ECHO is two- or the four-dimensional sedan for the first time presented by the company of Toyota in 1999 in Detrit. On sale the car has appeared in the autumn of the same year in the USA and in the spring 2000 in Japan.
Toyota ECHO â€” the inexpensive front-wheel car focused first of all on teenagers, rather poor youth, students.
On Echo establish only the modernized 1,5-liter motor with system VVT-i capacity of 110 h.p. (142 Ð) which allows to disperse the car to 100 km/h for 13 seconds. The maximum speed of the car â€” 160 km/h. Fuel consumption makes only 6,9 liters in a city mode and 5,8 on a line. On harmful emissions engine Echo meets the requirements so-called few issue vehicles (Light Emission Vehicles â€” LEV). In base complete set ECHO it is equipped by five step mechanical transmission, conditioners, the wheel hydraulic booster, two pillows of safety, the electric drive of a driver's seat. As options four item automatic transmission, the hatch, ABS, and the central lock can be established.
In the autumn of 2002 the model has undergone cosmetic restyling the cowl profile has changed, there were new the chromeplated lattice, headlights and the modernized interior (a combination of devices, seats, materials the furnish new a stereo system with 4 EXPERT and CD-player by request). Besides, on models 2003 the list of the basic and additional equipment considerably is expanded.
Toyota ECHO enters into ten the most economic cars in the world.