Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site


Go Back   Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site > Second Generation Toyota Yaris Main Rooms > General Yaris / Vitz Discussion
  The Tire Rack

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
Captain Slow
My Face Is Ridiculous
Captain Slow's Avatar
Drives: 2010 Toyota Yaris 3dr LB
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Scott, LA
Posts: 456
History/Background of NETZ emblem?

I keep seeing them and I see that JDM models appear to all have them....what is it?

My research reveals something about a NETZ Dealer Network, but that doesn't say much. Is it a Toyota sub-brand in Japan? What am I missing here? Thanks.
Captain Slow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
WeeYari's Avatar
Drives: 06 Polar White 5dr, 13 Soul 4u
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,737
Yes, Netz is a sub.
WeeYari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
Drives: black sand lb
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8,894
"Netz" is an acronym that means "N etwork of E nergetic T eams for Z enith
KCALB SIRAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
jpmck03's Avatar
Drives: 2018 Volkswagen GTI
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 893
It's kind of like a sub-marque of Toyota in Japan. Kinda like Scion here is sold exclusively in conjunction with Toyota dealerships.

From Wikipedia:
In Japan, Toyota currently maintains separate dealership sales channels, called "Toyota Store" (トヨタ店) that was established in 1955, which sells large luxury sedans like the Toyota Century, and the Toyota Crown, "Toyopet Store" (トヨペット店), that was originally established to sell the Toyota Corona and the Toyota Corona Mark II in 1957, "Toyota Corolla Store" (トヨタカローラ店), created to sell the Toyota Corolla in 1966, "Toyota Netz Store" (ネッツ店), that sells the Toyota Raum and the Toyota RAV4, and "Lexus" (レクサス). In 2004, the Toyota Netz Store replaced the "Toyota Vista Store" (トヨタビスタ店), which was established at the introduction of the Toyota Vista, and the Toyota Cresta in 1980. "Netz" is an acronym that means "Network of Energetic Teams for Zenith."

"Toyota Vista Store" joined and eventually replaced a sales channel called "Toyota Auto Store" (トヨタオート店) that sold the Toyota Sprinter established in 1966. Due to some models sold at "Toyota Netz" having been rebranded as Lexus, like the Toyota Altezza, and the Toyota Aristo, plus market changes that are affecting the sales of some slower selling models, "Toyota Netz" is being reintegrated into "Toyota Store" and "Toyota Corolla Store" locations. Most models were exclusive to particular retail chains, while some models, like the Prius, are available at all sales channels. The following are models that are available at retail channels nationally, as retail chains in Tokyo and Osaka are different.
my {(retired) ride} - {mi ssk: review, diy} - {mi lw cp: review, diy} - {foglight install} - {painted emblem: experiment, diy}

jpmck03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 09:48 PM   #5
Hamster's Avatar
Drives: 2009 5-Door Liftback
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 333
Very interesting, I was also wondering what all this Netz stuff was about. Thanks to everyone who posted this information.
Hamster is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Netz / Vitz Emblem ... Thalmes Cosmetic Modifications (Exterior/Interior) 24 06-19-2011 06:08 PM
Netz emblem for Sedan? jizan Cosmetic Modifications (Exterior/Interior) 13 01-13-2011 02:04 PM
WTB: Front Netz Emblem 33OH Willing to Buy by private party 4 11-25-2009 12:02 PM
Netz Front Emblem YAR1S Willing to Buy by private party 8 02-11-2009 11:05 PM
FS: Vitz / Netz emblem for liftback tekmoe Items for Sale by private party 4 09-28-2007 01:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.