The climate is not only – as now – at the WEF in Davos a topic, but for some time also the headquarters of Toyota . Several times the group had recognized the right instincts and eco-friendly Trends at an early stage: As the first manufacturer in the Japanese, with the Prius consistently on the hybrid drive and, thus, on the electrification of the automobile. Later, they launched the first series-produced fuel cell vehicle, even if only in a small quantity: a Little more than 10'000 copies were sold in 2014, of which around 30 in Switzerland.
Long the competition followed until the pure electric car threatened the right began to lose Toyota here is the connection. But Japan, by far the largest car builders against tax, and wants to transform itself into a mobility company. "Mobility for all" is the Credo that has already announced last October at the Tokyo Motor Show, but the cars were hardly at the exhibition stand of Toyota. Instead, Autonomous Services have been shown, such as a fitness Studio on Ra?dern, that you can order to your home.
From car manufacturer to mobility provider
All the automotive news from Toyota and the subsidiary company Lexus were in Amsterdam on the first Kenshiki Forum presents. The biggest media event of the brand in Europe, Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota Europe, spoke several times on the changes in society and the responsibility of the car manufacturer for the natural. Toyota care to the environment, and I have sold worldwide over 15 million hybrid cars. "In the next decade, the Hybrid will play again an important role," said Van Zyl. "Even if you are not the perfect solution." However, between 2020 and 2025 a further 5.5 million Toyota hybrid drive are to be sold. And by 2030 at the latest, the Japanese want to sell a Million zero-emission vehicles.
by 2025, to only not be electrified 10 percent of all cars sold.
The first electric car from the Toyota group, is the Lexus UX 300e. The compact SUV is said to come with full batteries, which are mounted under the vehicle floor, about 300 miles. And the UX 300e is not to be simply another E-mobile, but for quality, comfort and durability stand out from the competition. "As you would expect from Lexus," it was said in Amsterdam. The price for the UX 300e is still to be determined, as a target value of 50'000 euros were given. To see in the Forum a second electric vehicle: the futuristic Electric Lexus LF-30, which can be inductively charged was, Autonomous driving and artificial intelligence features. And will probably never be built in series.
sports models as niche products
Important pieces of the puzzle into the strategy of Toyota, the Yaris Hybrid and the RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid. Of these two vehicles, Toyota is hoping for a lot of sales volume. The RAV4 is shot as a Hybrid-a flagship for less than 29 grams of CO2 per kilometre, and only 1.3 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers consume. The maximum E-range is specified with about 65 kilometers. The tip of the spear for the future of the new Toyota Mirai forms, but The nearly 5-Meter-long fuel-cell sedan has three Tanks in about 5 minutes with hydrogen fill and a maximum range of 650 kilometers, allow. "For us, this drive is for the future of mobility," says Johan van Zyl. In Europe, the new Mirai is expected to be from the end of 2020 available.
In the case of automotive sanity remains in the case of Toyota however, there is still space for a bit of Fun left: The GR-models, Yaris and Supra are designed for Performance and visually on sportiness trimmed. In the Yaris GR, which is used in a stricter Form, in the case of the world rally championship, is a newly developed 1.6-litre turbo engine with three cylinders that makes 261 horsepower and the four-wheel drive and a maximum torque of 360 Newton meters of lodging. Driving fun in spite of the Downsizing so far, only a six-cylinder with 340 HP available – promises to be the GR Supra, the there are also new, with a 2-Liter four-cylinder with 258 HP.
Created: 22.01.2020, 16:24 PMUpdated Date: 02 March 2020, 11:03