Toyota have launched the new Wish in the Japan market not too long ago, with a new front look. It comes either 1.8 or 2.0 variant. I guess the protruding concept is also being brought over to the Wish as well, as you can see the front headlights is like coming out of the body :p
The new Wish is fitted with the new generation engine with “Valvematic” technology, i guess they renamed VVTL-i to this name, since the technology is variable valve and lift.
The interior looks great, with the triangular window at the side so that you have more view of the road.
This baby also comes with Super CVT-i transmission which gives better fuel economy. Also mentioned is that the 1.8L gives 16Km/L while the 2.0L gives 15.2Km/L. I would say these are pretty impressive figures for the MPV class.
Also available is an Eco Drive mode, i guess in this mode the ECU optimizes the alignment of the driving force with the accelerator operation to offer better fuel economy.
The 1.8L makes about 142 HP with 176 Nm of torque while the 2.0L makes out 156HP with 196Nm of torque.
Have not much idea when will this be available in Malaysia, so which would you choose, the new Wish or the Honda Stream RSZ ? :p
If this is truly the Toyota Vios in Thailand, it will most definitely be shipped to Malaysia as well so we will be looking forward for this new 2010 Toyota Vios here in Malaysia.