The world debut of the Toyota C-HR production model heads the news from the Toyota stand at the Geneva Motor show. The headline news is below, follow each link for the full story.
Toyota C-HR World Debut
A new presence for Toyota in the C segment crossover market, Toyota C-HR will bring efficiency, low emissions and technology with the latest generation 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain. Demonstrating the flexibility of Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the Toyota C-HR remains remarkably true to the features of the concept cars that previously attracted so much public attention. Creating a style that will stand out in the Toyota range, Toyota C-HR represents Akio Toyoda’s determination to allow greater stylistic freedom and promote engineering creativity in order to achieve eye catching designs and enhanced driving pleasure. Full details here.
New Toyota Hilux
Tougher, stronger and more capable off-road than ever before, the all-new Hilux heralds a new era for the pick-up, with style, comfort, safety and advanced technology to satisfy the business and leisure user. With the ability to tackle terrain across the world the new model is longer, wider and higher than the model it replaces. It is fitted with a new 2.4-litre D-4D Global Diesel (GD) engine combining improved torque delivery with class leading fuel economy. The legendary Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR) of Hilux which began sales in 1968 and has sold more than 16 million units across the globe since launch lives on. Full details here.
New Toyota Proace Verso
The new range will include a comprehensive selection of people carrier models. Available in three grades, and three body lengths across the entire model range, from the Compact to the VIP version, Toyota’s new MPV allows its driver and up to eight passengers to travel comfortably with their luggage. Five diesel powertrains vary in output from 94 to 177bhp.
With a choice of manual, robotised manual and automatic transmissions, they target best-in-class CO2 emissions. The range will feature high specification levels and safety standards on a par with Toyota passenger cars. Proace Verso has recently been awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test programme. Full details here.
Toyota KIKAI, making its European debut at the Geneva motor show has been designed to explore the fundamental appeal of machines: their intricacy, mechanical complexity and motion. As a true concept car, KIKAI’s appeal is in a design which is simultaneously reliant on, and yet free from, the core concepts of the modern automobile. Toyota believes that as the products of human knowledge, creativity, dedication and craftsmanship, machines should also be objects of admiration. Full details here.
Toyota Touch® 2 Updates
With more features and easier to use, Toyota’s range of touch-screen multimedia systems, has been refreshed for 2016. The simplified range now comprises a choice of standard Toyota Touch® 2 system, or Toyota Touch® 2 with Go, which incorporates a full-map navigation function. Toyota Touch® 2 with Go receives a major software update and the system further benefits from the convenience of three years free map care and connected services. These include map updates and free registration to TomTom real-time traffic information. Full details here.