While a new generation release is not yet in the offing, we can still do a Toyota Premio 2013 review based on the current generation specifications. The Premio model has been constantly in demand from Japanese exporters of secondhand cars as it’s a model exclusively distributed only in Japan. What is it about the Premio that makes it such an in-demand model in other countries, especially those in the African continent? What do Premio users have to say about their cars?
Premio is a Spanish word meaning prize or premium, and this grand characteristic can be seen in the vehicle model’s interior and exterior styling. The Premio looks elegantly simple, but did you know that it has four-wheel drive? This option comes with a 1.8-liter engine. The other available engines are a 1.5-liter 109 PS and a 2.0-liter direct injection D4 152 PS. As for transmission, buyers can choose between Super CVT-i (Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent) and Super ECT (Electronically Controlled Transmission). The latest Premio has the Breakthrough Engine with Advanced Mechanism System, or BEAMS technology.
Safety-wise, the Superior Package of the Premio is a must-have because of its Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control. These two work together to make sure that the car holds on to the road well, especially in slippery conditions and along steep inclines. Premios also have Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution among other safety features.
One of the best things you will probably read in a Toyota Premio 2013 review is the model’s restyles lighting. The improved illumination not only in the Superior Package but also in all of the EX trims is die to the auto-leveling feature of the headlamps and fog lights. Basically, this feature maintains a constant illumination axis, preventing glare from affecting preceding vehicles. The Premio also has a Con Light Sensor that automatically adjusts headlamp brightness.
Go inside the Premio and you will be impressed by the well-designed cabin that surely has luxury and elegance as design inspirations. It is clean and neat, giving off a “down-to-business” air that is perfect for executives and entrepreneurs. The interior design and build quality are high-class compared to other cars in the same segment. The Premio comes installed with an in-car entertainment system with superior audio quality, and can take in compact discs. It’s also easy to plug in a converter for new media players.
When it comes to performance, this Toyota Premio 2013 review can easily state that the driving experience is smooth and quiet—there are no annoying noises from the engine or any loose parts. The Premio is a fine ride that lives up to its name. The CVT-i system is great and is capable of handling quick shift changes smoothly. Because of the CVT, gear jerk is almost non-existent, providing a comfortable, level ride. And speaking of comfort, the cabin is a cool haven from the sweltering heat of the sun, thanks to the car’s climate control. The auto-leveling feature of the headlamps is also nifty as drivers won’t have to switch between high and low beams.
Based on the specifications, this Toyota Premio 2013 review finds that this vehicle model is a worthy purchase, and one that will surely make customers happy, comfortable, and proud of such a fine car.