Toyota launches the first passenger minivehicle under the Toyota brand in Japan – Pixis Space
Toyota in Japan today launched the Pixis Space, the first passenger minivehicle to be launched under the Toyota brand. The vehicle will be sold through more than 200 Toyota dealerships nationwide. The Pixis Space has been designed to meet the diversifying needs of car-buyers in Japan. The vehicle features sophisticated square styling, employs functions and equipment suited to daily driving and has high environmental performance. Coming in two distinct variations—the simply styled L and X models and the strong-presence Custom X ,Custom G and Custom RS models—the Pixis Space’s unique design and eight available body colors create variety that enables buyers to better select a vehicle suiting their tastes.
The vehicle’s carefully crafted and color-accented front seats convey sophistication, contributing overall to its comfortable interior. Moreover, the adoption of the eco-IDLE2 system—a new idling-stop function—in the X and Custom G models, achieves class-leading3 fuel efficiency of 25.5 km/l in the 10-15 test cycle outlined by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).
The Pixis Space represents the first vehicle supplied by Daihatsu to TMC under a minivehicle OEM agreement reached in September 2010. All the Pixis Space models adopt a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with both available engines, the 660 cc KF engine with Dynamic Variable Valve Timing (DVVT)4 and the 660 cc KF engine with an intercooler-equipped turbo, thus giving the vehicle a smooth ride and high fuel efficiency. The front-wheel-drive X and Custom G models are equipped with eco-IDLE, a new idling-stop function, and get 25.5 km (equivalent to 91g/km of CO2 emissions) in the 10-15 test cycle outlined by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.