The second-generation Ractis seeks to unite class-leading levels of interior spaciousness and comfort with maximum utility in a compact body, which, at less than 4 m in length, maintains the appeal of the first-generation Ractis while pursuing the amenity of a compact hatchback.
The Ractis remains compact on the outside, but on the inside there is ample room for passengers and cargo.
The vehicle has a cargo space suited to a wide range of uses and it features various conveniences such as a remote lever for operating the 60/40-split, tilt-down rear-seat backrests, a first2 for a compact-class vehicle. Stylish form, impressive environmental and safety performance, and driving performance born from testing and tempering on European roads, provide even greater product appeal. A broad lineup of grades is available including the L’épice3, which is casually stylish; the S grade, a sporty version that embodies the joy of driving; and the Welcab Wheelchair-adapted Vehicle Type I With Passenger-side Rear Seat model, which is the first vehicle with factory-installed features for the disabled to gain vehicle-type certification in Japan.
All vehicles in the series qualify for the Japanese government tax reductions for environment friendly vehicles. The front-wheel-drive models qualify for a 75% reduction in the automobile acquisition tax and automobile weight tax under the Japanese government's taxation system for environment friendly vehicles, while the 1.5-liter, four-wheel-drive model and Welcab Type I With Rear Seat on Passenger Side model qualify for a 50% reduction.