The model represents Akio Toyoda’s determination to offer great stylistic freedom and promote creativity within the engineering department to create a stylish car that delivers great driving pleasure. The unique personality of the Toyota C-HR demonstrates the flexibility that the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform offered vehicle developers in three areas: design, engine and dynamics, enabling them to deliver a renewed crossover proposition, refers to their style coupe lines. As a result, the Toyota C-HR remains true to the characteristics of the concept car that attracted so many looks in the salons of Paris in 2014 and Frankfurt in 2015. In addition, the model brings a novelty to the segment with the introduction of a unprecedented 1.8L hybrid powertrain, enabling the driving experience to be seamlessly aligned with today’s urban lifestyle and with a level of efficiency never seen in the crossover segment. Finally, driven by the vision of its chief engineer, Hiroyuki Koba, ‘Response, linearity and consistency’, the C-HR’s handling was inspired by the modern hatchbacks in terms of steering precision and control, due to the improvement of the new Toyota platform and its low center of gravity. The intention was to make the C-HR pleasant to drive, not only in large urban centers, but on roads around the world, regardless of pavement condition, offering excellent control and maneuverability. Aware of the already crowded crossover market, the development team decided from the outset to focus on a clear and unique image of the customer. He is a driver driven by emotion, who wants to stand out and likes to be the first to enjoy new products and experiences. He looks for style and sees the car as an extension of his personality. And, since he lives mostly in the city, his car needs to accompany him while moving through the traffic of large urban centers.
In response to the tastes and needs of this customer, the Toyota C-HR features a distinctive style that brings dynamism and fluidity to the crossover market. The final product remains remarkably true to the concept car that was first shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2014. Featuring a diamond-inspired body with the part that surrounds the wheels emphasizing the concept of strength and sturdiness, the C-HR’s modulated structure combines a low-ceiling profile with a high floor clearance in an elegant coupe-style cabin. The front represents an evolution in Toyota’s concept of visual identity ‘Keen Look’. The top grille flows from the logo in the center until you find the ends of the aggressive style LED headlights that completely enclose the front of the vehicle to the sides. At the rear, there is the opening of the doors located in the upper part and the LED lamps in boomerang format, transmitting an even greater characteristic of aggressiveness and robustness to the crossover. The C-HR is the result of global cooperation between Toyota’s three design centers located on three different continents and was led by Kazuhiko Ozawa, the project’s chief designer. The original exterior design was created by the design studio in Calty, California and also provided exterior safety as ford f-150 covers . The Toyota C-HR will be equipped with a line of engines developed to deliver exactly the pleasure of driving that customer seeks. Equipped with the newest generation of hybrid propulsion, the C-HR has CO2 emissions of less than 90 g / km, unmatched in its segment. Producing 120 horsepower, the new 1.8L engine is lighter and more efficient, as well as delivering better performance than its predecessor. In addition, changes in its design resulted in a thermal efficiency of the order of 40%. Other components also became lighter, smaller and were repositioned in search of optimization of the system, in addition to contributing to the lower center of gravity of the car.
The Toyota C-HR still has a 1.2L turbo version of 113 horsepower, which made its debut in the Auris compact. In it, it is possible to choose a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic, it is available in the 4×2 and 4×4 versions. To close the power options, a 2.0L version with CVT transmission is only available in some markets. With its low center of gravity and multilink rear suspension, the new TNGA platform provided an ideal starting point to ensure that all the features of the chassis could be designed to provide an immediate and natural response to the driver’s actions. In particular, the steering has been designed to be perfectly linear, making the Toyota C-HR a much better driving precision than the average crossovers. In line with Toyota’s strategy to democratize advanced safety equipment, the C-HR will be equipped with technology usually reserved for higher-end models. The Toyota Safety Sense System, which will be offered as standard equipment in the C-HR, includes items such as: pre-collision system, range-change alert, Road Sign Assist and Automatic Highbeam, as well as pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control . The Toyota C-HR will be produced at the company’s industrial plant in Sakarya, Turkey. This is the first time a hybrid model will be produced in that country.
