Thanks to the benefits of hindsight, we know that the Vios was never going to fail. This was a car that, at first attempt, hit the sweet spot with Malaysian buyers, being priced within the reach of national makes, backed by the assurance of a Toyota badge. It was essentially what past generations of the Corolla used to offer but available at a more attractive price.
Indeed, the preposition proved a hit with Malaysians, who consistently put the Vios among the top two selling models in its segment. Through four model generations, Toyota has made incremental improvements to the Vios, modernizing it with new features, continuously fine-tuning its running gear, whilst staying true to its original philosophy of being an honest and functional product.