- Toyota Platz
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wheelbase= Auto in|93.3|0
length= Auto in|163.2|0 (1999-2002)
Auto in|164.8|0 (2003-05)
width= Auto in|65.4|0
Toyota CP platform
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height= Auto in|59.4|0
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The Toyota Platz and the Toyota Echo sedan are small
vehicles manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporationbased on the Toyota Vitz, the vehicle's hatchbackvariant. The first generation car was known as the Platz in Japanand Echo in North America.
North Americain 2000 as a sedan or coupé, The Echo's running gear is shared with the Toyota bBand Ist, sold in the United Statesas the Scion xAand xB, and the Japan-only Toyota Will Vi. The same CP platform is the base for the Japanese-only Probox and Succeed wagons.
United States, the Echo sold 50,000 examples, with just half that many in 2003 Fact|date=July 2008. The Echo was an element of Toyota Project Genesis, a failed effort to bring younger buyers to the marque in the United States. The Echo sold in high volumes in Canada, where smaller cars are more popular than in the US Fact|date=July 2008. In Canada, Toyota also offered a 3-door version of the Echo, which was identical to the European-market Toyota Vitz. It was the predecessor to the current North American Toyota Yaris, sharing many identical features, such as being Toyota's entry-level car at the time of its "existence", and the odd (and somewhat controversial) center placement of the speedometer and gauges, as opposed to in front of the steering wheel.Power options on the Echo are a rare find.Most are just equipped with manual windows and locks,A/C,and a six speaker audiosystem with a CD and/or a cassette player.
The Echo is known for it's quite outstanding fuel economy EPA estimates 41 mpg Hwy and 34 mpg City.
Long term effects of the Echo/Platz are very promising. There have been many reports of Echos in the USA reaching anywhere from 200.000 miles up to 400.000 miles with proper maintenance intervals.
In Australia, the 1999-2004 Echo was assessed in the Used Car Safety Ratings 2006 as providing "average" protection for its occupants in the event of a crash. [http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/vrne/vrne5nav.nsf/childdocs/-B8F8655488907260CA256FD300241C1A-667BCFE41674A389CA256FD300241C2B-1EE471300C4801C3CA2570A400083B3F?open]
In some parts of
Southeast Asia(not including Hong Kongand Japan), a modified version of the Platz with different body panels is sold under the name Toyota Vios.
*2000 - 48,876
*2001 - 42,464
*2002 - 30,859
*2003 - 26,167
*2004 - 3,899
*2005 - 1,544
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