All-new 2023 Toyota Vios now in Indonesia, is PH next?   

Updated Oct 13, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It drops the 1.3-liter engine in favor of the 1.5-liter power unit.  

The 2023 Toyota Vios is steadily gaining a foothold in the ASEAN region. From its manufacturing base in Thailand, Toyota released the model’s first left-hand drive version in Laos, and now the subcompact sedan arrives in Indonesia. 

2023 Toyota Vios front shotAnother ASEAN market has received the 2023 Toyota Vios

Underpinning the latest iteration is the automaker’s all-new Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform, which gives the Indonesia-spec release dimensions of 4,410mm in length, 1,740mm in width, and 1,480mm in height on a 2,620mm wheelbase. The model is only 15mm shorter than the Thai version

Another detail about the Indonesian Vios is that only the 1.5-liter Dual-VVTi gasoline engine is offered across the board, packing 105 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. Note that this is the same power unit found on the current Avanza and Veloz MPVs.

2023 Toyota Vios instrument cluster

A 7-inch instrument cluster is available on upper trim levels

Shuffling the output to the front wheels is a choice of two gearboxes: a 5-speed manual on the 1.5 E variant and a continuously variable transmission used by the 1.5 G and 1.5 G TSS. Only the CVT is readily available in the meantime, as customers who wish to drive stick have to contend with a lead time of three months. 

The top-spec variant comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, bringing features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision Warning & Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Departure Warning, and Pedal Misoperation Control. 

2023 Toyota Vios Red

We hope to hear from TMP regarding news of its arrival soon

Other standard equipment depending on trim level include front and rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloys, and four-wheel disc brakes for the exterior. Customers can expect a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment display, automatic climate control, and an electronic parking brake inside the cabin. 

Indonesia will be importing the Vios from Thailand, as PT. Toyota Astra Motor’s production facilities are already occupied with manufacturing both the Avanza and Veloz. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is still mum on a potential new Vios release in our market, but as the model makes its way to more ASEAN countries, it might not be for long.       

We keep tabs on new releases making their way through our region at Philkotse.com.

Know more about Toyota Vios 2023

Toyota Vios

Competing in the subcompact sedan segment, the Toyota Vios 2023 is the top sales contributor for the Japanese automaker. The price for the Toyota Vios in the Philippines ranges from PHP 681,000 to PHP 970,000. A total of 10 Toyota Vios cars is offered, with the top-of-the-line Vios GR-S variant coming with a Toyota Vios Philippine price tag of PHP 1,020,000. Two engine options are available in the range, which can be connected to either a 5-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Dimensions-wise, the subcompact sedan spans 4,425 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width, and 1,475 mm in height. The main rivals of the Toyota vehicle include the Honda City, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, and Nissan Almera.

The Toyota Vios is not only the best-selling model in the Japanese automaker's lineup, but the entire Philippine market. It serves as a reliable and dependable subcompact sedan for those who are looking for a daily driver. Also, the Vios is proudly Philippine-assembled which supports Filipino automotive workers. Now, the vehicle is competing in its respective class head high using the refreshed body released by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) in the country last 2020.

₱ 686,000 - ₱ 1,035,000

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Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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