First impressions: Trying out the all-new Toyota Vios

An exclusive first drive
by Jason Tulio | Jul 21, 2018

If we had to pick an undisputed king of the Philippine streets, it would have to be the Toyota Vios. If you don't agree, take a look at any parking lot or street corner and count the number of units you see. Strength in numbers, right?

So it comes as no surprise, then, that the recent launch of the fourth-gen Vios was big news amongst car lovers and regular consumers alike. Its arrival signaled one thing: The emperor is back, and it's wearing some fancy new clothes. 

First up, the exterior looks much sleeker, punctuated by a front fascia that's more in line with modern design languages. On the inside, it sports a blacked-out interior that's easy on the eyes and well-bolstered seats that are comfy for long drives and arduous road trips. 

Worth noting, though, is the engine. While it sports a new resonator for a quieter hum, the new Vios has the same NR-series powertrain from the previous model. Odd choice for an all-new model, admittedly, but trust Toyota to stick to a winning formula when it sees one. 

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What else does the all-new Vios have to offer? Watch our video above to find out. And leave your thoughts in the comments below. 

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