Here we have the all new Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R. Inspired by Toyota’s TS030 Hybrid racing prototype, this compact high-performance fuel efficient three-door Yaris comes with newly designed headlights, a wider front grille, a new bumper design, blue LED daytime running lights and black and blue details that contrast with the white body color. Under the hood, Power comes from a highly tuned 300hp 4-cylinder 1.6 turbo engine and two 60hp electric motors that produces a combined power output of 420hp. [GlobalMotors]
Check out this newly introduced Toyota Hilux Invincible. Coming in either Extra Cab or Double Cab body styles and Active or Sport versions, this top of the range grade of the Toyota Hilux is available in two different engine options including a 2.5-liter D-4D with manual transmission in 2WD or 4WD configuration, and a 3.0-liter D-4D with manual or automatic transmission in 4WD configuration. The Toyota Hilux Invincible is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2013. [GlobalMotors]
Toyota recently announced their plans of a joint venture with a local Chinese battery manufacturer to cater to China’s electric-gasoline hybrid car market.
Toyota’s spokesman Takanori Yokoi said in a press interview that the multinational automobile company is in discussions with Hunan Corun New Energy Corporation, based in the southern province of Hunan, to collaborate on the production of nickel-metal hydride batteries for Toyota hybrid models. These hybrid cars are set to be released in China around 2015.
In addition to the hybrid batteries, Yokoi also added that Toyota is going to launch two affordable hybrid models in 2015. One model will be marketed by Toyota’s venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group while the other will be marketed with Toyota’s venture with the FAW Group.
This is Toyota’s venture into kick-starting the sales of conventional hybrid cars in China, as many other vehicle manufacturers are attempting to do. This is in preparation of the changes that the Chinese government will implement in terms of their industry policies, which aim to nurture the demand for more energy-sustainable cars, including conventional hybrids. The current policy provides subsidies for those private purchases of electric battery vehicles as well as electric hybrid plug-ins, but only provides limited support for the conventional hybrid models.
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Here we have the walkaround video of the new 2014 Toyota Corolla. Introduced four days ago, this Toyota’s best-selling vehicle is available in L, LE, S and Eco trim levels, and comes in two 1.8-liter four-cylinder engines (132HP/128 lb-ft of torque & 140HP/126 lb-ft of torque). In terms of transmission, it comes with a choice of either a six-speed manual or a new seven-speed CVT. Watch the video after the break. More»
Toyota has showcased the all new 2014 Toyota Highlander at this year’s New York Motor Show. Available in both front and all-wheel-drive configurations, this third generation mid-size SUV comes with a trapezoidal grille, wrap-around headlamps, bold fenders and a newly styled rear liftgate. Under the hood, the car is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 dual VVT-i engine that is coupled to a six-speed ECT-i transmission. [AR]
Here’s a glance at the upcoming 2013 Toyota Vios. Made for the Eastern countries, this new five-door sedan comes with a sharper and sportier look, with a frowned front fascia and a huge trapezoidal grille. The 2013 Toyota Vios is scheduled to make its debut at this week’s Bangkok Motor Show. [Autoevolution]