Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) officially unveiled the 2020 update of its best-selling, locally made passenger car – the Toyota Vios.
First launched in 2003, the new Vios comes at the forefront of TMP’s drive to lead the resurgence of the local auto industry by responding to the Filipinos’ need for quality, efficient, and safe mode of transportation.
Introduced in an online launch program on July 25. 2020, the new Vios is expected to continue its streak as the Philippine's top-selling car – a record it has held for more than a decade. As a testament to how important the Philippine market is to the brand and the nameplate, the Philippines was the first to launch and sell the refreshed model in the world.
“You can count on TMP to stay true to our promise of making the world’s best Vios, and in the process, helping the economy, and providing livelihood to thousands of Filipino families,” said TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto during his remarks, pertaining to the local production of the Vios in TMP’s Santa Rosa, Laguna manufacturing plant.
“With the new Vios, we have once again reinvented the Filipino’s most preferred car. With its upgraded design and new features, we can truly expect the New Vios to LEVEL UP YOUR DRIVE!” he added.
The new Vios lineup boasts improvements on its looks and features across 9 available variants – G CVT and M/T, E CVT and M/T, XLE CVT, and M/T, XE CVT, and J and J Base in M/T.
Leveled-up Look and Features
The new Vios gets an eye-catching upgrade on its exterior with the glossy black front grille, further accentuated by the 3-tier LED headlights and daytime running lights for G variants. G, E, and XLE variants also get LED fog lamps. G variants have 16-inch alloy wheels and LED rear combination lamps with line guide for a sleek and sporty look from the front, to the side, and the back.
The smart entry feature and push start button now come standard for G variants, while paddle shifters and available drive modes (Eco Mode and Sport Mode) come with the G CVT variant.
Safety features include SRS airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution + Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control and Hill-Start Assist Control. The back camera is available from G variants, and customers may choose from 3 or 7 SRS airbags for certain variants.
The 2020 model features a low and wide stance, sporting a refreshed look while maintaining its reasonable price point.
Pricing and availability
The SRPs for the new Vios variants that are covered by TMP’s nationwide One Price Policy is as follows:
Buyers of the new Vios can enjoy a free periodic maintenance package up to 20,000 KMs, 5-year warranty, and one-year comprehensive insurance. Loyal customers may also take advantage of trade-in discounts, while both current car owners and first-time buyers can choose from flexible financing deals.
The New Vios will also be made available through the recently introduced car-leasing program, Kinto One.
For more information on the new Vios, visit TMP’s official website at www.toyota.com.ph and follow the official social media accounts and online communities at ToyotaMotorPhilippines (Facebook and Instagram), @ToyotaMotorPH (Twitter), and Toyota PH (Viber).