Η Toyota στο περίπτερο της, μαζί με το C-HR παρουσιάζει το νέο Hilux, το Proace Verso αλλά και το πρωτότυπο Kikai . Το νέο Hilux είναι κατά 70 χιλιοστά μακρύτερο και κατά 20 χιλιοστά πλατύτερο από τη προηγούμενη γενιά, διαθέτοντας LED προβολείς με φώτα ημέρας, ελαφρώς κεκλιμένη γραμμή οροφής και μπορεί να εξοπλιστεί με ζάντες αλουμινίου διαστάσεων από 16″ έως και 18″.
Στο εσωτερικό η Toyota έχει τοποθετήσει μια μεγάλη οθόνη αφής, δερμάτινες επενδύσεις, αλουμινένια διακοσμητικά, με τον πίνακα οργάνων να διαθέτει και μια LCD οθόνη ανάμεσα στο ταχύμετρο και στο στροφόμετρο. Δεν θα μπορούσε ασφαλώς να απουσιάζει και ο διακόπτης του συστήματος τετρακίνησης. Το νέο Hilux έχει μέγιστη ελκτική ικανότητα 3,2 τόνων, με ωφέλιμο φορτίο 1.240 κιλών. Η Toyota στοχεύει να πουλά περισσότερα από 40.000 Hilux κάθε χρόνο στην Ευρώπη.
To Proace Verso είναι το βαν που έβγαλαν από κοινού η Citroën, η Peugeot και η Toyota. Και τα τρία διαθέτουν την σχεδιαστική ταυτότητα, τους κινητήρες και τον εξοπλισμό της κάθε εταιρίας, αλλά η βάση τους θα είναι κοινή. Το Proace Verso είναι διαθέσιμο σε τρία σώματα, στο Compact με 4,6 μέτρα μήκος και μεταξόνιο 2,9 μέτρων, στο Medium με 4,9 μέτρα μήκος και μεταξόνιο 3,2 μέτρων και στο Long με 5,2 μέτρα μήκος και μεταξόνιο 3,2 μέτρων) και προσφέρεται με πέντε κινητήρες, 1.600 και 2.000 κ.εκ απόδοσης 95 έως 180 ίππων που συνδυάζονται με μηχανικά και αυτόματα κιβώτια.
Το Kikai παρουσιάστηκε τον περασμένο Οκτώβριο στην έκθεση του Τόκιο και είναι ένα hot rod πρωτότυπο με ρετρό εμφάνιση που μπορεί να μεταφέρει τρία άτομα, με τον οδηγό να κάθεται στο κέντρο. Τέλος η Toyota παρουσίασε το RAV4 Hybrid Sapphire Concept και το Touch 2 with Go, το ανανεωμένο σύστημα ενημέρωσης και ψυχαγωγίας.
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A new Era for the Pick-Up, but Every Inch a Hilux
Tougher, stronger and more capable off-road than ever before, the all-new Toyota remains every inch a Hilux. Yet it also heralds a new era for the pick-up, with the style, comfort, safety and advanced technology to satisfy even the most discerning
Geneva, Switzerland – First released in 1968, and one year later throughout Europe, the legendary Toyota Hilux has been a dominant presence in the global pick-up market for nearly 50 years.
To date, the world’s favourite pick-up has recorded cumulative global sales of over 16 million units. In Europe, some 34,000 Hilux vehicles were sold in 2015, representing a 23.1% share of the segment and making Hilux Europe’s best-selling pick-up.
Renowned for its Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR), the unstoppable Hilux continues to amaze as it conquers the North Pole, Icelandic volcanoes and the Antarctic continent, and also achieves podium finishes in the Dakar Rally Raid.
Available in Single Cab, four-seat Extra Cab and five-seat Double Cab body styles, the new, 8th generation Hilux builds on this legendary reputation and invincible QDR, redefining toughness for business users with a new and stronger ladder chassis, a reinforced deck structure, enhanced 4×4 capabilities, and an improved towing capacity.
