Toyota’s stand will be one of the highlight’s of the Paris Motor Show this month, as the carmaker plans to reveal a new Auris model, including revised hybrid technology and a Tourer version plus a new Verso.
Other models on display will include the Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid WEC race car, FCV-R fuel cell vehicle, Prius Plug-in and Yaris Hybrid.
The new Auris will be available from day one of sales as a petrol, diesel and hybrid car. Toyota is expecting that sales will be split by a roughly equal one-third in Europe for each engine type. while in the UK sales could be as high as 40 per cent in favour of the hybrid.
A revised Hybrid Synergy Drive system in new Auris Hybrid will deliver class-leading efficiency, with power to CO2 emissions ratio of more than 1.5bhp for each g/km, the carmaker claims.
For the first time the Auris will also be revealed in an estate car form. Likewise, it will be available as a petrol, diesel and hybrid car, making it the first in its class to offer full hybrid power.
The new Verso model will show the result of a refresh, with an upgraded interior and an re-engineered 2.0 D-4D diesel engine to give stronger performance with lower CO2 emissions. Verso’s driving dynamis and NVH levels have also been improved.
Visitors to the Toyota stand at the Paris motor show will be able to enjoy some of the excitement of track driving in the GT86 racing simulator. Designed to perform just like an actual car on a race circuit, it equips a GT86 sports car with advanced computer simulation technology.
The Paris Motor Show opens for two days of press previews on September 27-28, before the main show which runs September 29 to October 14, 2012.
Faye has been writing about cars and environmental issues since 2007. A suspected eco-warrior working on the corporate inside, Faye mainly likes the weird, quirky vehicles that show a distinct environmental advantage. Her ideal car has enough room to fit a bale of hay in the boot. When not working, she likes nothing better than to head out on her bicycle and explore the countryside.
September 07, 2012
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