TOYOTA UNVEILS LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH PERFORMANCE XYR SPORTS COUPE CONCEPT
Toyota used the Detroit Motor Show to unveil the exciting XYR sports coupe, a lightweight high-performance concept vehicle styled by Toyota’s CALTY Design Centre in Newport Beach, California.
An all-new aluminium alloy 1.8-litre twin-cam engine powers the front-wheel drive XYR. The engine employs an all-new VVTL-i induction system to produce 180 horsepower at 7,600 rpm. The newly developed system combines continuously variable valve timing and continuously adjustable valve lift, depending on engine rpm. The system provides an exceptional blend of power, fuel economy and reduced emissions over a broad rpm range.
The aggressively styled XYR rides on a 2590mm wheelbase and weighs in at only 1,140 kg. Suspension is fully independent, featuring MacPherson struts up front and double wishbone suspension at the rear, with 17-inch wheels, low profile tyres and disc brakes all round.
The interior of the XYR was designed to convey the look, feel and simplicity-of-operation of a race car cockpit. Instrumentation is large and legible. Controls are simple and easy to operate, and the sports seats are heavily bolstered for good lateral support.
The XYR is one of two vehicles to be unveiled by Toyota at this year’s Detroit show that are aimed specifically at young new car buyers. The second is a unique-to-the-U.S.A. saloon version of the new Yaris hatchback to be called ‘ECHO’ in the States. Both offer a strong conceptual indication of future Toyota products aimed at establishing an impression and a lasting connection with younger drivers.
TOYOTA XYR CONCEPT SPECIFICATIONS
|ENGINE||1.8-litre, 4-cylinder, twin-cam, 16-valve multi-point EFI, aluminium block with aluminium alloy head|
|Bore & Stroke||82.0 x 85.1 mm|
|Valve Train||Twin-Cam 16-valve VVTL-I|
|Horsepower (SAE)||180 hp at 7600 rpm|
|Fuel System||Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Drive System Type||Front-Wheel Drive|
|Transmission||4-Speed Automatic w/ E-Shift|
|SUSPENSION||Front: MacPherson Strut||Rear: Double Wishbone|
|BRAKES||Front: Ventilated Disc||Rear: Disc|
|TYRES AND WHEELS||Wheel Size||17×7.5-inch JJ|
|Tyre Size||215/45 ZR 17|
|Overall Length||170.6 in|
|Overall Width||68.4 in|
|Overall Height||51.4 in|
|Track (f/r)||58.7/58.3 in|
|Kerb Weight||1,140 kg|