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Toyota WiLL Vi XP10, 1 generation 01.2000 - 12.2001

1 generation
(XP10) 01.2000 - 12.2001
1 generation
In the summer of 1999, Toyota launched a new brand on the automotive market called WiLL, which brought together various industries and economies. Print markets, electronics manufacturers, confectionery suppliers and travel agencies have developed new markets under the single WiLL brand. In the automotive world, due to this trend, the Toyota WiLL Vi hatchback appeared. It happened in 2000. The basis for the creation of WiLL Vi was the car Toyota Vitz. The appearance of Toyota WiLL Vi is distinctive and original. The car body is made rounded and resembles the outlines of natural drops of water. The dominant design elements were the characteristic wheel arches and triple punching from all sides of the body, resembling the movement of wind-blown drops. Under the hood, the WiLL Vi is a 1.3-liter 88-horsepower 2NZ-FE gasoline engine. The unusual exterior style of the Toyota WiLL Vi is complemented by an interior design. Plastic of different colors, reminiscent of the "French baguette" front panel - the interior seems like a toy, although it is extremely functional and meets strict ergonomic requirements. The combination of instruments brought to the center, the “twists” of the climate system, the full-size CD-player - everything is like the younger Toyota models of those years. However, the interior here is closer than that of Vitz, so instead of molded "seats" - bench seats, but quite comfortable. An option with a fabric roof panel was proposed. The development of an advertising concept for this car was entrusted to the VVC division, which worked on a sales strategy for young people. Potential audience were women aged 20 to 30 years. In October 2001, shortly before the end of Toyota WiLL Vi production, special versions in exclusive colors were released. It was called autumn-winter and spring fashion collections and was sold via the Internet, which was the result of an attempt to implement a new marketing strategy.

 Toyota WiLL Vi model received a 1.3-liter engine from Vitz - 4-cylinder 2NZ-FE, which gives a maximum power of 88 hp at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 123 Nm at 4400 rpm. The cylinder head is made of aluminum alloy, the DOHC design scheme includes 4 valves per cylinder. The engine is considered quite economical - the fuel consumption of WiLL Vi is 5.8 l / 100 km. However, experts note that such indicators were achieved due to some reduction in the resource and opportunities for overhaul. The engine works in conjunction with an automatic 4-speed gearbox. The volume of the tank is 45 liters.

 Toyota WiLL Vi suspension scheme is similar to Toyota Vitz. The front suspension - suspension strut with coil spring, the rear - torsion bar on springs. Disc brakes front and drum rear, power steering. The minimum turning radius of WiLL Vi is slightly larger than that of Witz: 4.9 m versus 4.3. Oversized wheels: standard size 165/65 R15. The body length reaches 3760 mm. Body width 1660 mm, height 1600 mm. Thus, WiLL Vi is 125 mm longer than Vitz and 100 mm higher. Interior dimensions: 1705 x 1385 x 1355 mm. For comparison, the Toyota Vitz interior measures 1815 x 1380 x 1265 mm. WiLL Vi sedan is a bit heavier than Witz - about 50 kg. Trunk volume 260 liters.

 WiLL Vi, like Vitz, will offer two airbags (driver and front passenger), an anti-lock brake system and a brake assist system, child seat fasteners, three-point seat belts, front belts with pretensioners and force limiters. The body structure meets the necessary requirements for passive safety.  For many reasons, WiLL Vi could not boast of high sales. The model was too unusual. Some buyers complained about the shape of the back door, uncomfortable when landing; or the sheer design of the rear window, not quite suitable for automatic sinks. The advantages are the same as those of Witz: simplicity and reliability of the design, unpretentiousness, profitability. Due to low demand, the model was discontinued at the end of 2001. Following WiLL Vi, other models came out under the same brand: WiLL VS and WiLL Cypha.