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Toyota IST for Sale in Sri Lanka 2017

Toyota IST for Sale in Sri Lanka | Toyota IST Price in Sri Lanka

Toyota IST Review

The latest version of the Toyota IST is an appealing hatchback that comes in variety of colors and optional two-tone paint scheme. To assist in all weather conditions and increase visibility the car comes with auto leveling discharge headlights and front fog lights. It also includes rear fog lights that helps the vehicle behind to locate the car easily. The electrically retractable side mirrors includes side turn signals, the window glasses include UV protection that protect the passengers from any harmful ultraviolet radiation of the sun.

The Toyota IST also comes with a number of safety features that includes preventive and crash features that helps to minimize the risk, in an instance of a crash to reduce injuries. It also consists of 3-point seatbelts with ELR in all five seats. The preventive safety features comes with Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assistance. In case of theft, the car includes an Anti-theft System that has an Engine Immobilizer.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Toyota IST

1. History and Facts about Toyota IST in Sri Lanka

The Toyota Motor Corporation introduced the Toyota IST more than 15 years ago in 2001 as a subcompact car. It is introduced in United States as the Scion xA and Scion xD, while in Europe and in Latin America it is known as the Urban Cruiser. The first generation of the IST was based on the Toyota Vitz hatchback. It also had the similar platform with the Toyota Platz. The second generation of the Toyota IST is similar to the Toyota Yaris/ Vitz five-door. As of now, the Toyota IST is in its second generation, which was introduced in 2006.

Toyota IST is an economical model for those who are looking affordable and modern. It has great performance and is a perfect city car. Though it already provide great fuel efficiency, the car can improvise in this aspect. The competition for the IST are the Honda Fit and the Nissan March.

2. Toyota IST Specifications and Performance

The Toyota IST comes with midrange engine specifications that allow it to move its drivetrain on the type of road and climatic conditions seen in Sri Lanka.

Toyota IST Engine Specs

  • Type: 1NZ-FE I4 DOHC 16 Valves VVT-i
  • Size: 1.5 L
  • Cylinders: 4-Cylinder
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Maximum Output: 81 kW @ 6000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 143 Nm @ 4200 rpm
  • Transmission: Automatic/ Super CVT-i Auto
  • Top Speed: 180 km/h
  • Acceleration: 12.5 seconds (0-100 km/h)
  • Steering Specs: Electric Power Steering, Rack and Pinion
  • Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive
  • Suspension (Front / Rear): MacPherson Strut/ Torsion Beam
  • Brakes (Front / Rear): Ventilated Discs/ Solid Discs
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 3,930 mm x 1,725 mm x 1,540 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1150 kg
  • Seating Capacity: 5-Seats

3. Toyota IST Fuel Consumption

The IST is sold either as a 4-speed automatic Super ECT transmission or as a Super CVT-i. In the second option, the model consists of All Wheel Drive (AWD). The 4-speed automatic for the 2ZR-FE I4 is designed with a 1.3 L engine, while the Super CVT-i for 1NZ-FE I4 comes with a 1.5 L engine. Super Continuously Variable Transmission supports the 1NZ-FE, which can harness 108 hp and 102 lb/ ft of torque.

The active control four-wheel drive feature is able to switch between four wheel and front wheel drive with the changing road conditions to increase the road performance. The two wheel drive trims of the Toyota IST have a fuel economy of 18 km/l and in contrast, the four-wheel drive delivers 15.0 km/l under the road conditions seen in Sri Lanka.

Fuel Category: Petrol

Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded

Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 L

CO2 Emissions: 129 g/km

4. The Design and Features of the Toyota IST

The Toyota IST comes with plenty of space and comfort, and has enough head and leg space for front and rear passengers. For further relaxation, the rear seats can be reclined to increase the cargo space and the rear seats can be folded flat. In the cabin, there are ample storage compartments, which includes boxes, trays, and hidden compartments. The car also offers air-conditioning systems that eliminates pollen, protecting you from any allergies. The damping material has created a quiet cabin and furthermore, it includes a DVD Voice Navigation System with a 6.5-inch screen. The Voice Guidance Function can also provide assistance when parking the vehicle.

Toyota IST Interior: Air Conditioning, Climate Control, AM/ FM Stereo, CD Audio System, Cup Holders, DVD Player, Leather Seats, Audio System, Rear Split Fold Seats, Centralized Door Lock, Power Window, Steering Wheel Tilt, Leather Steering Wheel, Falling Down Type Rear Seat, Car Navigation System.

