All-Time Bestseller Toyota Vios Gets a Facelift

Toyota Vios always topped the list of bestselling sedans in the Philippines for a couple of years now. This entry-level subcompact sedan has gone a long way since its launch in 2002. It is one of the cars that really adapted to the times. Here is a glimpse of the major features of the all-new 2021 Toyota Vios.


The biggest update with the Toyota Vios is its modernized exterior. It has shifted to 3-tier LED headlights for all variants, while its high-end variants are also equipped with LED taillights. Its new front grille closely resembles a taller version of the Toyota Corolla Altis grille, which extends up to the headlight. Its new bumper also complements the overall look.


For the most part, the interior of the Vios has not changed much. In fact, it remains the same for most variants. However, Toyota enhanced some features like smart entry and push to start button in the G variant. The G CVT variants also come with new drive modes, the Eco Mode for fuel efficiency and the Sport Mode for peak performance.


Toyota puts premium on safety for any of its models. The Toyota Vios is equipped with 3 SRS airbags for the lower end variants and goes up to 7 SRS airbags for the higher end variants. It is also equipped with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). Among other notable safety features are brake assist, vehicle stability control, and hill-start assist control. The G variant also comes with a rear camera by default.

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota Vios has always been one of the affordable cars in the market not just to buy, but to own. The basic variant is powered by a 1.3-liter engine with a 5-speed manual transmission that delivers a 98hp/123Nm output. The top-of-the-line variant, on the other hand, runs on a 1.5-liter engine with CVT and delivers a 106hp/140Nm output.


Any Toyota car in the market is always worth every penny not just for their individual specs, but also because of Toyota’s incredible after sales support. Toyota’s Periodic Maintenance Services are known for being affordable yet comprehensive, which makes the brand’s models reliable for years to come. Toyota parts are also affordable and readily available across the country, thanks to its wide network of dealers.