In May 2020, leaked patent images of the 3rd generation XP150 Toyota Yaris facelift which is additionally marketed as Vios in various markets, surfaced the web indicating an imminent launch of the vehicle that debuted in its current guise in Thailand as Yaris Ativ back in 2017.
Toyota is ready to launch the new Yaris and Vios XP150 facelift which can make its debut within the Philippines on the 25th of July.
Changes up front include downturned trapezoidal grille flanked by a redesigned bumper with narrow vertically oriented air inlets underlined by a body-colored spoiler.
The facelift also gets new LED reflector headlights, with integrated L-shaped daytime running lights. Although the rear isn’t revealed at this stage however it’ll get a rather redesigned rear bumper with enhanced taillights, plus there’ll be a replacement set of alloys also as new interior trim and upholstery.
Reportedly there’ll be no engine & mechanical upgrades because the XP150 will make use of equivalent engines & transmission options carried over from the pre-facelift models counting on the market where it’s offered.
Pakistan just saw the launch of the XP150 Yaris pre-facelift, the sales of which are yet to select up momentum as COVID-19 badly affected the launch of Toyota’s newest sedan in our market.
The XP150 facelift will soon begin reaching other markets, it’s highly unlikely for us to induce the facelift any time soon.