A couple of days ago, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced through its official Facebook page, that it will launch a new model on July 25, 2020. The company posted a teaser poster with the tagline: “Ready to level up?”
Are you ready to level up?
As a result, many people were excited, and we’re firing out guesses as to what TMP was launching. Later on, we found out that it’s going to be a facelifted 2020 Toyota Vios, thanks to our colleagues from Carguide.ph who got several leaked photos from an anonymous tipster.
Yep, it's very reminiscent of the Toyota Corolla Altis.
Now there are three photos, one each for the entry-level variant, the mid-tier trim, and the top trim. The top trim, just like a lot of other top-of-the-line models nowadays, have eschewed using chrome, and instead adorned with a glossy blacked-out grille. It also has LED headlights, and that’s something that the Toyota Vios didn’t have before. The mid-trim, on the other hand, appears to be riding on alloys wheels, while the entry-level trim features a matte black, obviously plastic version of the new, sporty-looking front end.
Note the gloss black grille and the chrome strip
With regards to the overall shape of the front fascia, all three look like they’re sporting a design which is quite a departure from the currently available Toyota Vios. Gone is the bulbous, “joker” like grin, and instead, as far as the leaked photos go, the new look is something more akin to the Toyota Corolla Altis, thanks to the facelifted Vios’ wider grille, and wider lower bumper.
All in all, the facelifted Toyota Vios is much more angular looking than ever before, and we can even say that its new design is more in line with the currently prevalent Toyota design language.
A look from the side at the facelifted Vios
When it comes to specs, nothing has been revealed yet, but we’re guessing that this facelifted 2020 Toyota Vios will use the same engine and transmission options fitted to the current model.
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Know more about Toyota Vios 2021
The country's number one car brand, Toyota Motor Philippines, introduced the Toyota Vios in 2002. This subcompact sedan is made at Toyota's plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Currently, the Philippine-spec Toyota Vios is offered in nine variants. Prices for the Toyota-made sedan ranges from Php 681,000 to Php 1,020,000. The Toyota Vios subcompact sedan gets two engine options, two transmission options, and a whole host of comfort and safety features. The said model is also available in a wide range of color options. This includes Black, Red Mica, Pearl White, Thermalyte, Blackish Red, Alumina Jade, Freedom White, Grayish Blue, and Super Red.
Cesar G.B. Miguel