Thursday, April 02, 2009

New Toyota Wish





When the current generation Wish came out a few years ago, rumors floated around it would become a Scion in the US.
That never happened. Instead, Toyota decided to make all their Scion models much bigger...
Now there is a new Wish. Powered by a 1.8 Liter and a 2 Liter engine. It still looks like it would make a decent larger Scion model.
This is smaller than it looks on the pictures, competing with the Mazda5. The Mazda has had a tough time getting noticed in the US, so I really don't think this one will end up here.

Here is the current model.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

They're OK I guess. I wish we had the option of getting these things here. The current NA minivans are too big these days.

Anonymous said...

Thats quite a decent looking wagon.
Not bad at all.

Anonymous said...

I wish it weren't so fugly, especially the interior. What's that above the shifter, a kids lunchbox?

Anonymous said...

What's that above the shifter, a kids lunchbox?

April 2, 2009 2:41 PM

Thats just a blanking plate for the stereo/sat nav.
It hasnt been installed yet.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be a big hit in North America. Not everyone wants a 8 passenger minivan and driving a large SUV nowadays is synonymous with being a fat, obnoxious American. This could do well!

Anonymous said...

I wish the dash didn't look like a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass. I wish the nav system didn't look like my four year old Fujitsu tablet PC. I wish that the exterior didn't look like a shitty jacked-up Camry wagon. I wish Toyota would build cars that don't remind me of all the Toyota crap that my parents had in their driveway ten years ago. I wish....

Anonymous said...

The new model has that "Giant last gen Matrix" look, and it works!

douchbag jones said...

another ugly from the land of crap

el_monty said...

The Mazda 5 looks so, so much better than this thing...

Anonymous said...

cool new front end marine predator like.

Anonymous said...

No it won't work. it works in other part of the world.

if you really need three rows of seats, the minivan is hard to beat. it is only a foot longer than the mazda5 and has plenty of trunk space for 7 to 8 people stuff.

those posse who wants 3 rows would go for those fake rugged suvs.

mazda5 and mercedes r-class don't do well here.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing uglier/chilish than the Matrix...Replace it with this!