At the same time, the new Hilux responds to a growth in the leisure usage of pick-ups in recent years with a new, contemporary design, greater comfort, advanced equipment and improved safety, making it more stylish and stress-free to drive than ever.
Exterior Design – Toughness Redefined
At 5,335 mm long, 1,855 mm wide and 1,815 mm high, the new Hilux is 75 mm longer, 20 mm wider and 45 mm lower than its predecessor.
The workhorse toughness and rugged durability inherent in every Hilux generation is now combined with the new-found levels of sophistication demanded by a growing leisure market to create the unique, next generation pick-up appeal of the all-new Hilux model range.
Nowhere is this unique combination of toughness and refinement more clearly expressed than in the new front. This combines the sleek, Keen Look styling of a unified upper grille and headlamp design with the ruggedness of a deep, powerful bumper housing the large, Under Priority lower grille.
Beneath the trademark ‘clamshell’ hood which wraps over the front wheel arches to reinforce the new Toyota’s solid, one-piece road presence, the second horizontal bar of the upper grille runs the full width of the new Hilux, extending into the new headlamp clusters to form a unique Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) signature featuring 12 white LEDs.
With the ‘Hilux’ signature integrated within the side of the casing, the new headlamp clusters wrap around the vehicle side fenders to further emphasise the width of the new pick-up. The advanced technology of the Keen Look headlamp design also incorporates powerful LED low-beam projectors, available on High grade models.
Below, the bumper design emphasises the tough, durable functionality expected of any Hilux. The trapezoidal shape of the lower grille highlights Toyota’s Under Priority design language, whilst the placement of the foglamp housings at the bumper extremities reinforces the new pick-up’s solid, stable front stance.
Flowing smoothly into a new, stronger and wider undercover, the lower corners and bottom of the bumper have been shaped to optimise ground clearance under even the most extreme off-road driving conditions.
To the sides, the new Hilux abandons a visually separate ‘over fender’ design in favour of the seamless transition of the front bumper into the muscular front wheel arches for a more refined appearance.
Both dynamism and toughness are incorporated in the profile of the new Toyota pick-up by the use of a thick lower door cross-section which links front and rear wheel arches -the latter also now seamlessly integrated within the body- before curving upwards to anchor the wrap-around rear lamp clusters.
Greater style is added to the design through the adoption of a blacked-out B pillar within the smooth, rear-slanted silhouette of Extra Cab and Double Cab model cabins, and a choice of new 17” and 18” alloy wheels. On Double Cab models, the linking of the cab and rear deck with a chrome beltline further unifies the overall design.
The cab roof has been carefully shaped to improve both its styling and practicality. It now features an aerodynamic, ‘pagoda’-style ‘V’ shape that helps channel air over the roof and off the sides of the vehicle, rather than into the deck where it can create drag against the tailgate. Even the minor detail of the antenna has been considered; it has been repositioned further forward to keep it clear of bulky loads or deck attachments.
Flanked by a new lamp cluster design which incorporates aero stabilising fins to improve aerodynamic efficiency, the rear of the new Hilux features a new steel bumper which is set lower to the ground, allowing for a deeper step area to improve deck accessibility when the tailgate is closed. The rear view camera is now integrated into the handle assembly for cleaner looks and better visibility.
The cargo deck of the new Hilux has been made larger, stronger and more practical. Maximum cargo deck width has increased from 1,544 mm to a class-leading 1,645 mm. The tailgate now benefits from stronger, link-type hinges, and heavy-duty steel plate brackets have been adopted for the struts supporting it in the open position.
The deck itself has been made stronger to reduce deformation and damage when loading or unloading cargo. The floor ribs have been redesigned and sill cross-members added to the floor panel. The header panel has been reinforced, and the shape of both the wheel-house rib reinforcement and the service hole cover on the tailgate optimised.
The all-new Hilux is available in a choice of five popular base colours, and three new eye-catching colours: Orange Spice, Volcano Red and Hydro Blue.
