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Steering

Toyota logo1 Feb 2001

By STEVEN BUTCHER

TOYOTA Echo uses constant-ratio rack and pinion steering. The steering rack is mounted low, on the sub frame, to minimise bump steer. Power assistance, which is engine-speed sensitive, is optional on all hatch models and standard on the Echo sedan. The turning circle is 9.8 metres and turns lock to lock total 3.6.

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The Echo will spearhead a drive aimed at boosting Toyota's European sales from 516,000 in 1998 to 600,000 in 1999 and 800,000 by 2005

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