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March 10, 2021

Toyota PH Brings Out Its Sporty Side with 2021 Vios GR-S, Adjusts Specs, Prices of Rest of Vios Line-Up (w/ Specs)

After showing off what it could do on the racetrack with its very own one-make race, Toyota Motor Philippines is capitalizing on that with the launch of a sporty new variant of its best-selling Vios: the 2021 Vios GR-S.

Imbued with the Toyota GAZOO Racing spirit, the Vios GR-S infuses an upgraded design and new features to the country’s best-selling sedan.

“There are over 340,000 Vios owners out there who use these reliable, tried and tested vehicles in their daily lives. Our goal with the Vios GR-S is to transform your reliable everyday car, to a Vios that gives a more pleasurable drive, whether on track or on the road—the Vios GR-S will bring next level thrill in your everyday drive,” says Toyota Motor Philippines president Atsuhiro Okamoto.

The Vios GR-S comes with a striking exterior marked with a sporty front bumper and grille, aero kit, lip-type spoiler, 16-inch high-gloss black rims, and of course, the prestigious GR emblem. Inside, it comes with leather/suede combination seats with red stitching as well as a leather steering wheel and shift knob—both sporting red stitching.

Mechanically, the Vios GR-S shares the 1.5 G’s 1.5-liter 2NR-FE engine, and for that makes 107 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. The sole transmission on offer is a CVT gearbox with 10 pre-determined shift points. Compared to the 1.5 G though, the Vios GR-S offers the added security of rear back-up sensors along with 7 SRS airbags, ABS, EBD, and stability control.

Following the introduction of the Vios GR-S, Toyota Motor Philippines has also announced spec changes to the rest of the Vios line-up, including a significant price drop for its 1.5 G grade. Changes for 2021 include a revamped 6.75-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as steering wheel switches on all variants from the XE upward; a new fabric seat design for the G, XLE, and E variants; an additional two speakers for the XE variant; and new alloy wheels for the XLE and E variants (check the full spec sheet below).

The Vios GR-S is available in three colors—Black 1, Super Red V, and White Pearl Crystal Shine. Prices, as well as the effective price increases/reductions of the 2021 Vios line-up is as follows:
  • Vios 1.5 GR-S CVT White Pearl Crystal Shine – P 1,035,000 (new for 2021)
  • Vios 1.5 GR-S CVT – P 1,020,000 (new for 2021)
  • Vios 1.5 G CVT White Pearl Crystal Shine – P 985,000 (less P 86,000 from P 1,071,000)
  • Vios 1.5 G MT White Pearl Crystal Shine – P 926,000 (less P 86,000 from P 1,012,000)
  • Vios 1.5 G CVT – P 970,000 (less P 86,000 from P 1,056,000)
  • Vios 1.5 G MT – P 911,000 (less P 86,000 from P 997,000)
  • Vios 1.3 E CVT – P 901,000 (plus P 10,000 from P 891,000)
  • Vios 1.3 E MT – P 851,000 (plus P 10,000 from P 841,000)
  • Vios 1.3 XLE CVT – P 851,000 (plus P 10,000 from P 841,000)
  • Vios 1.3 XLE MT – P 801,000 (plus P 10,000 from P 791,000)
  • Vios 1.3 XE CVT 7-Airbag – P 808,000 (plus P 55,000 from P 753,000)
  • Vios 1.3 XE CVT 3-Airbag – P 753,000 (plus P 6,000 from P 747,000)
  • Vios 1.3 J MT 7-Airbag – P 717,000 (plus P 10,000 from P 707,000)
  • Vios 1.3 J 3-Airbag – P 707,000 (plus P 10,000 from P 697,000
  • Vios 1.3 Base MT 7-Airbag – P 691,000 (plus P 10,000 from P 681,000)
  • Vios 1.3 Base MT 3-Airbag – P 681,000 (plus P 10,000 from P 671,000)

To market the Vios GR-S, Toyota Motor Philippines is looking to bring back the Toyota GAZOO Racing Vios Cup by July this year, provided it’s deemed safe by authorities to hold events of such nature. The carmaker will also hold its second GR GT Cup Asia – Philippines that will let skilled e-racers battle in the virtual track.


  1. Are there no changes to the suspension of the Vios GR-S? In the other markets it is mentioned that the suspension is upgraded for the Vios GR-S.

    1. No changes. It's down to a body kit, additional specs, and the tweaked transmission. No suspension changes...but don't be surprised if Toyota Motor PH will offer it as an aftermarket accessory in the near future.

    2. Okay, thanks for the answer.

  2. And even the wheels are only 16 inches? I thought it's exactly the same as those in Malaysia.

    1. Nice catch. I did not notice the difference immediately while looking at the pictures.

    2. Ours is 16. Same size as the Vios 1.5 G.

  3. Cruise control on a Vios?

  4. walang kwenta. body kits lang pala. pampabigat lang yan ng sasakyan

  5. Needs improvement for Vios 2021

    Eco Mode and Sport Mode Switch for all variants
    Power Adjust Side Mirrors for all variants
    60:40 Split with Center Armrest and Cupholder for GRS, G, E and XLE Variants
    Fixed with Center Armrest for XE, J and Base Variants
    Paddle Shift for Automatic Transmission
    Cruise Control for all Variants
    6 Speakers for GRS, G, E and XLE Variants
    4 Speakers for XE, J and Base Variants
    7 SRS Airbags for all Variants
    Back Monitor for GRS, G, E and XLE Variants
    Clearance and Back Sonar Sensors for all Variants.

    Color Options

    Super White for E, XLE, XE, J and Base Variants
    Silver Metallic for all Variants
    Black for all Variants.

  6. Uly, the handout pictures TMP gave you showed a 3rd stalk under the right side of the steering wheel for cruise control, but the specs and brochure didn't indicate that there is one. Sadly, we get the under-equipped version once again. Other ASEAN countries get the full Toyota Sensing safety package, 17 inch rims & 205/45 R17 tires, sport suspension & cruise control.

    1. They didn't provide any official photos of the interior. That interior photo is from a different market. We do get the leather/suede interior though.


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