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) (72.0x91.8 mm) 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) (72.0x79.7 mm) 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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