The Toyota Vista is a compact car launched in 1982 as a sister nameplate to the Camry by Toyota in Japan. The name was introduced to tie in with the Toyota Vista Store dealership network, and launched around the same time. Unlike the Camry, which from 1988 was available with a V6 engine, all generations were only available with a straight-four engine that used either gasoline or diesel fuel.
Each Vista model is essentially a Japanese-market Toyota Camry, with different front- and rear-end treatment; plus, while the Camry has always been a sedan, with exception to the first generation available also as a hatchback, most Vistas up to the V40 series are hardtops. The Camry is also exclusive to Toyota's Japanese dealership sales channel Toyota Corolla Store, as the first Camry was a development from the Toyota Celica, also only available at the Corolla dealership. When the Camry was redesigned, so was the Vista. This pattern continued until late 1996, when a new, larger, "global" Camry took over the "Camry" name. Prior to 1996, this larger CX/CV platform was marketed in Japan as the Scepter (MCV10) and Camry Gracia (MCV20/MCX20). Then in August 1998 the last generation Vista would be redesigned, independent of the Camry. The Vista is a popular used import in Ireland, as it is generally a favourite with taxi drivers.
The Vista was replaced by the Toyota Avensis in Japan when the Vista Store was renamed as Toyota Netz in 2004.
Read more about Toyota Vista: First Generation V10 (1982–1986), Second Generation V20 (1986–1990), Third Generation V30 (1990–1994), Fourth Generation: V40 (1994–1998), Fifth Generation V50 (1998–2003)
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... V10 Also called Toyota Vista (V10) Production 1982–1986 Model years 1983–1986 Assembly Japan Toyota, Aichi Body style 4-door sedan 5-door liftback Layout FF ... In the Toyota hierarchy, the Camry was situated above the comparably sized Toyota Carina and Corona ... A twin was announced at this point—the Toyota Vista—a highly specified Camry derivative model sold through separate Toyota Vista Store dealerships ...
... In Japan, Toyota currently maintains separate dealership sales channels, called "Toyota Store" (トヨタ店) that was established in 1949, which sells large luxury ... Hino products were sold at specific Hino locations, and shared at Toyota Diesel Store locations after Toyota acquired the company in 1967. 1980, the Diesel Shop also sold the Starlet, Corolla, Corona, Vista and Crown installed with diesel engines ...
... Height 1,505 mm (59.3 in)–1,515 mm (59.6 in) Curb weight 1,310 kg (2,900 lb) Production for the Vista halted in July 2003, as Toyota prepared to rename the Vista dealers as the Netz ... The move to simplify Toyota's dealership came in light of the pending Lexus launch in Japan, planned for August 2005 ... In April 2005 the process was complete and all Vista dealers became Netz dealers ...
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