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  1. Introduced at Tokyo Auto Show, Toyota GS bodykit one issue for FT-86 is sold complete with the way inserted in the body. But there are also sold separately bodykit like to Camry Toyota went crazy over modded cars at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan. Alongside the FT-86 tuned by Gazoo under a new “G-Sports” badge, Toyota also showcased three other G-Sports cars. First up is the Toyota Prius G-Sports, apparently tuned for even higher efficiency with better aerodynamics. Mods include a complete body kit that streamlines the exterior to cartoonish levels. Then there is the Toyota Mark X G-Sports, with a sporting body kit and a 315 hp 3.5-litre V6 engine. If anyone follows the wannabe-tuner scene in the UAE, they’d know that this car’s predecessor, the Cressida-era Mark II, has reached legendary proportions in regional ghetto garages, thanks to its rear-wheel-drive and inline-6 motors. Finally, the Toyota MR2 G-Sports is an engineering exercise. Based on the out-of-production MR2, the concept is a four-wheel-drive hybrid which uses a mid-mounted 3.3-litre V6 and Toyota’s THSII hybrid system, with an electric motor turning the front wheels, and the V6 kicks in at the rear wheels when needed. Good for more than 390 hp in total, the 1500 kg concept can do 0-100 kph in 4.5 seconds. None of these cars will have a market outside Japan, but at least it shows that Toyota is dabbling in interesting enthusiast cars again, with a little outside help. Inside view http://xs.to/share-F6D6_4B7A0BF8.html http://xs.to/share-BDCE_4B7A0BF8.html http://xs.to/share-D46B_4B7A0BF8.html Image hosting
  2. U.S. safety officials have widened their investigation into Toyota's sticky gas pedals to see whether the same problem could exist in vehicles from other auto manufacturers that used the same pedal supplier as Toyota. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday it has sent a letter to CTS, the Indiana company that made the pedals that caused Toyota to recall millions of vehicles worldwide. The safety agency wants to know more about pedals that CTS — which has a manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ont. — made for other auto companies. CTS says it makes pedals for Honda and Nissan cars and a small number of Ford vehicles in China. The company has been adamant that the issues are limited to Toyota alone. Other automakers have also said their pedals are based on different designs and aren't at risk of the same problems. Fourteen complaints in Japan Japan's Transport Ministry said Wednesday it has also received 14 complaints since July last year about brake problems with Toyota's new Prius hybrid. The ministry ordered Toyota, the world's No. 1 automaker, to investigate the complaints. The other 13 cases happened between December 2009 and January 2010. Transport Ministry official Masaya Ota said the ministry has yet to receive a formal report on the complaints from Toyota. Toyota spokeswoman Ririko Takeuchi said the company has received reports about the Prius complaints in North America and in Japan and was now looking into the matter. Image hosting
  3. Toyota this week introduced another potential hybrid car at the Detroit Auto Show, one that could be called the little brother of the Prius. The concept car is called the FT-CH, and it is among dozens of hybrid, electric and alt-fuel cars on display at the event, formally called the North American International Show. What’s interesting about Toyota’s unveil were the points brought up in a speech by Jim Lentz, above, president of Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Addressing the crowd during the unveil, he said that in the next few years Toyota will be introducing plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles and even hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Then he brought up a subject that many automakers shy away from: Peak oil — M. King Hubbert’s famed idea that we will reach a maximum for extracting petroleum from the Earth, and that after that, supplies will only go down from there. “Within the next 10 to 20 years, we will not only reach peak oil, we will enter a period where demand for all liquid fuels will exceed supply,” Lentz said. “A century after the invention of the automobile, we must re-invent it with powertrains that significantly reduce or eliminate the use of conventional petroleum fuels. One of many alternatives is through what is commonly called the electrification of the automobile. By far, the single most successful example of this has been the gas-electric hybrid.” With that, he introduced the FT-CH, a concept car that is 22 inches shorter than the Prius. The car appears to be a more pedestrian version of the Lexus LF-CH concept, which was seen last month at the L.A. Auto Show. Toyota has been planning on building a “family” of hybrids on the success of the Prius, now in its third generation, and said the FT-CH could be part of that plan. “The strategy is still taking shape and obviously it will require additional models to qualify as a family,” Lentz said. “Among others, the FT-CH is a concept that we are considering.” Lentz added that the concept, designed in Nice, France, was aimed at the “8-bit” generation — or those who grew up in the early 1980s and were exposed to 8-bit video-game systems and microprocessor technology. Toyota didn’t say much more about this four-seater, including power ratings and the other stuff us car nuts love. But the company has set up a dedicated Web site called Sustainable Mobility where broader info is offered.
  4. NEW DELHI: Vehicle manufacturer Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) plans to sell 70,000 of its new compact car Etios in India every year. The new car is expected to be rolled out by this year-end, a senior company official said on Tuesday. "We hope to attain a sizeable market share in India. We will expand our sales in India through our network of 150 dealers by the end of this year," TKM Deputy Managing Director (Marketing) Sandeep Singh said after unveiling the concept model of Etios at the 10th Auto Expo here. He said the car will first be introduced in India and then elsewhere. The Etios, a family car, comes in both notchback and hatchback models. Toyota's new Indian plant will be the first to begin the production of Etios. The officials, however, refused to disclose the price of the car. According to Kazuo Okamoto, vice-chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation, over 2,000 engineers in India and Japan worked for at least four years to develop Etios. The company is very hopeful about its positioning in the Indian market. "India will play a major role in our global expansion plans. The time has come to strategically build up our growth plan," he told reporters. Toyota began producing cars in India in 1999. It currently has about 400,000 customers in the country. It went into an alliance with Kirloskar to market its cars in India.
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