Achieves the best fuel economy of the non-hybrids.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Dec. 3, 2010
2011 Japanese Toyota Vits (Yaris here) – New interior/exterior and more fuel efficient.
Toyota Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) version of the redesigned "Vitz" compact equipped with a 1.3L gasoline engine and the Toyota’s latest Start/Stop system has achieved Japan's best fuel efficiency rating not including hybrids and micros.
The new Vitz, scheduled for launch in Japan before the end of this year, has a fuel efficiency of 62.3 mpgUS under the Japanese 10-15 test cycle and exceeds by more than 25% the mandatory level required under the 2010 national standards. Under t Japanese latest JC08 test cycle, the vehicle has a fuel efficiency of 51.3 mpgUS.
Emissions of both nitrogen oxides and non-methane hydrocarbons have also been reduced in the vehicle, with levels 75% lower than the 2005 standards. Under the Japanese government's taxation system for environment friendly vehicles, the new Vitz qualifies for a 75% reduction in the automobile weight tax and automobile acquisition tax, and qualifies for a 50% reduction in the automobile tax.
A US based Yaris hybrid for 2012 is still not out of the question but unlikely due to the Yen/Dollar ratio and upfront costs.