Toyota Wish
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2005 Toyota Wish 2.0G Model (Japan)
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Company
Kuozui Motors
Toyota Motor Thailand
Production 2003-present
Assembly Toyota City, Japan,
Jhongli, Taiwan,[1]
Chachoengsao, Thailand
Class Compact MPV
Layout FWD
4WD (Japan)
Engine(s) 1.8 L 1ZZ-FE (1st generation)
1.8 L 2ZR-FAE (2nd generation)
2.0 L 1AZ-FSE (1st generation)
2.0 L 3ZR-FAE (2nd generation)
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
7-speed Super CVT-i
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,560 mm (179.5 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in) (1st generation)
1,745 mm (68.7 in) (2nd generation)
Height 1,590 mm (62.6 in) (1st generation)
1,600 mm (63.0 in) (2nd generation)
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2003 Toyota Wish 2.0Z Model (Japan)

The Toyota WISH is a Compact MPV produced by Japanese automaker Toyota since 2003. 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 Toyota's minivan range.

Apart from Japan, the Wish is also assembled in Thailand (for Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore only) and Taiwan (for Taiwan only).

First generation (2003-present)Edit


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,20th 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 April 2003. Equipped with the 1AZ-FSE direct-injection engine, it has (JIS) 155 PS (114 kW) and 192 N·m (142 ft·lbf). 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 months. It has also made shockwave to its competitors, such as the Honda Stream & Mazda Premacy or Mazda 5 to changing its market positioning. The Toyota Wish was also launched as a locally assembled model in Thailand towards the end of 2003 (Dec.2003). The Wish in Thailand 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
  • 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 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 2.0Z 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 & 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.

Second generation (ZGE20, 2009-)Edit

The second generation Wish is available in Japan domestic market as of April 2009. It is powered by Toyota's Dual VVT-i 2ZR-FAE 1.8L and 3ZR-FAE 2.0L engines. All models comes with Toyota's 7-speed Super CVT-i transmission.

Body stylesEdit

Model2.0Z 2WD1.8S 2WD1.8S 4WD2.0G 2WD1.8X 2WD1.8X 4WD


CodeYearsType/codePower, torque@rpm
2ZR-FAE (2WD)2009–present1,797 cc (1.797 L/109.7 cu in) (80.5x88.3mm) I4144 PS (106 kW/142 hp)@6400, 176 N·m (130 lb·ft)@4400
2ZR-FAE (4WD)2009–present1,797 cc (1.797 L/109.7 cu in) (80.5x88.3mm) I4133 PS (98 kW/131 hp)@6400, 164 N·m (121 lb·ft)@4400
3ZR-FAE2009–present1,986 cc (1.986 L/121.2 cu in) (80.5x97.6mm) I4158 PS (116 kW/156 hp)@6200, 196 N·m (145 lb·ft)@4400


1.8SSuper CVT-i with 7-speed sport sequential shiftmatic with CVT sport mode
1.8X, 2.0GSuper CVT-i with 7-speed sport sequential shiftmatic
2.0ZSuper CVT-i with 7-speed sport sequential shiftmatic with dynamic sport mode


All models include front ventilated disc brake. With exception of 1.8X 2WD (which include rear drum brakes), all models feature rear disc brakes.

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