Toyota Motors Philippines Inc., recently launched the new 2019 Vios. While fans and enthusiasts may argue if this is just an upgraded version or an all new generation, one thing they sure will agree on; this is one aggressive looking new car.

Aside from the new fascia, the overall look is in the design direction of all Toyota vehicles- Bigger imposing grill that extend to the valance panel and thinner headlights. This gives the vehicle a sporty, aggressive look without departing from the overall traditional shape. The body does get a slight makeover, now with a rounder shape, accentuated by body lines that separate past the B-pillar, a mild departure from the solid, straight angled exterior of the previous model.

Essentially, the 2019 Vios is 15mm longer and 30mm wider than the previous model, while retaining the 1,475mm height and 2,550mm wheelbase. This is the same chassis and drivetrain from its predecessor.

Mr. Satoru Suzuki, Toyota Motor Philippines President
Mr. Takatomo Suzuki, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motors Japan
Ms. Ma. Cristina Arevalo, First Vice President, VSO Marketing Division, TMPI

As the Vios is known for a daily commuter, mainly in the taxi and TNV industries, the spartan look has served its passengers long and well. But the new Vios is now joined by new and more upscale variants, such as the E Prime and G Prime. Also let’s not forget the TRD version, which incidentally, reminds us of the current Vios Cup race cars.

The white TRD version of the Vios is absolutely stunning. Clean but sporty.

The present Vios line is categorized into four: the Prime, G, E, and the J/Base. There is now a total of 9 different variants of the Vios.

The G and E Prime options get aesthetic enhancements such as larger fog lights casing, and either colr-keyed and piano black side mirrors. These also get the aero-kit (Front air dam, rear spoiler and side skirts). Nothing new on performance but they get the paddle shifters, as well as Eco and Sport Drive Modes.

Here is a graph to easily compare the amenities of the different Vios variants

TOYOTA VIOS SPECS 1.5 G PRIME 1.5G 1.3 E PRIME 1.3 E 1.3 J M/T 1.3 Base M/T
Model 2NR-FE 1NR-FE
Type Dual VVT-I 4 Cylinder In-Line DOHC 16V EFI
Displacement 1,946cc 1,329 cc
Maximun Output 106hp/6,000rpm 98hp/6,000rpm
Maximum Torque 140Nm/4,200rpm 123Nm/4,400rpm
Headlamps Halogen Projector Type 4-Beam Halogen
Daytime Running Lamps With Without
Front Fog Lamps
Outer Mirrors Piano Black Color Keyed Piano Black Color Keyed Black
Side Turn Signal Lamp Outer Mirror Integrated Fender
Antenna Fin Type Pole Type
Rear Combination Lamps LED with Line Guide Bulb Type
Wheels 16in Alloy 15in Alloy 14in Full cap
Front Bumper Skirt With Without With Without
Rear Bumper Skirt With Without With Without
Side Skirt With Without With Without
Rear Spoiler With Without With Without
Meter Gauge Optitron Analog
Air Conditioning Automatic Manual
Audio Touch Screen “7: Display CD/MP3 Weblink IOS/Android 2DIN with CD/MP3 with Bluetooth 2DIN with CD/MP3 with Bluetooth
with Bluetooth, USB and AUX Connectivity USB & AUX Connectivity
Speakers 6 4 2
Steeering 3-spoke leather with Audio Switch 3-spoke leather with Audio Switch 3-spoke Urethane
Paddle Shifter With Without
Eco Drive Mode With Without
Sport Drive Mode With Without
Starting System Push Start Rotary (Mechanical)
Air Bag (7) All Variants
Steering Power
Window Front and Rear with Jam Protection
Door Lock With
Outer Mirrors With (Power Retractable) With Without
Hill Start Assist Control With
SRS Airbags
Driver/Passenger With
Side With
Curtain Shield With
Knee With (Driver Only)


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