Thursday, October 27, 2011

Toyota Vios Review

This second-generation Toyota Vios launched earlier in Japan under the name Toyota Belta and in America and Europe under the name Toyota Yaris Sedan. Naming is indeed true because this is the second generation Vios Toyota Yaris sedan with styling, built on the same platform and uses the same engine. The name 'Vios' is used in Southeast Asia, to continue the success of the first generation Vios is quite popular in Southeast Asian countries. With a gimmick 'FuelSaver and Speedmaker', Vios trying to position ourselves as an economical compact sedan as well as fast, coupled with the advantages of Toyota's products generally are abundant features and leading aftersales service.

These features are arguably carries the most complete among rivals. Starting from the security which is supported by dual SRS airbags, ABS, EBD, BA, supported also by the third brake light and rear fog lights or rear fog lamp that is rare in its class. For better lighting, the car is equipped with Xenon HID headlights are equipped with auto-leveling feature that automatically lowers the light when it passed another car so as not to dazzle. For efficiency, throttle equipped with ETCS-i or more commonly known by the name-by-wire throttle, which makes better fuel consumption due to more controlled throttle openings, but by most people because it feels inhibited the performance of the accelerator response is not instantaneous. Other features include support for comfort MID with on-board computer to monitor the fuel consumption and average speed, optitron instrument panel with an attractive design, the audio button on the steering wheel, and electric retractable side mirrors. Adequate standard audio system with 6 speakers, head unit with integrated single-disc MP3 and WMA support and equipped with ASL (Auto Sound Leveling) that automatically speeds up the volume when the car taller. For the special edition TRD Sportivo which was recently launched after the facelift, the head unit is replaced with an audio / video system equipped with a touchscreen monitor and GPS ready (must add module / GPS antenna).


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