Toyota Ractis

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Toyota Ractis
2005-2007 Toyota Ractis.jpg
2005–2007 Toyota Ractis (Japan)
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
ProductionOctober 2005 – December 2017
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door hatchback
Layout
PlatformToyota B platform
Chronology
PredecessorToyota Yaris Verso/Fun Cargo
Successor

The Toyota Ractis (Japanese: トヨタ・ラクティス, Toyota Rakutisu) is a mini MPV produced by Japanese automaker Toyota. It is a five-seater mini MPV based on the Vitz, and was introduced in October 2005 as the successor of the Yaris Verso/Fun Cargo. The name "Ractis" is derived from "Run", "Activity" and "Space".[1]

First generation (XP100; 2005–2010)[edit]

First generation (XP100)
2007 Toyota Ractis.jpg
2007 Toyota Ractis (Japan)
Overview
ProductionOctober 2005 – November 2010
AssemblyJapan: Takaoka[2]; Iwate (Kanto Auto Works)[3]
Designer
  • Takahiro Minami and Tetsuya Nakagawa (2003)
  • Hiroaki Suzuki (2007 facelift: 2006)
Body and chassis
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,550 mm (100.4 in)
Length3,955 mm (155.7 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,640–1,660 mm (64.6–65.4 in)
Curb weight1,120–1,210 kg (2,469–2,668 lb)

The first generation Ractis was initially only sold in Japan and is available at Toyopet Store dealerships. Sales in Hong Kong started from October 2009.[4]

Second generation (XP120; 2010–2017)[edit]

Second generation (XP120)
Toyota Verso-S 1.33 VVT-i Life – Frontansicht (2), 31. März 2011, Mettmann.jpg
Toyota Verso-S 1.3 Life (pre facelift, Germany)
Overview
Also called
  • Toyota Verso-S (Europe)
  • Toyota Space Verso
  • Subaru Trezia
Production
  • September 2010 – June 2016 (Japan)[5]
  • December 2010 – December 2017 (Europe)
AssemblyJapan: Kanegasaki, Iwate (Kanto Auto Works)[5]
Body and chassis
RelatedToyota Vitz (XP130)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
  • 6-speed manual (Europe)
  • CVT (Japan)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,550 mm (100.4 in)
Length3,995 mm (157.3 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,585–1,705 mm (62.4–67.1 in)
Curb weight1,090–1,170 kg (2,403–2,579 lb)

The second generation Ractis was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show as the Toyota Verso-S (Japanese: トヨタ・ヴァーソ・S, Toyota Vuāso S).[6][7] The Ractis is produced at the Iwate plant by Kanto Auto Works. It is available in 1.3 L and 1.5 L engines with G, X and S grades in Japan. The introduction of the Verso-S marked the re entry of Toyota into the European B-MPV segment.

When it hit the market, the Verso-S had the shortest overall length of any mini MPV in Europe.[8] The Verso-S is available with a choice of two engines, a 1.3 litre petrol unit or a 1.4 litre D-4D turbodiesel unit, both mated to a six speed manual transmission.

The petrol derivative is also offered with an optional, Multidrive S CVT, which features a seven speed, sequential paddle shift mode. The petrol model delivers a combined fuel economy of 18.2 km/L (51 mpg‑imp; 43 mpg‑US) and CO
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emissions of 127 g/km. The diesel model delivers 23.25 km/L (66 mpg‑imp; 55 mpg‑US) and 113 g/km respectively.[9]

On June 30, 2016, Toyota confirmed that the Ractis reached the end of production for Japanese, Hong Kong and Macau markets, but the Verso-S continued to be produced for European markets until 2017. Sales of the Ractis in Japan ended on August 31, 2016. It was succeeded by the Toyota Tank/Roomy.

The five seater variant of the facelifted XP170 Sienta, the Funbase, which was released on September 11, 2018, is also considered as the successor of the Ractis.

Subaru Trezia[edit]

Subaru announced a rebadged OEM version of the Ractis for the Japanese market on November 29, 2010. Known as the Subaru Trezia (Japanese: スバル・トレジア, Subaru Torejia), the badge engineered model receives unique bumpers, grille, bonnet, front fenders, headlights, rear finisher and taillight lenses. The name "Trezia" derives from the English language word "treasure".

Engines available consisted of a 1.3 litre 1NR-FE and 1.5 litre 1NZ-FE, coupled with a CVT. Front-wheel-drive is offered as the entry level layout for both engines, with all-wheel-drive available as an upgrade on the 1.5 litre version. In January 2011, Subaru debuted an STI tuned "Trezia STI" at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ラクティスの車名の由来は何ですか? (in Japanese). toyota.jp. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
  2. ^ "History of KANTO AUTO WORKS". Kanto-aw.co.jp. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
  3. ^ "Kanto Auto Works, Ltd". Kanto-aw.co.jp. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
  4. ^ "豐田 Ractis 行貨正式引入香港,香港第一車網,Inside Logic Media Limited,2009-10-2" (in Chinese). Car1.hk. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  5. ^ a b "Affiliates (Toyota wholly-owned subsidiaries)-Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc". Toyota Motor Corporation. 2012. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  6. ^ "ラクティス". Toyota.jp. Retrieved 2011-09-04.
  7. ^ "Verso S". Toyota.
  8. ^ "Paris Preview: Toyota Verso-S gets an iQ-inspired makeover". Autoblog.com. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  9. ^ "Paris Show: Toyota Targets Honda Jazz / Fit with New Verso-S MPV". Carscoop. 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-10-01.