The highly anticipated 2018 Toyota Premio is a reliable Toyota model that caters to buyers who are seeking for safety and sportiness in a vehicle. Toyota’s compact Premio comes with class-leading rear seat legroom and excellent crash-test ratings. The inbound Toyota Premio is slated to get a revitalized styling and a batch of active safety assists that come standard across the board. Premio’s front end receives a facelift while its interior takes advanced instrument panel in conjunction with upgraded climate controls.
Every Premio model gets treated to the Toyota Safety Sense program that consists of a lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, automatic high-beams, and automatic emergency braking. You can have the 2018 Toyota Premio in an array of color options. It can come in light blue, white, red, dark, gold and beige body paints.
2018 Toyota Premio – Significant Upgrade
The latest minor customization of the 2018 Toyota Premio results in a more significant front grille that borrows some cues from the Toyota Crown. While it seems a little challenging to figure out, we can detect a slight customization in the rear end on a closer look. The automaker has made numerous adjustments on the interior as well.
Premio has a stylized exterior that likely translates to its driving dynamics. Its front end has been redesigned for 2018 with a revised grille and LED headlights. The unique front fascia also portrays a glossy mesh grille that makes the car to look sporty. However, the design team has spiced up the Premio with exciting body lines alongside false brake-cooling ducts.
This time, the inbound Premio will introduce a variety of interior elements including a nice add-on of brownish tone, an advanced central solar panel, and a 4.2-inch TFT LCD. We tested every single feature inside the vehicle, and we concluded that everything is not only practical but also functional.
Worth noting, the upcoming Toyota Premio will also arrive with advanced Toyota Safety Sense Program. It will consist of lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beams, pre-collision warning, and more. Toyota pledges extra safety for a more secure and comfortable ride.
2018 Toyota Premio – Engine Offers
As far as the engine goes, the Premio offers options ranging from a 1.5-liter 1NZ-FE to 1.8-liter 2ZR-FAE and 2.0-liter 3ZR-FAE. The engine is set to convey the Start/Stop system and super CVT-I gearbox.
However, 2018 Toyota Premio includes various power plant choices depending on your taste and preference. The entry-level variant is set to use a 1.5-liter engine with the capacity of up to 109 horsepower.
For those who are inclined to gas-electric motors, the Premio offers a 1.8-liter DOHC powertrain. It comes with the Valvematic platform. It can yield about 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque.
Furthermore, at launch, the new Premio is also likely to convey a 2.0-liter Valvematic unit that wrenches up to 155 horsepower. All motors are likely to get the Continuously Variable Transmission. Customers can either choose the basic two-wheel-drive or 4×4 types.
Starting Price and Release Date
Finally, the 2018 Toyota Premio will offer a starting price tag of $16,817 with more equipped variants selling at $23,668. It is likely to go on sale beginning from December this year. That means the new Premio can be seen on public roads by next year.