Toyota Japan Automaker company has unveiled third generation Yaris super mini of Toyota, wednesday in Japan it’s 2012 Toyota Vitz. A new car Toyota Vitz that promises to offer new definition of the ideal compact car to meet consumers’ diversifying compact-car needs, you can from the photos. We not get information and indication from Toyota on when it will show the new Vitz/Yaris in North America, but it should go on sale late next year.
The new model will be available in Japan with a range of small 4-cylinder engines. The largest is a 1.5-liter which is expected to be offered here, although it is possible that Toyota could deliver a Yaris with the new 1.3-liter 4-cylinder that will arrive in the upcoming Scion iQ.
The Japanese car maker says numerous weight saving measures has shaved off 30kg or 66 pounds, with the car tipping the scales at 1,000kg or 2,204 pounds (depending on the Yaris’ model). 2012 Toyota Vitz has 100mm in length and now measures 3,885mm long, but is 30mm lower while keeping the same width as its predecessor.
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).
With four grades that emphasize unique individuality, 17 body colors and four interior colors available, the Vitz is a highly appealing next-generation compact that enhances the enjoyment of choosing the perfect car and the pride of ownership.