Interior Design – Durable and Sophisticated, with Innovative Technology
Accessed via a Smart Entry and Start system with a stylish electric key, the all-new Hilux interior combines the durability and functionality required of any working vehicle with SUV levels of refinement, sophistication and equipment.
The horizontal emphasis of the clean, uncluttered dashboard design combines premium quality elegance with the strength of a work environment. The dashboard incorporates new, cross fin-type air vents with rotary dial adjustment.
The centre console is dominated by the integration of a robust, tablet-like 7” touch-screen multimedia system. Operated simply and intuitively by premium quality capacitive switchgear and fingertip flick control, the unit has been moved closer to the front seats for ease of use.
A new driver’s instrument binnacle locates large, clear, analogue speedometer and tachometer dials either side of a full-colour 4.2” TFT multi-information display. Its content changed quickly and easily via a steering wheel-mounted switch, the display places the most pertinent driving information at the highest position on the screen to minimise the shift in line-of-sight whilst driving.
Featuring a bold, horizontal spoke design to harmonise with the dashboard styling, a new steering wheel incorporates reach and rake adjustability, thumb rests, and a thicker, stitched rim to guarantee a comfortable grip for all drivers.
Integral switchgear -including a four-way rocker switch- allows for quick, easy control of the 6-speaker audio and multi-information display systems, as well as linked operation of the 7” centre console and multi-information displays.
In keeping with the more leisure-oriented interior design of the new Hilux, the gear lever has been shortened to give a slicker, more passenger car-like shift action. In addition, drive mode selection, including all-wheel drive, is now simply made via adjacent, easy-to-use switches.
The premium quality appearance and tactility of the new Hilux interior is reinforced by visually unifying, metallic coated ornamentation to the dashboard, door trim, driver’s instrument binnacle, steering wheel and gear lever bezel. Further visual harmony is created by the adoption of consistent blue illumination and instrument backlighting throughout.
The black seat upholstery of the new Hilux interior is available in a choice of three finishes. Entry grade models feature a tough, hard-wearing fabric for business users, a high quality, soft-textured yet durable fabric enhances the Mid grade interior for dual usage owners, and High grade, leisure usage models are upholstered in full leather.
New 2.4 D-4D engine
The new Toyota Hilux is available with an all-new 2.4 D-4D Global Diesel (GD) engine. Equipped with a Stop/Start function, the unit combines vastly improved torque delivery in the low and medium speed ranges with class-leading fuel economy.
The new, 16 valve, DOHC four-cylinder engine is equipped with a variable nozzle turbocharger with intercooler. The 2,393 cm3 unit generates 110 kW/150 DIN hp at 3,400 rpm, and maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1,600 and 2,000 rpm.
Two-wheel drive Hilux versions are mated to 6-speed manual transmissions, whilst all-wheel drive models offer a choice of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearboxes. Both transmissions have been extensively revised to improve durability, enhance low-speed driving performance and offer drivers quieter, smoother gear changes whilst realising the full potential of the new engine.
All versions achieve a top speed of 170 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.8 (6A/T) or 13.2 (6M/T) seconds.
The new engine’s fuel efficiency has improved by 9% over the unit it replaces. The 2.4 D-4D returns an average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as low as 7.1 l/100 km* and 187 g/km*.
Driving Dynamics & Off-road Ability
The all-new Hilux features a newly developed ladder-frame chassis offering a 20% increase in torsional rigidity. It is designed to combine improved handling, ride comfort, NV performance and collision safety with outstanding durability in even the most extreme driving environments.
The tough, durable leaf spring and twin shock absorber rear suspension system has been extensively revised to combine the off-road articulation capabilities expected of a rugged all-wheel drive workhorse with SUV-like ride comfort and handling stability.
Awarding it outstanding all-terrain capabilities, the all-new Hilux is equipped with a switchable all-wheel drive system featuring a high- and low-ratio transfer case, and both front and locking limited-slip rear differentials.
Acting in combination, the vastly improved low and medium speed torque delivery of Toyota’s newly developed 2.4 D-4D Global Diesel engine and the increased strength of the new, ladder-frame chassis have raised the towing capacity of the all-new Hilux to 3.2 tonnes.
