Toyota launches redesigned Wish with enhanced sportiness and comfort

Toyota Wish is a compact seven-seater minivan that has gained a solid reputation for its sporty styling, wide-ranging utility and comfortable driving performance—with sales of more than half a million units—since its launch in January 2003. The new, second-generation Wish model has enhanced sportiness and comfort, and features significant improvements in driving, environmental and safety performance. All vehicles in the series feature a new-generation engine with “Valvematic”, which is a continuously variable valve-lift and valve-timing mechanism that achieves both excellent driving performance and superior environmental performance.

The new engine, in combination with Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent transmission, gives the Wish a maximum of 15%-better fuel efficiency than the previous model and more exhilarating driving performance. Steering-assisted Vehicle Stability Control and Supplemental Restraint System side and curtain-shield airbags—standard on all vehicles in the series—give the new Wish class-leading levels1 of safety performance.