Toyota bB

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Toyota bB
2008 Toyota bB 01.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Company
Daihatsu Motor Company
Also called Subaru Dex, Scion xB (2004-2006)
Production 2000–present
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact/Supermini
Body style 5-door Mini MPV
3-door coupe utility (Japan only, first generation)

The Toyota bB is a small wagon produced by the Toyota Motor Corporation.

First Generation (NCP3#, 2000-2005)[edit]

First generation
2000 Toyota bB 01.jpg
Overview
Production January 2000 – December 2005[1][2]
Assembly Japan: Toyota, Aichi (Takaoka plant)[1]
Body and chassis
Related Scion xB
Toyota Vitz
Powertrain
Engine 1.3 L 2NZ-FE I4
1.5 L 1NZ-FE I4

The first generation bB was based on the Toyota Vitz.While the box-shaped car was initially targeted towards Japanese men in their twenties, it is also popular with women buyers.[citation needed]

Production of the bB occurred between January 2000 and April 2005 at the Takaoka plant in Toyota, Aichi.[1] Production occurred at the former Central Motors between August 2004 and December 2005 for the bB; export Scion xB model continued until December 2006.[2]

Engines[edit]

Engine choices include 1.3 and 1.5 litre inline-four engines.

Marketing[edit]

In United States, the first-generation bB was sold under the Scion brand as the "xB" from June 2003 to 2007.

Open Deck (2000-2001)[edit]

bB Open Deck

The Open Deck was a concept car based on the bB. It had an open deck that made it like a coupe utility, similar to the Subaru Baja.

Second Generation (QNC2#, 2005–present)[edit]

Second generation
2005 Toyota bB 03.jpg
Overview
Production December 2005–present
Assembly Japan: Ikeda, Osaka (Daihatsu Head Plant)
Body and chassis
Related Daihatsu Materia
Daihatsu Sirion
Subaru Dex
Powertrain
Engine 1.3 L K3-VE I4
1.5 L 3SZ-VE I4

The vehicle was unveiled in 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. Production version went on sale in Netz dealers.

The second generation Scion xB is not based on the bB but was specifically designed by Toyota to appeal to American buyers, which was sold in Japan as Toyota Corolla Rumion.

Design[edit]

The vehicle was designed as "A Car-shaped Music Player" to hopefully satisfy the preferences of the younger generation.

Body styles[edit]

Chassis codes (DBA-)QNC21-BHSGK (DBA-)QNC25-BHSGK (DBA-)QNC20-BHSXK (DBA-)QNC25-BHSXK
Model Z 1.5 2WD Z 1.3 4WD S 1.3 2WD S 1.3 4WD
Drive FWD 4WD FWD 4WD
Engine 3SZ-VE K3-VE K3-VE K3-VE

Engines[edit]

Code Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
3SZ-VE ? 1,495 cc (1.495 L; 91.2 cu in) (72.0x91.8mm) I4 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp)@6000, 141 N·m (104 lb·ft)@4400
K3-VE ? 1,297 cc (1.297 L; 79.1 cu in) (72.0x79.7mm) I4 92 PS (68 kW; 91 hp)@6000, 123 N·m (91 lb·ft)@4400

Transmissions[edit]

2008 Subaru Dex (JDM)

All models include Super ECT 4-speed automatic transmission.

Subaru Dex (2008-)[edit]

The Subaru Dex is a badge engineered version for Subaru with the K3-VE 1.3 litre engine and a choice of FWD or 4WD.

Production[edit]

The vehicles were built in Head (Ikeda) Plant, Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Takaoka Plant". Toyota Motor Corporation. 2012. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Affiliates (Toyota wholly-owned subsidiaries)-Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.". Toyota Motor Corporation. 2012. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  3. ^ "Toyota Launches Fully Redesigned bB — "A Car-shaped Music Player" that Incorporates Youthful Sensibilities —". Toyota Japan. 2005-12-26. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 

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