Toyota has been the topmost vehicle brand of choice for most Filipinos. From the most basic car to the high-end pick up trucks, Toyota cuts across and appeals to a very wide market. With service centers scattered all over the country and spare parts readily available and affordable, Toyota is a practical and intelligent choice.
This is the second of a three-part series of articles featuring the latest in Toyota Line up. In particular, we’ll be featuring the following:
To start off, there is the ubiquitous Innova, said to be the Philippines’ best selling vehicle. Introduced in 2005 to replace the then popular Revo, the Toyota Innova is a multi-purpose vehicle with as many as twelve variants that cost from a minimum of Php 803,000.00. One has a choice between gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, 2.0 and 2.5 engine fuel displacements. From the no-frills Toyota Innova J variant to the high-end Toyota Innova V variant which is available only in automatic transmission and has top of the line audio system, Innova truly represents the Toyota spirit in the Philippines.
Price of Toyota Innova
INNOVA 2.0 E Gas A/T Php978,000.00
INNOVA 2.0 E Gas M/T Php913,000.00
INNOVA 2.0 G Gas A/T Php1,078,000.00
INNOVA 2.0 G Gas M/T Php1,013,000.00
INNOVA 2.0 J Gas M/T Php803,000.00
INNOVA 2.0 V Gas A/T Php1,140,000.00
INNOVA 2.5 E Dsl A/T Php1,033,000.00
INNOVA 2.5 E Dsl M/T Php968,000.00
INNOVA 2.5 G Dsl A/T Php1,133,000.00
INNOVA 2.5 G Dsl M/T Php1,068,000.00
INNOVA 2.5 J Dsl M/T Php858,000.00
INNOVA 2.5 V Dsl A/T Php1,195,000.00
Compare the Toyota Innova with Mitsubishi Fusion, Kia Carens
Video Commercial of Toyota Innova:
The Toyota Hiace may be described as minibus that was first launched in 1967. Already popular in the Philippines in the 70s, the fifth generation Hiace was launched in the country in 2005. It now exists in seven variants more commonly referred to as a GL Grandia, Super Grandia, or Commuter. With prices ranging from Php1,215,00.00 to Php1,905,00, the Hiace gives a plush ride that can comfortably accommodate up to 11 passengers. The Toyota Hiace is also available in diesel and gas engines.
Price of Toyota Hiace
HIACE Commuter 2.5 M/T Php1,215,000.00
HIACE GL Grandia 2.5 M/T 2-tone Php1,485,000.00
HIACE GL Grandia 2.5 M/T Monotone Php1,470,000.00
HIACE Super Grandia 2.5 A/T (fabric) 2-tone Php1,750,000.00
HIACE Super Grandia 2.5 A/T (fabric) Monotone Php1,735,000.00
HIACE Super Grandia 2.5 A/T 2-tone Php1,905,000.00
HIACE Super Grandia 2.5 A/T Monotone Php1,890,000.00
Compare the Toyota Hiace with Nissan Urvan, Hyundai Starex
Toyota also has its line of pickup trucks more commonly known as the Toyota Hilux. The Hilux comfortably manages a good blend of city streets and rough terrain. This compact truck is available in eight variants from the most basic just cab-and-chassis Hilux which costs Php679,00.00 to the 4×4 3.0 Dsl A/T which costs nearly Php1.5M. It is also available in a slightly modest model of 4×2 Dsl M/T and A/T. The Toyota Hilux combines powerful performance with practical utility and reliability.
Price of Toyota Hilux
HILUX 4×2 E 2.5 Dsl M/T Php910,000.00
HILUX 4×2 G 2.5 Dsl M/T Php1,075,000.00
HILUX 4×2 J 2.5 Dsl M/T Php823,000.00
HILUX 4×4 G 3.0 Dsl A/T Php1,464,000.00
HILUX 4×4 G 3.0 Dsl M/T Php1,408,000.00
HILUX Cab and Chassis Php679,000.00
HILUX HSPU W/o Rr A/C Php830,000.00
HILUX HSPU with Rr A/C Php860,000.00
Compare the Toyota Hilux with Isuzu D-Max, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Strada.
Review of Toyota Hilux:
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Land Cruiser is the granddaddy of all Toyota vehicles. A heady combination of sheer ruggedness and elegance, the Toyota Land Cruiser gives outstanding performance on all roads. In the Philippines, the Land Cruiser line is manifest as the Prado. There are currently six variants of the Land Cruiser Prado with advanced 3.0 or 4.0 turbo diesel engines with highly responsive power. Though big and bulky, the Prado is composed of all-new lightweight alloy that gives the feel of a premium car performance. The Land Cruiser is a powerful truck with excellent off-road capability matched with luxurious interiors of high quality leather seating and wood grain finish that enhance the atmosphere of exclusivity and being in command of things.
Furthermore, the Land Cruiser Prado is equipped with advanced 4WD capabilities and a slew of electronic amenities. But Toyota does not just stop at the Land Cruiser Prado. It also has the Land Cruiser LC200 with a wholly powerful 4.5 Dsl engine on top of all the other features. But in the Philippines, this Land Cruiser LC200 has to be specially imported and costs Php4,065,00. The Land Cruiser Prado ranges from Php 2,750,00 to Php 3,610.00.
Price Land Cruiser
Land Cruiser ’09 LC200 4.5 Dsl A/T (’09 Imp) Php4,065,000.00
Land Cruiser 09 Prado 3.0 A/T Php3,595,000.00
Land Cruiser 09 Prado 3.0 A/T WP Php3,610,000.00
Land Cruiser 09 Prado 3.0 M/T Php3,495,000.00
Land Cruiser 09 Prado 3.0 M/T WP Php3,510,000.00
Land Cruiser 10 Prado 4.0L V6 WP Php2,765,000.00
Land Cruiser 10 Prado 4.0L V6 WP Php2,750,000.00
Compare the Toyota Land Cruiser with Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Suburban
Review of Toyota Land Cruiser by Kelley Bluebook: