2023 Toyota Vios breaks cover in Thailand with fastback styling      

Updated Aug 09, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The model finally gets a new platform after nine years.

After months of teaser photos and spy shots, Toyota has finally unveiled the next iteration of its successful Vios subcompact sedan, marketed as the Yaris Ativ in Thailand.  

The 2023 Toyota Vios premieres in Thailand
“The Yaris Ativ (Vios) was introduced in 2017 with an aim to offer vehicles with affordable price, good fuel economy, and reliability to serve the Thai people such as first jobbers and the younger generations,” said Toyota Motor Thailand President Noriaki Yamashita. 

“It was well-received by Thai customers and could retain the No.1 (position) in the eco-sedan segment, with an accumulated sale of over 133,000 units since it was debuted,” he added.  

2023 Toyota Vios front

The new Vios rides on a variation of the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) 

The Vios has been underpinned by the same platform since the third-generation model was released in 2013. This time, the model now rides on a variation of the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform which it shares with the Raize subcompact crossover and Avanza/Veloz compact MPVs.   


In terms of aesthetics, the new Vios features a more mature design with angular LED headlamps surrounding a larger gloss black front intake, accompanied by a vortex generator duct design for stability at all speeds.  

2023 Toyota Vios rear

It adopts a new fastback design

A more prominent character line runs parallel to the beltline, emphasizing the new sedan’s fastback silhouette. For the rear, LED taillamps with sequential indicators flank the trunk. Completing the new Vios’ stance are a set of 16-inch two-tone design alloy wheels.  


 A redesigned cabin awaits occupants on the new Vios, featuring fabric upholstery on the base and midrange variants while boasting leather seats on the range-topping trim levels. There’s an abundance of soft-touch surfaces all throughout, lending a premium air to the cabin.

2023 Toyota Vios interior

More soft-touch surfaces abound in the cabin 

The enhanced dimensions translate to better head-and legroom for both front and second-row passengers, with 60:40 split-fold rear seats able to expand the default trunk space that has a partition and multipurpose storage. Contributing to the cabin ambience is a 64-color ambient lighting system.    

Tech & Safety

Beyond the leather-clad multi-purpose steering wheel lies a 7-inch instrument cluster that’s now rendered as a digital display, showing relevant vehicle information more clearly and legibly. This is complemented by a floating-type 9-inch touchscreen display that offers support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, patched to six speakers. Wireless charging is available for passengers to top up their mobile devices, in addition to USB charging ports.      

2023 Toyota Vios head unit

A 9-inch touchscreen head unit supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 

The new Vios packs a formidable suite of safety features in its class, including seven airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction/stability control, and hill-start assist. In addition, Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) comes standard, offering a host of driver-assist features such as lane departure alert, pre-collision system, pedal misoperation control, and all-speed adaptive cruise control. 

Engine & Drivetrain

Propulsion on the new Vios comes in the form of a Euro 5-compliant 1.2-liter 4-cylinder Dual VVT-I gasoline power unit, generating 94 hp and 110 Nm of torque. Routing the output to the front wheels is a Super CVT-i with sequential shift. Toyota says the new Vios can travel up to 23.3 kilometers on a single liter of fuel. Three drive modes are available: Normal, Eco, and Sport.  

2023 Toyota Vios Super CVT-i

Power is transferred to the front wheels via a Super CVT-i with sequential shift

Buoying the vehicle over pavement is a MacPherson front strut suspension and a rear torsion beam, both with stabilizer bar control. Electric power steering provides agility through corners.  


The 2023 Toyota Vios is available in four variants for the Thai market: 

  • Sport – THB 539,000 (Php 843,000)
  • Smart – THB 584,000 (Php 913,571)
  • Premium – THB 659,000 (Php 1,031,168)
  • Premium Luxury – THB 689,000 (Php 1,078,110)

No word yet on when the new model will reach our shores, but hopefully it happens sooner rather than later.  

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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

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


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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