One of the country's best selling subcompact sedans, the Toyota Vios, has just received an upgrade for the 2010 model year.

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation debuted the refreshed and upgraded version of the 2nd generation Vios.

Now on its 2nd generation, the 2010 Vios has been refreshed with significant aesthetic improvements on the outside. The refreshed Vios comes with a redesigned front grille, front bumper and fog lamps, multi-reflector headlamps, side view mirror-integrated turn signal lamps, sporty 15h alloy wheels and new rear combination lamps.

Toyota Vios Gets an Upgrade for 2010

On the inside, there's a new interior, featuring a new sporty leather steering wheel with audio controls, restyled instrument panel, chrome accents, and an auxiliary port for audio players.

Engine choices still include the 1.5L and 1.3L versions of the DOHC VVT-i powerplants, with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. A new color, light blue mica metallic, is also available. The 1.3E, previously only available in manual, now has an automatic transmission option.

"This year, as you know, the automotive market has shown an encouraging growth. As of February, the market sold over 24,300 units, a growth of 37% compared to the same period of last year. Toyota also saw double digit growth of 28%, reaching the record sales of over 8,000 units as of February. Indeed, it is our greatest pleasure to announce our new product under such a promising environment for the country of Philippines as well as for the automobile manufacturer," said Mr. Michinobu Sugata, president, TMP.

The price ranges from PhP 599,000 for the 1.3J variant to PhP 775,000 for the 1.5G A/T version.