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Toyota Ractis Review

October 2005
Filed under: TOYOTA Car News | TOYOTA Headlines

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Toyota announced the nationwide launch in Japan of the new Ractis*1 compact passenger car through Toyopet and Toyota Corolla dealers.

Meant to allow four adults to experience driving in comfort, not only in the city, but also on the highway, the Ractis was designed with “high-speed, high-capacity styling” as its theme, paying particular attention to performance, function and styling. It has a high level of performance that allows for spirited driving, as well as a comfortable and easy-to-use interior and a stylish exterior.

Despite its compact size, the Ractis combines a roomy interior—the biggest in its class*2—with styling that makes the car look nimble. New features aimed at making driving fun combine with superb driving performance for an exhilarating experience. Furthermore, a high level of versatility, the use of class-surpassing, high-quality equipment, and class-leading safety and environmental performance make the Ractis a “one car does it all”, top-quality compact car.

The Ractis is also available in a Welcab. Welcabs are specially equipped versions of Toyota production models with factory-installed features designed specifically for disabled people. Welcabs have a broad range of applications, and feature numerous specifications that make the most of the base vehicle’s features.

1. Stylish Design and Spacious, Convenient Interior


• Based on the Toyota-brand design philosophy “Vibrant Clarity”, the one-motion form that extends from the front pillar to the roof line, while still allowing for a roomy interior, combines with the taut side windows to produce creative proportions and a sense of action.
• The sharp front end, the contoured triangular hood and front grill merge into a wide bumper for a sporty front end that also evokes a sense of stability.

• The long wheel base, wide track, 16-inch wheels and extended wheel arches create a rear that conveys stability.

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