Toyota Vitz Hybrid Import Information

2017 to 2020 Toyota Vitz hybrid (NHP130)

Toyota Vitz hybrid (2017 to March 2020)

Toyota Vitz hybrid Import Information for Australia

Toyota Vitz hybrid Jewela import to Australia

The Toyota Vitz hybrid is a 5-seater front wheel drive hybrid hatchback.

The Toyota Vitz model was marketed in other countries including Australia as the Toyota Yaris, so the Vitz hybrid is essentially the 2017 to 2020 Toyota Yaris hybrid that was never offered for sale new in Australia.

The Toyota Vitz hybrid (NHP130) went on sale in Japan in 2017 in a range of configurations including Vitz hybrid U, Vitz hybrid U Sporty Package, Vitz hybrid F, Vitz hybrid F Safety Edition, Vitz hybrid Jewela and Vitz hybrid Jewela Sports.

The Toyota Vitz hybrid has a 54kW 1.5L petrol engine plus 45kW electric motor producing a combined 73kW power output. The Vitz hybrid battery is nickel-metal hydride.

Toyota claims impressive fuel economy of 2.9 L / 100 km (34.4 km / L).

The Toyota Vitz hybrid is eligble for import to Australia for Jan 2017 to March 2020 built models.

The Toyota Vitz hybrid model code in Japan is NHP130.

The Toyota Vitz hybrid is relatively cheap with many good examples available every week to buy direct from auction in Japan.

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Prices constantly change over time and according to market conditions so please contact us for current import pricing for your location and spec if you are considering a Toyota Vitz hybrid import.

The following information is reproduced courtesy of the Global Toyota Newsroom, from Jan 12, 2017.

Key features
  • Hybrid system with a 1.5-liter engine. In addition to exceptional environmental performance of 34.4 km/L1, exhilarating acceleration is achieved by integrating the engine and motor.
  • The exterior design pursues an element of individuality including front and rear views that convey a wide and low stance.

Toyota City, Japan, January 12, 2017―Toyota Motor Corporation has partially redesigned the “Vitz”, and sales will begin at all Netz dealers nationwide on January 12.

Hybrid U (options shown)
Hybrid U (options shown)

The Vitz2 is a core Toyota brand model that was first launched in 1999 and is now being sold in approximately 80 countries and regions including Europe. Global cumulative sales have surpassed 7 million units3.

With the partial redesign this time, a hybrid grade was added to the lineup in response to strong requests from customers against a backdrop of growing demand for hybrids in the compact hatchback market4, the vehicle segment which the Vitz belongs to. In addition, major changes were made to the exterior design to create a vehicle with an even stronger market presence.

The development concept of the redesign incorporated the maximum possible knowledge and technology so as to achieve extensive improvements that exceed those typical of a partial redesign. In line with this concept, the hybrid system was enhanced, the shock absorbers were improved, and numerous areas of the body were made more rigid to provide for an exceptional driving performance. In addition, an interior design with all-black ornamentation was adopted, alongside other improvements which have been made to increase product appeal.

Welcab versions (specially equipped vehicles with factory-installed features for the disabled and elderly) offer the same improvements as the base models.

The Vitz is part of the lineup rolled out by the in-house Toyota Compact Car Company. Kazuhiro Miyauchi, the president of the Toyota Compact Car Company, made the following comment with the launch of the car, that “The Vitz pushes forward the boundaries of compact car manufacturing by combining the latest environmentally friendly and safety technologies with responsive and fun-to-drive dynamic performance. This Vitz is the template for the exciting new vehicles that we will continue to bring to market in the future.”

1Under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s JC08 test cycle


2The overseas series name is the “Yaris”

3As of December 2016; based on Toyota calculations

4The market scale for hybrid compact hatchbacks was approximately 80,000 units in 2011, but increased to approximately 310,000 units in 2015; based on Toyota calculations


Monthly sales target for Japan

9,000 units

Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices

Engine Transmission Driveline Price1 (yen)
M package 1KR-FE (1.0-liter) Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 1,181,520
F 1NR-FKE (1.3-liter) 1,481,760
1NR-FE (1.3-liter) Four-wheel drive 1,589,760
Smart Stop package 1KR-FE (1.0-liter) Front-wheel drive 1,405,080
Jewela 1KR-FE (1.0-liter) Front-wheel drive 1,473,120
1NR-FKE (1.3-liter) 1,703,160
1NR-FE (1.3-liter) Four-wheel drive 1,811,160
Smart Stop package 1KR-FE (1.0-liter) Front-wheel drive 1,553,040
U 1NR-FKE (1.3-liter) Front-wheel drive 1,798,200
1NR-FE (1.3-liter) Four-wheel drive 1,906,200
Sporty package2 1NR-FKE (1.3-liter) Front-wheel drive 1,952,640
Hybrid F2 THS II with reduction gear (1NZ-FXE 1.5-liter) Front-wheel drive 1,819,800
Hybrid Jewela2 1,983,960
Hybrid U2 2,087,640
Sporty package2 2,237,760

1Includes consumption tax, does not include recycling fees, and differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa.


