2009 JDM Toyota Wish review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 3 April 2009 , 08:04:19 byDan

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JDM Toyota Wish

Japanese carmaker announced the launch in Japan of the redesigned Wish, a compact seven-seat minivan. It has a sporty styling, wide-ranging utility and comfortable driving performance. The carmaker managed to sell more than a half a million since its launch in January 2003. The new generation model has enhanced sportiness and comfort and features significant improvements in driving, environmental and safety performance. All cars in the series feature a new-generation engine with a continuously variable valve-lift and valve-timing mechanism that achieves both excellent driving performance and superior environmental performance. The FWD models are available with a 1.8-liter engine with a fuel efficiency that exceeds the level stipulated in the Japanese 2010 standards by 20%. The models are also available with a 2.0-liter engine that also exceeds by 15%. Selecting Eco Drive mode optimizes alignment of driving force with accelerator operation and realizes energy saving in the air conditioning system, contributing to increased fuel efficiency. An Eco Driving Indicator that lights up to signify fuel-efficient vehicle operation and an Eco Zone Indicator that shows throttle use aim to raise driver awareness toward environmentally friendly driving and are standard on all models. The dynamic feel of the stylish exterior strikes a harmonious balance between sportiness and roominess. The horizontally elongated instrument panel, designed to invoke the image of plane wings and the selection of a bright gray-beige as the interior color create a high-tech quality feel. The seat covers have been treated with an agent designed to envelop mites, a cause of allergy-related disorders, helping to reduce their activity in the cabin. The vehicle body has been designed to reduce pedestrian head and leg injuries in the unfortunate event of a collision with a pedestrian. The body of the vehicle effectively absorbs collision impact by diffusing it throughout the structure.