GR Yaris, Vios GR-S, other Toyota vehicles coming to PH in 2021: Report

Updated Jan 21, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Toyota PH is going to be busy this year.

Last year, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) launched several cars such as the new Wigo, facelifted Vios, Corolla Cross, Hilux, and the Fortuner. In fact, TMP made a last-minute surprise launch before Christmas Eve as it announced the availability of the 2021 Yaris hatchback.

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Toyota Vios GR-S

Toyota Vios GR-S

Now, it seems that TMP doesn’t want to take its foot off the gas pedal as it is already set to launch a number of models throughout this year. In a report by Visor, TMP will be introducing 10 new models this 2021, starting with the launch of Vios GR-S and the facelifted Innova during the first quarter of the year. As such, we should expect TMP to launch the two models anytime soon.

Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris

Then, in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, TMP will be rolling out the GR Yaris. In case you’re wondering, GR stands for Gazoo Racing, which is Toyota’s motorsport division. Based on our previous report, the GR Yaris looks like a hot hatch on the outside but a bit short on power. Under the hood, it is equipped with a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine that generates 118 hp and 145 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the GR Yaris also has a 1.6-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine option that can put out 257 hp and 360 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a six-speed manual transmission and comes with an all-wheel-drive system. As such, TMP has yet to announce which engine option will be offered if and when the GR Yaris debuts in the local market.    

Toyota GR Hilux

Toyota GR Hilux

In Q3 2021, TMP is going all out as it plans to introduce the all-new Toyota 86 as well as the next-generation Land Cruiser. These two Toyota models will also be joined by the launch of the GR Hilux and the GR Fortuner. Moreover, we should expect an updated Camry and RAV4 by Q4 2021.  

The report also showed that Lexus will be launching several new vehicles this year. One of which is the all-new Lexus NX. The brand will also be bringing in a hybrid version of the all-new NX this year. Expect the all-new NX to debut during Q3 2021 as well as the Lexus ES and ES Hybrid. Moreover, Lexus will be introducing the all-new LX, and the updated LS by Q4 2021.  

Indeed, TMP is showing no signs of slowing down. From the looks of it, TMP has a busy year ahead yet again. 

We reached out to Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) to check the veracity of this 2021 product timeline. However, TMP refused to comment, as expected.  

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Know more about Toyota Yaris 2022

Toyota Yaris

Like its brothers in other Southeast Asian markets, the Philippine-spec Toyota Yaris is a five-door subcompact hatchback based on the Toyota Vios sedan. Locally, it is available in two variants: the Yaris E 1.3 AT and the Yaris S 1.5 AT. Toyota Yaris price Philippines starts at ₱973,000 for the entry-level E 1.3 AT, while the top-of-the-line Toyota Yaris S 1.5 AT is priced at ₱1,114,000

Both trims of the 2021-2022 Toyota Yaris Philippines utilize a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 106 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. For both Yaris variants, both come with a continuously variable transmission with a paddle shifter manual-mode. 

Size-wise, the Toyota Yaris measures 4,140mm long, 1,730mm wide, and 1,500mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,550mm, and a ground clearance of 140mm. 

In the local market, the Toyota Yaris’ competitors includes the likes of the Volkswagen Santana GTS, Honda City hatchback, Mazda2, Suzuki Swift, etc. 

₱ 973,000 - ₱ 1,114,000

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