Toyota has launched the 2020 Vios facelift in Philippines. The 3rd generation XP150 model is also marketed as Yaris in various markets. The car now wears a fresh new Corolla-inspired fascia along with some new and updated features.
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In terms of looks, the new Vios facelift sports a cleaner, more streamlined look highlighted by a revised face featuring downturned trapezoidal grille flanked by redesigned bumper with narrow vertically oriented air inlets underlined by a body-colored spoiler. The G variant gets LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights, while G, E, and XLE units all come with LED fog lights as well. The rear end retains a similar look however with less use of chrome the XP150 facelift maintains its cleaner & minimalistic approach. Also available are a new set of alloys to wrap up the exterior revisions.
The XP150 Vios/ Yaris facelift
Inside, the interior remains largely unchanged however in addition to new upholstery & seat fabric; there are some nice faux leather bits. Features include a push-to-start ignition, paddle shifters, and a reverse camera for convenient parking, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with WebLink, USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity, digital climate control system and Eco/Sport driving modes.
Interior of Vios/ Yaris XP150 facelift
There are no changes under the hood as the XP150 Vios facelift comes equipped with either a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 106hp & 140Nm & a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine good for 98hp and 123Nm. These engines are paired to either a CVT or 5-speed manual transmission.
Following its debut in Philippines the XP150 facelift will begin reaching other Asian and Latin American markets in both sedan & hatchback forms. Pakistan just saw the launch of the XP150 Yaris pre-facelift, the sales of which are yet to pick up momentum as COVID-19 badly affected the launch of Toyota’s newest sedan in our market. And while the XP150 facelift will soon begin reaching other markets, it’s highly unlikely for us to get the facelift here any time soon.
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