Is the next-generation Toyota Vios arriving in 2013?

By Patrick Everett Tadeo
 

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Is the next-generation Toyota Vios coming in 2013?

The second-generation Toyota Vios has been around since 2007, which means that its third-generation replacement is long overdue. Looks like it's finally arriving. Our source within Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) tells us that a full model change of the country's best-selling passenger car is due next year.

Though TMP's product planning department would only say that the next-generation Vios, Yaris and Corolla are due "within the next three years," our source has confirmed that the Vios and the Yaris will reach TMP's showrooms in 2013. Our source even says that the styling of the next-generation Vios and Yaris will ditch the curvaceous lines of the current model in favor of a more angular and aggressive look.

In hindsight, the speech of Toyota Autoparts Philippines (TAP) president Shinji Mizoe already hinted at the production of an all-new Toyota model in the Philippines--at least parts-wise--when he said that TAP hopes to acquire "next-generation model projects" to build parts for. Besides the G- and R-Type manual transmissions for Toyota's light commercial vehicles, TAP also manufactures the constant-velocity joints for the Vios, the Yaris and the Corolla.

So, do you think the Vios's all-new edition is rolling into TMP showrooms next year?

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  • gucci88 Sep 07 2012 @ 02:53pm
    Hope they move the speedometer to its usual location on cars..... but i think its personal preference
  • maranello_5775 Sep 07 2012 @ 02:59pm
    I hope it is not the toyota etios sold in India
  • Leopaul del Rosario Sep 07 2012 @ 03:03pm
    Uh no. The Vios is already dead. Replaced by the eleventh-generation Corolla. I strongly believe that the eleventh-generation Corolla has the same size as the Vios so, there should be no room for the Vios.
    • spherion03 Sep 08 2012 @ 01:11am
      If you are even aware. Vios and Corolla are in different segments. Vios is to Subcompact while Corolla is to Compact segment, get it?
  • triple4 Sep 07 2012 @ 03:27pm
    Perhaps this could be a preview of the new Vios....

    http://www.cbt.com.my/2012/04/25/toyota-dear-qin-previews-vios-and-asian-yaris/
    • spherion03 Sep 08 2012 @ 01:09am
      I think that was the concept where the All-New Auris came from, and probably the All-New Corolla.
    • Adrian Sep 10 2012 @ 11:40am
      concept lang po yan.
  • foolishofficer Sep 07 2012 @ 03:57pm
    The overdue Vios/Yaris should be introduced next year or it will lose its no. 1 spot in that segment.
  • psim888 Sep 07 2012 @ 04:48pm
    How about all new Fortuner, is it also forthcomimg?
    • Adrian Sep 10 2012 @ 11:41am
      2014 pa yata yan.
      • spherion03 Sep 10 2012 @ 05:58pm
        right, because they just launched the facelifted Fortuner.
  • carwiki Sep 07 2012 @ 05:25pm
    I hope that its instrument cluster will not be on the middle again.
  • d.lake Sep 07 2012 @ 05:42pm
    yes, i think there's a new model
  • spherion03 Sep 08 2012 @ 12:14am
    The All-New Auris in Europe looks very good, hope that the All-New Vios and Yaris will look aggresively sexy.
  • GotToRead Sep 08 2012 @ 12:30am
    Aggressive looking taxi fleet? Quite intimidating.
  • Leopaul Sep 08 2012 @ 12:56am
    Toyota Vios is sold in Japan as the Belta. The Belta was discontinued earlier this year. The reason why I don't want to expect a full model change of the Vios is simple. If a Japanese car is not sold in Japan, then ignore it.

    http://car-research.jp/toyota/belta.html
    • spherion03 Sep 08 2012 @ 01:13am
      Japan and Philippines have different market sales.
    • spherion03 Sep 08 2012 @ 01:15am
      They cannot just discontinue something that is a best selling in a country.
      • Leopaul Sep 08 2012 @ 03:53am
        Cars that were not sold in their home countries but sold in other countries. Such example was this Ford Ranger. Yes, it maybe killed and no longer available but how come it's there from a different country? Then there was the VW Routan, Chevrolet TrailBlazer (no longer available in USA), Hyundai Eon (not Korean), Honda Civic (not Japanese), Kia cee'd (Europe only), Nissan Tiida (no longer available in Japan, replaced by the new Note), and others.

        That's why I don't like cars that were not sold in their home countries by sold in other countries. Japan is Japan, Korea is Korea, USA is USA, Germany is Germany and that's about it.
        • warak1422 Sep 08 2012 @ 10:17pm
          u hav a pt.
        • Deyn Man Sep 09 2012 @ 01:29am
          sorry i still don't get it... why can't i expect a full model change if the Belta was discontinued in Japan? the vios, as discussed is due for a make-over anyways...
    • GeneIMV Sep 10 2012 @ 12:06pm
      Japan local market is different to other market, especially in the Philippines. There are models that are only sold in Japan, and there are also models that are not sold them.

      Each market have its own unique requirement based on the customers' preference.
      Toyota studies each market on what customers want and then decide which model to introduce, continue or discontinue.
    • Adrian Sep 10 2012 @ 11:45am
      Tama yan ang ALL New 2013 vios! Galing thailand yan!
    • spherion03 Sep 10 2012 @ 06:00pm
      That was just a photoshopped picture of the All-New Yaris in other countries.
      • Fernando Amorsolo Sep 11 2012 @ 09:11pm
        I don't think that is a photoshopped Yaris. Yaris is way smaller
        • spherion03 Sep 25 2012 @ 10:48pm
          kaya nga "photoshopped" eh
    • Fernando Amorsolo Sep 11 2012 @ 09:11pm
      I have no doubt this would be the next Vios.
  • Deyn Man Sep 08 2012 @ 01:36pm
    based on experience, best to get an out going toyota model -- where toyota puts in all the bells and whistles to get them off the showroom before the new one arrives! :)
  • capt.tanker Sep 09 2012 @ 02:06pm
    Any news on New Fortuner with upgraded engine.
    • Adrian Sep 10 2012 @ 11:43am
      may VNT sila parang VGT ng montero. Pero mas maganda yung VNT improve your engine kasi ng 40% for horsepower, and a LCD monitor for navigation!
  • Adrian Sep 10 2012 @ 11:36am
    Good job for toyota! Galing! noong may 2012 pa may all new vios sa thailand at noong 2011 pa may all new yaris sa US at europe pero mas maganda ang design version ng europe, I hope yun ang makarating dito. Sa Corolla naman ito ang dapat bigyan ng pasin kasi matindi ang competion sa mga varriants na ito. Dapat may all new 2013 corolla na.
  • nicologarcia Sep 18 2012 @ 08:59pm
    With the introduction of new variants of the current 2nd generation Vios such as the 1.3J Limited, 1.3G M/T, 1.5 TRDSportivo, the aggressive pricing, and features galore, definitely the 3rd generation IS coming real soon.
  • aps888 Dec 23 2012 @ 01:02pm
    are there any news on the new release of the Vios?
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