Exterior of Toyota Booth

Smart Community ’16: Toyota Unveils Japanese Model Of The New Model Prius PHV

Toyota Motor Corporation will hold an exhibit at the Smart Community Japan 2016 exhibition, held between June 15 and 17 at Tokyo Big Sight, that focuses on next generation energy.

Functioning as a link in their efforts towards supporting multipurpose fuel sources and realizing a world less reliant on carbon emissions, Toyota will reveal their Japanese model for the Prius PHV (planned for release fall 2016), a new model first unveiled at the New York Motor Show in March. The display vehicle will feature new technology in the form of a solar panel charging system mounted to the roof of the vehicle (available only with the Japanese and European models). At the exhibition, the company will also display, via their most advanced version of the PHV system yet, the improved gas milage and environmental friendliness of the vehicle in addition to the mechanism behind the solar charging system and their high speed charging functionality (latter only available on the Japan model) and a navigation system utilising a 11.6 inch large scale display.

Otherwise, there will be exhibits of cross sections of their fuel-cell vehicle, the Mirai, that display the size and layout of the vehicle’s main unit, plus an exhibition at the same booth educating visitors on the mechanism at play for producing power from fuel cells. Furthermore, regarding telematics services, the company plans to introduce future potential and current performance of their “big data,” comprising various types of information that are collected while the vehicle is driving.

[Translated by Bryce Clarke]