August 22, 2016 By C! Magazine Staff

Five changes Toyota has made to the 2016 Vios, Yaris

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Toyota has officially unveiled the updated Toyota Vios and Yaris for 2016. So what’s new for this year? Let’s run them down one by one.

First up is the the biggest change to the Vios and Yaris; The engine. Both are now use Toyota’s latest compact four-cylinder engine called the NR. Available in 1.3 or 1.5 liter versions, the 1.3 liter engine puts out 99 PS and 123 Nm of torque while the 1.5 liter model has an output of 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque. These engine also feature Dual VVT-i which not only gives the Vios and Yaris a higher output but also lower emissions.

Up next is the addition of an all-new transmission. Toyota has replaced the old four-speed unit for continuously variable transmission. This new transmission also comes with a seven speed manual mode. The new transmission, combined with the NR-series engine, is said to improve each car’s fuel economy.

Stepping inside, both have new fabric trims for their respective top of the line models, giving these subcompacts a sportier accent. In the Vios, the beige fabric in the 1.5 G model has now been replaced with black fabric along with a unique pattern seen on the base of the seats and blue stitching. Moving to the Yaris, it too gets new black fabric seats with a special pattern. In the Yaris, this pattern is red and light gray and is complemented by red stitching. The instrument cluster is also new for Toyota’s subcompact offerings. The Vios now gets a brushed steel effect on its dials while the Yaris gets orange and red-faced dials.

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For their exteriors, the Toyota Vios gets a chrome finish on its foglight surrounds while the Yaris’ body carries over unchanged from the current model. In the 2016 Toyota Vios, the automaker has added two new colors to the lineup, namely Alumina Jade Metallic and Blackish Red Mica.

Interested? Here are the prices for the new Toyota Vios and Yaris:

Vios:
1.3 Base – PhP 599,000
1.3 J M/T – PhP 637,000
1.3 E M/T – PhP 750,000
1.3 E CVT – PhP 800,000
1.5 G M/T – PhP 852,000 (White Pearl – PhP 867,000)
1.5 G CVT – PhP 902,000 (White Pearl – PhP 917,000)
1.5 TRD – PhP 976,000 (White Pearl – PhP 991,000)

Yaris:
1.3 E M/T – PhP 743,000
1.3 E A/T – Php 793,000
1.5 G A/T – PhP 883,000

 

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