THE “XE” tag used in previous Toyota Corolla models has returned in a new Toyota Vios variant.
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) on Jan. 17 introduced the Vios XE, bringing to nine the variants the subcompact model is available in. The Vios XE is positioned above the 1.3 Base and 1.3 J M/T variants, which cost P659,000 and P685,000, respectively. The Vios XE is priced at P735,000.
All the other six Vios variants sell for more than P828,000, topping at P1.095 million for the 1.5 G Prime variant.
The Vios XE is equipped with a CVT and a 1.3-liter dual VVTi engine. Its cabin has a seven-inch touch screen audio with CD/MP3, and iOS, Android, Bluetooth, USB and aux-in connectivity; power windows front and rear; and power door locks.
As a Vios, the XE carries a five-star ASEAN New Car Assessment Program safety rating courtesy of seven SRS airbags, vehicle stability control, hill-start assist and ABS.
“Toyota brings together a new variant that combines the signature elements of an enduring automotive icon. And because it’s a Vios, customers can still expect to get the most out of their investment with the high resale value and reasonable maintenance cost that the model has been known for,” said Ma. Cristina Fe N. Arevalo, first vice-president at TMP.
The Vios XE is available in four colors; Thermalyte, Red Mica Metallic, Freedom White and Alumina Jade Metallic. It is now available in Toyota dealerships.