At P671,000 suggested retail price, one would be able to drive home the 1.3-liter Base variant (5-speed manual) of the latest Toyota Vios, the bestselling—and perhaps, the most trusted—vehicle brand in the country.
Should that be too much of a cash outlay, one would only need to shell out P134,200 for the down payment and pay just P11,989 a month. For a much better deal Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) offers its 1.3-liter J variant (5-speed manual with an MSRP of P697,000), which is included in this month’s all-in cash out package amounting to just P106,050 or a low monthly plan of just P7,417.
For those wanting to drive the flagship variant of the New Vios—the 1.5-liter G CVT—but prefer not to buy, TMP offers the new Kinto One program, a full-service lease package wherein the customer drives the Vios for three or four years. Requiring no down payment, the Kinto One customer only has to pay a fixed monthly subscription that already covers vehicle registration, annual comprehensive insurance, and regular periodic maintenance. Once the lease term has been completed, the customer then returns the vehicle to Toyota and everything else is taken care of.
Getting own car
Why are these TMP offers relevant these days? While one of the best ways to curtail the spread of coronavirus, and protect oneself in the process, is to stay home as much as possible, this isn’t always an option, since many still need to get groceries, travel to essential jobs, and pick up medication.
The limited number of public transportation plus new rules on riding in one saw a substantial rise in Filipino consumers looking to invest in cars to be safer from a pandemic that could linger well into the year.
Restart Your Journey promo
TMP’s Restart Your Journey promo running until from Aug. 31, 2020 give carbuyers needing to be more mobile greater peace-of-mind when travelling since they will be able to get their personal ride thanks to value for money deals as well as flexible financing should they consider the New Vios.
Instead of opting for second-hand vehicles or buying less reliable vehicles, TMP’s Restart Your Journey promo offers flexible rates of as low as P7,417 per month or savings for the New Vios. Participating variants also come with free periodic maintenance up to 20,000 km, free 1-year insurance, and 5-year warranty. One could also get rebates when one trades in his/her current vehicle for the New Vios. TMP added one could also enjoy up to P35,000 rebate which can be used on top of existing promos or to purchase accessories.
Additionally, the New Vios is also available through Toyota Financial Services Philippines’ (TFSPH) new full service lease package “KINTO One” which allows customers hassle-free usership with no down payment required, and the new “Balloon Payment Plus” which offers flexible financing terms through TFSPH inclusive of Periodic Maintenance for the full term.
New Vios wide selection
With nine variants available to choose from (with price ranging from P671,000 for the manual 1.3-liter base variant to P1.071 million for the White Pearl CVT G variant), the New Vios is powered by either a 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with 107PS and up to 140Nm of torque or a 1.3-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine capable of up to 99PS and 123Nm of torque.
The New Vios sports a sharper front fascia, styling cues borrowed from the Corolla Altis. The G variant gets LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights, while G, E, and XLE units all come with LED foglights.
While the G models still sport 16-inch alloy wheels with a new design, 15-inch alloys will be standard on the New Vios E and XLE variants, while 14-inch steel wheels with full cap will be standard on entry grade models like the J and XE. The Base model is equipped with 14-inch steel wheels.
A digital climate control system is standard on the high-grade models. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system now supports Weblink connectivity for iOS and Android smartphones (Weblink allows users to mirror a large variety of smartphone apps onto the touchscreen for ease of use). Aside from the touchscreen-based system, other models will come with a 2-DIN head unit that comes with USB, Aux, and Bluetooth connectivity.
What sets the New Vios apart is its long list of standard safety equipment across the range. As before, all models will come with anti-lock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, vehicle stability control, as well as hill-start assist. All Vios variants will have three airbags as standard: one for the driver, one for the front passenger, and even a knee airbag for the driver. The top-of-the-line 1.5 G models add another four airbags with dual curtain airbags as well as side airbags for even better safety and even comes with a rear camera for easy and secure parking.
For more information on available deals, visit https://toyota.com.ph/promos/restartjourney. One may also check Virtual Showroom at toyota.com.ph/showroom for more information on any Toyota model. For other updates, visit www.toyota.com.ph or check out Toyota’s official social media pages at ToyotaMotorPhilippines (Facebook and Instagram), and @ToyotaMotorPH (Twitter).
Charles E. Buban is an old timer in the Philippine automotive journalism scene. He first started covering the automotive beat in 2003, writing news and reviews of new models and car tech, among other car-related stuff. When not writing about cars, he could often be seen riding his mountain bike or doing long walks in the hope of catching a couple of legendary Pokemons.