New Toyota Vios for Singapore in May 2013

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News

Borneo Motors (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Inchcape plc, announces the launch of the All-New Toyota Vios.

The All-New Toyota Vios offers a class above dynamism and luxury through leading edge contemporary design, refined interior comfort and a spacious cabin.

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The All-New Vios dynamic exterior design is set to astound buyers – with its aim to deliver a world class quality that will exceed customers need and expectation. The class above cabin interior design and space creates a hospitable feel that both driver and passengers will feel comfortable with. Experience a whole new level of luxury design, space & comfort that takes you to a class beyond-only with the All-New Vios.

Product Concept
With the above attributes, the All-New Vios is set to be the most exciting compact sedan to date. It is developed based on 4 key pillars, which set the All-New Vios to be a class beyond competition:

1) Leading edge contemporary design
2) Class above cabin design and space
3) Superior performance with an unrivalled ride experience
4) High level of quality and safety

1. Leading Edge Contemporary Design
The frontal design of the All-New Vios is designed with only one intent: to leave on-lookers awed by its amazing sharp and keen look. Spotting a whole new front bumper and grille design, complemented with taut hood and wide body stance, this amazing machine will make any driver proud.

The piercing chrome radiator grille accent enfolds into the headlamps to create an aggressive and wide look. Equipped with stylish projector headlamps to enhance the front profile, the All-New Vios spots a brilliant and stylish look. The All-New Vios is not just about initiating a starting impression but also leaving a lasting desire knowing that the rear is as modish as the front with a newly adopted 3-D boomerang designed tail lamps.

To top it off, a newly adopted catamaran roof design completes the whole design approach, elevating the sportiness of the All-New Vios.

2. Class Above Design & Space
The interior of the All-New Vios represents a whole new class of luxurious design, comfort and space; both from the materials used and the consistent design traits from the higher-end Toyota models.

The adoption of Japanese stitched design gives the cabin a new touch of refinement. Coupled with a contemporary tinge of silver and chrome accents, it enhances the interior with an extra grace.

Intricate details are not compromised even at the driver’s cockpit. A cylindrical centre meter cluster, with white illumination and fine details, create a sharp and luxurious impression.

Rear passengers are also pampered with well-thought ergonomics and comfort which helps to position the All-New Vios a class above competition. Spotting a flat floor bed, together with newly adopted slimmer front seats. This allows the passengers to enjoy a generous knee & legroom space.

Travelling or shopping with the All-New Vios is made easier with its large boot space of 476 litres (506 litres folded) and the versatile 60:40 foldable rear seats (can accommodate up to four 9” golf bags). Thoughtful improvement to the trunk of loading height (-21mm) & depth (-13mm) provides a safer way to load or unload things without straining one’s back.

Drivers can choose between a sporty all black interior or the luxurious ivory/black interior according to their lifestyle. Such interior options are not common among Japanese makers, thus truly making the All-New Vios a class above.

3. Superior Performance with An Unrivalled Ride Experience
The All-New Vios is equipped with a 1.5L powerplant, producing 107 bhp and along with it a 12 sec acceleration within 0-100km/h, which trails very closely to the 1.6L competition of the same class. Yet its fuel consumption of 6.5 litres/100km is more frugal within its class. With its low CO2 emission, the All – New Vios enjoys a CEVS rebate of $5,000 from the Singapore government.

The All-New Vios features an enhanced Electronics Power Steering (EPS) and Suspension system which is capable of delivering precise steering performance and superior stability control of the vehicle. Grip holding was improved with its chassis braces to give the driver an unrivalled driving experience.

The All-New Vios features a 15” front disc brake & 14” rear disc brakes to enhance its braking efficiency which promises a more confident and assuring drive.

The All-New Vios is designed with a range of aerodynamic elements to improve acceleration and high speed stability. Aero fins which can be found on the side wing mirrors and tail lamps, create wind vortex to allow the car to stabilize and refine its maneuverability.

A newly adopted light weight Catamaran roof design (the appearance is similar to the underside of a Catamaran) helps evoke air flow from the front to rear, boosting its aerodynamics.

The All-New Vios underwent a remarkable improvement for its Noise & Vibration performance through its dashboard, carpet & engine silencers. First seen in the FMC Camry in 2012, the All-New Vios also offer the same Acoustic Glass in it premium G grade model. This unique 3-layered glass helps to obstruct exterior wind noise to keep the cabin quieter than usual.

4. High Level of Quality & Safety
The All-New Vios provides excellent active and passive safety features so driver and passengers can travel with total peace of mind.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
The ABS prevents brakes from locking up during an emergency stop.

Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
The EBD supplements the ABS by distributing braking force to all wheels based on driving conditions.

Brake Assist (BA)
During emergencies, BA applies additional brake pressure to allow shorter stopping distance while balancing the vehicle.

SRS Airbags
Dual front SRS airbags are fitted to protect occupants from severe frontal collisions.

Occupant Protection Performance
A driver’s knee brace is located horizontally under the dashboard, to restraint any physical impact from frontal collision.

Pedestrian Protection Performance
The frontal structure of the bonnet has been designed to collapse and absorb the impact of any collision, playing a part even in the pedestrian’s safety.

A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Total Peace of Mind comes from 5 YEARS of Unlimited Mileage Warranty, high levels of Quality, Durability and Reliability (Q.D.R), as well as Toyota’s Global Outstanding Assessment (GOA) Body – an impact-absorbing shell and high-integrity cabin that has attained the world’s top level of safety to give you unparalleled protection. Whether it is maintenance or grooming, our Genuine Parts and state-of-the-art precision tools will also keep your car performing in pristine conditions.

As an early bird special, all orders will come with an exclusive 5 Years /100,000km Scheduled Servicing package worth $3,000. Apart from that, owners will enjoy the standard 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty for better ownership experience.

With the recent revamp of our new showroom at Leng Kee, customers can look forward to a better retail experience at the new Toyota World. Not only has the showroom space doubled to accommodate up to 13 new cars to match our expanding model line-up; the Sales and Aftersales has also been integrated to provide more comprehensive and seamless car ownership experience. Always Better Cars. Always Better Ownership. Toyota World.

Cheryl Tay

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