Toyota’s new Vios 1.3 XE model should be in your first car list

    When it comes to buying your first car, you’ll consider all angles like specs, price, forums, and even ask away from current owners about their testimonials. On an entry level budget, one best seller is the Toyota Vios, the No.1 selling Sub-Compact car has just been refreshed and its a nice choice for your first car.


    That’s why Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) further strengthens the Vios’ position as the country’s best-selling subcompact sedan by expanding its wide range of variants, with the introduction of the Vios XE.

    Designed and created to provide customers with an entry-level but top-quality sedan with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that is easy to own at 735,000 SRP, the Vios XE is aptly named for being Xtra Economical, Xtra Efficient, and Xtra Easy to Drive.

    “Now more than ever, Filipino drivers will get to experience the comfort of automatic transmission while enjoying all the hallmark features of the Toyota brand,” said TMP First Vice President Cristina Arevalo.

    Under the Vios XE’s hood is the tried-and-tested 1.3L Dual VVT-i engine, which has proven itself to be a preferred powertrain for fuel efficiency. The XE also shares the same safety features present across all Vios variants: a 5-star ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rating, 7 SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, and Anti-Lock Brake System.

    With the Vios XE, drivers can relax on the road with their carefully curated playlist as the newly introduced variant comes equipped with a touch screen 7” Display Audio with CD/MP3, weblink for both iOS/Android, as well as Bluetooth, USB, and AUX connectivity.

    In addition to its continuously variable transmission, the Vios XE makes the daily city drive easier with power steering, front and rear power windows, and power door locks.

    If you ask us, this is a great package to avoid the “Tinipid” conceptions about interior for a subcompact car. Usually before the interiors are stripped out of convenient features like the center console, no power windows, and even the annoying on touch.  But fortunately, as a technie millenial, we think the offering of the Vios XE is perfect for first-time car owners.

    “As a testament to the quality, durability, and reliability of its entire model lineup, Toyota brings together a new variant that combines the signature elements of an enduring automotive icon,” Arevalo added. “And because it’s a Vios, customers can still expect to get the most out of their investment with the high resale value and reasonable maintenance cost that the model has been known for.”

    The SRP for the current Vios lineup including the XE variant is as follows.



    1.5 G Prime A/T


    1.5 G A/T


    1.5 G M/T


    1.3 E Prime A/T


    1.3 E A/T


    1.3 E M/T


    1.3 XE


    1.3 J M/T


    1.3 Base



    Toyota Vios XE 1.3L Specifications

    Dimension and Weight

    • Overall Dimensions (mm) – 4,425 x 1,730 x 1,475
    • Wheelbase (mm) – 2,550
    • Seating Capacity –5


    • Engine Type – Dual VVT-i, 4-Cylinder In-Line DOHC 16V EFI
    • Engine Displacement (cc) – 1,329
    • Maximum Output (ps/rpm) – 98HP / 6,000rpm
    • Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm) – 123Nm / 4,400rpm
    • Fuel Capacity (L)


    Power Transmission – CVT
    Tires / Wheels (size) – 14 inches Steel with Full Cap

    The new Toyota Vios XE comes in four colors: Thermalyte, Red Mica Metallic, Freedom White, and Alumina Jade Metallic—now available in all Toyota dealerships nationwide.

    You can check out more information on the Vios, visit TMP’s official website at www.toyota.com.ph or join the official Facebook group at www.facebook.com/ToyotaMotorPhilippines.

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