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New Toyota Vios: Specifications, features and prices

With nine variants, including the new 1.5 G Prime CVT

Toyota took the new Vios out for a spin last weekend. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

We called it as early as February—that Toyota Motor Philippines is going to launch the new Vios subcompact sedan this July. Indeed, the Japanese automaker is officially releasing the “full model change” Vios tomorrow, July 20, at Okada Manila.

TMP sent us photos from the new Vios’s “sighting” activity last weekend, together with the official specifications and prices. Of course, we’d like to share everything with you.

Do you like the front over the outgoing model’s face? PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

There are nine variants: 1.5 G Prime (CVT); 1.5 G (CVT and MT); 1.3 E Prime (CVT and MT); 1.3 E (CVT and MT); 1.3 J (MT); and 1.3 Base (MT).

There are two engines:

  • 1.5-liter 2NR-FE Dual VVT-i four-cylinder gasoline (106hp and 140Nm); and
  • 1.3-liter 1NR-FE Dual VVT-i four-cylinder gasoline (98hp and 123Nm).

The engines are mated to either one of two transmissions: CVT and five-speed manual.

The following are the exterior dimensions: 4,425mm long, 1,730mm wide and 1,475mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,550mm.


EXTERIOR FEATURES: Headlamps; daytime running lights; front fog lamps; side mirrors; side turn signal lamps; outside door handles; antenna; rear combination lamps; wheels; front bumper skirt; rear bumper skirt; side skirts; rear spoiler.


INTERIOR FEATURES: Instrument panel; air-conditioning; audio system; speakers; steering wheel; steering column; paddle shifters; Eco drive mode; Sport drive mode; shift lever and knob; engine-start system.


POWER FEATURES: Power steering; power windows; power door locks; power side mirrors.


SAFETY FEATURES: Front airbags; side airbags; curtain airbags; driver-side knee airbag; vehicle stability control; hill-start assist; antilock brakes; front seatbelts; rear seatbelts; child lock protection; high-mount stop lamp.


SECURITY FEATURES: Toyota Vehicle Security System; wireless door locks.

(NOTE: Please refer to the captions for the identification of each row in the spec sheets. Those with an asterisk indicate CVT-equipped variants. Also, pardon the occasional typographical error; the spec sheet sent to us looks like a raw file.)

The new Vios will be available in nine exterior colors: Super Red, Grayish Blue Mica Metallic, Freedom White, Alumina Jade Metallic, Blackish Red Mica, Thermalyte, White Pearl, Red Mica Metallic and Black.

Oh, yeah…the prices:

  • 1.5 G Prime CVT – P1,095,000
  • 1.5 G CVT – P1,040,000
  • 1.5 G MT – P981,000
  • 1.3 E Prime CVT – P933,000
  • 1.3 E Prime MT – P883,000
  • 1.3 E CVT – P878,000
  • 1.3 E MT – P828,000
  • 1.3 J MT – P685,000
  • 1.3 Base MT – P659,000

The White Pearl paint job—available on the 1.5 G Prime CVT, 1.5 G CVT and 1.5 G MT variants—adds P15,000 to the standard retail price.

People seem to universally like the rear styling. We think. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

So there. Consider yourself informed before the car’s formal launch tomorrow. The new Vios, by the way, is proudly Philippine-made. Toyota is manufacturing it at its production facility in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Which means that every unit sold helps sustain the local assembly plant and create more jobs for Filipino workers. Something to think about when you’re shopping for a new subcompact sedan.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.