Toyota Motor Corporation, which presents hybrids as ‘Showanchin’ in China, added a Showanchin model to Levin and the Corolla on the line up at the Shanghai Motor Show.
The hybrid system underwent research, and was developed mainly by Chinese developers at the research development center in Changshu, Jiangsu. They conducted a component reliability test with its Chinese supplier. In addition, the local production unit that was given a tuning for China is its feature.
The Levin hybrid will be produced by GAC Toyota Motor, the joint venture of Toyota ang Guangzhou Automobile. It is set to be released through its sales network to the Chinese market this autumn. Its price is yet to be announced.
(Translated by Natassia Jeronne D. Martinez)