Thursday, July 16, 2020
Here's the 2020 Toyota Vios Before You're Supposed to See It
Update 2: It has launched. Get all the details here (7/25).
Update 1: Toyota Motor Philippines confirms it (7/21).
As the official countdown begins to the launch of the refreshed 2020 Vios on July 25, leaks are bound to happen. And as far as they go, this one’s managed to spoil a big part of the story.
Sent in by a tipster who wishes to remain anonymous, these photos show the 2020 Vios’s front face. What’s more, these photos show basically what the low-, mid-, and high-grade variants look like.
Contrary to initial rumors, the new look bumper won’t just be limited to high grade variants. The Joker-like grin is gone and replaced by something that looks like a mix between the angular third-generation model and the current Corolla Altis.
The highest grade variant though is unique in that it gets high-gloss black accents to further differentiate it from the low- and mid-tier variants. In addition, the chrome strip in the grille is made to visually continue into the headlights—a styling cue already shown in the official teaser. The highest grade variant also looks to sport LED headlights—the first time the feature will be offered on the Vios.
Meanwhile, based on the semi-obscured photo of the mid-grade variant, the Vios will continue to receive the same alloy wheel designs as the current model. Whether these are just place holders for the real thing or not, remains to be seen.
The tipster who provided the photos didn’t mention anything about specs, variants, and/or prices (we’ll have to wait for a sales agent to leak that). However, it’s very likely that the Vios will continue into 2020 with the same engine and transmission choices as before. What it will likely get is an improved infotainment system likely for the mid- and high-grade variants.
What do you think of the 2020 Toyota Vios?