|Engine type||In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC||In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC||In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC|
|Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm||80/109/6000||64/87/6000||77/105/6000|
|*||The specifications are those of representative model grades.|
|*||Max. output represents a net rating.|
|*||The model numbers of these vehicles are NCP61(1500), NCP60(1300), NCP65(1500).|
The ist, the sixth brand to use the Vitz as the base model, was conceived as a high-end multi-use compact car with SUV-like styling and wagon-like roominess. The car was fitted with either a 1.3-liter (front-engine, front-wheel-drive [FF] model) or a 1.5-liter engine (FF and 4-wheel-drive [4WD] models), with a Super ECT transmission. A wide front grille consisting of two thick horizontal bars, large 15-inch tires, and extended wheel arches gave the vehicle its unique and dynamic exterior styling. The body dimensions were a notch above those of the Vitz, giving more space to the cabin and the trunk. The 6:4 split rear seats could be fully folded to widen the deck as necessary. The sturdy body structure was realized through the advanced GOA (Global Outstanding Assessment) process, which enhanced safety in collisions with heavier vehicles.
|Plant||Takaoka plant [to Dec. 2009], Iwate plant(Kanto Auto Works,Ltd.) [from Jan. 2010]|
Derived from the suffix "-ist," the name points to a person who is passionate about something (stylist, artist, and so on).