Super CVT-i
Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent
TOYOTA Hybrid System II

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for Welcab Variants

Engine Transmission Driveline Price* (yen)
Lift-up front
passenger seat
(Type A)
F 1KR-FE (1.0-liter) Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 1,520,000
1NR-FKE (1.3-liter) 1,665,000
1NR-FE (1.3-liter) Four-wheel drive 1,765,000
THS II with reduction gear (1NZ-FXE 1.5-liter) Front-wheel drive 1,978,000
Lift-up front
passenger seat
(Type B)
1KR-FE (1.0-liter) Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 1,594,000
1NR-FKE (1.3-liter) 1,739,000
1NR-FE (1.3-liter) Four-wheel drive 1,839,000
THS II with reduction gear (1NZ-FXE 1.5-liter) Front-wheel drive 2,052,000

*Consumption tax does not apply; does not include recycling fees, and differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa

Super CVT-i
Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent
TOYOTA Hybrid System II

Main Features

  1. High Fuel Efficiency and Roominess Pursued by Adopting a Lightweight and Compact Hybrid System

Hybrid System

The new Vitz is equipped with a 1.5-liter engine hybrid system with improved control of the engine, motor, inverter, and other components. The hybrid model boasts class-leading fuel efficiency of 34.4 km/L1. This exceeds the Japanese government’s 2020 fuel economy standards by at least 20 percent, and achieves emissions that are at least 75 percent lower than the 2005 standards set under the Japanese government’s Approval System for Low-emission Vehicles. As a result, the hybrid Vitz is eligible for Japanese government subsidies and tax incentives for eco-cars.

Key Hybrid System Specifications

Engine Model 1NZ-FXE
Displacement 1,496 cc
Maximum output 54 kW [74 PS]/4,800 rpm
Maximum torque 111 N・m [11.3 kgf・m]/3,600 rpm-4,400 rpm
Motor Maximum output 45 kW [61 PS]
Maximum torque 169 N・m [17.2 kgf・m]
Complete system2 Maximum output 73 kW [100 PS]
Battery Nickel-metal hydride

Package and Maneuverability

By placing the drive battery under the rear seat, both the interior and cargo space equivalent to that of a gasoline vehicle have been achieved. The package has a length of 3,945 mm (60 mm more than the earlier model) and width of 1,695 mm in consideration of maneuverability, thus achieving a minimum turning radius of 4.7 m3.

1Under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s JC08 test cycle

2Using both engine power and electric motor power; based on Toyota calculations

35.6 m in the case of the Hybrid U and Sporty package. The gasoline model with 165/70R14 tires has a minimum turning radius of 4.5 m.

  1. More Impressive Exterior Design Features a Sense of Dynamism and Refinement
Hybrid U (options shown)
Hybrid U (options shown)

Front, Rear, and Side Views

  • The main areas of change are the front bumper, low grille, headlights, and fog lamp cover.
  • The wide and low stance is emphasized, providing a dynamic feel and a sense of a low center of gravity.
  • Bi-Beam LED headlights (with auto-leveling function and smoked plated finish) are available as an option, and when combined with the line-emitting LED clearance lights, the ruggedness is emphasized.
  • The main changes are to the back door, back door garnish, rear combination taillights, rear bumper, and rear wiper.
  • Similar with the front view, the wide and low stance is emphasized.
  • LED line-emitting taillights are available as an option. The brake lights, which incorporate six LEDs, create an impressive rear view.
  • The wheel design has been updated to create an enhanced feel.4

Color variations

A total of 17 exterior colors are available, including the newly-developed Clear Blue Crystal Shine (option) and the new Avant Garde Bronze Metallic.

  • Dark Blue Mica and Olive Mica Metallic are newly available for shiny decorations only5.

4The Jewela grade (including the Smart Stop package) will continue to use 14-inch steel wheels (with exclusive resin full caps).

5Plated ornamentation on the door mirrors and exterior door handles exclusive to the Hybrid Jewela and Jewela (including the Smart Stop Package) grades (option).

  1. Refined Interior Designs Conveys a Sense of Consistency
Interior color: Barrel Brown
Interior color: Barrel Brown
Interior color: Marsala
Interior color: Marsala
  • All ornamentation is black, creating a refined interior.
  • Barrel Brown, a brown shade, is now available on the U grade (including the Sporty package), conveying a modern and refined space. In addition, the new Marsala, a sepia tone, is available on the Hybrid Jewela and Jewela (including the Smart Stop package) grades, enhancing the hatchback’s sense of quality.
  1. Others

Substantial Improvement in Basic Performance

  • By adopting shock absorbers with a new structure, increasing the number of spot welds on various parts of the body, and making other changes to increase body rigidity, and increasing the thickness of braces around the instrument panel, driving performance have been enhanced, which offers exceptional maneuvering stability as well as a comfortable ride.
  • Safety have also been improved by making the Toyota Safety Sense C collision avoidance assist package and hill-start assist control standard on all models, thus supporting safer driving.

New Sporty package

The new Sporty Package with 16-inch aluminum wheels, aerodynamic components, and a sporty exterior have been created.


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