Toyota Philippines launches a new Vios variant, the Vios 1.3 XLE 2020

Updated Jan 26, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

In a bit to make the popular Toyota Vios more affordable, Toyota introduces the Vios 1.3 XLE. Check out the Toyota Vios' latest variant right here!

If it isn’t obvious to you yet, the Toyota Vios is Toyota Philippine’s top seller. It can even be said as the most popular sedan in the country.

When they switched over to the new, facelifted and updated Vios currently sold now, many were apprehensive. For one thing, the design was quite a departure from the look of 2013 to 2018 and another is heftier prices due to new excise taxes.

As a result, the sales for the popular model has slowed down a bit. It’s still a best seller, but It looks like the older version did better when it first came out. So, what’s Toyota Philippines to do? Well, come up with a new affordable variant of course!

Toyota Vios 2020

For us though, the new Toyota Vios looks alright

1. Toyota Vios 1.3 XLE 2020

Called the Toyota Vios 1.3 XLE, this new variant of Toyota Vios Philippines is placed between the Vios 1.3 E and the 1.3 XE. It shares a lot of features with 1.3 E with a few exceptions.

On the outside, the Vios 1.3 XLE like the Vios 1.3 E has 15 inches allow wheels, LED daytime running lights, bulb type rear combination lamps, 4-beam halogens for the front and front fog-lamps. So when it comes to looks, the features, these two are just about the same.

toyota vios 1.3 XLE 2020

Ladies and gents, meet the 2020 Toyota Vios 1.3 XLE

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Under the hood, the 1.3 XLE shares the same engine with all 1.3-liter variants; the 1NR-FE. A DOHC inline-4 with dual VVT-I gasoline engine that can make around 98 horsepower and 123 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels with a CVT or a 5-speed manual. Note that the only other variant that offers either of those two tranny options is the Vios 1.5 G.

Inside, the Vios 1.3 XLE is as well equipped as the 1.3 E with a seven-inch touchscreen. This head unit has many connectivity options including Weblink for iOS and Android. Like the Toyota Vios 1.3 E MT, the Vios 1.3 XLE only has 4-speakers.

2020 toyota vios 1.3 E's interior

The interior of the 1.3 XLE might look like this one which is from the 1.3 E's

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In terms of safety, the Toyota Vios XLE 2020 retains some key safety features like an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, stability control, and hill-start assist. Though its number of airbags has been reduced on three; a knee airbag, and dual front airbags.

Note also that the variants below the Vios XLE will now also get three airbags. They did this to make the car more affordable. Like the XLE though, some safety features like the HSA, VSC, brake assist and the ABS will be retained.

2. Toyota Vios 1.3 XLE 2020 Pricelist

For your reference, here are the prices of the 2020 Toyota Vios 1.3 XLE.

Php 841,000
Php 791,000

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Know more about Toyota Vios 2024

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 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.

₱ 732,000 - ₱ 1,055,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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