Higher Levels of Active & Passive Safety
The new Hilux takes active safety and driver assistance to new levels with the availability of Toyota Safety Sense.
Processing information provided by a compact, windscreen head-mounted unit housing both a laser and a camera, Toyota Safety Sense offers customers a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beam (AHB) and Road Sign Assist (RSA) systems.
NEW TOYOTA PROACE VERSO
Multi-Purpose Vehicle for a New Way of Travelling
A new people carrier, the PROACE VERSO, makes its world debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show, reintroducing true MPV flexibility and a carrying capacity of up to nine passengers to the Toyota model range.
Geneva, Switzerland – Building on the experience gained from the first PROACE (which replaced the Hiace in 2013), the new range will include a comprehensive selection of PROACE VERSO people carrier models.
Available in three grades, the new PROACE VERSO will offer customers a choice of three body lengths. Across the entire model range, from the unique Compact to the VIP version, Toyota’s new MPV allows up to 9 passengers to travel comfortably with their luggage.
Five diesel powertrains vary in output from 95 to 180 DIN hp. Mated to a choice of manual, robotised manual and automatic transmissions, they target best-in-class CO2 emissions.
High specification levels include unique, user-friendly equipment such as rail-mounted sliding seats, opening rear tailgate glass, foot-operated automatic sliding side doors and a panoramic roof.
Safety standards are on a par with the high levels expected of any Toyota passenger car, and the PROACE VERSO has recently been awarded 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test programme.
Design and Packaging
Its striking Under Priority frontal design language identifying it as the latest addition to the Toyota family, the new PROACE VERSO will be available in a choice of three body sizes – Compact, Medium and Long.
4.6 m long and with a 2.9 m wheelbase, the Compact version offers a remarkable size/roominess ratio. Despite still offering a 9-seat cabin capacity, its turning circle of only 11.3 metres makes it easy to manoeuvre and park in built-up areas.
The Medium version is 4.9 m long with a 3.2 m wheelbase. The Long version has the same 3.2 m wheelbase but features an extended rear overhang for greater luggage capacity, increasing overall length to 5.3 m.
Benefitting from practical, left- and right-hand side sliding rear doors and a top-hinged tailgate, all three PROACE VERSO variants are 2.2 m wide and 1.9 m high.
Family grade models may be identified by coloured bumpers, a chrome trim surround to the lower front grille, foglamps and separate-opening tailgate glass fitted as standard. A grade dependent choice of wheels includes 16” or 17” steel full-wheel covers and 17” alloys.
A comprehensive options list includes foot-operated automatic sliding side doors and, on all grades of Medium and Long vehicles, a panoramic glass roof.
On board, the robust, functional and spacious interior has been designed to meet the needs of both private and commercial owners, transporting up to nine passengers, and their luggage, in comfort. Comprehensive storage throughout the cabin includes cup-holders and generous door pockets.
The dashboard design features clear, analogue dial instrumentation and ergonomic switchgear. Boasting excellent all-round visibility, the PROACE VERSO’s SUV-like driving position features a short-throw gear lever mounted as close to the steering wheel as possible, maximising the time driver spends with both hands on the wheel.
Three interior grades build on the carpet flooring and durable seat fabric of the entry level PROACE VERSO with high quality inserts, metallic trim, premium upholstery and, on top-of-the-range models, a centre console-mounted, full-colour, multimedia touch screen.
Grade Structure and Seating Formats
The new PROACE VERSO offers customers a choice of three grades – Shuttle, Family and VIP. Shuttle and Family grades are available in either Compact, Medium or Long body styles, and VIP grade in Medium and Long bodied variants.
Targeting the self-employed owner and either family or commercial use, with low running costs, the Shuttle grade features a carpeted floor and higher quality fabric upholstery. It is available with a choice of 8- or 9-passenger seating configurations.
