Toyota Vitz is Toyota’s flagship hatchback was first launched in 1999. The car with a capacity of five passengers had been sold in about 80 countries, including regions in Europe. Until now, the sales of this car have reached 7 million units worldwide.
Due to the strong demand for Toyota Vitz, Toyota was preparing hybrid type with a backdrop of rising demand for hybrid vehicles in the compact hatchback segment. To respond to the desires of consumers about the increase of the Vitz, Toyota also made great changes to the exterior and legs in order to strengthen its presence in the market.
On the exterior, there is a change in the bumper featuring a firmer trapezoidal design than the older version. The front fascia is supported by the main lamp is large, which is located above the new fog lamp design. The rear also experienced changes. It does not seem wrong if Toyota has also redesigned rear lights to align with the front view. In line with the new concept, the hybrid system has been improved including shock absorbers. In addition, the interior design will be dominated by the black color.
With a variety of these changes, the car has a great opportunity to attract new customers in the market.
“2017 Toyota Vitz has broken the boundaries of the compact car by combining environmentally friendly technologies, responsive and fun-to-drive,” said Kazuhiro Miyauchi, President of Toyota Compact Car Company.
2017 Toyota Vitz available in a choice of 1KR-FE 1.0-liter engine, 1NR-FKE 1.3-liter engine mated to a Super CVT-I transmission. And for its hybrid type, equipped with 1NZ-FXE 1.5-liter engine with fuel consumption of 34.4 km / liter. The Hybrid technology resembles to a Toyota Prius hybrid.