Toyota has just confirmed the launch its all-new Vitz subcompact car for the Japanese market, which will be also known as the Yaris for the U.S. and European markets later in the future. The 2012 Toyota Vitz will be released in Japan on December 22 of this year.
So far Toyota has not stated when the Yaris version will arrive at European and North American markets, but we expected to see it shows up in these markets around the second half of 2011.
The new 2012 Toyota Vitz is designed as subcompact car with fuel efficiency in mind. It is powered by a 1.3-liter gasoline engine, which features a start-stop system to provide a fuel return of 62.3 mpg U.S. and CO2 emissions of about 88g/km. Toyota claims that the Vitz will be the one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its segment in Japan.