Friday, 21 February 2014
Toyota car Exporters in Japan - Al Ain Japan
Toyota's Australian product planning manager has revealed the company is considering a small crossover to slot below the RAV4.
Speaking to Japanese Car Dealer, Mark Dobson said the compact crossover segment is a "market for all players" and "Toyota is interested in any market that is growing.” He went on to say the company has already been conducting research on a potential model to slot below the RAV4 and “That’s the car they [people] want to buy. Those types of cars were seen to satisfy those trends.”
While Toyota already offers the Rush in some markets, it appears the new compact crossover could have greater availability as the segment is booming globally with new entries such as the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka, Buick Encore and Ford EcoSport.
The interior boasts an asymmetrical dashboard which incorporates ambient lighting, secondary controls and a 6.1-inch touchscreen display. There's also has a three-spoke steering wheel, metallic accents and circular air vents. Entry-level models are sparsely equipped but higher-end variants can be ordered with leather upholstery, an Entune infotainment system and an 11-speaker JBL GreenEdge premium audio system.
Power is provided exclusively by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 176 bhp (131 kW) and 172 lb-ft (233 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a new six-speed transmission that enables the model to return 24 mpg city / 31 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 22 mpg city / 29 mpg highway with the optional all-wheel drive system.
Speaking of the all-wheel drive system, it offers three different modes: Auto, Lock and Sport. Auto Mode primarily sends power to the front wheels but will automatically engage the rear wheels when needed. Lock Mode, on the other hand, evenly distributes power between the front- and rear wheels at speeds less than 25 mph (40 km/h). Lastly, Sport Mode promises to improve the crossover's handling by instantaneous transferring torque to the rear wheels when going around corners.
Source : Japanese Car Dealer