Toyota Isis

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Toyota Isis
Toyota Isis 001.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Kanto Auto Works[1]
Production 2004–present
Assembly Japan: Susono, Shizuoka (Higashi Fuji plant)
Body and chassis
Class MPV
Layout FWD
AWD
Related Toyota Wish
Toyota Noah
Toyota Voxy
Toyota Ipsum
Powertrain
Engine 1.8 L 1ZZ-FE I4
2.0 L 1AZ-FSE I4 direct injection
Transmission CVT (Super CVT-i)
4-speed automatic (Super ECT)
Dimensions
Length 4,640 mm (182.7 in)
Width 1,710 mm (67.3 in)
Height 1,670 mm (65.7 in)
Curb weight 1,560 kg (3,439.2 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Toyota Gaia

The Toyota Isis is a seven-seat large MPV manufactured by Kanto Auto Works under contract for Japanese automaker Toyota. It is sold in Japan and Singapore and was launched in September 2004. It features sliding doors and is available with either front or four-wheel drive and straight-4 1.8 and 2.0-litre gasoline engines. It competes in Japan with the Honda Stream and the Nissan Lafesta.

Toyota Isis Platana
Isis with doors open

The Isis uses a unique approach to the sliding doors in that the front passenger door and the rear passenger sliding door interlock when closed, instead of having a doorjamb that the doors attach to. Toyota calls this on the Japanese Wikipedia article "Panoramic Door". This door system is used only on the passenger side. The doors on the driver's side attach with a conventional doorjamb. The front passenger seat can be folded flat upon itself and then tilted forward to further provide passenger access. The doors also interlock with the top and bottom door openings so that both doors can be opened independently of each other. This door feature was first used by Toyota on the Toyota Raum. This door approach is also used on the USA-spec 2000–2006 Toyota Tundra Extra Cab. This type of door was first used on the Nissan Prairie in 1981.

For model year 2007 on Japanese models only, G-BOOK, a subscription telematics service, is offered as an option.

The vehicle was named for Isis, a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife, matron of nature and magic; friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, the downtrodden, as well as listening to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers.[2] Isis is the Goddess of motherhood and fertility.

Trim Levels (Japan-spec)

2000cc

  • Platana (2WD・4WD)
  • G“U-SELECTION” (2WD・4WD)
  • G (2WD・4WD)
  • L (2WD・4WD)
  • L“X-SELECTION” (2WD・4WD)

1800cc

  • Platana (2WD)
  • L (2WD)
  • L“X-SELECTION” (2WD)


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kanto-aw.co.jp/en/products/automotiver/
  2. ^ R.E Witt, "Isis in the Ancient World", p7, 1997, ISBN 0-8018-5642-6

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