The state-of-the-art SUV of the Japanese brand has an improved technological level, with better driving assistance systems and infotainment equipment. It will arrive in the next weeks to the dealers of the United States. The quality goes up by level, with more noble materials inside. One of the important points of the new Toyota Sequoia is its manufacturing. The platform is the same used by some brand models, with a higher level of security than before. It also has dynamic speed control and detection of objects in the blind spot. The Toyota Sequoia has more space for the rear seats, in addition to a higher level of comfort. The independent rear suspension allows occupants to travel more comfortable.
2017 – TOYOTA C-HR BY KUHL RACING
No one can say that the Toyota C-HR is a discreet SUV with an aesthetic that urgently needs an extra aggressiveness, but there are always customers who want more, who want to differentiate themselves from the rest of the street users with a vehicle with unique characteristics . For this type of customer there are models such as this Toyota C-HR prepared by Kuhl Racing, the latest creation of the renowned Japanese preparer that is characterized by taking to the extreme the appearance of all vehicles that pass through the hands of its experts – as is the case of these Mazda MX-5 and Toyota GT86 . Although Toyota’s Hybrid SUV can be modified through the TRD (Toyota Racing Development) accessory catalog, where two different complete kits are offered, Kuhl Racing’s staff has decided to launch its exclusive accessories for the Toyota C-HR. It is a series of components that take to the extreme the appearance of the Japanese SUV. The front bumper, which now has larger air intakes and more angular shapes, has been modified, more prominent side skirts have been added and a floating rear diffuser has been installed. Of course, and as can be appreciated in the images, the ground clearance has also been lowered so that the visual effect created with the new components of the Toyota C-HR Kuhl Racing body becomes more flashy. Also new are the alloy wheels, which in this case measure 20 inches in diameter and are paved with Falken high performance tires measuring 235/35 R20 on both axles.
2017 – TOYOTA C-HR R-TUNED
Toyota’s participation in the SEMA Show 2017 was considerable and the most prominent model was undoubtedly the spectacular C-HR R-Tuned that appears in the images. A brutal preparation over the compact crossover that the Japanese brand defines as the world’s fastest crossover. It features a transversely mounted 4-cylinder 2.4-liter engine that thanks to numerous modifications and a huge turbocharger Garrett DG-Spec is able to deliver 600 hp. Of course, the chassis has been suitably modified and strengthened to accommodate all this cavalry. In fact, the model was circuit-tested, so it is not a simple mechanical inclusion for a static model. It has brake discs with the signature of Brembo’s Italians and the wheels are 18-inch paved with Toyo Proxes RR tires. In the same way, the suspension was completely revised. Aerodynamics has been the subject of a very thorough study. Although the body has not undergone many modifications, the front has a redesigned bumper and a lower lip almost glued to the ground, while in the rear there is a huge airfoil, raised above the ceiling height. According to Toyota, these elements get up to 130 pounds of extra downforce. The interior has been completely emptied, as in any competition vehicle. So, except for the front, where two racing seats come up, the whole back shows the plate totally uncovered. Toyota did not reveal the performance of the model, but as it stated during the presentation, the C-HR R-Tuned got the fifth fastest time at the Willow Springs circuit, although they did not reveal the brand made by the model. So far, in the official times of this track we can find in the fifth place the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 with 01: 25.17 and fourth Corvette C7 Z06, with a time of 01: 25.00. So probably the C-HR must have stopped the timer between these two marks, which seems quite improbable.
2018 – TOYOTA HILUX THAILAND VERSION
After two years of the debut of its eighth generation, the Toyota Hilux has just received a mid-life upgrade that adds fresh exterior details as well as improvements in equipment. Initially it will only be available in Thailand. The refurbished Toyota Hilux 2018 can be recognized for its revamped front, which includes a new generously sized grille, a new bumper, as well as a new design for its antinebline headlamps, new exterior colors and new designs for the wheels light alloy and also provide other car caring equipment’s and dealers as where can I buy a mini car cover. Both the sides and the rear have remained unchanged, as well as the interior, which retains the same shape as the current model. Regarding the equipment, the most sophisticated versions have up to seven airbags, traction control and stability, as well as LEDs for daytime running lights and fog lights, automatic climate control, infotainment system with touch screen, keyless access, button, speed control, front and rear electric windows, seats with electric adjustment, alloy wheels up to 18 inches, etc. The range of engines varies by market, but in Thailand the line retains the same alternatives as the previous model, which includes diesel in a 2.4-liter block that develops 150 hp of power and a 2.8-liter with 177 hp. gasoline the offer includes the VVT-i of 2.7 liters with 166 CV of power. According to the chosen engine can be combined with a five- or six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic. Initially the Toyota Hilux 2018 will be available only in the Thai market, but it is expected that in a short time this update will extend to the rest of the international markets.
