Released date : 2005/ 2/ 1

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Grade 1.3_U 1.5_X 1.3_F
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1030 1050 1100
Dimensions Length(mm) 3750 3750 3750
Width(mm) 1695 1695 1695
Height(mm) 1520 1520 1540
Wheelbase(mm) 2460 2460 2460
Engine Engine code 2SZ-FE 1NZ-FE 2NZ-FE
Engine type In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 1296 1496 1298
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. 64/87/6000 81/110/6000 64/87/6000
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are SCP90(1300), NCP95(1300), NCP91(1500), KSP90(1000).
The second-generation Vitz that was released in February 2005 represented an evolutionary change, in which the exterior design preserved the overall image of its predecessor while the functions improved significantly. The platform was renewed to improve the collision safety performance, and the enlarged body translated into a more spacious cabin and greater cargo carrying capacity. Various seat arrangements and storage spaces also enhanced the utility of the vehicle.

Starting with the second-generation model, the overseas markets for the Vitz (under the Yaris name) expanded from Europe to include North America.

Although the body variation was narrowed to just a 5-door hatchback in Japan, a 3-door model continued to be available in overseas markets. All engines were of the DOHC 4-valve type, including a 1-liter 3-cylinder unit (1KR-FE), a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder unit (2SZ-FE), a 1.3-liter unit for the 4-wheel-drive (4WD) model (2NZ-FE), and a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder unit (1NZ-FE). The available transmissions included a CVT with the torque converter, a 5-speed manual for the RS model, and a 4-speed automatic for the 4WD model. The idle-stop system was introduced in April 2005.

With the introduction of the second-generation Vitz, many of the models handled by the Netz sales channel began to carry the original Netz emblem (based on a stylized letter N) instead of the Toyota emblem.
Plant Takaoka plant, Nagakusa plant(Toyota Industries Corporation)
Derived from "Witz," a German word meaning "wit" or "witticism."

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