Toyota Yaris I T-Sport (facelift)

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Description

The first generation Toyota Yaris/Vitz/Echo was a B-Segment car launched in 1998 as a replacement for the Starlet. It was designed by Sotiris Kovos and unveiled at the 1998 Paris Motor Show.

The performance version, Toyota Yaris T Sport launched in 2001, fitted with a naturally aspirated 1.5 liter VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent technology) engine with aluminium alloy block, producing 106 hp (78 kw) of power and 143 Nm of torque, combined with a close ratio 5 speed manual transmission. The car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 9,0 seconds and could reach a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph). Other modifications over the base model included larger anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution system (EBD), lowered suspension by 20mm (MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear), stiffened suspension springs, harder dampers and stiffened body and frame, providing improved torsional rigidity and lateral stiffness.

Visually, the car was distinguished by the deep front bumper, redesigned radiator grille, T-Sport badging, black headlamp surrounds, round fog lamps, side skirts, 15 inch alloy wheels with wider 185/55 R15 tyres, new taillight trim, optional roof spoiler and a longer rear overhand and a more sporty rear bumper design housing the rear fog lamp and reversing light, as well as a larger exhaust pipe. Inside the car featured a unique analog dark grey instrument panel (replacing the digital panel of the base model), grey metallic details, sport seats, leather three-spoke steering wheel and sports gearshift.

In 2003, Toyota lauched the updated Toyota Yaris I T-Sport (facelift) which featured redesigned front and rear bumpers with different air intakes and black inserts, a new grille, new “teardrop” headlights and a slightly larger tailpipe.

 

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Additional information

Model

Toyota Yaris I T-Sport (facelift)

Production

2003-2006

Segment

B

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1497 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Naturally Aspirated

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Injection

Power (hp)

106

Power (kw)

78

Power (@rpm)

@6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

143

Torque (@rpm)

@4200 rpm

0-100km/h

9,0

Top Speed (km/h)

190 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

118 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,0

CO2 (g/km)

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

950 kg

Length

3630 mm

Width

1660 mm

Height

1500 mm

Wheelbase

2370 mm

Front Track

1445 mm

Rear Track

1420 mm

Boot Space

204

Tire Size

185/55 R15

Front Brakes

255 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

269 mm Discs