Toyota WiLL series is a series with three individual cars having unique designs. The mechanicals used in these cars were based on other Toyota models. The purpose of designing these vehicles was to target the market other than Toyota’s mainstream models and to figure out how much practicable these unusual and unique designs in the commercial market. Toyota WiLL series is pretty much similar to the American’s Scion lineup.
Toyota WiLL Vi was a compact car appeared for the first time in 2001. The car had a unique styling with elements taken from several different Toyota Models. For instance, the car shared the bonnet and headlights with the Citroen C2, the reverse-slope rear window reminded you of the 1960s 105E Ford Anglia and the Citroen Ami 6 and the curving styling of the roof and boot resembled to the Renault 4CV. The car was powered by the 1300 cc 2NZ engine used in the Vitz/Yaris. Some of the prominent features include a column shift automatic and a split bench seat in front and centrally-mounted instruments.
Slightly bigger than WiLL Vi, the WiLL VS was launched by Toyota for the first time in 2001. The car was assembled at the Kanto Auto Works. According to Toyota, the design of WiLL VS was an inspiration taken from the Lockheed F-17 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter.
Three trim levels were offered for WiLL VS where top end trim levels received alloy wheels, fog-lamps, body kit and tiptonic gearshift. Other available options include an automatic transmission, tiptonic, and a 6-speed manual transmission mated to 1800 cc VVT-i engine rated at 140 hp or VVTL-i engine generating 180hp used in Toyota Celica.
In the 2004 Super Sentai series Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, the WiLL VS was used as a police vehicle called Machine Bull.
The WiLL VS was considered as one of those few concept vehicles that went into the production phase irrespective of the number of units produced. Total of 4000 units produced and led the basis of many future models to follow its designing cues such as 2004 Vauxhall Astra and the Renault Megane.
The Toyota WiLL Cypha remained in production from 2002 to 2005. There were a lot of features and mechanicals aspects including 1.3-L 2NZ and 1.5-L 1NZ engines similar to that of ist. Some of its styling cues resembled to the Yaris/Vitz, though, it was more angular and curvy. The rear windows of the car were similar to the one found on the Renault Megane II. There were also unique headlights with four lamps on each side vertically arranged. The majority of the instruments in the interior get the circular theme like the door pulls, central console etc. Toyota Central Motors assembled all the Toyota WiLL units at its Headquarter Plant.