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

New compact van Toyota Prius V

January 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Toyota has unveiled the updated compact van Prius V, which has received more aggressive appearance and an upgraded interior. Premiere hybrid restyling took place within the Motor Show in Los Angeles.
From its predecessor the new five-door car distinguishes the new front bumper, a modified radiator grille, as well as other sections of the headlamp.
In addition, a top grade Prius v will be equipped with fog lights, LED daytime running lights and driving lights. Buyers will also offer three new exterior colors: Attitude Black Metallic, Absolutely Red and Toasted Walnut Pearl.
In the cabin installed a new driver’s seat, electrically in eight directions, including lumbar support. Compact van also available for multimedia complex Toyota Entune c 6,1-inch touch screen.

compact van Prius V pics

compact van Prius V picture

Toyota made track version GT86 coupe

January 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Toyota has introduced a version of the track Coupe GT86, get the index 14R60. It is a harbinger of a prototype 86 TRD Griffon, which would be declassified last summer in the British Goodwood Festival of Speed. Novelty will release a limited edition. Coupe has an aggressive body kit, which includes modernized bumpers, other side “skirt” and extended wheel arches. In addition, the model has a carbon roof, additional aerodynamic elements at the front air intakes, rear diffuser with twin tailpipes of the exhaust system and 18-inch wheels made of magnesium alloy.
Inside, there is no audio, but sport seats, steering wheel, fitted by Alcantara and carbon fiber inserts.
In addition, the coupe has received a new air filter, oil cooler more efficient and upgraded six-speed manual gearbox, which is equipped with a lightweight flywheel, racing clutch and short-stroke engine.

Toyota GT86 coupe pics

Toyota GT86 coupe picture

Hydrogen Toyota was sent to the rally

December 29, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Toyota is prepared to participate in one of the stages of the Japanese Rally Championship – in Shinshiro, which will take place on asphalt and gravel roads – Hydrogen Saloon FCV. The car will go as a “zero” crew – it will check the readiness of the track to check-in before entering the start of combat crews.

The company noted that the car have been specially trained to take part in the rally. In this case, the details of changes did not provide the Japanese car. From prototype FCV its rally version differs only visually: stickers on the body, modified front bumper air intakes, wheels and other mudguards.

The production version will go on sale FCV in Japan in April 2015, in Europe and the United States – in the summer of the same year. The sedan will be called Mirai.

Toyota Mirai pics

Toyota Mirai image

Toyota launches a new brand in China

December 27, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Toyota will release a new sub-brand Lingzhi. In 2015, the Chinese market will create a new sub-brand Lingzhi, for which cars will be produced in a joint venture in Guangzhou-Toyota.
The basis of the new brand, which, incidentally, will be developed at the company Guangzhou-Toyota, put electro cars that are sufficiently available in its price policy for Chinese young people.
Subsidiary Toyota production unit will debut, especially in China, where it will be called Lingzhi.
For other markets the name of the new brand will Leahead (from Leap Ahead).
The main buyers, which will be designed a new brand is expected to become the so-called “golden youth” who wants to stand out from the crowd.

Lingzhi  Leahead pics

Lingzhi Leahead image

Racing pickup truck Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax

November 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Toyota has presented a detailed picture of a racing pickup truck that was created on the basis of the production model Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax. The car has received a number of improvements, including enhanced suspension with shock absorbers Bilstein, better brakes, and 17-inch forged alloy wheels with 37-inch tires BF Goodrich Baja T / A KR. In addition, the pickup is equipped with safety frame of chrome-molybdenum alloy, additional lighting, navigation, radio communication and racing seats Mastercraft. Under the hood is a racing Tundra 5.7-liter V8, equipped with a cold air intake system and the release of the “cut-back.” Manufacturer did not specify whether the output is different from the modified engine serial version of the unit, which develops 381 hp and 543 Nm.

Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax pics

Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax picture

Toyota Remains the Most Expensive Car Brand

March 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

In the ranking of the 50 top car brands Toyota still takes the lead. Japan’s best automaker cost is estimated at $ 26 billion, this figure increased over the year by 6%, largely due to record sales of cars of Toyota – 9,8 million (+23%).

2013 Toyota Avalon

2013 Toyota Avalon Photo