Toyota began selling second-generation Toyota Vitz in Japan in August 2007. The car has changed the design of the front grille, headlamps, as well as the rear combination lamps. The main changes in the equipment of the machine affected security systems. The new Toyota Vitz in all versions is now equipped with side airbags and curtain airbags. Also, on all configurations, side mirrors with direction indicator repeaters are installed. Some cars were equipped with heated seats. In general, after restyling, there were significantly more specifications than Witz offered the second generation at the beginning of the release. RS models are now available with a 1.3-liter engine, and the “hottest” 1.5 TRD Turbo M modification has a capacity of 150 liters. with.
In the basic configuration, Toyota Vitz will offer only the most necessary equipment - an audio system with two speakers, air conditioning, backlight, folding whole back seat. Expensive options include a mirror folding mechanism, a dashboard with a tachometer, climate control, heated seats, alloy wheels, mirrors in sun visors, pockets on the backs of the front seats, a more advanced audio system, navigation and more, with the most fully functional version of I'll . RS sports models, as usual, are distinguished by elements of external tuning, and in the cabin - leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. Initially, the Vitz RS retained its former exterior, but in September 2008, the company introduced an updated version of the sports compact car. The Toyota Vitz range includes numerous special trim levels. For example, shortly before the end of the release, the “B S edition” series was released - the simplest version with a 1.0-liter engine received a number of interesting options as well as exclusive body colors. After restyling, four engine options were offered for the second-generation Toyota Vitz. Under the hood of entry-level models is a 1-liter 1KR-FE (71 hp), with a CVT and front-wheel drive with a power reserve of up to 22 km / l. As before, the “intelligent package” package is offered for the base model, which includes a start-stop system and a lithium-ion battery for starting the engine - with these rather rare modifications, the mileage per 1 liter was increased to 24.5 km. The 1.3 liter models are driven by the 2NZ-FE unit and the 2SZ-FE engine that composes it. Both have a return of 87 "forces", but the first was offered only for all-wheel drive models with automatic transmission, and the second was installed on front-wheel drive with a variator. The cruising range per liter of gasoline is 16 and 19.6 km, respectively. The 1.5-liter engine delivers a maximum output of 110 hp. - It can be equipped with a “mechanic” or CVT with a 7-speed gearshift mode and shift paddles. The original limited range of sports versions with TRD components (Toyota Racing Development) based on a 1.5-liter engine includes the 1.5 TRD Sports M (119 hp) and 1.5 TRD Turbo M models, which have power up to 150 “horses”.
The Vitz pendant has retained its previous design. Front - MacPherson. Rear - semi-independent suspension with a torsion beam. Cars with 4WD give you the opportunity to take full advantage of this type of transmission on slippery roads and in bad weather. Four-wheel drive is implemented by the V-Flex system with rear wheels connected by viscous coupling. The dimensions of the body of the Toyota Vitz in the second generation are: length 3750-3800 mm, width 1695 mm, height 1520-1540 mm. The wheelbase is 2460 mm, and the turning radius is 4.4 m. The mass of the car is from 980 to 1110 kg. Interior dimensions 1855 x 1390 x 1270 mm. A small hatchback trunk can increase when folding the rear seatback (in whole or in a ratio of 60:40). The safety of the second generation Toyota Vitz has improved. This compact car shows a fairly high class - for example, in the number of airbags, the expanded set of which on cars since 2007 includes front, side airbags and curtain airbags. Advanced head restraints reduce the risk of spinal injuries. From electronic systems, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution system), Brake Assist (emergency braking system), and optionally an anti-slip system are present. Restyling as a whole improved the exterior of the Toyota Vitz, interior equipment and configuration. The model does not seem outdated today due to its energetic appearance and many attractive sides. The car is characterized by a low cost of ownership and maintenance: spare parts are available, possible problems and diseases of engines and suspensions are well studied. Cons quite expected for an inexpensive compact class car - hard plastic in the cabin, poor sound insulation, increased vibration in versions with a three-cylinder engine.