The best-selling sedan from Toyota has received a sleek makeover, as well as a plethora of new and updated technologies. Officially making its Philippine debut is the all-new 2019 Toyota Vios. Available in nine different variants, Toyota's perennial four-door combines zesty new looks, tried-and tested familiarity, better safety kit and a lot more added features.
Starting off with its looks, Toyota has gone for a sportier design for the 2019 Vios. Sweeping headlights, along with a redesigned front grill make their way onto the four-door. There are also new LED daytime running lights available for high-end variants of the Vios which make for a more sophisticated look. Also receiving a makeover are the rear taillights which are now available with LED lighting. Depending on the model chosen, the Vios can come with 16-inch or 15-inch alloy wheels. Base and J variants only come with 14-inch steel wheels.
Like the exterior, Toyota was also busy changing the cabin of the 2019 Vios. A simpler, three-pod instrument cluster makes its way inside the sedan, along with a new three-spoke steering wheel. The center console and dashboard have been redesigned as well and now come with restyled aircon vents, center cupholders and a refreshed gear selector for CVT variants.
High-grade models will also come with the following: leather-wrapped steering wheel, piano black trim pieces, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment, audio controls and paddle shifters on the steering wheel, and a multi-info display.
Under the hood, the Vios is available with either a 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter Dual VVT-i, four-cylinder engines. The smaller 1NR-FE puts out 98 PS at 6000 rpm with 123 Nm at 4400 rpm, while the bigger 2NR-FE comes with 106 PS at 6000 rpm along with 140 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. Transmission choices for the 2019 Vios include a five-speed manual gearbox and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with seven-speed manual select.
In terms of safety, the Vios is now equipped to the hilt. Certified by the ASEAN-New Car Safety Program (ASEAN-NCAP) of having a 5-star safety rating, all models of the Vios now come with anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, vehicle stability control, hill-start assist and seven airbags. High-end variants, on the other hand, come with extras like keyless smart entry, engine start/stop button, as well as Eco & Sport modes.
The 2019 Toyota Vios is available in a wide array of colors. These include seven unique shades that consist of: Alumina Jade Metallic, Blackish Red Mica, Black, Freedom White, Red Mica Metallic, Thermalyte and White Pearl (+ Php 15,000 extra). There are also two new color choices for the 2019 Vios; Grayish Blue Mica Metallic and Super Red V.
Pricing for the 2019 Toyota Vios are as follows:
1.3 Base M/T – Php 659,000
1.3 J M/T – Php 685,000
1.3E M/T – Php 828,000
1.3E CVT – Php 878,000
1.3 E Prime M/T – Php 883,000
1.3 E Prime CVT – Php 933,000
1.5 G M/T – Php 981,000
1.5 G CVT – Php 1,040,000
1.5 G CVT Prime – Php 1,095,000