Finally, Toyota is refreshing its budget and entry level vehicle, the Vios. Announced at the Bangkok Motor Show last March, the new 2014 Vios has styling similar to the ones used in the new Yaris and Verso.
Although the entry level variant has limited features and no-frills appearance, the higher-end variants sport enhancements such as projector beam headlights, chrome trims, and 15 or 16inch alloy wheels. Although targeted for the lower-end spectrum of the car market, it should be noted that the new Vios boasts a stylish cabin with decent enough materials and design. the HUD gauges are attractively designed, with indoor metallic accents and a four-speaker audio system powered via MP3/USB/Aux connectivity.
A 1.5L four-cylinder engine powers the 2014 Vios. It is capable of developing 109bhp and 104lb-ft of torque. Five-speed manual is standard, with option for a four-speed automatic transmission for a cost.
With a wheelbase of 2,550mm, the 2014 Vios has the following dimensions: 4,410mm in length, 1,700 in width and 1,475 in height.
Availability in the country is still tentative, although sales are expected to start later this year.
UPDATE: According to technology site TechnoBaboy, pricing of the newest Vios will be as follows:
1.3 Base Model – P592,000
1.3 J (MT) – P630,000
1.3 E (MT) – P727,000
1.3 E (AT) – P762,000
1.5 G (MT) – P812,000
1.5 G (AT) – P847,000
Color schemes for the 2014 Vios will be as follows: Red Mica Metallic, Orange Metallic, Dark Brown Metallic, Pearl White, Xtreme Black, Thermalyte, Gray Metallic, and Freedom White.
Aching to have a preview of the car before its slated July launch, you may visit the following dealerships all over Luzon. Below is the schedule:
June 5, 2013 – Toyota Otis; Toyota Abad Santos; Araneta Center; Toyota Cubao; Toyota Shaw
June 6, 2013 – Toyota Balintawak; Toyota North Edsa; Tomas Morato; Toyota Quezon Avenue; Toyota Commonwealth
June 7, 2013 – Toyota Marikina; Toyota Pasig; Tiendesitas/Silver City; Toyota Makati; Toyota Global CIty
June 8, 2013 – Toyota Bicutan; Toyota Pasong Tamo; Bluewave; Toyota Manila Bay; Toyota Dasmariñas; Toyota Alabang
June 9, 2013 – Alabang Town Center/Westgate; Nuvali; Tagaytay Fire Lake Grill/Antonio’s Grill Lunch; Tagaytay Summit Ridge
June 15, 2013 – Toyota Calamba; Toyota San Pablo; SM San Pablo; Toyota Batangas
June 19, 2013 – Toyota Dagupan; Toyota La Union
June 20, 2013 – Toyota Baguio; SM Rosales; Toyota Cabanatuan; San Fernando, Pampanga
June 21, 2013 – Toyota San Fernando; Marquee Mall/SM Pampanga; Toyota Marilao
June 22-23, 2013 – Major commercial areas in Mega Manila