IT’S officially a green light for Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) as they unveil the all-new Vios during a media launch at Okada Manila in Parañaque City.
New design and functionality define it from its predecessor, which is now composed of features such as: Eco & Sport Mode, Daytime Running Lights, Vehicle Stability Control and 7 SRS Airbags, among others.
The all-new Vios comes in six variants: 1.3 Base, 1.3 J, 1.3 E, 1.3 E Prime, 1.5 G and 1.5 G Prime.
TMP said the “Prime” models are targeted to capture the younger market in the country.
All variants are equipped with a Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder in-line DOHC 16V EFI engine.
For the 1.3 variants, the Vios produces 98 HP and 123 N-m while for the 1.5 models, they unleash 106 HP and 140 N-m.
This fresh stunner is available in nine color variations: Super Red, Grayish Blue Mica Metallic, Freedom White, Alumina Jade Metallic, Blackish Red Mica, Thermalyte, White Pearl, Red Mica Metallic and Black.
The price for the all-new Vios starts at P600,000 with the top-spec tagged at P1.95 million.
Toyota aims to sell an average of 3,500 units of this new Vios per month wherein they have already sold more than 270,000 units of its predecessors since its introduction in the local market in 2003. Last year alone, they sold over 36,733 units–putting them in 2nd among the world rankings in global sales results for the Vios.
Meanwhile, manufacturing for the all-new Vios has already started at its Sta. Rosa plant in Laguna. And as their commitment to the CARS program, they ought to produce 200,000 units in a span of six years.