Toyota Passo 2012
Toyota Passo is actually built by Daihatsu (a company owned by Toyota) with the name ‘Boon’, and Toyota rebadges it as Passo however, Toyota and Daihatsu both sell it in the Japanese Domestic market with both names, Passo and Boon respectively. Toyota Passo and Vitz are just like Suzuki Cultus and Alto. Cultus being the Passo and Alto is Vitz, both have same engine and weight but Passo is slightly bigger and heavier like Cultus is against Alto. In 2008, Toyota introduced a 7-seater Passo called the Toyota Passo Sette and Daihatsu Boon Lumina however both were discontinued a while later. The famous BBC show Top Gear’s co-host, Richard Hammond commented on another Malaysian version of the Passo and Boon sold as Perodua Myvi where it has earned best car of the year award of 2005/6, Richard Hammond said,” So under seven grand for a good-looking car, built in a factory shared with Toyota, which handles as well as a Yaris, does nearly 50mpg with a three-year warranty - yes please." In 2009, J.D. Power & Associates ranked the Passo/Boon/MyVi highest for its initial quality in terms of new-vehicle ownership in the compact car segment.