Toyota revealed this week the new MPV Sienna 2015 officially in the United States. Produced at the Princeton, Indiana, factory, the model undergoes a slight restyling to new series items, mainly in connectivity. Its competitors in the American market are the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Town & Country. The exterior changes include a redesigned front grille, incorporation of LED daytime running lights on the dashboard, new front headlamps, new taillights, new alloy wheels with new design, among others. Inside, there is an instrument panel with new graphics, seats with new coverings, updated entertainment system and a capacitive 7-inch screen, that is, commands can be done with your fingers, such as on tablets and smartphones.The novelty is the “talking mirror” that allows the driver to see and talk to passengers in the backseat without having to turn around. Safety remains a top priority for families, and Sienna 2015 brings features to help keep you calm. There are 8 airbags, rear safety camera as standard and child seat locking latches. The engine is the well-known 3.5-liter V6 aspirated V6 delivering 266 hp and 331 Nm of torque, coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. Toyota offers optional all-wheel drive.”Parents today are embracing their life, and those moments in the family relationship are what make us laugh and feel connected,” said Jack Hollis, vice president, Marketing Division, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.”The Toyota Sienna 2015 takes advantage of that same spirit of fun, everyday family experiences and fits perfectly into the modern and dynamic family. That’s why Toyota chose to introduce the newest ‘Swagger Wagon’ to the world in a different way “he added.
2015 – TOYOTA LAND CRUISER SAHARA
Toyota introduced the Land Cruiser Sahara in Australia. What makes the model different from the other versions is the incorporation of cameras that facilitate the performance in off-road situations as in parking situations. The advantage is that the driver can have a panoramic view around the car through four cameras that are placed in the front, the rear and the side mirrors. In fact, the front camera can do the rotating movement and display enlarged images that can be used by the driver.And as a Toyota vehicle, the Sahara also uses the most advanced safety systems, such as the pre-collision system, adaptive Cruise Control, rolling range change alert, blind spot monitor and rear traffic crossover alert. Additionally it has seven airbags, active traction control, anti-skid brakes, climb assistance and emergency braking signal.In mechanical terms, the Land Cruiser Sahara comes equipped with a twin-turbo 4.5-liter diesel engine or a 4.6-liter petrol version. Both engines have been upgraded to meet the Euro 6 standard and deliver the best fuel efficiency.The diesel unit produces 272 hp and 650 Nm of torque. It announces an average consumption of 10.5 km / l and CO2 emissions of 250 g / km. On the other hand, the gasoline engine develops 308 hp and 439 Nm of torque with a consumption of 7.5 km / l and emissions of 309 g / km.The Sahara arrives in a more aggressive style, with a new front grille, new headlamps, bumper and mudguards. It also comes with two additional colors: ‘Copper Brown’ and ‘Onyx Blue’.In addition, the Sahara will be offered with the following finishing options: GX (diesel), GXL (petrol or diesel) and VX. All finishes come with the electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission.
2015 – TOYOTA PRIUS
The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 2015 model comes up with some updates and changes. The design of the Prius remains the same after 12 years, being a model immediately recognized in the streets. The two-level dashboard leaves the interior looking futuristic compared to the 2009 launch model. Hard plastic dominates the interior with various textures and patterns with the console starting at the dashboard also you can see toyota exterior protection. The updated model also features heated seats, Bluetooth connection, SiriusXM radio, digital audio output, steering wheel controls, automatic temperature control, telescopic steering wheel, navigation system and Cruise Control.In terms of safety the car has airbags, ABS brake system, stability control, etc. The powertrain system remains unchanged with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine coupled with a pair of electric motors developing 134 hp.
2015 – TOYOTA AYGO
The Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobiles (TPCA) unit celebrates the official output of the first unit of the new Toyota AYGO unit in a partnership between Toyota and the PSA Group at the plant in Kolin, Czech Republic.This unit produces the Toyota AYGO together with the Peugeot 108 and the Citroën C1. This May marks the start of production of the second generation Toyota AYGO together with the “brothers” of PSA. The production of Toyota’s new compact car begins a new phase in the life of the TPCA. The investment for the three new models was over 6 billion Czech crowns, enabling more than 700 new jobs. Kent Koide, president of TPCA said: “This is a new phase in the life of TPCA production. I believe it will be the continuation of success … this unit has already produced more than 2.4 million units of purely compact vehicles of great quality. We have a very high expectation of the markets to the south of Europe, because they have a high interest in this segment. “Currently, approximately 300 vehicles leave the TPCA production lines per day, with a cadence of 1 car every 55 seconds. Thus, in early June we will increase to 700 units per day, a value close to the maximum capacity of 1000 cars per day. TPCA plans to produce 210,000 vehicles per year. Toyota aims to reach 80,000 units by 2015, with a European market share of around 6%. The new AYGO debuted globally in March this year at the Geneva Motor Show. With a new front in which the ‘X’ design stands out, a more youthful appearance inside and with the possibility of personalization of numerous elements, allied to a dynamic chassis, the new AYGO was developed with the ease factor in the mind of all engineers involved in the project. The line consists of 3 levels of models and 3 special editions, which will be updated annually.Both the interior and exterior have been designed to allow a wide variety of different configurations. Now the Toyota A-segment model is not only easy to drive but also easy to customize to suit each driver’s style. More than 10 pieces around the vehicle can be easily replaced quickly by others of different colors and shapes, allowing to be changed even after several years. The new AYGO uses an improved version of Toyota’s award-winning 3-cylinder, 1-liter VVT-i gasoline engine and can be coupled to a manual transmission or the “x-shift” box. With improvements in engine performance, it becomes one of the most economical in its class with a consumption of only 3.8 liters /100km with CO2 emissions at 88g / km.The new Toyota AYGO will be available in the European market from the last quarter of 2014.