Toyota IST Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Front Fog Lamp, Rear Fog Lamp, Tinted Glass, Rear Windscreen Wiper, Retractable Side Mirrors, Reverse Sensors, Side Mirrors Signal Indicators, 5 Doors, Xenon Headlight, Front Spoiler, Rear Or Roof Spoiler, Privacy Glass, UV Cutting Glass.

5. Available Color Options of Toyota IST in Sri Lanka

For Interior: Black, Gray

For Exterior: Black Mica, Blue Metallic, Bronze Mica Metallic, Dark Blue Mica, Deep Amethyst Mica Metallic, Gray Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Silver Metallic, and White Pearl Crystal Shine

6. Safety Rating and Associated Features of the Toyota IST

The Toyota IST offers a number of important safety related features to keep you and your family members safe for the journey.

  • Airbag Driver
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag
  • Reverse Camera
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Child Seat Fixed With Seat Belt
  • Rear ELR 3 Point Seat Belt
  • Front-Seat Pretensioner Seat Belt
  • Fourth Limited Front Seat Belt
  • Side Impact Bar

7. Standout Elements of the Toyota IST

The car comes with a wide array of standard features, which exceeds the expectations of an entry-level car. Unlike any other in its class, the car offers a remarkable fuel efficiency of 18 km/l.

It also delivers exceptional performance with Active Control Four Wheel Drive. Toyota IST comes with Auto-leveling Discharge Headlights, Rear Fog Lights, DVD Voice Navigation System and Voice Guidance Parking Assistance.

8. Toyota IST, Compared to Other High-Featured Cars in Sri Lanka

The Toyota IST can be compared with other similar car models such as the Honda CR-Z, the Honda Fit and the Toyota Vitz.

Toyota IST vs. Honda CR-Z - The IST has a better fuel economy compared to the CR-Z

Toyota IST vs. Honda Fit - The IST has a higher fuel capacity compared to the Fit

Toyota IST vs. Toyota Vitz - The IST comes with a more powerful engine compared to the Vitz

9. Key Reasons to Buy a Toyota IST

Before buying a Toyota IST car, remember to consider the following pros and cons of this vehicle before arriving at your final buying decision.


  • Class leading fuel economy
  • Advanced comfort and convenience options
  • Easy handling capabilities
  • High aftermarket value in Sri Lanka
  • Innovative safety features


One of the most notable disadvantages of the Toyota IST is in fact its rear seating space. While taller passengers might find it a bit difficult, the Toyota IST does offer a wide range of facilities to keep its passengers occupied for the journey.

Apart from that, some users have noted that the rear trunk space provided might be a bit small for those who are used to sedan-type family cars. Nevertheless, since the Toyota IST is built for midrange city drives, this might not be a big issue in the long term.

10. Where to Find a Toyota IST for Sale in Sri Lanka?

As of 2016, a buyer who wants to buy a Toyota IST car from the local market can obtain one from a third party reseller. Such resellers can be found in cities mentioned below.

Discover the Selection of Toyota IST for Sale in Your City on Carmudi Sri Lanka

Reconditioned and Used Toyota IST in Colombo

Reconditioned and Used Toyota IST in Kandy

Reconditioned and Used Toyota IST in Jaffna

Toyota IST Price in Sri Lanka

The Toyota IST is widely available in the Sri Lankan market. However, the most popular IST versions belongs to the 2003 and the 2005 model years. The 2003 model ranges from LKR 2.2 million to LKR 2.6 Million and the 2005 version can be found from LKR 2.9 million and beyond. The price range for the IST differs in accordance with the year of production, the condition of the vehicle and its mileage.

Toyota IST Price List on Carmudi.lk

Price for Reconditioned or Used Toyota IST (As Of 2016)

  • Toyota IST 2002: Rs. 2,425,000
  • Toyota IST 2003: Rs. 2,550,000
  • Toyota IST 2004: Rs. 2,575,000
  • Toyota IST FL Grade 2005: Rs. 2,950,000
  • Toyota IST G limited 2006: Rs. 3,025,000
  • Toyota IST 2007: Rs. 3,275,000
  • Toyota IST 2008: Rs. 3,545,000
  • Toyota IST 2010: Rs. 4,000,000
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