Another Obscure Little Wagon From Toyota: Probox

Here’s another obscure oddity from Toyota: The Probox. The Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) has always been a Pandora’s Box of unique cars and JDM-exclusive versions of more well-known cars, so this may not be the only one I’ve never been aware of. I stumbled into this one in doing some research on the Avanza, but the two wagons have little in common, except for their 1NZ engines. Update: I used google to translate the Probox website, and it is available in both FWD and AWD versions. Toyota has offered AWD on a number of Yaris-platform vehicles, including the bB, which was what the gen1 Scion Xb was based on.

The Probox was specifically designed for the domestic market, as a low-end commercial-oriented compact wagon, and came out in 2002.

A somewhat higher-trim version is also sold as the Succeed. They sit on a 100.4″ (2550mm) wheelbase, and is 165.2 inches (4195mm) long. That wheelbase length tips it off: that’s the same as the Yaris Verso/Ractis, so it shares their platform; a lengthened Yaris, in essence. Now what other Toyotas don’t I know about?