For the first time, the Toyota Ist, a compact car with a roomy trunk and sporty styled interior, made its debut as a prototype for the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show.
Baby STYLE! Toyota Ist, City Animal
Exterior and interior of the car are pleasant in all respects. Outstanding forward wheel arches together with 15-inch wheels emphasize the off-road style of this car. The windows extended in front of the car are gradually tapering towards the tailgate, which corresponds to the fashion trends in car design. The developers managed to maintain a balance of panache and strength, which are clearly expressed in the design of the car.
Salon Toyota Ist boasts numerous inserts of silver plastic. The instrument panel, located in the center of the analog with a wavy visor. Together with the center console, they are one.
2004 Toyota Ist Review
The main feature of this car, built on the platform of Toyota Yaris, is that it can be equipped with all-wheel drive system. Motors for Toyota Ist borrowed also from the Yaris. In the basic configuration, the car will be equipped with a 1.3-liter engine producing 87 hp, and as an option, a version with a 1.5-liter engine producing 109 hp is available. The features of these engines include efficiency (5.5 and 6 liters per 100 km, respectively) and low levels of harmful substances in the exhaust gases. The maximum speed of the car is 175 km / h.
On all versions of the Toyota Ist installed four-speed automatic transmission. Suspension: MacPherson strut in the front, torsion bar suspension in the rear. Brakes, front and rear disc.
Interestingly, the very name Ist car received from the English suffix -ist, which is part of such words as artist, stylist, etc. (English: artist, stylist, etc.).