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Toyota Spade goes skydiving

by DrivingEnthusiast

While we were looking at the creative Toyota 86 Touge videos yesterday, we came across this one for an older model Toyota Spade. The Spade of this year is a very small multi-purpose vehicle powered by either a 1.3 liter or 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine and CVT transmission.

The video highlights the roominess of the Spade, big enough for 3 skyjumpers with all their gear to jump out of. What’s missing from the video, of course, is the impact of the Spade into the ground…

The Spade (and it’s cousin the Porte) came standard with a large, passenger-side remote-controlled sliding door that is 3.3 feet wide by 4.1 feet high.  The door can be opened and closed using a wireless key or by the touch of a button from the driver or rear seats. In combination with the large sliding door, the flat floor (front-wheel-drive models), is a mere 1 foot off the ground, allowing children, seniors, and passengers with their hands full, effortless ingress and egress. Opposite the sliding door, on the driver’s side, front and rear swing-open doors offer convenient access to the rear seats.

Altogether, a very smart and useful vehicle. But for skydiving – only good for one jump.