If we can rely on the latest rumors, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer want to bring back the familiar minivan called Wish. This compact MPV was in production for almost 15 years. The original model was introduced in 2003 and it was in production until 2009, when the second generation came. This version ended its production two years ago. Both models are closely related to another compact car that is reserved exclusively for the Japanese car market. It is known as the Allion or Premio and it is still in production. Latest reports suggest that these sedans will receive a complete overhaul by the end of this year. Along with them, a completely new 2019 Toyota Wish should come as well if we can trust internet reports. Still, keep in mind that these reports are just rumors and that we are still waiting to hear something from Toyota officials.
2019 Toyota Wish Redesign
Without any doubt, this redesign would bring a lot of novelties. First of all, it is important to mention that the new model would get a completely new platform. Of course, we are talking about the new TNGA, which underprints pretty much everything that came from the factory in the past several years. Therefore, we have no doubt that the new model would bring significant improvements compared to the previous generation, which ended its production a couple of years ago.
First of all, the new model would be more efficient. The new architecture utilizes lots of light materials and less curb weight guarantees better fuel economy and overall efficiency. Also, it is important to mention driving dynamics. All models that recently switched to a new TNGA platform improved their driving characteristics significantly. Finally, count on all the interior benefits that redesigns usually bring, which includes better cabin quality, more standard equipment, better sound insulation etc.
2019 Toyota Wish Exterior
Of course, the exterior design is always the thing that draws a lot of attention, even if we are talking about practical vehicles such as minivans. We count on a completely new styling and expect that the 2019 Toyota Wish will be based on the company’s global design language this time. In terms of overall shape and proportions, we don’t expect to see bigger changes compared to the previous model. Moreover, the new one should also keep pretty similar dimensions. On the other side, we count on a completely new styling, which will be inspired by the latest Toyota models. This especially refers to the front end, which should borrow many design solutions from models like new Corolla, Camry and others. Still, we expect most things in common with the famous Sienna, especially in terms of the overall layout.
2019 Toyota Wish Interior
Interior is probably the most important aspect of every minivan. Therefore, we have no doubt that Toyota designed will focus particularly on the cabin design. This primarily refers to the comfort, so we count on massive and supportive seats and plenty of legroom in both rows. Some reports suggest even an optional three-row version, which isn’t so rare case, despite we are talking about a compact MPV. For this occasion, the company would probably stretch the wheelbase for a bit, in order to ensure decent cargo capacity as well.
Besides good built quality and lots of comforts, we count on plenty of tech features as well. It seems too early to talk about details but the fact that this is primarily a passenger-oriented vehicle leads us to a conclusion that there should be a lot of latest tech features, including not just things like a touchscreen and premium sound system, but also lots of connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging and much more. Of course, we count on a pretty long list of safety systems as well.
2019 Toyota Wish Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we count on many updates. The previous model featured a well-known 1.8-liter engine in base variants, with a max output around 144 horsepower. Most likely, this engine will carry on, but with further improvements in terms of overall efficiency. Therefore, count on both better fuel economy and more power. Also, it won’t be a surprise if we see a new 2.0-liter unit in the offer, with a max output somewhere between 180 and 200 horsepower. In terms of transmission, we have no doubt that the 2019 Toyota Wish will stick to a CVT, which is definitely the best solution for a comfortable ride.
2019 Toyota Wish Release Date
At this moment, it seems pointless to speculate about some more precise release date. The fact is that the new 2019 Toyota Wish is just a rumor currently and that we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. Therefore, take all these details with a big reserve, because there is a big chance not to see this minivan at all.