In February 1998, the Storia becoming the continuer of line of model of Daihatsu Charade appears on sale. This appearance yet passed exceptionally under the brand of company Daihatsu. But already in September of the same year Toyota produces the variant of the Duet.
For Toyota it was there, as a matter of fact, tactical motion: as is generally known, a trading company Corolla(in this case this name of network of the markets in Japan did not engage in the sale of car Vitz, and she quickly needed some model, to fill appearing emptiness. As this model the machine of Storia was chosen, but already under the secondary name Duet.
Passo/Boon became the smallest car of the Japanese production, that equivalently to the \"littlest in size car of company Toyota\". Being a strange observer, I dare suppose that all this history has the most direct attitude toward coming appearance new model of car Toyota Vitz that is set on beginning of next year.
Moments deserving positive estimation
The swept volume of the engine set on the new machine of Passo/Boon did not change. The same he is equal either 1 L. in modification with 3 cylinders or 1.3 L., if the question is about 4th cylinder motor. And his one with a capacity of one the liter colleague is the new development executed, as the saying goes, from a clean sheet by the engineers of company Daihatsu. Thus, if to believe rumors, concerning this motor of opinion of company Toyota and company Daihatsu were diametrically opposite.
The engineers of Toyota insisted on that such motor had 4 cylinders, as at the engine of car Vitz, and had a back location of final collector.
And arrangements of machine, and her divisibility, are at high enough level.
Opening the door of salon of car, I was a bit punch-drunk, so he seemed to me wide. Especially impresses space in the district of back arm-chairs that is great even on measurements of the newest machines included in a group B. Back arm-chairs are laid out twice, here seats can move backwards - forward on sleighs. This new construction of arm-chairs is very successful in the plan of creation of additional comforts for sitting in the salon passengers.
Yes, a car Passo/Boon is simply filled with every dignity, although at the same time pays attention on itself obtrusively sounding noise outgoing from a travelling surface. Probably, it is necessary to increase force of coupling of overlays with a road and bring it over in accordance with description of stability of undercarriage. At short notice tires begin to slide on a road far before, than it contingently possibilities of undercarriage.