with USB mirroring All variants are now safer than ever before with no less than 7 SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist and more importantly, a 5 star rating at the ASEAN NCAP crash test Additional Standard Equipment: What used to be only available on larger Toyota models are now offered in all Vios such as leather upholstery, electrochromic rear-view mirror and a Drive Mode switch. Safety is further enhanced with a Blind Spot Monitor, Panoramic View Monitor, Front Digital Video Recorder and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Prices and Availability: The all new Vios comes with a 5 year warranty with unlimited mileage and a free 24SEVEN 24hr Road Assistance membership for the first year. It will also be available for viewing and test drives throughout Malaysia today onwards. Base 1.5J: RM77,200 OTR Mid 1.5E: RM81,200 OTR Top: 1.5G: RM87,300 OTR Colours Offered: Dark Blue Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Attitude Black, Silver Metallic dan Super White II From UMW Toyota: “Since the first model was launched in 2003, we have sold almost half a million Vios, making it the most popular in its segment. Over the years, we have set the standard for this vehicle segment and I am pleased to announce that this new model, the third generation Vios will continue to set the standards for many years to come,” said Mr. Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor. “We were also very pleased to have been able to give the public a preview of the All-New Toyota Vios during the KL International Motor Show 2018. We are extremely happy and appreciative of the overwhelming response that we have received from the public. This is indeed an encouragement for us to continue to produce ever-better cars for our customers in Malaysia, especially with the support shown to us by our fellow Malaysians,” he added. “UMW Toyota Motor foresees the auto industry in the country having bigger potential in the future. As such, the company has invested approximately RM 2 billion in this new high-tech and highly efficient manufacturing plant. It is the company’s vision for the plant to be able to produce more advanced energy-efficient vehicles with high technology and high value in coming years to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers in the future,” said Akio Takeyama, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor. “This is the future of Toyota production in Malaysia,” Mr. Takeyama added. “The plant is highly automated to ensure high quality vehicles are produced with better efficiency. Many local engineers and technicians were sent to Japan to undergo production training to upgrade their skills to perform at their best at the new plant.” Continue reading the Post.