Friday 3 April 2009

New Car: 2009 Toyota Wish (JDM)

The 2009 Toyota Wish arrived in dealerships across Japan today. The compact 7 seater will hit Toyota's domestic market with force as the company expects to sell nearly 6,000 units every month, a wishful sales figure considering Japan has the lowest birth rate on the planet.

The 6 different trims are available with one of two engines. With the ultra-efficient base unit, the customer gets a 1.8 litre engine that fills the car for 16km per litre of fuel (6.25l/100km). CO2 emissions are 145g/km. It comes standard as a front-wheel-drive but can be upgraded with either a more responsive CVT Sport Mode, four-wheel drive or both.

A 2.0 litre engine which is available with Dynamic Sport Mode. DSM uses traction control and electric power steering to give better responsiveness. Unfortunately, with this option you lose one seat. This emits 153g/km of CO2.

On the contrary, the driver can pick the included Eco Drive Mode, which saves energy by reducing the power sent to the air conditioner, and optimises use of the accelerator. This comes with indicators that tell the driver when he or she is driving efficiently.

Although engine choices do not particularly differ from the last generation, several physical upgrades have been made both in and out.

Exterior changes include stronger front bumpers, redesigned lighting, front pillars that have been brought to the front, new colour choices, and an all-around sportier stance. Improvements inside include a trunk space that has been widened by 95mm, titanium or silver finish around the center console, better ergonomics, and increased legroom.

Prices on the second generation Toyota Wish begin at ¥1,840,000, including consumption tax. Once you start adding options, the price easily tops ¥2,300,000. Standard equipment includes tilt & telescopic steering wheel, 7 seats (FWD 6 seats (4WD), 6 speed CVT w/ paddle shifters, electric power assisted steering, front & rear electric windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, 10 speakers, drivers height adjustable seat, climate control, keyless entry, all-round parking sensors, HDD navigation system, VSC (vehicle stability control), 6 airbags and active front headrests.

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