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Η Toyota παρουσίασε τα υβριδικά Corolla Axio και Corolla Fielder τα οποία θα πωλούνται αποκλειστικά στην αγορά της Ιαπωνίας. Τα δύο αυτοκίνητα φορούν νέα γρίλια, Synergy Blue σηματάκια ενώ είναι διαθέσιμα και στο μεταλλικό χρώμα Light Blue.


Στο εσωτερικό διαθέτουν ειδικές επενδύσεις στα καθίσματα, ψεύτικες δερμάτινες στο ταμπλό, δερμάτινο επιλογέα ταχυτήτων με μπλε λεπτομέρειες, οθόνη 4,2″ και ιονιστή.

Μηχανικά και τα δύο εξοπλίζονται με τον 1.500αρη κινητήρα απόδοσης 74 ίππων με 111 Nm ροπής που συνδυάζεται με ένα ηλεκτροκινητήρα 45 kW (61 ίππων) με 169 Nm ροπής. Συνολικά οι κινητήρες αποδίδουν 100 άλογα κάνοντας το αυτοκίνητο να έχει μέση κατανάλωση 3,0-λίτρα/100 χλμ.

Οι μηχανικοί της Toyota, θέλοντας να αντισταθμίσουν το επιπλέον βάρος των μπαταρίων και του ηλεκτροκινητήρα, άλλαξαν τις ρυθμίσεις στις αναρτήσεις, ενώ τοποθέτησαν ηχομονωτικό παρμπρίζ και επιπλέον ηχομονωτικό υλικό.

Η Toyota θέλει να πουλά 1.000 Axio και 1.500 Fielder μηνιαίως με τα μοντέλα να ξεκινούν από τα 1.925.000 γιεν (14.990 ευρώ).

Toyota Tacoma X-Runner

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις η Toyota πήρε την απόφαση να τερματίσει τη παραγωγή του Tacoma X-Runner το οποίο βρισκόταν στην αγορά από το 2005.

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TMC Launches Corolla Hybrids in Japan

Toyota City, Japan, August 6, 2013—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces the launch of hybrid versions of the “Corolla Axio” sedan and “Corolla Fielder” station wagon in Japan. In addition, there will be a special Corolla Fielder “Hybrid G Aerotourer·WxB” grade. The vehicles will be sold across Japan through “Toyota Corolla” dealers starting today.

The Hybrid G Aerotourer·WxB special edition Corolla Fielder features a stylish black interior with white highlights that has proven popular among consumers. The hybrid Corolla Axio and Corolla Fielder will also be available as “Welcab” specially equipped vehicles with factory-installed features for physically disabled individuals and the elderly.

The vehicles are equipped with a compact, lightweight, highly efficient 1.5-liter hybrid system (Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) with reduction gear) that achieves a fuel efficiency of 33.0 km/L under the JC08 test cycle of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), representing top level performance in their displacement class. The vehicles also exceed the MLIT fuel efficiency standard for 20151 by 20 percent and achieve emissions levels 75 percent lower than the 2005 standards under the MLIT’s Approval System for Low-Emission Vehicles, making them eligible for tax reductions under the Japanese government’s tax incentive program for environment-friendly vehicles. The vehicles feature the fuel-efficient Atkinson-cycle engine, as well as a cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system to further improve engine efficiency. The water pump is driven by an electric motor, thus eliminating the need for a drive belt. Not only is friction loss reduced, coolant flow rate can be very precisely controlled, contributing to improved fuel economy.

Special Hybrid Design and Optimized Vehicle Package The hybrid models feature an exclusive front grille, front and rear Synergy Blue emblems, an exclusive Light Blue Metallic body color, and other distinctive elements. The interior conveys a futuristic image with blue-highlighted instrument gauges. The 4.2-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) color multi-information display makes it easy to check the Eco-Drive status at a glance, with a range of indicators and other useful hybrid-system information. Hybrid models also feature special seat fabric and an exclusive interior panel design (center console / shift lever housing), artificial-leather ornamented instrument panel and upper door trim, and a shift stick knob with blue-accented leather cover2 . The hybrid battery is placed under the rear seat for more efficient use of interior space. Rear seat knee space is 640 mm, achieving comfort on par with gasoline-engine vehicles. Luggage space is also comparable to gasoline-engine vehicles, with the Corolla Axio possessing 461 liters and the Corolla Fielder possessing 407 liter when carrying five passengers and 872 liters when carrying two passengers.

Distinctive Hybrid Performance and Equipment

Suspension and shock absorber settings were adjusted to accommodate the increased weight and lower center of gravity of the hybrid system to realize outstanding levels of ride comfort and handling stability. The use of additional sound insulation material and noise-reducing windshield glass further enhances cabin quietness. Two drive modes come standard: the Eco-Drive Mode that gives highest priority to fuel economy and the EV Drive Mode for using only the electric motor.

Also standard is a Vehicle Proximity Notification System designed to warn pedestrians—and other people in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle—of the approach of a quiet hybrid car, and the Hill-start Assist Control function that is designed to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards, thereby providing peace of mind when starting up the vehicle on a steep hill.

Other Safety and Comfort Features Inherited from Gasoline-engine Models

The HID View Assist Package combines multiple features such as automatic high beams, automatic anti-glare rearview mirrors, and projector-type discharge headlights, to improve nighttime visibility and reduce the burden on the driver. he nanoeionizer (with pollen removal function) comes standard on all grades and disperses particle ions embedded in minute water droplets from the vent on the driver’s side throughout the vehicle interior.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2014 TOYOTA TACOMA – ON SALE DATE: SEPT. 2013

EXTERIOR -Two new colors: Silver Sky Metallic 1D6 and Blue Ribbon Metallic 8T5 (replaces Silver 1E7 and Blue 8S6

INTERIOR -Multimedia update: Expanded headunit/Entune availability includes: Entune Audio, Entune Audio Plus, Entune Premium Audio, and Entune Premium JBL Audio -Backup monitor image moved to headunit (from inner mirror)

MECHANICAL -Carryover

OTHER -X-Runner Grade discontinued for 2014 MY -SR Package (available on Pre-Runner and 4×4 Access and Double Cab Base Grades) includes: Color Key Exterior Appearance (including overfenders, door handles, bumpers, grille surround, outside mirrors); smoked headlamps; fog lights (on V6 models); available in Pyrite Mica, Spruce Mica and Nautical Blue Metallic exterior colors only -In-line 16-inch Alloy Baja Wheel with Black finish (part of ST package)