For a decade now the Vios has served as the subcompact sedan benchmark, and it stands as one of the most successful autos out there. Ever consistent for being a best seller, and highly praised and acclaimed by many auto lovers and by transportation businesses for its size, price and reliability, the Toyota Vios made its mark as a sedan well loved by corporate fleets and taxi companies. But most especially, it is embraced by most families as their favorite ride. As a matter of fact, almost every time cars pass by, you would definitely see a Vios twice or thrice more than any other car, proving that it is the Toyota vehicle Filipinos trust and love.
Three generations of the Toyota Vios have been launched since 2002 and ever since it has become one of the best-selling automobile in the nation. Toyota Vios definitely lives up to its name Vios, which means “To Move Forward” in Latin. Originally built to replace the Tercel, Vios is a four-door subcompact sedan that is manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation and it came to be best loved in the Asia Pacific region of the world.
The first generation Vios was created in Thailand and its body panels were modified from the Platz, which crafted the remarkable and unique appearance of the Vios, but the portions and feature designs were quite similar to that of the E120 Corolla. In 2005 the Vios was remodeled for a new appearance and both the interior and exterior had minor cosmetic changes for the 2006 released version.
Production of this early version was stopped in late 2007 with the birth of the official 2nd generation Vios. It was given a fresh new look with its new wheels, head and tail lamps and for its interior design, and it was upgraded with an even more convenient feature with a flat rear floor for maximum comfort ability. This second generation Vios also focused more of its features to coziness rather than handling because of its leg space row and trunk space.
Vios of the third generation was later unveiled in Bangkok International Motor show of 2013 and this was the version that catapulted Vios’s standard as a world class and global vehicle, becoming the most successful and best-selling of its kind of auto up until now. The third generation Vios has a lighter frame compared to its predecessors which makes navigation easy breezy. And the headlights have a more pronounced slanted shape to match with its angular bumper which makes the overall look sportier than any sedan.
From its gorgeous appeal to its decent cabin space and durability, the Toyota Vios attracts most auto enthusiasts and is celebrated in the global car industry. But aside from the overall impeccable good design and superb authenticity, Vios hosts one of the finest engines. The latest model boasts of 4 variants: 1.3 Base, 1.3 J, 1.3 E (a taxi favorite) and finally 1.5 G. Each holds its own prowess, with both manual and automatic transmissions available for E and G spec trim levels while the Base and J models have manual transmission alone.
Specifically the two latest models E Grade and G Grade have almost the same specifications. Both have an overall weight (mm) of 4410, overall width (mm) 1700 and an overall height that is 1475 mm. The engine types for both models have the capacity of 1497 as well as maximum output 80 kw or 107 bhp per 6000 rpm and a maximum torque capacity of 141 per 4200 rpm. And the best thing about Toyota vehicles are their fuel consumption and the Vios is built with a CO2 Emission of 147 and Fuel Tank Capacity of 42.
Following the success of the previous generation, the third generation Vios proved its worth in the Philippine Market by being the best-selling sedan because of its amazing interior and exterior that is well appreciated by car enthusiasts. From the distinct framework, which is such a head turner to its sporty silhouette, it lives up to the expectations of many. The Catamaran Roof Design is uniquely styled as a gorgeous roof that not only adds to the aesthetic but is also made from lightweight material for a lower centre of gravity. For its bumper, the frontal is a prominent chrome-accented grille that extends into the headlamps for that chic sporty look. The projector headlamps are also to die for with its cut through the dark power of great visibility and also a pro for its visual. Meanwhile, the lower front spoiler improves the aerodynamics with a front air dam that effectively channels wind for better cooling performance. Going to the side, the boldly sculptured body panels give the Vios its athletic figure that definitely makes it stand out. And finally, the rear lamps are contoured sharply and styled to perfection with bright and clear tail lamps to emboss it with a superior outlook.
The interior, on the other hand, definitely does not disappoint with a multi-function steering that electronically assists your steering wheel features and audio control buttons that will keep you safe by making you look at the road at all times. Not to miss out on the beauty and function, the stylish instrumental cluster that is positioned in the driver’s line of sight holds a 3-ring designed meter that amplifies the sports look. And finally for the high quality finish the finely stitched upholstery is bounded by its lustrous black accents that cover every inch of the Vios’ cabin.
There are plenty of reasons why Toyota Vios has been consistently the number one selling automobile in the Philippines for the best part of the last 10 years already. Efficient, versatile, easy to drive, affordable and reliable, these are the best descriptions for the Toyota Vios. But that’s not all!
Toyota Vios has always been regarded to be one of the comfiest cars ever and with its features from the cabin space to the luggage space you can be sure of the heavenly comfort it gives. Starting from its package and rear shoulder clearance it is without a doubt high class rear comfort. The luggage space does not disappoint because it is big enough for up to four full-size golf bags also the boot can accommodate bulky items. Superior usability of the interior storage space is available as well as rear armrest that offers twin cup-holders where you can put your drinks. Finally, the cabin space that is designed thinner and a flat floor that has enough leg space which makes Vios a supreme vehicle.
Toyota Vios holds a VVT-i technology that combines low consumption with spirited performance of 107bhp per 6,000rpm and 141N per 4,200rpm. The Suspension and Brakes hosts improved suspension which ensures stability during directional change and it has 15-inch ventilated front disc brakes and 14-inch rear disc brakes that provide superior brake power to make you feel safe. The steering is flawless especially with electronic power steering that provides excellent and precise steering performance. Toyota Vios is intricately created with its body structure that has an enhanced body rigidity and reduced weight. Special features such as the eco drive indicator which economically controls how you drive because of its built-in alerts and the handling stability where the aero stabilizing fins exist have been helpful for the airflow and handling stability, finally to top it off there are specially designed silencers, carpets and engine mounts which minimizes cabin noise and vibration.
Ultimately, Toyota Vios have plenty of safety equipment and measures for its drivers and passengers. First off is the ABS or Anti-lock Brake System that controls the braking hydraulic pressure and helps prevent the wheels from locking up to ensure stable braking performance even on slippery and intricate surfaces. Second, the SRS Airbags (Supplemental Restraint System) that is available for the driver and front passenger seats. Third, to help reduce whiplash injuries when an unfortunate rear end collision occurs the WIL (Whiplash Injury Lessening) concept seat ensures safety for the front seats. Fourth, and one of the most important factors, are the collision safety body that helps reduce injury from any front and side collisions. And finally, the Child Restraint System which complies with the international safety standards secures up to two child seats at the rear.
Any car enthusiast would testify to the grandiloquence of the Toyota Vios. And if being the number one selling vehicle in the country for 10 consecutive years already isn’t enough proof of how well received it is by the people, then maybe the superb reliability and overall aesthetic appeal of the auto will make you adore it.
Well-loved by all kinds of people, families praise it for its convenience and comfort, taxi companies love its affordable yet topnotch quality service and auto lovers simply adore its existence. When all of the best features and visuals of this car are combined, it serves as a dynamic driving experience for each owner which without a doubt proves that Vios is class on its own.
Toyota Vios gets approval and nods from the media and not just due to it sporty design and such but also because it’s a very affordable vehicle. It comes in four variants; the base model, the J, E and the line topping G models and a choice between two engines the 1.5L and the 1.3L. Plus, you get to choose the colors from red mica metallic to white pearl.
Being the best vehicle for years now you can be sure that your money is worth buying this satisfactory vehicle, so how much does it cost to have a Toyota Vios? Depending on the variant you have chosen and transmission the prices vary from 592,000 pesos to 895,000.
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