The Toyota Vista was a passenger car, the Toyota in Japan In 1982, as a sister model of the Camry on the market. The name was introduced along with the new Toyota Vista dealer network. Unlike the Camry, which was available with a V6 engine already in 1988, there was the Vista only gasoline or diesel four-cylinder engines.
Each generation Vista was a Camry for the Japanese market with different front and rear varying substantially. While the Camry was available only as a sedan with the exception of the first generation, there was the Vista as a station wagon; most of Vista - until the generation V40 - are hardtop models. Whenever a new generation of the Camry came out, also the Vista received a facelift. This pattern was continued until 1996, when a new world offered Camry came out. The larger CX / CV platform in Japan as Scepter ( MCV10 ) and Camry Gracia ( MCV20 / MCX20 ) was offered before 1996. In August 1998, the last Vista was developed independent of the Camry.
1st generation V10 (1982-1986)
Toyota Vista Sedan (1982-1986)
The Vista was released in April 1982 as a higher trim level of the second generation Camry, and was sold only in the new Toyota shops with the same name. There was a 4-door sedan and a 5- door hatchback, both initially only with a manual five-speed gearbox; in August 1982 an automatic transmission was filed. There were four trim levels, VC, VL, VE, and the VX top equipment. Officially called the car Toyota Camry Vista. A glass sunroof it was only in the top variant VX together with the motor 2S- ELU.
In August 1983, the 1.8 -liter turbo diesel engine R4- 1C -TL was offered as an alternative. In June 1984, the chassis was harder and is sportier and the 2.0-liter R4 DOHC engine was also offered in the equipment line VS. At that time an engine with two overhead camshafts was in a front wheel drive car is still an unusual phenomenon. In August 1985, the diesel engine to 2.0 liters was reamed.
2nd generation V20 (1986-1990)
Lexus ES250 (same with Toyota Vista Sedan, 1986-1990)
The second-generation Vista was available from August 1986 and - unlike the high-order model sister Lexus ES - he was not available with a V6 engine. The 5- door hatchback has been replaced by a 4-door hardtop sedan, which was provided to the 4-door sedan continues to offer ( with B-pillars ) to the side. The appearance and social status were similar to those of the larger Mark II The Vista was still a sportier version of the Camry sedan simpler and it was there also in the GT equipment. All available engines had fuel injection.
In October 1987, the all-wheel drive for the 2.0-liter R4- 4S -Fi engine was introduced, which was combined as standard with an automatic transmission. The Vista Etoile got the 4S -FE engine.
Third generation V30 (1990-1994)
Toyota Vista Sedan (1986-1990)
This version of Vista is similar in appearance to the model Windom. It was introduced in July 1990. Available were the 1.8 L -4S engine, the 2.0-liter 3S- engine and the 2.0-liter 2C-T turbo diesel engine. All engines had two overhead camshafts (DOHC ). The models with 2.0-liter petrol engine was also available on request with all-wheel steering. The VX there from May 1991 with leather interior. As of July 1992, the 3S -GE engine was no longer available for higher trim levels and the air conditioners containing the new CFC-free refrigerant R134a.
4th generation: V40 (1994-1998)
Toyota Vista Sedan (1994 )
The Camry was now a mainly manufactured for the U.S. model, where the narrower, shorter version for the Japanese market has been set. Thus, the Vista was the only one in this size class ( 4.7 m × 1.7 m) model available. A revision of Toyota gave the Vista a new impetus. The car was 100 mm longer than its predecessor.
This Vista was notable because it was one of the first results of Toyota's company-wide efforts to renew the model range. The construction of the new front -drive platform began in 1993 and this platform first appeared with the Prius in February 1997, but the Vista was the first car manufactured in large series on this new platform. Toyota indicates that this was the first major overhaul of the front-wheel drive platform since the appearance of the models Camry and Vista in 1982. In this platform, Toyota is a rear a torsion beam axle in place of the MacPherson strut. A rear suspension with double wishbones there was for all cars with all-wheel drive, and that was the standard for all front-wheel drive car with higher requirements - such as the recent Celica. Toyota turned the engines, so that the intake tract was now the front, which made for more space in the engine compartment.
Fifth generation V50 (1998-2003 )
Toyota Vista Sedan (1998)
Production of Vista was 2003 due to Toyota was preparing the Vista dealer to merge with the POWER dealer network. The idea to simplify the Toyota dealer network was in preparation for the introduction of the Lexus brand, which was scheduled for August 2005 instead. In April 2005, the operation was completed and all Vista - dealers had become POWER dealers.
The fifth-generation Vista was available as 4-door sedan and 5- door station wagon called Vista Ardeo. Engines with 1.8 and 2.0 liter engine capacity were available. On the dashboard there was a centrally mounted instrument cluster, which also included the GPS navigation.
The platform was the same as that of the first generation Prius, the grandfather, the WISH, the Caldina, Avensis and Celica.