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Toyota Presents The New Avensis: Built In Britain

The all-new, third generation Toyota Avensis delivers more style, higher performance, improved fuel economy and lower emissions. Toyota’s flagship model in Europe, built exclusively at its Burnaston factory in the UK, benefits from athletic, contemporary styling, superb build quality and advanced engineering. New engines and transmissions have been developed using Toyota Optimal Drive technology to return significantly better fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to the previous generation model. New Val

Toyota iQ: Smallest And Safest

It is a common assumption that the smaller the car, the more vulnerable driver and passengers are in an accident. The new Toyota iQ - the world's smallest four-seat production model – is proof this need not be the case, providing an unprecedented level of active and passive safety protection for an A-segment model. From its basic framework to a 360-degree array of airbags, iQ goes further than any car in its class to ensure the safety of everyone on board should an accident happen. More tha

Toyota iQ: Six Degrees Of Innovation - No6

Innovation No6: the Ultra-slim Seat Design Toyota’s guide to the interlinked engineering and design innovations in the remarkable new iQ city car concludes with details of its space-efficient slim seat design. In its mission to build the world’s first car to measure less than three metres long but with four seats inside, Toyota maximised every last millimetre of space. Using a new differential design and a centre take-off gear allowed for a smaller engine bay and reduced the distance between the front of the

50 Per Cent Price Cuts On Toyota Genuine Steel Wheels

Toyota 4x4 owners can enhance the strength and versatility of their vehicles by taking advantage of 50 per cent price cuts on a selection of Toyota Genuine steel wheels. Steel wheels for new and older Prado and LandCruiser models are available at $120 to $130 per wheel - half the normal price. Toyota Genuine steel w

CNG-Powered Camry Hybrid Concept At 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today highlighted the versatility of its Hybrid Synergy Drive® system by showing a compressed natural gas (CNG) Camry Hybrid concept vehicle at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. "In the near future, growing demand for liquid petroleum simply and effectively will exceed supply," said Chris Hostetter, group vice president, TMS Advanced Product Strategy. "Before that occurs, automakers must look to vehicles

Toyota Auris gains the environmental edge

The Toyota Auris gains a competitive advantage in the C-segment hatchback market with the introduction of a new engine that delivers lower emissions, better fuel economy and improved power and torque. And with the benefit of Toyota Stop&Start technology, environmental performance is further enhanced, with particular benefit in urban traffic. The new Auris 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop&Start has the distinction of being the first Toyota  to go on sale in the UK with the benefit of Toyota

Toyota iQ: six degrees of innovation - No5

Innovation No5: the Asymmetrical Dashboard The fifth cut-paste-and-print guide to the design and engineering innovations in the new Toyota iQ explains how an asymmetrical dashboard design made it possible to maximise interior space. Thanks to the much smaller air conditioning unit developed for iQ (the subject of the Innovation No4 bulletin), Toyota was able to reshape the dashboard to free up more space ahead of the front seat passenger. The dashboard has an asymmetrical shape, and is slimmer and position

Toyota iQ: six degrees of innovation - No4

Innovation No4: the Space-saving Air Conditioning Unit A new, compact air conditioning unit is the subject of the fourth in a series of cut-paste-and-print guides to Toyota’s design and engineering innovations for its new iQ, the world’s smallest four-seat car.In most cars the air conditioning/heater unit is a bulky component, housed behind the dashboard in front of the front seat passenger. Toyota engineers recognised that if they could make it smaller, it could be repositioned, freeing up valuable leg and

Coming Soon - All-New Four Cylinder Engine For 2009 Toyota Highlander

When it arrives at dealerships in mid-to-late January, Toyota's new 2.7-liter inline four-cylinder engine will help make the Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) one of the best in its segment in the areas of fuel economy, low emissions, performance, and value. It is expected to appeal to value-driven, mid-size SUV buyers seeking these characteristics without the price premium of a V6. The four-cylinder Highlander will be among the

Toyota's New 2009 Venza Optimizes The Traditional Passenger Car

The new 2009 Toyota Venza, set to launch in late 2008, is a versatile five-passenger vehicle that couples the styling and comfort of a passenger car with the flexibility of a sport utility vehicle (SUV), to give customers a stylish alternative to the traditional sedan. With excellent fuel economy, innovative design, outstanding front and rear headroom and excellent value, Venza raises the bar for ride comfort and utility. "Venza establishes

Toyota iQ: six degrees of innovation - No3

Innovation No3: the Flat Under-floor Fuel Tank The third instalment in Toyota’s series of cut-paste-and-print guides to the ground-breaking design and engineering features behind the new iQ reveals details of the car’s flat under-floor fuel tank. The usual place for a car’s fuel tank is beneath the rear seats, but in the compact interior of the iQ this would make it impossible for Toyota to achieve its goal of a sub-three-metre long car with four seats. The solution was to create a flat fuel tank, posit

Toyota iQ: six degrees of innovation - No2

Innovation No2: the Centre Take-off Steering Gear By saving space under the bonnet, Toyota has been able to achieve exceptional room inside iQ, creating a car that is less than three metres long, yet has four seats on board. Using a centre take-off steering gear for the Electric Power Steering (EPS), a first for a Toyota vehicle, is a key element in achieving this ultra-compact design. On conventional rack and pinion steering systems, like those used in the Toyota Aygo and Yaris, the tie rods are connected to e