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Toyota has special OFW deal for new Vios XE variant

Bring this car home for a low monthly payment of P7,394

It’s now easier to own the Vios sedan if you’re an OFW. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

Last month, Toyota Motor Philippines introduced a new Vios variant called the XE. Positioned below the E variants, the XE is powered by the proven 1.3-liter Dual VVT-i engine and equipped with a continuously variable transmission. And as is the case with all the other Vios variants, the XE boasts a full array of safety equipment that includes seven airbags, antilock brakes, vehicle stability control and hill-start assist.

The Vios XE, which is available in Thermalyte, Red Mica Metallic, Freedom White and Alumina Jade Metallic, also comes with a seven-inch touchscreen display and Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Its price? A very competitive P735,000.

If you think the amount is attractive, you’ll find it even more irresistible if you happen to be an overseas Filipino worker. Why? Because TMP, through Toyota Financial Services, is now offering the Vios XE with a special promo meant to “make it easier for OFWs to achieve their dream of getting a car for their families.”

To be specific, overseas Pinoy workers may now purchase the Vios XE for a low monthly payment of P7,394. The catch? The buyer needs to pay a 50% down payment (P367,500), and the financing scheme is for five years (60 months). If you’re okay with these terms, all you need to do is go to the following Toyota Vios mall displays:

  • SM Mall of Asia – February 25 to March 6
  • Duty Free Philippines Fiestamall – February 25 to March 3

Once you’re at the venue, present any of the following documents:

  • OWWA-issued OFW ID
  • MARINA-issued seaman’s handbook
  • employment contract or certificate
  • payslip in the last three months
  • proof of remittance in the last three months

It’s that simple.

If you want to pay in cash, the Vios XE costs P735,000. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

“Toyota recognizes the hardworking OFWs and seafarers who are doing noble work all over the world in order to provide their families a better life,” says TMP first vice president Tini Arevalo in a press statement. “We believe the Vios can be a valuable addition to their household, making it easier, safer and more comfortable for their family members to go to work or school or to just go places and bond as one family.”

If you’re an OFW or are related to someone who is, you might want to give this Toyota offer a serious look. Who knows? The Vios XE could be your family’s next car. Not bad.

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.