|Also called||Scion xA|
|Body style(s)||5-door hatchback|
|Wheelbase||93.3 in (2370 mm)|
|Length||154.1 in (3914 mm)|
|Width||66.7 in (1694 mm)|
|Height||60.2 in (1529 mm)|
|Curb weight||2,341 lb (1061 kg)|
The Toyota ist is a subcompact car sold in Japan by Toyota, exported to the United States as the Scion xA. Based on the first generation Toyota Vitz hatchback, it shared a platform with the Toyota Platz sedan. The xA is unrelated to the new Toyota Belta, sold in the United States as the Toyota Yaris. Toyota Ist also has a 1500cc engine version.
The second generation ist is similar to the five-door Toyota Yaris/Vitz; however, unlike the Vitz, the gauges are in front of the driver as opposed to on the dashboard. The new ist, like the previous ist, is sold as a Scion in the US; but, the car isn't called the xA, like the previous ist, but the xD. The only real difference between the ist and xD is a revised front fascia. Also unlike the xD, the transmission is automatic only; the xD is sold with a standard 5-speed manual. In Japan, the ist is sold as either 4AT, Super ECT for the 2zr-fe, or as a Super CVT-i for the 1nz-fe option. One appealing offer for the 1nz equipped model is the choice of AWD, which was not carried over to the US for the xD. Furthermore, a center console is offered on Japan's ist, but not the US' xD; however, one can easily import center console kits on the internet.