Recently Toyota Malaysia announce for the latest grade for their Toyota Vios that is Vios J Grade. It is more affordable and quite a good offer for Malaysian.
Specifications are lower than the current Vios in E, G and S grades but the vios J still gets the fuel efficient 1.5-litre VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) engine, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.
The second generation Toyota Vios Malaysia is currently available in three grades: two grades initially available on the previous Malaysian Vios (E and G), and a new grade (S). Now the latest grade is the Toyota Vios J.
What is the different between Vios E, G, S and Vios J?
The E grade is the entry-level model, branded as a cost-effective version of the Toyota Vios, and is the cheapest and most stripped-down Toyota Vios among the three (E,G,S) grades, priced at around an estimated RM 78,900. The car includes several cut-backs compared to the G and S grades, including:
- Rear drum brakes instead of an all-disc set-up for the G and E grades.
- 14-inch alloy rims as oppose to 15 for the G and S.
- driver’s side only airbag as opposed to dual-front airbags for the G and S.
- driver’s side only pretensioned, forced limited seatbelts as opposed such seatbelts on all occupants’ sides for the G and S.
- a single-DIN CD receiver and four-speaker system, instead of steering mounted audio controls and six-speaker, dashboard integrated CD receiver with MP3 and WMA-playback capability for the G and S.
The G grade is considered to be a mid-priced model between the E and S grades, retailing at an estimated RM 85,300.
The new Toyota Vios line saw the inclusion of a new S grade Vios. The S grade includes cosmetic enhancements rather than a performance-based ones, sporting a set of “aero parts”, a minor body kit encompassing a front bumper spoiler, side skirts and a bootlid spoiler.
The Toyota Vios S variant is estimated to be the most expensive Vios among the three, at around RM 88,600. The interior of the Toyota Vios S grade receives a dark grey/black trim treatment, and includes an “Optitron” meter with a multi-information display, as opposed to the E and G grades’ conventional backlit display.
About The New Toyota Vios J Grade Malaysia 2008
Recently, Toyota Malaysia added a fourth grade for the Toyota Vios called the Vios J grade, which is the cheapest and most bare bone grade of the Toyota Vios in Malaysia. Unlike the other grades which are only available with an automatic transmission, the Toyota Vios J grade has the option for a manual transmission gear. The manual J grade Vios is priced at just under RM70,000 (RM69,825.00 or RM73,525.00 for manual and automatic respectively). The J grade Vios does not come with any airbags.
All model grades were reported to include ABS, EBD and brake assist, as are passive safety features such as whiplash injury lessening seats, a collapsible steering wheel column and an impact sensing fuel cut-off.
This Toyota Vios J might have a better fuel consumption compare to other grades because of the use of manual gear transmission.
Toyota Vios 1.5J (MT) Specs
VIOS J Engine
Vios 1.5J (MT) Model 1NZ-FE
Type In-line 4-Cylinder, DOHC, 16-Valve, VVT-i
Displacement cc 1,497
Bore & Stroke mm 75.0 x 84.7
Compression Ratio 10.5 : 1
Max. Output SAE-NET 80kW (109PS) / 6,000 rpm
Max. Torque SAE-NET 141Nm (14.4kg-m) / 4,200 rpm
VIOS J Transmission
Type 5-Speed Manual
Gear Ratio 1st: 3.545
VIOS J Chassis
Suspension Front MacPherson Strut with Stabiliser
Rear Torsion Beam
Brakes Front Ventilated Disc
Tyres & Rims 175/65R14, Steel
Spare Tyre & Rim 175/65R14 , Steel
Steering Electric Power Steering
VIOS J Dimensions
Overall Length mm 4,300
Width mm 1,700
Height mm 1,460
Wheelbase mm 2,550
VIOS J Exterior
Front Grille Chrome Trim
Door Outside Handle Grip Type, Body Coloured
Windshield Wipers Mist
Radio Antenna Printed Antenna
Aerokit: Front Bumper Spoiler, Side Skirting, Trunk Spoiler Without
Chrome Package Without
Third Brake Lamp Bulb type
Wing Mirrors Manual
VIOS J Interior
Illuminated Entry System With (Front Personal Lamp, Dome Lamp, Luggage Room Lamp)
Accessory Connector (12V) With
Power Door Lock With
Centre Console Box with Armrest With
Rear View Mirror With Day & Night Mirror
Sunvisor Vanity Mirror without LID Driver & Passenger
Seat Height Adjuster With (Driver side)
Seat Back Pockets Driver & Passenger
Power Windows Front & Rear, with Auto Up/Down & Anti-Jam (Driver Only)
Seat Material Fabric (Dark Grey)
Rear Seat Fixed
Instrument Panel Centre Cluster Black
Meter Combination (with Illumination Control) Analogue (White)
Multi Information Display (MID) Without
Audio System 1-DIN Head Unit with CD player, Tuner
Steering Wheel 3 spoke urethane, Tilt
Shift Lever & Knob Urethane
Remote Trunk Release With
VIOS J Safety – Active
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) With
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) With
Brake Assist (BA) With
Fog Lamps Without
Reverse Sensor Dual Cell, Colour-keyed
VIOS J Safety – Passive
GOA Body With
SRS Airbags Without
Side Door Impact Beams With
Head Impact Protection Structure With
Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) Front Seats With
Seat Belts Front 3-Point ELR x 2(Driver/Passenger)
Front Pretensioner & Force Limiter Without
Rear 3-Point ELR x 2 + 2-Point NR x 1(centre)
Collapsible Steering Column With
VIOS J Security
Alarm Immobiliser, Siren with Backup Battery, Cabin Sensor & Tilt Sensor
Auto Door Lock With