JDM Time: Toyota Isis MPV Commercial

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It’s Japanese Domestic Market time dear readers, when we show you cars that you’ve probably never seen or heard about before.
Today, it’s the Toyota Isis, a seven-seater large MPV built under contract by Kanto Auto Works. It was launched in 2004, available with front- and four-wheel drive, offered with either a 1.7-liter or a 2.0-liter gasoline motor. Transmission options include a 4-speed automatic and a CVT.

The semi-ugly MPV was named after Isis, the Egyptian goddess for religious belies, who’s views in ancient mythology as the ideal mother and wide. So, perfect name for a caring, sharing MPV.

Right, that’s the boring part done, time for the silly commercial. This features Japanese singer Misia and her feel-good tune “Holiday” and starts out with the B-pilar evaporating as a bunch of butterflies. This isn’t a new feature, as the Isis has always had sliding doors in the back and regular one in the back, locking together, like on the Ford B-Max. Toyota calls this feature a “Panoramic Door”, and it’s interesting to note this is 8-year old technology.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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