2015 – TOYOTA TS040 HYBRID
Toyota introduced the TS040 Hybrid for this year’s Endurance World Championship (WEC) and Le Mans.The front had minimal modifications and the new suspension improved the performance.The Toyota TS040 is equipped with a 3.7-liter V8 engine combined with two electric motors, producing a total horsepower of over 1,000 hp.This year’s WEC championship will be the most competitive in recent years, as Toyota will have as major competitors the likes of a Porsche, Audi and Nissan.Toyota will compete with two cars. The first will be driven by Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima, while the second car will be driven by Mike Conway, Stephane Sarrazin and Alex Wurz.
2014 – TOYOTA FT-1 VISION GREAT TOURISM
Toyota has introduced two versions of the FT-1 Concept that will be available for download in the Gran Turismo 6 video game from September. The concept that emerged in January this year at the Detroit Motor Show is now called FT-1 Graphite Concept. A competition derivation from this study will also be available under the name FT-1 Vision GT. This exclusive track version features a prominent carbon fiber front diffuser, a rear wing, vented fenders and larger air intakes. Highlight also for a rear diffuser, for the brake light in the style of a Formula 1, more pronounced wheel arches and reduced ground clearance.The two FT-1 studies were designed by Toyota’s Calty studios in California, USA and will be presented at Pebble Beach starting this weekend.
2013 – TOYOTA JPN TAXI CONCEPT
The next generation of taxis was created inspired by the renowned Japanese hospitality. On the outside, its design refers to a minivan, intended for the consumer who seeks a car for the family. Inside, passengers have ample entrance and exit through the electric sliding door. The project makes the most of space, and lavishes comfort, especially for the elderly and children. In addition to the 2,750 mm axle, the floor of the vehicle is practically flat, and the measures allow for movement without bumping into the seats and doors. A large monitor provides information to passengers, such as the route and taxi fares. The air conditioning and the lighting were also adjusted to make the environment as comfortable as possible.The Toyota JPN Taxi uses a new and economical hybrid liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) system with excellent environmental performance. As a way of integrating taxis into the country’s transportation system, the model was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism of Japan.
2020 – TOYOTA SUPRA LAUNCH EDITION
The new generation of the Toyota Supra was the undisputed star of those early days of the 2019 Detroit Motor Show. The Japanese sports car was one of the most anticipated models of recent times, so it came as no surprise that its presentation has eclipsed many other important new features revealed in this event.The new Toyota Supra will be manufactured together with the BMW Z4 at the Magna Steyr facility in Graz, Austria, from where it will be shipped to the numerous international markets where it will be marketed.To celebrate its launch in the US market, the Japanese brand revealed in Detroit, along with the regular versions of Supra, a special release edition. This will feature an equipment and a series of specific finishes, and will be produced in a restricted limited edition exclusively for the American clients. This is the new Toyota Supra Launch Edition.Like many similar release editions, the new Toyota Supra Launch Edition will feature specific finishes that differentiate it at first glance from the rest of regular production. In this case, the new version Supra Launch Edition is distinguished by a chromatic combination of the most peculiar, because regardless of the color chosen for the body, the external mirrors will always be bright red and the alloy wheels matte black.Toyota will manufacture only 1,500 units of this special edition, all with the same combination and only 3 body tones to choose from: Absolute Zero White, Black Nocturnal Black and Renaissance Red 2.0 red. In all cases, the mirrors appear in red color and for the time being there has not appeared in any Supra catalog of any other market a combination similar to this.One of these 1,500 units is the one that Toyota will auction at the next Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona, where it will go on sale for what is considered the first commercial unit of the model, but the truth is that it will not carry the chassis number # 00001, but # 20201, alluding to its ‘model-year’.