A compact car manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan. This is a small segment car and is otherwise categorized as an Urban Cruiser. Toyota IST is a very compact car and the body is designed as that of a sports utility vehicle. This was a boon to the younger generation as this had the body of a SUV but the soul of a car. Hence it was easy to achieve a good mileage along with having the design of a big SUV to boast about. In the introductory phase itself, there was a huge demand and more than 35,000 vehicles were booked.
The popularity was definitely noticeable. This IST was supposed to have additional attachments with the emotions of all the youngsters. It was very easy on the steering and a good look. Most of the cars were officially taken up by the police force because they were easy to handle and were very sturdy in the performances. The next generation of the Toyota IST was almost similar to the Yaris but the dash board had some changes. The gauge meters were placed right in front of the driver. This helped the driver to focus and drive without being disturbed to look at the gauges.
The Toyota IST was popular in the US by the Name of Scion. There were two variants of this particular model. They were called xA and xD. This also came with some variations in the Japanese market with the nomenclature of Urban Cruiser. The designs of the dash board, only was the main difference in all of these variants. The Japanese models were available as 4 speed automatic transmission and had the presence of a central console. This was a favorite car in the domestic market and had found its place. There was easy driving and more so easy parking which was a necessary part in the city. It is a very compact designed car and the seating is high and comfortable.
The suspensions are very good and hence the comfort of driving is experienced. There are various color options; to name a few prominent colors are the pearl crystal shine which is white, the silver metallic shade, the red Mica metallic, the amethyst, the dark blue, the Bronze metallic and grey. The Toyota IST is also available in the two wheel drive and the four wheel drive versions. It has the automatic gear transmission system which again proves beneficial in the driving through the city and crowded places.
The important Toyota its specifications are classified in various points: it is provided with a 4 cylinder, 16 valves and petrol motor, the maximum output of this petrol engine ranges from 85-90 bop and the rate is 6000 rotations per minute. The power is provided by the automatic gear changers which have 4 gears system or the 4 speed gear box. The front suspension has the coil spring type of mechanism. The front brakes have the vented discs and ABS but the rear had the drum brakes.
Some of the other Toyota Its Specs also can be classified as the engine of 1500 cuss, having 5 doors in the body frame; the rims are 15 inches and can comfortably seat 5 adults. This seating is also approved of by the road maintaining authorities locally. The design is of a hatch back mini SUV and the fuel tank capacity is 45 liters. The total ground clearance is 175mm and also the max speed is 175km/hr. the IST is a wonderful compact car with the frame of a SUV and the comfort of a luxury car. It is a hit among the younger generation and hence popular in the market.