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Toyota Vitz Hybrid 2017

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Toyota Vitz Hybrid 2017 has been launched in the market and we will share the complete review and have a brief look at Toyota Vitz and its evolution. This vehicle is the subcompact hatchback and the Japanese automaker, Toyota has manufactured and sold this vehicle in the market. It is provided in the market in 3 and 5 doors variant and the company has started the producing of this vehicle in the market in 1998. This car is included in the list of the most successful car and there has been three generations of this car. Toyota Vitz is in the third iteration and the first gen of this car lasted from 1998 to 2005 and the second gen of this car was introduced in auto market in 2005 till 2010. The third gen of this car was launched in the auto market in 2010 and it is still producing. The people will find the couple of facelifts of 2014 and 2017 and it is the 2017 model. The second facelift of the third generation is XP130 Vitz.

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Exterior of Toyota Vitz Hybrid

The exterior of the car, Toyota Vitz Hybrid is 3945 mm, long, 1695 mm wide and 1500 mm tall and it is also longer, wider and taller than new Cultus and Swift manufactured locally. Th wheel base of the car is 2510 mm and it is excellent than new Cultus and Swift.

The second generation Vitz looks different than the 1st generation Vitz and the 3rd generation Toyota Vitz. The manufacturers made the similar design of the vehicle lineup, which is particular set of years. The third generation of Toyota Vitz is related to first generation Vitz and first generation Vitz has mild edges and curves. The first repetition of 3rd gen hatchback has same design while edges and corners of the exterior side of Toyota Vitz were sharper and defined.

The first repetition facelift to 3rd generation has been introduced by Toyota, which has massive front grill in front bumper and front bumper has quite complex design.

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Front

Toyota Vitz has facelift with same massive grill and the edges and cuts are sharper than before on the front side. This vehicle is added with front bumper and massive front grille you will see the bumper arches coming from extreme left and right of bottom of bumper and they converge the right under bulge having Toyota monogram on top of the bumper.

You will find massive trapezoid front headlights on the extreme left and right of front bumper, there is black accents on top of line Toyota Vitz fog lamps. You will watch beautiful touch of design, which is added with simple horizontal strip of chrome accent on the bumper, which can look similar to headlights on the front. It makes the two prong fork in projector type halogen headlight.

Back

There are rear lights as boot, rear bumper and 3rd generation to get simple triangular brake lights and it is changed for 2017 model. The car is added with wide rear brake lamps and they are spread to boot lid. Toyota has added red reflector on bottom of rear bumper and they were not added in first facelift 2017. You will also see the rear arch type design, which is started from right side of rear bumper to make bow like impression on the rear side of the car. You can also find the reversing cam at crease of impression in boot lid and it can help to elevate rear registration plate.

Interior Toyota Vitz Hybrid

When the interior of the 2017 hatchback is checked, it is found similar to interior of Toyota Aqua. The dashboard of the car has wonderful shape and the door have trims. They are designed in simple design and the instrument cluster is just like Toyota Aqua. This is the base model of this variant of car and there is not push start button which you can find and regular Turn Key ignition is provided there. You need to check hybrid car with twist of key to find the feeling of difference than push the button.

Steering, Buttons and Switches

The steering wheel of car is basic and it has simple three spoke design, which is added with multimedia control and trip and return buttons. They are added on the right of steering and it is adjustable. You will find dashboard and on right side, there is lane departure watching and auto headlight button over AC vent. The left and right sides of the dashboard are round and they give excellent look and touch to 2017 facelift Toyota Corolla.

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Cluster Gauge

You will watch analog speedometer in the center on the dashboard and on right side of speedometer, you will find digital TFT screen to show simple information like gear indicator, fuel level, time, trip meter, temperature and ajar door indication. On left side of the speedometer, you will look at drivertrain mode meter to show kind of driving and if car is charging and you drive it in Eco mode, you will use all power available by car, which are given by the batteries and combustion engine.

Boot

Toyota has enhanced boot from 272 liters to 286 liters. You push the 60:40 split backrests of rear seat forward and you can create more space on the rear side. You will also find pockets in doors and back side of both front seats and also on the center console. You will check two cup holders in center console in front of gear level.

Engine

This car is powered by powerful engine and you can drive the vehicle at the high speed. It is smaller in size but it is second generation 1.5 liter 4 cylinder DOHC internal combustion engine and electric motor, which helps to make fun of it. 1 NZ FXE internal combustion engine can produce 73 horsepower and 111 Nm of torque and electric motor is added to make about 60 HP. The car has excellent speed from zero to 60 km / hour but there is problem for the car, when it gains high speeds.

Transmission

When you push accelerator to door and for couple of moments, you feel nothing to happen. There is sudden surge of power and car shoots forward like rubber band. The cars are added with CVT gearbox, it is provided in the market with new E-CVT gearbox. There is new gearbox and it gives better response. It felt quicker to respond to throttle input and you can compare it with Toyota Aqua. It has the overall mass and weight of car and bigger and bulkier, the car gives the noticeable effect.

A/C Unit

New imported Toyota car is added with impressive AC units and it was cold outside and judge performance of AC and you will find it ineffective in such conditions. The car has the electrically driven compressors and the AC could run on battery power.

Center of Gravity

it looks bulkier and 3rd generation Vitz is longer and it has similar width but the height of the car is little shorter. It is easy to handle this car in better way than the previous models of this vehicle. This car has normal electrical power steering and you will not feel just like Toyota Aqua. You can handle the car quite easily and you will not face any problem, when you change the direction of the car quickly. It will point towards the required direction and you will to turn the steering of the car in the similar direction.

Suspension

The wheel base of the car is short and second generation car will continue wobbling, when it runs on the uneven roads. When you check the new generation hatchback, you will find such issue of wobbling as the car is added with slightly stiff suspension and it has the capacity to carry five people and also with extra weight of batteries. The suspension of the car is basic recipe and there is MacPherson strut on the front to torsion the beam in the rear side.

Wheels

This car is added with basic F model Vitz and it is provided in the market with standard 14 inch steel wheels with wheel cap and 175/70R14 tires. Vitz hybrid is provided in the market with puncture repair kit and air compressor but you will not find spare tire in this car. This car has the ground clearance at 140 mm other than Japanese cars. People will know the turning radius of 2017 Vitz is 4.7 m and it is little bit more than second generation Vitz (4.4 m).

Safety of Toyota Vitz Hybrid

The second generation car, Toyota Vitz Hybrid is new and it is made with latest safety tech including architecture of the car. The users will get crumple zones in front and rear sides and there are the seatbelts. It is basic F variant of Vitz and it is also added with two airbags, one for the driver and the other for front passenger. The car has the features of anti lock braking system, the traction control and has the lane departure warning in this latest model of the Toyota Vitz hybrid.

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