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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

2023 Toyota Vios Set For August 9 Global Reveal And Here Are Your First Pics


The all-new 2023 Toyota Vios is set for a global debut this August 9, and Toyota Thailand has provided the world with the first set of teasers.

The B-segment sedan, known as the Yaris Ativ in Thailand, is expected to migrate to a Daihatsu-based (DNGA) platform and for that will take on the D92A product codename.


As pointed out by several spy shots (here and here), the all-new Vios will feature an angular design with a sharp front end, slim LED headlights, and even sequential turn signal indicators.

Inside, the Vios takes a big departure from the rest of its siblings with a very Mazda-esque interior. A free-standing infotainment screen is front and center, while the color scheme looks bold with tons of red being used. Heck, it even looks to have quilted leather seats! That said, several interior elements are shared with its Daihatsu-based siblings including the three-spoke steering wheel, shifter, and even AC controls.


Of course, Toyota has kept the mechanical details under wraps, but it’s expected that for Thailand, at least, it’ll be offered with a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder engine allowing it to take part in their Eco Car program. For export markets though, it will likely have a carryover 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine alongside a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder hybrid. It might even stand to get the Raize’s turbocharged 1.0-liter too.

Whatever the case, the all-new 2023 Vios is set to drop in just a few weeks’ time. Excited?

27 comments:

  1. What are the possible power figures of those engines sir uly? Will toyota ph adopt it? Or retain the 1.3 as the base engine?

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    1. The 1.2-liter engine makes 92 horsepower and 109 Nm.

      It is very likely that Toyota PH will carry on with the current 1.3- and 1.5-liter engines, but I know they're toying with the idea of introducing a hybrid option as their top-of-the-line variant.

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  2. Uly, a sad news for Vios if this is true: I came across another auto article that is confirming Toyota's discontinuing Yaris Ativ (Vios) production in Thailand.

    Will our territory (TMP) follow suit?

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    1. No official word yet from TMP regarding local production of the new Vios. Who knows...they might shift to a new product altogether?

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    2. Yaris Ativ and Vios are gonna be merged again into one product in Thailand which is a great thing..The outgoing generation Yaris Ativ was just a fully improved old Vios with newer bodyshell and interior.

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  3. oh no another plant closure if they will not adapt the new architecture..

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    1. Thanks to so much Solar Panels that they install, the new Vios might be still locally assembled...

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    2. TMPC can easily retool the plant so don't worry about it.

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  4. A lot of parts from the Daihatsu parts bin. I hope it's screwed in here better than the Raize and Avanza, which have inconsistent edge trims and poor panel fit, causing rattles quite early on the car's life. I do not mind hard plastics in a budget car, as long as it all fits well.

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  5. My family is considering a new car for 2023 and we are currently looking at a current gen Vios and City (potentially an Avanza too as a direct replacement for our Revo). Is it worth waiting for this new generation Vios or get a current Vios G or GR-S with a hefty discount?

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    1. Lots of factors to consider. For one, we don't know what sort of pricing the new Vios will have. It'll likely be more expensive than the current model, but we don't know by how much. And then, there's the issue of when it'll be made available for the Philippine market. If it'll be assembled here, expect to wait an additional six months before it'll be available at showrooms.

      Since you're asking...what are your priorities in your new car? It seems that you're leaning towards the Avanza, and you used to own a Revo. Does this mean you need the 7-seat capacity? If so, your needs are better served by the Avanza than the Vios.

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  6. The side silhouette is reminiscent of the old almera. Fugly.

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  7. I fear for the Vios in the Philippines. If TMP did not retrofit (or retool, that would be billions of pesos to invest) their Santa Rosa Plant to accommodate Daihatsu-NGA vehicles, then that would be the death of Vios CKD local production in our country.

    However, aside from the recent news of TMP installation of solar panels for the Santa Rosa factory, if the all-new DNGA Vios will remain locally assembled, then there's a very high chance that Raize and Avanza can be built here as CKD kits! Morejobs for the TMP and better for our economy. But if Toyota did what Thailand also did on the shutdown of Vios local production there, then we're done.

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    1. Also add to that the car parts shortage. I don't know if our local Toyota plant here is also affected. But if it is, then TMP might have a good excuse to shut down our local plant. Damn.

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    2. I would like to think it is pretty unlikely that the next Vios will not be produced here. Toyota is big enough in the Philippines to sustain producing vehicles here (factory utilization rate is good which is the main thing to look for). Also, if they were to shut the plant down, they wouldn't accelerate their carbon neutrality plans for Sta. Rosa. Lastly, Toyota typically doesn't disclose plans for retooling the plant for next gen models here (look at the 2nd gen Innova launch and 3rd gen Vios launch) they only do that if the investment is huge (CARS Program participation for current Vios).

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    3. Hopefully they will. Toyota is #1 in the country, heck TMP don't even need to lift a finger here if we're talking about brand recall. All car manufacturers are just fighting for the sales spots that's not #1. So I hope they commit further to the Santa Rosa plant (seems like it is the case, with their recent installation of solar panel systems in the plant.)

      And from what I observed, Indonesia and Philippines are also one the largest markets for Vios (and its related Toyota/Daihatsu models) so i'll say "fingers crossed."

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    4. But then, I remember! Honda Philippines used to be with the big leagues like Mitsubishi and Toyota having their own local plants.

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    5. You're the same person who thinks Raize would kill the sales of the Vios which didn't happen.. 🤣
      Production of the Avanza and Raize are gonna stay in Indonesia as they're producing enough units at affordable prices..There are lots of excess stocks of those vehicles at Toyota dealerships.
      Local production of the Vios and Innova are gonna stay in the local market for a very long time as they've got enough money and support to stay.

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  8. TMP should be investing on building hybrids as well as electrified vehicles too because this is where the market is going moving forward.

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  9. A trashy boring car for sheeple that can't be bothered to think for themselves what car they actually want.

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  10. Man this Vios is so gay that the back of it is weird AF. I like the Yaris Cross then this gay version.

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    1. I like how Toyota tries to hype this shit up. Patago-tago pa, teaser kuni... may pa silhouette, akala mo naman sobrang ganda ng itsura.

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  11. This is gonna be Included as a more attractive taxi. No offense.

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  12. Gen1: Robin
    Gen2: Batman
    Gen3: Superman
    Gen4: Joker

    I wonder what gen5 will be called here

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  13. Hmmm idk if the 2023 Toyota Vios will come to our country cause its a Daihatsu style.

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