eK Wagon

2001

eK Wagon

The eK Wagon was released in October 2001 with semi-tall packaging and aimed at setting the standard for next-generation K-cars. The model took its name from the "eK project" initiated with the goal of building a "truly excellent K-car" that would win lasting customer affection. The lengthy cabin stemming from its long roof realizes a spacious interior with comfortable seating for four adults, while its 1,550 mm overall height assured easy access to tower parking common in Japanese towns and cities. The use of a bench-type front seat, column shifter and pedal parking brake provided the space for a walk-thro outboard of the front passenger seat. The interior featured a number of innovative ideas including a large Center-Meter instrument display and a mini trash box. The eK Wagon boasted outstanding levels of safety with the RISE impact-safety body, SRS airbags for driver and front passenger, ABS with brake assist, and anti-trapping power windows. Both 2WD and 4WD models were powered by a 3-cylinder SOHC 12-valve engine. Its MacPherson strut front and 3 link with trailing arm rear suspension assured brisk and nimble handling.

Overall length 3395mm
Overall width 1475mm
Overall height 1550mm
Engines 657cc