2017 – TOYOTA COROLLA 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION
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 FJ CRUISER FINAL EDITION
Although it had long since disappeared from most markets where it was available, the strange and flashy FJ Cruiser was still on sale in its home market, Japan. From there it will also be extinguished soon, as the brand has announced a special edition of farewell to the huge all-terrain. The FJ Cruiser was born 12 years ago in 2005 as a kind of retro-cool design rival to the now-defunct Hummer line from General Motors. Taking the design of the classic Land Cruiser FJ40, much appreciated in numerous markets, the FJ Cruiser featured an extravagant design on a huge and tall body mounted to the robust chassis of the Land Cruiser. Its design began in the mid-1990s, when Toyota’s American division, in cooperation with Akio Toyoda himself, began developing an original FJ40 successor, but with high off-road capabilities. The exterior design was handled by Toyota’s Calty Studio in California, and prior to its arrival, several concepts were presented, such as the 2001 Rugged Sport Coupe Concept , created before the final final design was approved. Revealed in the United States for the first time with its definitive appearance in 2003, only in 2005 that the model was presented in its final production format, beginning to be manufactured the following year. Marketed in many markets, it had a single engine, a 4.0-liter V6 engine that initially developed 242 hp and in its latest specification had 276 hp. In 2013 he left the United States and in 2016 he was withdrawn from other major markets, such as Australia and the Middle East. Until now it was still available in Japan, where from October will be released the new limited edition farewell, of which the brand did not reveal the volume of its production. They just limited themselves to anticipating that they expect to market around 200 monthly units of the model once it is available from the dealers. This new version ‘Final Edition’ features 20-inch wheels, black finishes for exterior plastics and a curious beige paint on the bodywork, which gives it an ‘oldie’ feel. In mechanical terms it has the latest evolution of the 4.0-liter VGR 1GR-4E, with 276 hp and 380 Nm of torque, in addition to the full-drive system with automatic transmission. Its price will be 3,492,720 yen, something around the 98,200 reais at the current exchange rate.
2017 – TOYOTA GT86
The new Toyota GT86 2017 was first presented at the New York Motor Show in 2016 and later at the Paris Motor Show as the aspirated engine coupe update that was shown to the world for the first time at the end of 2011. This new evolution changes the image of the bumper, where the front now has a wider air intake and the rear a redesigned. It also has new optical groups, which now incorporate LED, in addition to the alloy wheels that are now new design. In the technical part we highlight the changes made to the engine, which now produces 205 hp (5 more) and offers 211 Nm of torque (six more). The interior of the new Toyota GT86 has also been upgraded with new materials such as leather and Alcantara with silver stitching for the seats, and ‘Grandlux’ material on the instrument panel and door panels. The multifunction steering wheel is also different and adopts the ’86’ logo in the center with also silver seams, with a diameter of less than 362 mm. In addition to its 4-cylinder boxer engine, the suspension has also been upgraded, with revised shock absorbers and signed by Showa, and a transmission, which according to the Japanese manufacturer, the coupe now offers more fun driving thanks to the larger agility and ease of control. The GT86 and GT86 Pro are now equipped with adaptive LED headlamps, keyless entry, ramp start assistant, adaptive cruise control, heated mirrors and pedals. while the latter adds to all of that equipment, a rear aerofoil, heated front seats, leather upholstery and Alcantara, plus a special padding for the door panels, instrument panel and transmission tunnel. On the other hand, both versions of the GT86 2017 benefit from the Toyota Touch 2 infotainment system with 6.1-inch screen, digital radio and Bluetooth. An optional Toyota Touch 2 with Go system is also available, which adds satellite navigation and various online and social networking services. Other options include the black upholstery with red details for the seats and the door panels of the GT86, while the GT86 Pro repeats the same pattern with leather and Alcantara.