Toyota Camry will get hybrid version

January 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Japanese company Toyota plans to release a special modification of four-door car Camry with hybrid power plant.
The car will compete with the Volkswagen Passat, Mazda6, Honda Accord and other members of the class.
Under the hood, Toyota Camry located petrol engine capacity of 2.5 liters, and together with him will run an electric motor with a set of lithium-ion batteries. The total output of such power plant will be about 200 horsepower.
Torque is transmitted to the wheels through the CVT. The curb weight is 1610 pounds sedan, the engine is able to disperse it to a speed of 100 kilometers per hour in 7.2 seconds.

Toyota Camry  hybrid version pics

Toyota Camry hybrid version picture


Toyota has created a full-size driving simulator

January 28, 2015 at 10:01 pm

With the development of virtual reality helmets popularity, many companies or even ordinary people are beginning to find it a rather unusual way of application. For example, Toyota decided to use a helmet for driving instruction.
Toyota has created a full-size driving simulator that allows you to track the actions of the driver in a variety of conditions such as illness, sleepiness, etc. Using the simulator will contribute to the development of active safety systems. This vehicle is in the dome simulator with a 360-degree screen, recreating the actual road conditions.
Japanese Toyota began digging project TeenDrive365, in which it plans to use a virtual reality helmet Oculus Rift driver education
The initiative is mainly aimed at teenagers learning to focus specifically on the wheel driving and not be distracted by extraneous things, such as mobile phones or talking passengers.

helmet Oculus Rift pics

helmet Oculus Rift image

The Japanese special version of Toyota Mark X

January 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Specifically for the home market of Japan racing team Gazoo Racing has released a special version of sedan Toyota Mark X. The car will carry the prefix GRMN, which primarily talks about the sports character of this comfortable four-door car. The powerful motor is combined with other technical improvements and a more aggressive design, resulting in a price tag 5,400,000 yen (44,700 US dollars). Results will be released only 100 of these modifications.
Under the hood of the sedan is the most powerful in the range of powertrains V-shaped six-cylinder engine of 3.5 liters. Return motor slightly increased, and now it is 321 horsepower and 380 Newton meters.
Instead of “machine” installed 6-step “mechanics”, transmitting traction to the rear wheels through a differential Torsen.
Throw upgraded brakes, stiffer suspension tuning, 19-inch alloy wheels with wider tires and sporty-sounding exhaust, and you get an excellent sports car that’s perfect for the role of the machine for everyday use.

Toyota Mark X pics

Toyota Mark X picture

Toyota has delivered first hydrogen sedan Mirai

January 24, 2015 at 7:58 pm

The first owner of the production version of Toyota Mirai became Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
Toyota has announced that the first production sedan instance hydrogen fuel cell delivered to the owner. Car keys to the Prime Minister of Japan presented by the President “Toyota” Akira Toyoda.
During the ceremony Akira Toyoda said: “This is a historic step, and I’m really excited. This is the beginning of a new way and takes that first step, I stress once again a historic step, we (with the Government of Japan – approx. Ed.) Have to do together.”
Sedan Toyota Mirai is equipped with power-plant fuel cell. Its capacity is 154 hp and range – more than 480 km. Price in Japan – 7,236,000 yen (about 3.99 million rubles at the exchange rate on January 16, 1915).

Toyota Mirai 2015 pics

Toyota Mirai 2015 picture

Toyota began testing hydrogen buses

January 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Toyota has put on the route the bus on the fuel cell, based on the design of the world’s first hydrogen car series Mirai.
New fuel cell bus Fuell Cell Bus developed by two companies: Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors.
If Toyota has provided propulsion Toyota Fuel Cell System, then the company Hino – body and chassis. The bus is equipped with eight cylinders for hydrogen fuel cell two transducers and two electric motors driving the wheels.
It is noteworthy that the power plant Toyota Fuel Cell System is taken from the passenger car Mirai – the world’s first hydrogen car running in production. Today the car is sold for 7.2 million. Yen 2 million.
Of which are compensated by the state.

Toyota  hydrogen bus pics

Toyota hydrogen bus picture

Mid-size pickup Toyota Tacoma gets a new chassis and engine

January 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm

According to the Toyota Company, its mid-size pickup Toyota Tacoma will get a new chassis and engine.
Japanese brand Toyota has created a new version of the midsize pickup truck Tacoma.
The car is designed for the North American market. Premiere of a new generation has taken place at the Detroit Auto Show.
According to the manufacturer, Toyota Tacoma, we can say, was constructed anew. The car is built on a new platform, the suspension has acquired new nodes and frame construction is made of high-strength and “ultrastrong” steel, so the body is more rigid and light.

pickup Toyota Tacoma pics

pickup Toyota Tacoma picture

The demand for hydrogen sedan exceeded expectations

January 18, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Toyota has received fifteen hundred orders for hydrogen sedan Mirai. In this case in the end of 2015 the Japanese automaker is going to realize only 400 of these machines.
The company noted that most of the orders came from Tokyo and Kanagawa prefectures, Aichi and Fukuoka. 60 percent of the applications filed by government agencies and only 40 percent – individuals. In connection with a boom “Toyota” has increased the waiting time machines, but how is unknown.
Mirai sedan became the first hydrogen model Toyota. The name translates from Japanese as “the future.” Mirai sale in Japan began in mid-December 2014.

Toyota Mirai pics

Toyota Mirai picture