The Family grade focuses on space, modularity and comfort for leisure users. Its 8-passenger seating layout combines ‘captain’s chair’ front seats with rail-mounted, sliding and removable, 60:40 split second and third row seating, for MPV levels of interior flexibility and practicality. Second row passengers benefit from aeroplane-style tables, and all six rear seats are equipped with the Isofix system.
Designed for use as executive transport and recognisable by its privacy glass, the VIP grade offers customers range-topping equipment specification and comfort levels. Also featuring rail-mounted, sliding and removable second and third row seats, it offers of choice of 6- or 7-seat interior configurations. Mounted on rails between the two second row seats, a foldable table can be deployed for the comfort of rear passengers.
The latter combines front and middle row ‘captain’s chairs’ with a 60:40 split rear tier, whilst the former’s three rows of twinned ‘captain’s chairs’ represent the ultimate in people carrier luxury. Unique to the VIP grade, the centre row seats of either format may be reversed for a more informal travelling configuration.
The new PROACE VERSO will be available with a range of five powertrains featuring 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel engines offering a choice of power outputs and transmissions. Incorporating Stop & Start system, they target best-in-class CO2 emissions.
A 70 kW/95 DIN hp variant of the 1.6 litre engine may be mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed robotised manual transmission. The former generates CO2 emissions of 144-148 g/km, whilst, equipped with Stop & Start, the later just 135-139* g/km.
A more powerful, 85 kW/115 DIN hp version of the 1.6 litre unit is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Featuring Stop & Start, it generates CO2 emissions of 133-137 g/km CO2.
The 2.0 litre, 110 kW/150 DIN hp turbodiesel is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Equipped with Stop & Start, it generates 139-143 g/km of CO2.
Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 130 kW/180 DIN hp variant of the 2.0 litre unit is the most powerful engine in the new PROACE VERSO model range. Equipped with Stop & Start, it generates CO2 emissions of 151-159* g/km.
The new PROACE VERSO is equipped with ‘Toyota Safety Sense’, a newly developed set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations. In addition, it has recently been awarded a 5-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.
Combining millimetre-wave radar and camera technology for advanced detection capabilities, the new Toyota people carrier’s active safety systems include Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Driver Attention Alert, Road Sign Assist and Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Adaptive Front Lighting, and an Automatic High Beam system.
Celebrating the Appeal of the Machine
Toyota believes that -as the products of human knowledge, creativity, dedication and craftsmanship- machines should also be objects of admiration.
Geneva, Switzerland – Making its European debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show, TOYOTA KIKAI has been designed to explore, reinforce and, above all, celebrate the fundamental appeal of machines: their intricacy, mechanical complexity and, of course, beauty in motion.
As a true concept car, TOYOTA KIKAI’s appeal is in a design which is simultaneously reliant on, and yet free from, the core concepts of the modern automobile.
TOYOTA KIKAI takes the machinery normally hidden beneath a vehicle’s bodywork, and reveals it. Throughout, the componentry on display has been painstakingly detailed to celebrate the intricacy and mechanical elegance of its construction, whether simple or complex in nature.
To that end, the bodywork of the mid-engined concept has been kept to a bare minimum, simply enclosing the structural core of a central, three-seater cabin. Housed within exposed aluminium sub-frame members, all other components are uncovered; the vehicle’s inner workings becoming part of the exterior.
At the front, the KIKAI’s radiator, steering system, brakes and elegantly cast aluminium front suspension members are all on display. To the rear, the suspension members, brakes, fuel tank, chromed exhaust system and the notably compact packaging of Toyota’s full hybrid powertrain technology are all open to view.
The KIKAI’s hybrid system combines an electric motor with a 1.5 litre, 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine. The latter includes an electric water pump, a low-friction distribution chain, an intake manifold made of a composite material and a compact exhaust manifold.
As with all Toyota hybrids, the KIKAI stands out for its silent running, comfort and easy handling, particularly in urban areas where the hybrid system allows the car to run solely in electric mode or with a limited – and therefore silent – use of the combustion engine. The automatic transmission ensures a smooth drive without any jerkiness, giving a comfortable and reassuring driving experience, both for the driver and his two passengers.
