Toyota Wish

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Toyota Wish
2009 Toyota Wish 03.jpg
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body style5-door station wagon
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front-engine, four-wheel-drive
PlatformToyota MC platform
SuccessorToyota Sienta
Toyota Noah/Voxy/Esquire
Toyota Prius α/Prius V

The Toyota Wish is a compact MPV produced by Japanese automaker Toyota from 2003 to 2017. It is available as a six and seven-seater, equipped with either a 1.8- or 2.0-litre gasoline engine. It is positioned below the Ipsum and above the Spacio in the Toyota minivan range.

Apart from Japan, the Wish was also assembled in Thailand (for Malaysia and Singapore) and Taiwan. It was also sold in Hong Kong, where it was imported from Japan.

Toyota Wish logo

First generation (AE10; 2003)[edit]

First generation (AE10)
2003-2005 Toyota Wish.jpg
DesignerTetsuya Tada
Body and chassis
Wheelbase2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length4,560 mm (179.5 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,590 mm (62.6 in)


The Wish was developed under code name "760N" by the team, led by chief engineer named Takeshi Yoshida and was introduced to the public for the first time at Tokyo Motor Show in October 2002 (Commercial vehicles & welcab show) and then launched in Japan in January 2003, under a massive publicity campaign with Japanese singer Hikaru Utada. The TV commercial features her song Colors, which coincides with the launch of her new CD-single. The car was marketed under the "Wish Comes True" slogan.

Codenamed ZNE10G (FWD) and ZNE14G (4WD), it uses a 1.8 L 1ZZ-FE engine, producing (JIS) 132 PS and 170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft). It is only available with four-speed automatic. A 2.0 L version (codenamed ANE11W for the six-seater version and ANE10G for the seven-seater version) was launched in March 2003. Equipped with the 1AZ-FSE direct-injection engine, it has (JIS) 155 PS (114 kW) and 192 N·m (142 lb·ft). Variants with the 2.0 D-4 engine are only available with a CVT gearbox.

The WISH was extremely successful in its home market, and is frequently seen on the Top 5 on the 30 bestseller list each month. It has also made shockwave to its competitors, such as the Honda Stream and Mazda Premacy/Mazda5 to changing its market positioning.

The Toyota Wish was also launched as a locally assembled model in Thailand in December 2003 following the compact MPV trend of Thailand at that time. The Wish in Thailand is available with 3 trim levels including 2.0 S, 2.0 Q and 2.0 Q limited (with sunroof) and is very similar to the Japanese version, except for a few differences:

  • Models across the range get the 2.0Z fenders.
  • Standard 17 inch wheels across the range (Same design as the one used on the 2.0Z)
  • Same 2.0 1AZ-FE engine as the ASEAN Camry instead of the 1AZ-FSE
  • No privacy glass (excluding the grey-import variants)
  • Leather upholstery as standard on the 2.0Q and 2.0Q limited
  • The rear Double wishbone suspension of 4WD models in Japan was fitted with 2WD model in Thailand as standard. (no Torsion beam rear suspension in Thai version).


The Wish was launched in Taiwan as a left hand drive vehicle in November 2004. For this market, the car is marketed under the "No Rules!" slogan and the TVCM is shot in New York. The Taiwanese version shares the same engine as the Thailand model, which means missing out on Toyota's D-4 technology. The Taiwanese assembled version have some styling differences: a new front end, redesigned rear LED taillights, reflectors recessed into the rear bumper, body color/chrome side rubbing strips and a cleaner chrome rear plate garnish. The WISH badging is not an integral part of the garnish, unlike the Japanese-spec model. Equipment may include parking sensors, dual moonroof and leather seats. Another aspect unique to the Taiwanese Wish is that it can be specified with a beige interior color scheme unlike its Japanese and Thai-built counterparts.


The car was a huge success in Japan, and featured in the best sellers chart regularly, no mean feat for an MPV. The Toyota Wish was updated at the end of 2005 with the introduction of a facelifted model. The original car was fundamentally well designed and that meant that few changes were necessary. Cosmetic changes to the headlights, bumpers, LED tail-lights and dashboard were made, together with revised switchgear for the climate control and automatic transmission (The 2.0 Z received a seven-gear transmission.) As the changes were minor the fuel consumption figures, which are the best in the compact MPV class, remain the same. The 2005 Wish was also the third model to be sold exclusively through Toyota's NETZ dealer network, hence the replacement of the Wish's signature "W" front emblem with a generic NETZ oval as seen on the 2005 Vitz and Ist. Feedback on the electronic throttle control has been mixed, with claims that the original throttle system used in the 2003 car is quicker off the mark. The drivetrain and engines remained the same.

