Yundong Shuangqing II Concept

Στη Σανγκάη η Toyota παρουσίασε τρία αυτοκίνητα, τη κινέζικη έκδοση του Yaris αλλά και δύο πρωτότυπα, τα FT-HT Yuejia και Yundong Shuangqing II. Η κινέζικη έκδοση του Yaris θα ξεκινήσει να κατασκευάζεται μέσα στο 2013 μαζί με την sedan έκδοση του, το Vios.

Σε ότι αφορά τα πρωτότυπα. Το FT-HT Yuejia είναι ένα εξαθέσιο όχημα που απευθύνεται σε ένα νεανικό κοινό. Διαθέτει τρεις σειρές καθισμάτων και μηχανικά εξοπλίζεται με ένα υβριδικό κινητήρα. Η έκδοση παραγωγής θα βγει στην αγορά μέσα στα επόμενα χρόνια και θα απευθύνεται αποκλειστικά στην αγορά της Κίνας.

Το Yundong Shuangqing II είναι και αυτό υβριδικό με το μοντέλο παραγωγής να πωλείται μόνο στη Κίνα.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tSDIFJcg_sg

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TMC World Premieres New Vehicles and Concepts at Shanghai Auto Show

Shanghai, China, April 20, 2013—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) unveiled the new “Yaris” hatchback here today at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which will run from today through April 291.  The new Yaris and the new “Vios” sedan—also on display—are production versions of global-strategic concept models that TMC first displayed at last year’s Beijing Motor Show.  Production and sales in China of both vehicles are scheduled to start at the end of this year.

Two world premiere concepts—to be sold exclusively in China—are also on display at the show: the “Yundong Shuangqing II”2, a concept equipped with a hybrid system currently under development at the Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. R&D Center in Changshu, China, and the “Toyota FT-HT Yuejia” 3, a six-seater concept developed to appeal to young Chinese consumers.

The Toyota-brand booth at this year’s Shanghai Motor Show is its largest ever, with an area of approximately 4,600 square meters and a record total of 52 production vehicles and concepts on display.

At a press conference during the exhibition, TMC Vice Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada reflected on Toyota’s history in China: “Toyota exported its first ‘Toyota Crown’ to China in 1964.  Since then, for 50 years, Toyota has constantly interacted with its Chinese customers and partners and pondered deeply about what it should do to be of service to the country of China.”  Uchiyamada went on to remark that Toyota began production of the Prius in China in 2005, which was the first time the Prius was produced outside of Japan.  Uchiyamada closed by reaffirming Toyota’s continued commitment to China: “Over the next 50 years, we, as the ‘China Toyota’ firmly rooted in this country, will work closely together and do our best to be of service to the development of China, to local society and to our customers.”

TMC aims to continue producing ever-better cars—ranging from environment-friendly vehicles to specially equipped vehicles to sports cars—to meet the needs of a broad range of vehicle users in China.

Overview of 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition

Venue Shanghai New International Expo Center
Dates April 20-29 (Press day is April 20)
Exhibit area Approx. 4,600 square meters (largest ever)
Vehicles 52 (including a record three world premieres)
Main Display Vehicles
World premieres Yaris Global strategic compact hatchback
Yundong Shuangqing II Concept hybrid vehicle exclusive to China
Toyota FT-HT Yuejia Concept six-seater concept designed for younger generation
Specially equipped – Hiace Welcab – Alphard Welcab – Others
Others – 86 – AE86 – Camatte – FCV-R – FT-86 Open concept – FT-EV III – TOYOTA NS4 – Prius Plug-in Hybrid – RAV4 – TS030 Hybrid – Vios (global strategic compact sedan)