Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 Toyota Vios and Yaris Get a Change of Heart


The country’s best-selling passenger car and its more stylish sibling get a heart transplant this August. The 2016 Toyota Vios and Toyota Yaris are now both equipped with a Dual VVT-i and CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) across the line.

In the spirit of kaizen or continuous improvement, both of Toyota’s sub-compact offerings feature the new NR-series engine for better mileage and fuel economy, lower emissions, and slightly higher horsepower. The Vios and Yaris are offered in 1.3- and 1.5-liter flavors. The 1.3-liter variant comes with 99 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 123 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. Meanwhile, the larger 1.5-liter variant pushes out 106 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. In tandem with the new engine is a brand-new automatic gearbox. The old 4-speed automatic is now replaced with a new CVT transmission with 7 virtual gears. Some variants are still available with a row-it-yourself 5-speed manual.



Aside from the new drivetrain, both the Vios and Yaris get a slew of changes refreshing them inside and out.

The 2016 Vios gets chrome trim on the fog lights for the G variant while adding two new shades: Alumina Jade Metallic and Blackish Red Mica. Meanwhile the Yaris gets a snazzier seat fabric and a new dark silver face display for the audio head unit.

2016 Toyota Vios Key Specifications:
  • Length: 4,410 mm
  • Width: 1,700 mm
  • Height: 1,475 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,550 mm
  • Engine: 1.3 DOHC Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder / 1.5 DOHC Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder
  • Max Output: 99 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm / 106 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 123 Nm @ 4,200 rpm / 140 Nm @ 4,200 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT / CVT
2016 Toyota Vios Pricing:
  • 1.3 Base – P 599,000
  • 1.3 J M/T – P 637,000
  • 1.3 E M/T – P 750,000
  • 1.3 E A/T – P 800,000
  • 1.5 G M/T – P 852,000
  • 1.5 G M/T (WP) – P 867,000
  • 1.5 G A/T – P 902,000
  • 1.5 G A/T (WP) – P 917,000
  • 1.5 TRD A/T – P 976,000
  • 1.5 TRD A/T (WP) – P 991,000
Colors Available:
  • Alumina Jade (1.5 G, 1.3 E)
  • Blackish Red Mica (1.3 E)
  • White Pearl (1.5 TRD, 1.5 G)
  • Thermalyte (1.5 G, 1.3 E, 1.3 J, 1.3 Base)
  • Black (1.5 G, 1.3 E)
  • Orange Metallic (1.5 TRD, 1.5 G, 1.3 E)
  • Blue Mica Metallic (1.5 TRD, 1.5 G) 
  • Red Mica Metallic (1.3 E, 1.3 J)
  • Freedom White (1.3 J, 1.3 Base)
2016 Toyota Yaris Key Specifications:
  • Length: 4,115 mm
  • Width: 1,700 mm
  • Height: 1,475 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,550 mm
  • Engine: 1.3 DOHC Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder / 1.5 DOHC Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder
  • Max Output: 99 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm / 106 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 123 Nm @ 4,200 rpm / 140 Nm @ 4,200 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT / CVT
2016 Toyota Yaris Pricing:
  • 1.3 E M/T – P 743,000
  • 1.3 E A/T – P 793,000
  • 1.5 G A/T – P 883,000
Colors Available:
  • Gray Metallic (1.5 G)
  • Orange Metallic (1.5 G)
  • Freedom White (1.5 G, 1.3 E)
  • Attitude Black (1.5 G, 1.3 E)
  • Silver Metallic (1.3 E)
  • Red Mica Metallic (1.3 E)
  • Frozen Blue Metallic (1.3 E)

22 comments:

  1. It's about damn f***ing time!!!!!

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    1. What's with the prejudice? Have you driven one yet?

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  3. 99HP@6000RPM. Wow. Not.

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    1. Uh seriously, what the hell were you expecting from a puny 1.3L engine? Dumbass.

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    2. Probably Autoactiv and then he's gonna say the mighty Colorodo is so good again.

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    3. I've read some bad reviews about CVT mostly because of noise, and more painful its inability to be fixed in case it conks out. I know many would immediately say improper maintainable but fact is sometimes luck is not on your side and it does stil break down. The question is, can a properly maintained CVT last 15 to 20 yrs?

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    4. CVT for 20 years? I don't think so. This is one of those planned obsolescence cases.

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  4. If kaizen means continues improvement how come it took 15 years and three generations to give it some marginal improvement

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  5. It is still better than a Santa Fe or any Korean car cause it's a Japanese brand.

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  6. What is the value of the Japanese brand nowadays since they are built in Thailand? My wife had the 2014 Vios when it came out in and had lots of problems. Its construction is very flimsy and its very underpowered in highways and uphill especially the automatics. I couldn't see any positive thing to say about it. Thankfully, we sold it. Koreans build better cars than this crap.

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  7. Toyota needed to milk buyers first before making a small step into this KAIZEN thing. They needed all 15 years to do that. That's a lot of milk, people!.. and what do we get ? - a shitty CVT and a dual VVT engine that's plauged with issues. (toyotaclub.net)

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  8. Which is better to buy? Vios 1.5 g or ford ecosport trend? Can you suggest a car that is fuel efficient, reliability, and practical? Consider also the comfort and maintenance.. thanks a lot

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  9. Which is better to buy? Vios 1.5 g or ford ecosport trend? Can you suggest a car that is fuel efficient, reliability, and practical? Consider also the comfort and maintenance.. thanks a lot

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  10. CVT are not good in terms of acceleraion. It looks like CVT's have a mind on its own, sometimes it does not obey the driver's right foot, which makes it dangerous in overtaking maneuvers.

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  11. 6000 RPM is the max! Youll blow the engine to get 99 horses.

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  12. I never had a vios but i knew the ride and comfort by commuting with uber and taxi.. but my Honda City.. you will never know. You both a car that you already owned in the street before.. not worthy of your savings for a bnew one.

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  13. I agree.. I bought a 1995 corolla kasi marami daw pyesa and mura.. but after several years.. wala na mabili kasi pinapakyaw na ng mga taxi owners mga used parts.. matuto na sana yung iba at wag makinig sa matatanda.

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