Toyota Porte

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Toyota Porte
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Production2004–present

The Toyota Porte is a compact MPV (mini MPV in its first generation) produced by Toyota that features an electric-powered sliding door on the passenger side, similar in approach to the Toyota Isis. The driver's door is of the conventional swing-open type.

First generation (AP10; 2004–2012)[edit]

Toyota Porte
Toyota Porte 02.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Production2004–2012
AssemblyŌyamazaki, Kyoto, Japan (Daihatsu)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Body style3-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedToyota Vitz
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)
Chronology
PredecessorToyota Raum

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 Toyota 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 all wheel drive. It is similar in concept to the Peugeot Sesame 2002 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–present)[edit]

Toyota Porte
2012 Toyota Porte 01.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Also calledToyota Spade
Production2012–present
AssemblySusono, Shizuoka, Japan (Toyota Motor East Japan)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body style4-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedToyota Vitz
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)

In July 2012, the Porte was redesigned and for this generation, it introduced the Spade 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 CO2 emissions) of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).[2] 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 2015, the 1.3-liter model was dropped and a new 1.5-liter 2NR-FKE engine was used for 2WD models, this new version has a fuel efficiency of 22.2 km/L (63 mpg‑imp; 52 mpg‑US) under the JC08 test cycle.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brooks, Glenn (2013-03-01). "Getting back on top". Automotivemanufacturingsolutions.com. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  2. ^ "TMC Launches Redesigned 'Porte' and New 'Spade' Compact Minivans in Japan" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  3. ^ "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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