The country’s best-selling sedan gets a sportier look with the Toyota Vios GR-S. The new variant is motorsports-inspired and is infused with the Toyota Gazoo Racing brand.
TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto introduced the new Vios GR-S as “the country’s most trusted model, injected with GR spirit.”
GR-S stands for Gazoo Racing Sport which means that a car was built guided by Toyota Gazoo Racing which focuses on developing Toyota’s lineup of vehicles that are ingrained with its racing DNA.
“There are over 340,000 Vios owners out there who use these reliable, tried and tested vehicles in their daily lives,” said Okamoto. “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.”
The introduction of the Vios GR-S paves the way for sportier options of the well-loved sedan in order to cater to racing fans and motorsports enthusiasts who wish to merge their passion with their daily drives.
The new Vios GR-S is Vios with a new look that’s ready for the racetrack with its striking exterior – marked with the prestigious GR emblem and featuring a sporty front bumper and grille, aerokit, and spoiler. Driver and passenger experience is also made to feel race-ready with the leather with red stiching on the wheel, shift lever and knob material, and suede/synthetic leather with red stitching seats. The 10-speed CVT transmission variant comes with 7 SRS airbags and clearance sonars for a safer drive, as well as easy smartphone apps access with the Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility.
The New Vios GR-S will be available in all of TMP’s dealerships across the country starting March 15, 2021. An online public launch will also be held on March 13, 2021 (Saturday), 6PM on Toyota’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
|1.5 GR-S||1,035,000||White Pearl Crystal Shine|
|1,020,000||Super Red V|
Following the introduction of the Vios GR-S, XE variant and higher now come with Apple Carplay and Android Auto Compatibility and accessible Bluetooth switches on the steering wheel. G, XLE, and E variants also get a redesign on the seat patterns, while the XE variant gets additional 2 speakers, and XLE and E grades get the new alloy wheel design. Price changes will be applicable on the Vios lineup with significant price decrease on the G grade:
|VARIANT||As of March 2, 2021||As of Feb 3, 2021||DIFFERENCE|
|1.5 G CVT (White Pearl)||985,000||1,071,000||-86,000|
|1.5 G M/T (White Pearl)||926,000||1,012,000||-86,000|
|1.5 G CVT||970,000||1,056,000||-86,000|
|1.5 G M/T||911,000||997,000||-86,000|
|1.3 E CVT||901,000||891,000||10,000|
|1.3 E M/T||851,000||841,000||10,000|
|1.3 XLE CVT||851,000||841,000||10,000|
|1.3 XLE M/T||801,000||791,000||10,000|
|1.3 XE CVT (7 airbag)||808,000||753,000||55,000|
|1.3 XE CVT (3 airbag)||753,000||747,000||6,000|
|1.3 J M/T (7 airbag)||717,000||707,000||10,000|
|1.3 J M/T (3 airbag)||707,000||697,000||10,000|
|1.3 Base MT (7 airbag)||691,000||681,000||10,000|
|1.3 Base MT (3 airbag)||681,000||671,000||10,000|
Promising to bring in more joy and thrill to motorsports fans in the Philippines this year, TMP is looking forward to promote Toyota Gazoo Racing products, services and experiences in the country. Toyota’s premier one-make-race, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup, is set to bring back Vios racers to the racetrack by July this year, provided it is deemed safe by authorities to hold events of such nature. TMP will once again be letting skilled e-racers battle in the virtual track as it launches the second season of the GR GT Cup.
With Toyota’s extensive history in motorsports and inspired by the passion of its people and leaders like Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda himself, TMP aspires to make motorsports bigger and more widely known in the country.
For more information on the New Vios GR-S, visit TMP’s official website at www.toyota.com.ph and follow the official social media pages at ToyotaMotorPhilippines and ToyotaGazooRacingPH (Facebook and Instagram), @ToyotaMotorPH (Twitter), and Toyota PH (Viber and Telegram).