Live – Toyota at the Philippines International Motor Show 2014
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
In addition to showcasing the Toyota FUN VII concept at the ongoing Philippines International Motor Show 2014, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) also has other models on display such as the Toyota Hilux TRD Sportivo, Fortuner, Innova, Vios TRD Sportivo and Vios Cup.
Toyota Hilux TRD Sportivo
The Toyota Hilux TRD Sportivo gets sporty body kits and special alloy wheels with numerous ‘TRD Sportivo’ logos. Power for the Fortuner-based pickup comes from a pair of diesel engines displacing 2.5- and 3.0-litre. A 5-speed manual or a 4-speed AT transmits power to the rear or all the four wheels depending on the variant.
The prices of the Hilux TRD Sportivo has not been revealed. The current lineup ranges from Php 857,000 (around INR 11.70 lakhs) to Php 1.505 million (around INR 20.56 lakhs).
- Length: 5,260 mm
- Width: 1,835 mm
- Height: 1,860 mm
- Wheelbase: 3,085 mm
The Toyota Fortuner shares powertrain options with the Hilux. However, all variants employ an AT save for the base variant.
- Length: 4,705 mm
- Width: 1,840 mm
- Height: 1,850 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,750 mm
Price: Php 1.295 million (around INR 17.69 lakhs) – Php 1,785 million (around INR 24.39 lakhs)
The Toyota Innova for the Philippines market is available in several variants. A 2.0-litre gasoline engine and a 2.5-litre diesel engine, mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, constitute the powertrain lineup.
- Length: 4,585 mm
- Width: 1,775 mm
- Height: 1,760 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,750 mm
Price: Php 832,000 (around INR 11.36 lakhs) – Php 1.276 million (around INR 17.43 lakhs)
Toyota Vios TRD Sportivo and Vios CUP
The Vios TRD Sportivo is a cosmetically enhanced version of the C-segment sedan, sporting skirts, rear spoiler and exclusive alloy wheels. The interior has also been given a sporty touch with a black and red theme. The 1.3- and 1.5-litre petrol engines are available with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Vios CUP race car is used for a one-make championship. The track-only machine employs the 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox of the regular model. The sedan also benefits from several performance parts.
- Length: 4,410 mm
- Width: 1,700 mm
- Height: 1,475 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,550 mm
Price: Php 592,000 (around INR 8.08 lakhs) – Php 862,000 (around INR 11.77 lakhs)