Next-gen Vios will be based on a Daihatsu?

Updated Apr 18, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It is expected to come out more rigid and lighter.

The Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform is steadily being integrated into Toyota’s compact city car models such as the Raize and Avanza. Now, reports suggest that the Toyota Vios will follow suit as an all-new model of the subcompact sedan is expected to come out.

Daihatsu DN F-Sedan Concept front view

Daihatsu DN F-Sedan Concept

In a report by headlightmag, the next-generation Toyota Vios will be launched first in Thailand in the third quarter of 2023 under the DNGA platform. It is expected to improve the vehicle’s rigidity and handling, as well as reduce weight which can make it even more efficient and comfortable.

The report states that the new appearance of the all-new Vios will be taken from the Daihatsu DN F-Sedan Concept. It was unveiled at the 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. This concept gives off a more modern take on the design as compared to the current version, which could appeal to more car buyers.

Under the hood, the new subcompact sedan is expected to use a 1.2-liter DOHC 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Toyota will also reportedly launch a 1.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine for the Vios by next year.

Toyota Vios front view

Current PH-spec Toyota Vios

If the said engine options will also be offered in the PH-spec Vios, then the current 1.3-liter 1NR-FE and 1.5-liter 2NR-FE gasoline could be discontinued from the sedan’s range. But axing those two engines for the PH-spec Vios is unlikely since both power units are also found in the Avanza. Besides, nothing is official just yet as of this writing.

Once the Japanese marque confirms that the next-gen Toyota Vios will be based on a Daihatsu, the new model will join the Wigo, Rush, Raize, and Avanza as the rebadged Daihatsu cars in the Philippine lineup. It will be a significant update for the nameplate as the current third-gen version was released locally in 2013.

Don’t miss the latest updates on the next-gen Vios at Philkotse.com.

Know more about Toyota Vios 2022

Toyota Vios

Competing in the subcompact sedan segment, the Toyota Vios 2022 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.

₱ 681,000 - ₱ 1,035,000

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