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


In Singapore, the local distributor started to bring in the Toyota Wish later in 2008 as a compact MPV to buyers there.[2] Instead of the generic NETZ oval emblem found on the parallel imported Wish, the local distributor replaced the oval NETZ emblem with the Toyota one. Sold as the Wish Aero Tourer to distinguish itself from the parallel import Wish; additional, otherwise optional accessories such as a 5-piece bodykit inclusive of a high mount, rear LED brake light, reverse camera, side mirror indicators, illuminated scuff plate, window visors and a muffler cutter is featured as standard equipment. Previously, the Wish was only sold by parallel importers.

Second generation (AE20; 2009)[edit]

Second generation (AE20)
2009 Toyota Wish 05.jpg
Body and chassis
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 7-speed Super CVT-i
Wheelbase2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length4,590 mm (180.7 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,590 mm (62.6 in)
Curb weight1,355–1,380 kg (2,987.3–3,042.4 lb)

The second-generation Wish has been available for the Japan domestic market since March 2009. In Japan, it is available at Toyota dealership Toyota NETZ. It is powered by Toyota's Dual VVT-i 2ZR-FAE and 3ZR-FAE engines. All models come with Toyota's 7-speed Super CVT-i transmission. The exterior dimensions remain similar to the previous generation, except for the length which has increased slightly.

The second generation Wish continued to be sold outside of the Japanese market in Hong Kong, Singapore[4] and Taiwan.

The Wish was updated in April 2012 with the introduction of a facelifted model. Cosmetic changes to the headlights and rear lamps featured LED insets, revised front grille, rear tailgate garnish and dashboard meter cluster were made.

Body styles[edit]

Model 2.0Z 2WD 1.8S 2WD 1.8A 2WD 1.8G 2WD 1.8X 2WD
Seats 6 7 7 7 7
Model 1.8S 4WD 1.8A 4WD 1.8G 4WD 1.8X 4WD
Seats 7 7 7 7


Code Years Type/code Power, torque at rpm
2ZR-FAE (2WD) 2009–2018 1,797 cc (109.7 cu in) (80.5x88.3mm) I4 144 PS (106 kW; 142 hp) at 6,400, 176 N⋅m (130 lb⋅ft) at 4,400
2ZR-FAE (4WD) 2009–2018 1,797 cc (109.7 cu in) (80.5x88.3mm) I4 133 PS (98 kW; 131 hp) at 6,400, 164 N⋅m (121 lb⋅ft) at 4,400
3ZR-FAE 2009–2018 1,986 cc (121.2 cu in) (80.5x97.6mm) I4 158 PS (116 kW; 156 hp) at 6,200, 196 N⋅m (145 lb⋅ft) at 4,400


Model(s) Type
1.8S Super CVT-i with 7-speed sport sequential shiftmatic with CVT Sport Mode
1.8A, 1.8G, 1.8X Super CVT-i with 7-speed sport sequential shiftmatic
2.0Z Super CVT-i with 7-speed sport sequential shiftmatic with Dynamic Sport Mode


All models include safety features such as ABS with EBD and BA. Additional features include TCS and VSC. All models include front ventilated and rear disc brakes with the exception of 1.8X 2WD (which include rear drums).


Sales of the Wish was discontinued in Taiwan in 2016, where it was replaced by the Sienta, and was also discontinued in Japan on 13 October 2017 and in Singapore in mid 2018,[5] where it would be integrated with the Prius α. In Japan, the role of the Wish as a three-row compact MPV is effectively replaced by the Sienta, the Prius α and the tall-bodied Noah/Voxy/Esquire triplets.


  1. ^ "國瑞汽車股份有限公司" [Kuozui Motor Company Ltd.]. Taiwan: Kuozui Motor Company. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  2. ^ "Borneo Motors brings in the Toyota Wish". Retrieved 2008-06-01.
  3. ^ "Japanese Production Sites" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 2016-03-06. Archived from the original on 2015-03-18.
  4. ^ "Toyota launches the sequel to Singapore's most successful MPV". Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  5. ^ "トヨタ ラインナップ | 現在販売していないクルマ | WISH" [Toyota Lineup | Cars not currently on sale | WISH] (in Japanese). Japan: Toyota. Retrieved 2018-04-23.

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