A motorist accidentally caught the sight of a convoy of three badge-covered automobiles on a Philippine road in Las Pinas City. The question posed is Toyota doing their test on their upcoming Toyota Vios 2018?
Since it first launch in the local market, the Vios has always one of the best-selling vehicles in the country.
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Toyota testing their new Vios in the Philippines
This seems to be the first time it has been caught on the local roads
The Toyota Vios 2018, also known as Yaris Ativ in other markets, has previously been unraveled in the Singapore Motor Show. However, this seems to be the first time it has been caught on the local roads. Despite the subtle concealment, the all-new Vios' appearance seems to be pretty similar to its Southeast Asian version Yaris Ativ.
To be more precise, its look reminds us of the refreshed PH-spec Toyota Yaris 2018 that was introduced in December 2017 with a set of upswept head lamps, lower-positioned radiator intake/grille and a big inverted trapezoid.
Toyota Vios 2018 showcased at the Singapore Motor Show
According to what we have seen in the model displayed at Singapore Motor Show, the Toyota Vios 2018 interior is given with revised dashboard and fresher layout. While the Thai-spec Vios is offered with 1.2L powertrain, the PH-market Toyota Vios version is expected to come equipped with the same 1.3 and 1.5L engines found in the Singaporean model.
It is believed that the local model will be equipped with 1.3 and 1.5 litre engines
Some expect the new Vios will soon be revealed by Toyota in the upcoming Manila International Show. Rumor also has it that the vehicle is likely to make its first appearance at Philippine International Motor Show taking place in the 3rd quarter of 2018 hosted by CAMPI which Toyota is a member of. So, let’s wait and see!
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Know more about Toyota Vios 2024
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 732,000 to PHP 1,055,000. A total of 7 Toyota Vios variants are offered, with the top-of-the-line Vios GR-S variant coming with a tag of PHP 1,055,000. 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 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.
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