Cashing in on the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Challenge set to take place in Penang next month, UMW Toyota Motor has introduced a sporty Toyota Vios for regular customers in Malaysia. Named 'Toyota Vios Sports Edition', the special version is now available to book at dealers.
The Toyota Vios Sports Edition has styling modifications inspired by the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Challenge race car. It features a sports aero kit with a trunk spoiler, multi-colour stripes similar to the race car, 15-inch alloy wheels painted in black colour and Sports Edition emblem on the boot lid. The sporty theme is seen on the inside too. Exclusive sports seats, unique carpet mats with Sports Edition emblem, sporty gear knob and amber illumination on the scuff plates and the front footwells are among the interior highlights.
The Toyota Vios Sports Edition is not just visually sporty. The special edition offers a sharper handling compared to the standard variant, thanks to its sports suspension. With this modification, the ride height has reduced by 27 mm. The lower ride height should result in minimised body roll. Under the hood is the same 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i engine which produces 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque. The four-cylinder petrol engine is linked to a continuously variable transmission.
The Toyota Vios Sports Edition costs RM 85,300 (INR 12,79,947.79) without insurance. Customers will get a Toyota Gazoo Racing polo shirt customisable with their name, cap and mug. Malaysia still hasn't received the India-bound facelifted Toyota Vios that arrived in Thailand in January.