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Toyota Vitz/Yaris




This is about the Yaris/Echo hatchback, for the sedan see the Toyota Belta/Toyota

The Toyota Yaris (sold in markets as the Toyota Vitz and Echo) is a line of subcompact first launched by Toyota in designed by Sotiris Kovos. The is a 3 and 5 door hatchback automobile.

In the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Africa, the Vitz is sold as the Liftback (or simply Yaris). Up to the Vitz was known as the Echo in Canada, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, with the Toyota sedan being known as the the first generation Vitz was sold in the US. Since 2006, the and Belta are marketed in US/Canada as the Hatchback and Yaris, respectively.

The Belta sedan, which the Toyota Platz, shares with the Vitz. However, the Vitz was designed at Toyota’s design studios, the Belta was at Toyota’s Japanese design – two completely different design for similar cars marketed different demographics. While the Vitz and Platz models and feel virtually alike only things the cars share is the front clip, rear doors, and bodies behind the B-pillar), the new Vitz and are much more subtly Sharing a similar but different they do not employ the same The cars share only a and the drivetrain options. The sheet is completely different.


The Toyota Yaris went on in Europe early in 1999. the launch of the European Yaris in February 1999, a slightly version went on sale in for the 2004 model year as the hatchback, but not in the United States, the Toyota Echo sedan and were the lone models. The Yaris was voted European Car of the in 2000, defeating the innovative Multipla by a narrow margin.

of conventional instruments, the Yaris and hatchbacks utilized digital which were mounted in a in the center of the dashboard. The Canadian hatchback (and the Yaris T had a conventional speedometer but it was still in the center of the dashboard.

The European was initially available with 4-cylinder 1.0L or 1.3L with Toyota’s VVT-i with the warm hatch T Sport following in 2001. the 2003 facelift, a 1.4L diesel engine offering (56kW) was also included in the This diesel engine is licensed to BMW for use in their MINI One D The use of sophisticated engine management was said to give the equivalent of 1.4 performance from a 1.0 litre while maintaining low fuel and emissions.

On most European markets, the was a stronger seller than the that it replaced.


The Vitz RS (European Yaris was introduced in 2001 and was powered by a (108 hp) engine, shared the Echo, Vios, as well as the xA. The 1.5L T Sport was marketed as fun to drive’ than the base because of a sportier suspension and power compared to the 1.3L (90 hp) Later, the Vitz RS was modified by TRD Racing Developments), and was fitted a turbo-charger. A limited run was produced a power output of around (163PS; 161bhp) and a 0-100km/h time of just 7 seconds. that there is also a JDM Vitz RS with the 2nz-fe which shares brakes, headlights,suspension and interior with the vitz RS

North America

The sold in very high in Canada, where smaller are much more popular in the US. Sales were so high Toyota introduced the 3 and 5-door models to the Canadian Toyota for the 2004 model year. were sold as the ‘Echo and look almost identical to the Yaris, but with minor like larger bumpers, to Canadian safety requirements.

The Echo was also very in Australia. First introduced in 1999 to replace the aging the Echo was available as a 3 or 5 door fitted only with the VVT-i engine. An Echo variant, fitted with the VVT-i engine, was made for a limited time in Australia. The was very similar to the European T-Sport.

Yaris Verso

An interesting to the Yaris range came in 1999 with the Yaris or Echo Verso in some a small MPV which used the running gear as the conventional but was designed to have an even practical interior. In Japan, the bore the name of ‘Funcargo’. The was replaced by the Ractis in 2004.


Toyota the Vitz in early 2005, going on sale in Japan. The Australian, Canadian, Mexican, and Rican markets saw the second Vitz near the end of 2005. In the and North American markets, the car was as the “Yaris” for the first time. The 2007 Toyota Yaris for the US was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto in January 2006. The new Yaris is in Japan, France, and Thailand.

The 4-cylinder 1.0 VVT-i engine was by the 3-cylinder engine also in the Toyota Aygo and Daihatsu The 1.3 liter engine was revised to slightly more power, and the 1.4 got a 15PS (11kW) boost to (66kW), the former engine it to achieve exceptional fuel The Yaris became the first car in its to offer nine airbags.[citation

It has continued to prove popular in particularly in Britain, where it with models such as the Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, and Clio.[citation needed]

Toyota Vitz/Yaris


The Canadian Yaris hatchback is in 3 and 5-door models, running on the NZ engine, a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine rated 106hp and 103ft·lbf (140N·m) torque. The Yaris with the 1.5 liter can achieve fuel economy of 40miles per US gallon (5.9L/100km; during highway driving and (6.9L/100km; 41mpg-imp) during driving. 3-door CE and 5-door LE come with 14-inch while RS models are equipped 15-inch alloys with anti-lock braking system and Electronic Brake force (EBD). In addition, 2008 RS include new front and back

The US Yaris is similar to the Canadian and is the successor to the previous North Toyota Echo. In the US, the 3-door shares the Yaris name the Toyota Belta sedan. The model is called the ‘Yaris while the 5-door model be sold starting with the model year in the United and competes with the similarly Scion xD. The US Yaris comes with the 1.5 liter VVT-i producing 106 hp and 103 lb·ft and five manual transmission, the four automatic ECT being optional. economy is rated at 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the with the manual transmission. front airbags are standard, as by the law, ABS and side airbags are only as an option.

In Canada, the CE, LE, and RS packages are replaced by the modular convenience, power, and guard packages.

For the 2009 the Yaris 5-door liftbacks the lineup of the existing 4-door and 3-door liftbacks because of the demand for fuel efficient cars. In addition to the new 5-door all 2009 Yaris models standard with Anti-Lock (ABS,) front seat-mounted airbags and front and rear side airbags. For 2009, also added cruise as an option on liftback models, and has a few more color choices the previous model.

National Traffic Safety Administration Crash Test Ratings


Frontal Passenger:




The is also available in Malaysia, by the 1NZ-FE engine with DOHC with VVT-i. It in 2 trim levels: 1.5G and both with 4-speed transmission with Super ECT and Shifter, featuring an output of 80 kW at rpm, and a torque of 141 Nm at 4200

The Toyota Yaris SR was launched in It was first seen at the Geneva Show and is powered by the new 130bhp 132PS) 1.8 2ZR-FE DOHCL VVT-i I4 petrol engine, can reach 100km/h (62mph) in 10 seconds. The SR features 17inch wheels, a mesh grille at the a redesigned bumper at the rear, side skirts and a tail It also features redesigned and taillights. As in the previous T-Sport, are extra rear lights on the Essentially, it’s a JDM Vitz RS with a 2ZR-FE engine.

Toyota Vitz/Yaris
Toyota Vitz/Yaris
Toyota Vitz/Yaris
Toyota Vitz/Yaris


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