In July 2004, the famous Japanese automobile maker Toyota introduced the mini Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) called Toyota Porte. The Toyota Porte in Japanese is pronounced as Toyota Porte.
The first generation of Toyota Porte entered the car market in Japan only. This is one of the mini Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV) produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota with the passenger-side powered by an electric-powered sliding door, similar in approach to the Toyota Sienta and Toyota Isis.
After the production of the first generation of Toyota Porte in July 2004, the car was only available in the Japanese market produced with a right-hand drive conventional swing open type door.
Toyota Porte comes with two engine options under the bonnet, either a 1.3-liter with 1290 cc or a 1.5-liter with 1490 cc and a CVT or 4-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle also comes with either a 2-wheel drive (front-wheel drive) or 4-wheel drive.
Toyota Porte is now in its second–generation produced from 2012 to the present. Now, let’s take a look at both generations of the Toyota Porte.
The first generation of Toyota Porte can be identified by its chassis code NNP10, exterior design, and the year of manufacture. Let’s look at both by starting with the year of manufacture.
The First Generation
As mentioned above, the first-generation of Toyota Porte was produced from July 2004 to 2012 with a right-hand drive and either a 4-seater or 5-seater versions, equipped by a 1.3-liter (2NZ-FE) or 1.5-liter (1NZ-FE) petrol engine with 4-speed automatic transmission. Toyota Porte comes with a 3-door hatchback body style with an ability to curb weight of 1,090 – 1,200 kg which makes the vehicle stable on the road while you drive.
In this generation, Toyota Porte is equipped with a 1.3-liter petrol engine with an output of 88HP and fuel consumption of 8.9 liters per 100 km in mixed mode and a 1.5-liter engine with an output of 109HP fuel consumption which is almost the same with the one with the 1.2-liter engine.
As discussed above, we notice that the second–generation of Toyota Porte produced since 2012 gained a new design. It should be noted that this generation is also known as Toyota Spade.
The second-generation of Toyota Porte is also known as Toyota Spade that comes with a 1.3-liter engine with code 1NR-FE, and an improved 1.5-liter engine with code 1NZ-FE similar to the first-generation. The second-generation is equipped with the Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent (CVT-i), a smart stop feature available for the 1.5-liter engine versions, and an automatic transmission. According to the JC08 test cycle, the fuel consumption for the 1.5-liter variants is 20.6km/L.
In 2015 Toyota decided to drop off the uses of the 1.3-liter engine and instead came with the newer 1.5-liter 2NR-FKE engine which uses the front-drive wheel layout. According to the JC08 test cycle, this model has a fuel efficiency of 22.2Km/L.
Both the first and second-generation are spacious inside which gives the passenger and driver comfortability while they are on road. Having good ground clearance provides the chance of the car to be stable on the road while you are at high speed. Round roads are the challenge in African countries where the market for these kinds of cars is higher.
The first generation of Toyota Porte performs well in the Tanzanian car market due to its price and fuel efficiency while there are few secondary generations available in the Tanzanian car market.
The availability of its spare parts is very easy and the maintenance cost of Toyota Porte is affordable by owners. Also, you can buy spare parts at our store by visiting the Auto Parts Store and get what you need.
The price of the Toyota Porte starts from 2,043 USD to 11,338 USD according to the year of manufacture, trim, color, and mileage. You can find your choice at our store BE FORWARD.