Toyota Porte

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Toyota Porte
2012 Toyota Porte 01.jpg
2012 Toyota Porte
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Also calledToyota Spade (2012–2020)
ProductionJuly 2004 – December 2020[1][2]
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Layout

The Toyota Porte (Japanese:トヨタ・ポルテ, Toyota Porute) is a mini MPV produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota from 2004 to 2020 that features an electric-powered sliding door on the passenger side, similar in approach to the Isis. The driver's door is of the conventional swing-open type.

First generation (AP10; 2004)[edit]

First generation (AP10)
2004 Toyota Porte (front).jpg
Overview
ProductionJuly 2004 – July 2012
AssemblyJapan: Ōyamazaki, Kyoto (Daihatsu Kyoto plant)[3][4]
Body and chassis
Body style3-door hatchback
PlatformToyota NBC platform
RelatedToyota Vitz (XP10)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length3,990 mm (157.1 in)
Width1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Height1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Curb weight1,090–1,200 kg (2,403–2,646 lb)

The Porte was introduced in July 2004, but is only available in Japan, so it is only produced with right-hand drive. The Porte is based on the first generation Vitz subcompact car and is made in 4-seater and 5-seater versions.

It comes with either a 1.3-litre or 1.5-litre petrol engine, with automatic transmission only, and with either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. It is similar in concept to the 2002 Peugeot Sesame and the slightly smaller Peugeot 1007 which has an electric-powered sliding door on both sides. However the door only slides on the left.

Second generation (XP140; 2012)[edit]

Second generation (XP140)
2012 Toyota Porte.jpg
Overview
Also calledToyota Spade
ProductionJuly 2012 – December 2020
AssemblyJapan: Susono, Shizuoka (Toyota Motor East Japan)[3]
Body and chassis
Body style4-door hatchback
PlatformToyota B platform
RelatedToyota Vitz (XP130)
Powertrain
Engine
  • Petrol:
  • 1.3 L 1NR-FE I4 (NSP140, July 2012 – July 2015)
  • 1.5 L 1NZ-FE I4 (NCP141/145)
  • 1.5 L 2NR-FKE I4 (NSP141, July 2015 – December 2020)
TransmissionCVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length3,995 mm (157.3 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height
  • 1,690 mm (66.5 in) (FWD)
  • 1,720 mm (67.7 in) (4WD)
Curb weight1,100–1,240 kg (2,425–2,734 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorToyota Raum (Spade)

In July 2012, the Porte was redesigned and for this generation, it introduced the Spade (Japanese:トヨタ・スペイド, Toyota Supeido) variant, which features a different front and rear design, as well as a slightly different interior color. The second generation Porte is sold at Toyota Store and Toyopet Store dealerships while the Spade is sold at Corolla Store and Netz dealerships across Japan, as well as Hong Kong and Macau, starting in August 2015.

Although, it still comes with the 1.3-liter 1NR-FE engine or an improved 1.5-liter 1NZ-FE engine, mated with the Super CVT-i (Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent) automatic transmission, an available Smart Stop feature for the 1.5-liter variants has a fuel efficiency of 20.6 km/L (58 mpg‑imp; 48 mpg‑US) under the JC08 test cycle (equivalent to 113 g/km (6.4 oz/mi) of CO
2
emissions) of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).[5] The two different engine sizes gave Japanese drivers a choice as to which annual road tax obligation they were willing to pay; vehicles with the larger engine were equipped at a higher level than the lower trim level in compensation.

In July 2015, the 1.3-liter engine option was dropped and a newer 1.5-liter 2NR-FKE engine was used for front-wheel drive models. This version has a fuel efficiency of 22.2 km/L (63 mpg‑imp; 52 mpg‑US) under the JC08 test cycle.[6]

Toyota stopped the production of the Porte and Spade in December 2020.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.itmedia.co.jp/business/articles/2012/02/news124.html
  2. ^ a b https://response.jp/article/2020/12/03/340916.html
  3. ^ a b Brooks, Glenn (2013-03-01). "Getting back on top". Automotivemanufacturingsolutions.com. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  4. ^ "75 Years of TOYOTA | General Status of Plants in Japan | Affiliates (Toyota wholly-owned subsidiaries)-Affiliates (other vehicle assembly cos.)". Japan: Toyota. 2012. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  5. ^ "TMC Launches Redesigned 'Porte' and New 'Spade' Compact Minivans in Japan" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  6. ^ "トヨタ スペイド | 燃費・走行性能 | 走行性能" [Toyota spade | fuel efficiency and driving performance | driving performance] (in Japanese). Japan: Toyota. 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-02.

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