Toyota Motor Philippines releases 2010 Vios

With a new variant to boot for the local market
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Apr 5, 2010
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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - 2010 Toyota Vios launched 

Toyota Motor Philippines has released the refreshed Toyota Vios along with a new automatic transmission-equipped 1.3-liter variant for the local market.

The 2010 Toyota Vios lineup is now made up of the:
1.3-liter J MT at P599,000
1.3-liter E MT at P685,000
1.3-liter E AT at P720,000
1.5-liter G MT at P775,000
1.5-liter G AT at P810,000.

"We're already selling 1,000 Vios units a month for the past few months, and with the new changes we've made to it, I'm sure we'll sell even more of it in the months to come," said Raymond Rodriguez, Toyota Philippines first vice president for vehicle sales operations.

The Toyota Vios' facelift begins with the redesigned front fascia: from the chrome-accented front grille to the bumper, multi-reflector headlamps and fog lamps. According to Top Gear Philippines' car design guru Brian Afuang, the Toyota Vios' facelift makes it look like a miniature version of the Toyota Camry.

The refreshed 1.5-liter Vios also gets new 15-inch alloy wheels with turn signals lamps now being integrated with side view mirrors. Even the Vios' rear end was mildly retouched thanks to the new combination lamps and the license plate garnish that's now body-colored and accented with a thin strip of chrome, just like its door mouldings.

The redesign is more than sheet-metal deep as the Vios' interior was also worked on. The 1.5-liter variant's steering wheel is not only covered in leather, it now sports controls for the audio system as well.

To prove that the Toyota Vios is a true value-for-money vehicle power windows and door locks are now available on all variants, as well as the Toyota's vehicle security system (except for the 1.3 J variant), seat back pockets with bag hooks, front armrest with a built-in cup holder, center console with multi-purpose storage bin, and SRS airbags.

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The refreshed Toyota Vios is now available in six colors:
- Silver Metallic
- Black
- Beige Metallic
- Red Mica Metallic
- Bronze Mica Metallic
- all-new Light Blue Mica Metallic.

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