All-new Toyota Passo with Spacious Interior and Improved Performance goes on sale in Japan
Toyota Passo, a completely redesigned compact car developed by Toyota subsidiary Daihatsu went on sale at dealerships throughout Japan today. The new Passo is perfectly suited to city driving, and fully embodies the key advantages of compact cars, offering excellent cost performance, ease of use, and a safe, secure drive in a compact package. The new Passo is equipped with attractive ring-shaped Bi-Beam LED headlamps that can switch between high and low beams with a one-lamp light source.
The completely redesigned Passo is available in two new grades―the simple and approachable X grade and the new Moda grade, which gives the model a more stylish and refined appearance. While maintaining its outstandingly maneuverable compact size, the Passo increases the rear legroom by 75 mm to guarantee a comfortable and spacious interior. Large-diameter cylinders and large-diameter rods have been utilized in the front suspension shock absorbers to enhance rigidity, thereby resulting in stable handling and reduced friction for an improved driving experience.
The Passo is equipped with Daihatsu’s Smart Assist II collision avoidance assist system, the primary role of which is to help prevent or mitigate damage resulting from collisions in urban environments. The system provides driver support through five functions: a collision warning function for vehicles and pedestrians; a collision avoidance brake assist function for vehicles; a false start control function for forward and backward starts; a line deviation warning function; and a function that notifies the driver that the vehicle ahead has started moving forward.
The Passo comes equipped with a 1.0-liter 1KR-FE engine, which achieves improved fuel efficiency due to dual intake ports, twin injectors, and enhanced fuel spray atomization, while high tumble and optimized piston shapes have enabled a compression ratio of 12.5:1. The front-wheel drive model achieves a fuel efficiency of 28.0 km/L, the highest value achieved by a registered gasoline vehicle in Japan2, while the four-wheel-drive model comes with a new idling-stop function and achieves 24.4 km/L.