Accessed via sliding doors, the three-seat cabin layout features a central driver’s seat, placing the driver at the heart of the car. The triangular seating layout creates a congenial, on-board communication space, whilst the use of unique, analogue-feel instrumentation continues the concept’s theme of celebrating the simple beauty of mechanical technology.
Expansive cabin glazing not only offers outstanding all round visibility, but also offers occupants a novel and engaging visual dialogue with the machinery in operation. For instance, the movement of the front suspension upper control arms is visible through the windscreen, and small windows by the driver’s feet offer a unique view of tyre and suspension movement, and the road surface speeding by beneath…
So, whilst most vehicles conceal their inner workings beneath smooth sheet metal, TOYOTA KIKAI actively encourages to appreciate the beauty of automotive mechanical engineering. More broadly, it hints at the visual, aural and tactile appeal of the warmth brought by the analogue and the physical in an increasingly digital age.
TOYOTA TOUCH® 2 WITH GO
More Features and Easier to Use
Toyota’s range of innovative, highly-affordable touch-screen multimedia systems, Toyota Touch® 2, has been refreshed for 2016.
The simplified range now comprises a choice of either the standard Toyota Touch® 2 system, or Toyota Touch® 2 with Go, which incorporates a full-map navigation function.
Toyota Touch® 2 with Go receives a major software upgrade which includes an improved, clearer, more user-friendly menu screen design, 10 brand new features, the improved functionality of over 30 items, and simplified connection to the Toyota customer portal for the easier downloading of apps.
The system further benefits from the convenience of three years free map care and connected services. These include map updates and free registration to TomTom real-time traffic information, mobile speed camera notification1, fuel price information, parking locations and availability, weather updates, Google Search, Google Street View, Aupeo!, Aha and Twitter.
The three year package may be extended by two years2 to match Toyota’s five year extended vehicle warranty2. Moreover, this 2016 software update is also available to all current system owners.
All Touch 2 with Go system top menus now feature a tile-based icon design for greater clarity and improved touch operability. It also improves functionality by reducing the number of steps required for each operation.
The navigation menu and sub-menus have been simplified, and a redesigned map screen features new shortcut tile icons for improved clarity and operability. A new split-screen view allows users to see more functions at a glance, combining the navigation map with media and app information.
Navigation services have also been better integrated within the system. For instance, when entering a destination, the driver can simultaneously check Street View images and the weather at the destination, and look for parking in the area. As the vehicle approaches the destination, the system will also inform the driver of available parking spaces nearby.
TomTom real-time traffic is now automatically adopted as a default traffic information source as soon as the driver establishes a data connection with his mobile phone.
A new auto navigation function allows the driver to programme the system with up to four destinations, and a departure time window, for each day of the week.
When the vehicle is switched on within that departure time window, the navigation system automatically activates, plotting a route to the chosen destination. The system incorporates TomTom real-time traffic information, and will propose alternative routes to the driver in order to avoid congestion on, for instance, a daily commute.
Point of Interest (POI) search functionality has also been improved through better map and listing information integration, and a POI search-word history function for the faster location of favourite destinations.
The phone interface has also been redesigned for easier, more intuitive use on the move. A new screen layout gives direct access to an incoming/outgoing/missed call list in the top menu, once again reducing the number of operation steps required.
A higher grade Touch 2 with Go3 system further features voice recognition, a text-to-speech function and 3D navigation mapping.
Voice recognition may now be used for the launch and control of apps, for simple, one-shot navigation address confirmation, and for the use of Apple Siri eyes-free. The driver merely needs to press and hold the Voice Recognition button on the steering wheel to talk to Siri on his iPhone.
The setup menu now also includes a ‘Let’s get Started’ QR code which opens an online quick start system guide on the user’s mobile device. Connection to the Toyota customer portal has been made easier, and customers can now quickly create a My Toyota account on-screen, from within the vehicle.
The downloading of apps has also been simplified. Once the owner has established a data connection with his mobile phone, apps can be installed directly onto the system from within the vehicle.