It is a 1,000 - 1,500cc class hatchback manufactured and sold by Toyota.
It is sold with the name Yaris outside of Japan.
It is also manufactured and sold in Europe, and classified as a B-segment in Europe (except for the first generation) and a subcompact car in North America.
It is still highly regarded as the model that "Changed the compact car in Japan."
The name "Vitz" is a coined word that combines the English word "Vivid" and the German word "Witz" (wit).