2017 – TOYOTA CONCEPT-i RIDE
After presenting the four-seat Concept-i model at the CES earlier this year, Toyota now unveils the Concept-i Ride, a model of the same futuristic family, but two places. The new model will make its debut alongside the i-Walk – a kind of tricycle with artificial intelligence – at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. The Concept-i Ride is an urban model with a length of 2,500 mm with doors opening ‘wing of gull’, capable of allowing the entry and exit of a wheelchair in an autonomous way – an electric seat slides in such a way facilitate this task. The vehicle is controlled by a joystick, but has an accelerator pedal and a brake pedal, if the driver, positioned in the center of the vehicle, opts for its use. The electric has an autonomy between 100 and 150 km. Toyota plans to start road testing of the technologies exhibited in this trio of electric models, designed as innovative mobility solutions in 2020.
2017 – TOYOTA COROLLA US VERSION
The best-selling model in the history of the automobile, the Toyota Corolla, has turned 50 years old. 42 million units sold attest to the wide acceptance of the vehicle by the public, although it has also helped the longevity of the name ‘Corolla’. It is sold in approximately 150 countries around the world and accounts for about 20% of Toyota’s worldwide sales. Coinciding with the celebration of the New York Salon 2016, the Japanese brand in addition to presenting the new Toyota Corolla 2017, showed the Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition, a special edition of 8,000 cars that will be marketed only in the United States and also revealed the new Toyota Corolla for the European market. The new Corolla gets rather profound aesthetic changes, such as those found on the front like the LED-driven headlights that flank a narrow rail. The lanterns also adopt this technology and are separated by a chrome frieze, even material of door knobs. The new Toyota Corolla will be equipped with the pre-collision system, alert of change of track and recognition of signals, among others.
2017 – TOYOTA FINE-COMFORT RIDE CONCEPT
Toyota unveiled the Fine-Comfort Ride (FCR) Concept, which will be presented at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. This study measures 4,830 mm in length and 3,450 mm wheelbase, anticipating a kind of future minivan, equipped with artificial intelligence and autonomous driving. On the inside, the layout of the six seats is flexible and can be turned into a lounge concept. In fact, the seats show an armchair-style configuration, with footrests. The extensive glazed surface facilitates visibility to the exterior. Another attraction of this bifuel model – joining electric motors and a fuel cell – is its theoretical autonomy for around 1000 kilometers, about twice the Mirai currently in production. It can be replenished with hydrogen in about three minutes. The FCR has sliding rear doors and does not have the B-pillar, favoring access to the interior. The panoramic infotainment display extends throughout the panel, with an unconventional steering wheel that also incorporates a screen. Highlight also for the head-up display that is projected on the side windows.
2017 – TOYOTA GR HV SPORTS CONCEPT
The Tokyo Motor Show 2017 is coming and manufacturers are beginning to reveal the models that will lead to the Japanese salon. Among the new features that Toyota will present is the GR HV Sports Concept, a prototype of a sports model that uses a hybrid propulsion system. According to the manufacturer, its exterior design is inspired by the Toyota TS050 Hybrid used by the Japanese brand in the WEC championship. However, it is a development based on the current GT86, with which it shares numerous body elements, such as pillars and doors, although it launches a completely new body, which includes a new roof targa. The interior is sporty and features leather-lined bucket seats, three-spoke sports-leather steering wheel, and aluminum pedals. In addition, it features configurable digital instrumentation and a large screen in the center console that not only fulfills the functions of the infotainment system, but can also show a series of analog indicators such as oil and water temperature. In mechanical terms, the Toyota GR HV Sports Concept is a hybrid of which the manufacturer has not yet provided precise details, but which is also inspired by the model used in the WEC championship and includes a lithium-ion battery pack that is mounted in the center of the car. The engine is combined with an automatic transmission that has buttons on the console that activate each of the transmission positions (P, N, D, R and Manual). However, this automatic transmission has a peculiarity that makes it unique, since when activating the manual mode, the lever can be operated in the traditional way, with standard ‘H’ shape, as it does in a traditional manual transmission. At the moment it is not known if the GR HV Sports Concept will become a model of production, or if on the contrary, it is only a conceptual work. It remains to wait for its debut in the Hall of Tokyo to know more details.