Toyota Motor Corporation will exhibit the all-new Prius, a next-generation hybrid car, and the C-HR Concept, a compact crossover concept, at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 to be held from October 30 to November 8.
Making its Japanese debut, the all-new Prius’ engine achieves over 40% thermal efficiency. The transaxle, the motor, and each battery unit have been made more compact and lighter, offering excellent fuel economy. Furthermore, it adopts the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) for the first time. In addition to having a more rigid body, the all-new Prius has better comfort and driving stability because of the powertrain unit’s lower placement and low center of gravity. It will go on sale in Japan at the end of 2015.
The Toyota C-HR Concept will also be making its Japanese premiere. With its compact body size, this new-generation compact crossover concept combines outstanding environmental performance and brisk driving style. Mounted with a small and lightweight hybrid system, it pursues excellent fuel economy. Its cabin that expresses compactness and sense of speed, and its sculpted and chamfered body further evolved Toyota’s design language.
Meanwhile, the lightweight, sporty Toyota S-FR will be making its world debut. The full-fledged FR layout gives the engine a front midship location. It achieves optimal weight distribution, and the independent suspension delivers outstanding cornering performance. Mated to a six-speed MT, the engine offers smooth acceleration and adds to the car’s fun and responsive drive.
Other exhibits that will be making their world debut include the Toyota FCV Plus, a fuel cell concept that embodies Toyota’s vision of a hydrogen-based society; the Toyota Kikai, a design concept that reminds us of the relationship of machinery and humans; and the Kirobo Mini, the compact version of the astronaut robot Kirobo.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)