We recently discussed the Toyota Zenix and its arrival in the PH, but we’ve finally received word from Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) themselves. They’ve officially released their first 7-seater Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) in the country. Here’s the latest scoop on the vehicle in question.
As mentioned, the Toyota Zenix will be the first 7-seater HEV in the lineup, making it a people-carrying alternative when compared to the Camry, Corolla Cross, RAV4, and Altis. The goal is to make commuting less harmful on the environment while maintaining or even improving upon the standard of comfort, convenience, and reliability that Toyota has been famed for.
“At Toyota, we believe that giving the customers the power of choice is a good way to help speed up the widespread adoption of electrified vehicles,” said Danny Cruz, TMP First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations. “Our customers have been waiting for a hybrid option that is perfect for more sustainable rides for the whole family, and so we are very proud to welcome this newest model in our MPV category.”
We also touched upon it in our previous article, but the Toyota Zenix is not being branded as an Innova locally. As such, the current-generation Innovas will continue to be sold alongside these Zenix models. We’ve also confirmed that this will be sold in two models: the gasoline-only 2.0 V CVT and the aforementioned 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT.
Both variants will sport the Zenix’s aggressive exterior styling, with a big build and rugged grille, that’ll exude confidence on the road. Additionally, the upper-range Hybrid version receives some goodies like 18-inch alloy wheels compared to the gas’ 17-inchers.
The Hybrid will also receive the full Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) treatment packing safety features such as Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) for your peace of mind. Both will come standard with active safety features such as Anti-Lock Brake System and Vehicle Stability Control.
The cabin on the Toyota Zenix also receives some upgrades. As you can see on the Hybrid version here, it sports dark chestnut leather to spice up the interior and give it more of a premium feel. Meanwhile, the dashboard features a 7-inch TFT Multi-Info Display and a 10.1-inch Display Audio with Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
The second row also receives some VIP treatment in the form of reclinable captain’s seats, complete with a footrest. Those are features we used to think we’d only see with the upscale Alphard and ever-popular Hi-Ace.
Toyota Zenix Price Philippines
The All-New Zenix is now available in all 72 Toyota dealerships nationwide at a starting price of PHP 1,953,000 for the 2.0 Q Hybrid CVT and PHP 1,670,000 for the 2.0 V CVT.
The HEV variant comes in Platinum White Pearl Mica, Blackish Brown Mica, and Dark Steel Mica, while the gas variant is available in Platinum White Pearl Mica, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, and Attitude Black Mica.
Check out the official site here for more details.