After several leaked images of what is purportedly the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift found its way onto the internet, Toyota Motor Philippines have now officially confirmed that the updated B-segment sedan will be making its international debut this Saturday, the 25th of July at 6 pm via a live stream on its Facebook page.
In terms of updates, we can expect a few nip and tuck to the exterior styling of the Vios, with most of the efforts seemingly focused on the front end. From what we can see based on the teasers, the front fascia of the 2020 Toyota Vios facelift now sports a redesigned lower grille that is now narrower, with its overall shape flipped vertically to look more in line with the other Toyota models.
The lower grille now also joins directly to the upper grille, forming a single blacked-out design element. Flanking the lower grille are the new angular air “inlets” cum fog lights enclosure, one on each side, that looks like it’s plucked straight from the Toyota Corolla.
The facelift will also see the introduction of LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, presumably reserved for the range-topping variant, replacing the halogen projectors on the current model. As usual on a facelift, expect a reworked rear bumper too, and possibly a redesigned alloy wheel.
Toyota Motor Philippines did not share any details on the interior of the 2020 Vios update, but rumours suggest minor changes to the fabric upholstery, along with a new infotainment display that now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As for powertrain, expect to see the same units from the current model carried over, which means the Malaysian-market model will still be getting the 2NR-FE 1.5-litre four-cylinder DVVT-i engine, with output rated at 107 hp and 140 Nm. The engine is paired to a CVT gearbox to drive the front wheels.