2012 Toyota Vitz/Yaris makes its debut in Japan

Article by Christian A., on December 22, 2010

Toyota revealed today the third-generation Yaris/Vitz, a new car that promises to offer new definition of the ideal compact car to meet consumers' diversifying compact-car needs. As you can see from the photos, the exterior of the car has been completely redesigned and now the car features a new key design concept and a new drag coefficient of 0.285.

Inside, the design theme is continued, featuring padding that extends horizontally from the instrument panel to the door trim, which conveys roominess and creates a sophisticated feel. The new car measures just 3,885 mm and has a turning radius of 4.5 m.

The interior length has also been extended to 1,915 mm, creating a roomier space. The vertical adjustment range of the driver's seat is now 60 mm (15 mm more than the previous model) and the seat slide adjustment range is 10 mm with 24 steps (8 steps more than the previous model).

The cargo space has been made 145 mm deeper, providing ample storage capacity. Furthermore, the new Vitz/Yaris is also the first vehicle in the world to use the new UV-reducing glass in the front-door glass that reduces 99% of ultraviolet light (read all about this new technology here).

Under the hood, we find a 1.3-liter engine equipped with 1NR-FE engine with Dual VVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing-intelligent), and featuring a new idling-stop function.

With the Super CVT-i (Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent) transmission the car delivers a fuel consumption of 24.0 km/l. The four-wheel drive models are also equipped with Super CVT-i for smooth cruising and higher fuel efficiency.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

For many years, Lamborghini has always relied on the use of large and powerful engines including the V10 and the V12. In fact, the company’s very first engine in the...
by - October 17, 2017
You can now get the Opel Crossland X that’s LPG-powered if you are not a fan of diesel. Recently, the company released their version of the Peugeot 2008 equipped with...
by - October 17, 2017
As seasons change, temperatures rise and fall. The changes affect our preferences when it comes to driving cars. Therefore, Aston Martin introduces the new DB11 Volante or convertible, and it...
by - October 16, 2017
Aston Martin may be known for building many of the stylish Bond cars we see on the big screen but nobody really knew how it can get super aggressive when...
by - October 16, 2017
Today, manual transmissions have become rare in mainstream cars and are more commonly found in performance cars within the $20,000 to $40,000 range. However, the selection of affordable, three-pedal performance...
by - October 16, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries