Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Toyota Premi Aqua concept

Toyota has released the first pictures of the Premi Aqua concept, ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.

 Toyota Premi Aqua concept announced, debuts in Tokyo

The company declined to release details but the model features a sporty body kit with modified bumpers, revised side skirts and a new rear spoiler. We can also see distinctive headlights, a mesh grille and a rear diffuser. Last but not least, there's new taillights and two-tone alloy wheels.

The upscale styling carries over to the cabin as the model is equipped with leather sport seats, a new center console and metallic trim. We can also see alloy pedals and gloss black accents.

Power will likely be provided by a hybrid powertrain that consists of an electric motor and a 1.5-liter engine. This could enable the car to have a combined maximum output of 100 HP (73 kW).

The entry-level hybrid boasts fuel efficiency of 35.4 km/L (83.3 mpg US; 2.8L/ 100km).
The Aqua is powered by a 1.5-liter Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) producing a combined motor and engine output of 100 PS (98 bhp / 73 kW). The petrol engine system features a cooled Exhaust-Gas Recirculation (EGR) system for improved efficiency in the high-expansion-ratio Atkinson cycle engine. Also aiding engine efficiency is a battery-powered water pump. Unlike conventional belt-driven waterpumps, this beltless design reduces friction on the engine and allows precise control of coolant flow.

Starting price for the Aqua is 1.69 million yen ($21,700). TMC plans to sell 12,000 units per month in Japan.

Source : Al Ain Japan