Second generation (XP90; 2005–2010)
Second generation (XP90)
Also called Daihatsu Charade
Engine 1.0 L 1KR-FE I3 (gasoline)
1.3 L 2NZ-FE I4 (gasoline)
1.3 L 2SZ-FE I4 (gasoline)
1.3 L 1NR-FE I4 (gasoline)
1.4 L 1ND-TV I4 (t/c diesel)
1.5 L 1NZ-FE I4 (gasoline)
1.6 L 4ZR-FE I4 (gasoline)
1.8 L 2ZR-FE I4 (gasoline)
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,460 mm (96.9 in)
Length 2005–2008: 3,750 mm (147.6 in)
2008–2010: 3,785 mm (149.0 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,530 mm (60.2 in)
Related Toyota Belta
This section is about the Yaris hatchback. For the Yaris sedan, see Toyota Belta.
Toyota redesigned the Vitz in early 2005, going on sale in Japan that February. The Toyota Belta sedan, shares underpinnings with the Vitz. However, while the Vitz was designed at Toyota's European ED2 design studios, the Belta was designed at their Japanese design studios. While the outgoing Vitz hatchback and Platz sedan look and feel virtually alike, the redesigned Vitz and Belta are more subtly related. The two cars share a frame and the drivetrain components however the sheet metal is different.
The European, Australian, Canadian, Mexican, Venezuelan and Puerto Rican markets saw the second generation Vitz near the end of 2005. In the Australian and North American markets, the car was sold as the "Yaris" for the first time. The production Yaris for the US market was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. The XP90 series Yaris is built in Japan, France, and Thailand.
The previous 4-cylinder 1.0 VVT-i engine was replaced by the 3-cylinder engine also found in the Toyota Aygo. The 1.3 liter engine was revised to offer slightly more power, and the 1.4 D-4D got a 15 PS (11 kW; 15 hp) boost to 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp), the former engine allowing it to achieve exceptional fuel economy. For the European market in early 2009 the Yaris added a 1.33-liter engine with Stop & Start technology. The Yaris became the first car in its class to offer nine airbags.
From 2011 to 2013, Daihatsu will sell the XP90 generation Yaris under the "Daihatsu Charade" name as a Thai-produced five-door hatchback. Powertrains will comprise a 1.3-liter engine and six-speed manual or optional automatic. The Charade will be sold alongside the newer-generation XP130 series, which will be badged "Toyota Yaris".
The Toyota Yaris RS was launched in 2007. It was first seen at the Geneva Motor Show and is powered by the new 130 bhp (97 kW) 1.8 2ZR-FE DOHC L dual VVT-i straight-4 gasoline engine, which can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 10 seconds. The RS features 17 inch alloy wheels, a mesh grille, a redesigned rear bumper, deep side skirts and a tail spoiler. It also features redesigned headlights and taillights. As in the previous T-Sport, there are extra rear lights on the bumper. Essentially, it is a JDM Vitz RS fitted with a 2ZR-FE engine.