The Toyota Vitz is a line of three- and five-door hatchback subcompact cars produced since 1999 by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. Now in its third generation, the name “Toyota Vitz” has been used consistently in Japan, with most international markets receiving the same vehicle under the Toyota Yaris name, or formerly as the Toyota Echo in some markets for the first generation. The Toyota Vitz is available in Japan from Toyota’s Netz Store line of dealerships.
As of 2010, the first two generations had achieved in excess of 3.5 million sales in over 70 countries, including more than 1.4 million in Japan.
At its introduction in 1998, it won the Car of the Year Japan Award.
The third generation Vitz was launched on 22 December 2010 in Yokohama, Japan, and it was launched in other countries by the end of 2011.
This generation introduces a new 1.3-litre 4-cylinder engine, which is as economical as the 1.0-litre engine, according to Toyota Japan. New features include a single windscreen wiper and an engine start-stop system with a claimed 26.5 km/L (3.8 L/100 km; 62.3 mpg‑US) for the Japanese streets. The XP130 comes with up to nine airbags: driver and front passenger airbags, front-seat mounted side airbags, a knee airbag for the driver, first and second row side-curtain airbags and two front seat cushion airbags.
Toyota Vitz is offered in F, U, Jewela and RS model grades. The engines available range from 1.0 to 1.5-litres. The 1.5-litre RS model has a CVT transmission for the automatic. Just like the previous generation, 2WD and 4WD drivetrains are available in Japan.
|Number of cylinders||6|
|@ rpm||266 lb.-ft.|
|Torque||12.5 : 1|
|Top Track Speed||173 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||4.8 s|
1-3-17, Biwadai, Uji, Kyoto, Japan 611-0024