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Toyota Vitz

The Toyota is a line of three- and five-door subcompact cars produced 1998 by the Japanese automobile Toyota. Now in its third generation, the Toyota Vitz has been consistently in Japan, with international markets receiving the vehicle under the Toyota name, or formerly as the Toyota in some markets for the first

First generation (XP10; [ edit ]


What the XP10 series was shown in concept form at the 1997 Motor Show. This titled Funtime was developed the leadership of Shuhei Toyoda, who commissioned two additional models on the same platform: the Funcoupe and the , the predecessor to the forthcoming production Fun Cargo. Styled in Brussels by European Office of Creation the Fun project as it was known, was envisaged to the versatility of shared platform These concept vehicles into the New Basic Car (NBC) with each separate NBC designated a number, NBC1 in the of the Vitz three-door. [ 5 ] The name is the phonetic Anglicized spelling of the word Witz which wit (however, its principal meaning in

German is joke). Toyota the contrived name Yaris is to convey a European impression, Echo is intended to Echo [ 5 ]

Instead of conventional analogue the Vitz utilized digital which were mounted in a pod in the of the dashboard. When sales in the Canadian market this was not the with Toyota opting to fit a speedometer, still mounted in the of the dashboard.

In 2003 the facelifted 2’ Vitz was released different bumpers and ‘teardrop’ lights.

Euro NCAP crash the dual-airbag equipped XP10 in 2000, rating the car 29 out of 37 for adult protection, or four out of five The pedestrian rating (pre-2002) is 13 or two of out of four stars. [ 11 ] In July ANCAP tested the XP10 only a driver’s airbag resulting in a 23.64 out of 37 grading, or out of five stars. [ 12 ] The 2010 of Monash University ‘s Car Safety Ratings (UCSR), that the XP10 provides a (two out of five stars) of occupant safety protection in the of an accident. [ 13 ]

Market [ edit ]

The Japanese of the Vitz occurred on 13 January and along with the related was retailed through the Netz channel. [ 5 ]

The Vitz RS was introduced in The RS featured revised front and bumpers. a mesh grille. headlamps. front fog lamps. skirts, and alloy wheels. [ 14 ] upgrades include, sports-oriented seats, a leather-wrapped steering a leather and chrome gear and metallic door sill plates. [ 15 ] Two engines were in the RS, the 1.3-litre 88 horsepower (66 kW) 2NZ-FE and the 110 horsepower (82 kW) 1NZ-FE . More brakes and a firmer suspension were also fitted to the RS.

The Phase 2 Vitz RS was modified by Racing Development (TRD) for the domestic Japanese market, and with an IHI Rhf4 turbocharger 0.5 bars (7.3 psi) Produced in limited numbers, the RS sported the 1.5-litre engine, and 148 horsepower (110 kW) and offered a kilometres per hour (0–62 time of 7.9 seconds.

The Yaris was sold in China as the Xiali but only facelifted versions offered. [ citation needed ]

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