The Vitz and the Yaris

It has recently won the title, Nairobi's favorite car. The Kenya Toyota Club thinks otherwise. It is famous among women circles. Here are some facts about it:
It is a nice car for the people who love their rides small. Very good for a shopping basket. It wont consume too much space at Village market and even parking in the basements is easy.

There is no difference between the Toyota Vitz and the Toyota Yaris. Kenya Toyota Club has established that these two brands were developed to market the car. The car is a 1000 cc and therefore it is ideal for Kenyan roads. You can drive from Buruburu or Langata to town and back with 2 litres of fuel. Its fuel capacity is 42 liters.
The car comes in two different engines. One is turbo charged. This is ideal for the power fanatics. The men prefer the turbo engine. There are efi and VVTi models of this car.
The car can easily be spiced up into a sport look both on the interior and the exterior. It makes it look hotter.

The speedometer and the fuel meter are at the center. This gives the driver better view of the front with a lower dashboard and a shorter bonnet.

The car is available in manual and automatic transmission.

Unveiling The Toyota Wish

The Toyota Wish was released in 2005. As usual, the car had to do its rounds in Asia mostly Japan, before it hopped into the ship to Africa. Finally it is here. It appeared in Kenya in 2009 and is has taken the country by storm. Were it not for the great sales that the fielder had, it could have been overtaken by the Wish. This is the minivan to eye in the Kenyan market.
Most of these cars are 1.8 L to 2.0 L VVTi engines. This makes it as fuel efficient as the Toyota Premio that is a darling car for Kenyans. The engine is a 4 cylinder 16 valve which gives it enough energy to propel the car that has a displacement of 1794cc for specifics.

It has a wide carriage space which is expandable by detaching the rear seats. It can be a four or 6 seater but in Kenya it can carry 8. I will not be amazed if I see it with a yellow line working as a shuttle. But I would advice otherwise. The car is too cool for such kind of work. It also ample seating and leg room and this makes the car an ideal MPV.
Some of its great features include:
Compression Ration - 10:1
Maximum output - 97 KW (132PS) translates to 6,000 rpm
Maximum torque - 170 Nm (17.3 KGm) / 4,200 rpm
The fuel tank capacity is 60 liters. It does an average of 14 kilometers per liter. This is enough to drive from Nairobi to Nakuru and back and it will still remain.
It has an ABS braking system which is improved by EB Distribution
It has vehicle stability and traction control



There is also enough legroom for the driver and the passenger since the gear lever is placed strategically on the lower dashboard adjacent to the glove compartment.

The car has a rear wipe and stylish LED Break lights and high mount LED Stop Lamp. Its lamps are improved with better reflector material and this gives it a complete 2010 look.
The car comes in many colors ranging from Silver to Grey, Red, Blue and White.
The Toyota Wish is preferred by many Kenyans since it has ample space on the interior and the trunk. It serves the purpose of the smaller RAV 4 and the Fielder. Lovers of Toyota Caldina also love this car.