29 August 2005.
The Frankfurt Motor Show will see Toyota
take the wraps off two of its most important cars in
Europe, the all new Yaris and RAV4.
The newcomers, due to be revealed on 13
September, will be joined on the Toyota stand by two new
concept vehicles, the Corolla Verso equipped with 134 and
175bhp versions of the new 2.2-litre D-4D diesel engine
and the next-generation Hilux pickup.
- The new Toyota Yaris will build on the great
success of the original model, being a more advanced
vehicle with higher levels of comfort quality and safety.
The new Yaris has been designed at ED2,
Toyota’s European design studio in the South of France,
and is a more ‘grown up’ car in every respect.
European production of the new Yaris
will remain at Toyota’s Valenciennes factory in northern
France. Sales are expected to start in January next
RAV4, in its
3rd generation since 1994.
- The new RAV4
will be the third generation of the vehicle which
kick-started the market for sporty, compact
11 years ago. Since that time it has become a
consistent best-seller, topping the European 4x4 sales
charts for the past four years.
The new model promises significantly
enhanced driving pleasure and performance, improved
quality, wider application of advanced technology, greater
interior space and a creative modular interior design. The
new RAV4 will be launched in the UK in spring 2006.
- Two new concept cars will be on show at
Frankfurt. The Toyota
Endo, the latest concept from the ED2
design centre, is an urban-friendly car designed to
address some of the key issues of modern urban life.
It will be presented alongside the
i-unit, a new approach to human mobility that
enables the driver to interact with his or her
surroundings. The design is inspired by a leaf, a natural
expression of life on earth.
i-unit concept... transport devices (?): a
new approach to human mobility that
enables the driver to interact with his or
her surroundings. The design is inspired
by a leaf, a natural expression of life on
NEW DIESEL COROLLA VERSO
- The seven-seat Toyota Corolla
Verso will be presented with two versions of Toyota’s
new 2.2-litre D-4D diesel engine. The versatile model will
be offered with the 175bhp unit with D-CAT catalyst
technology for ultra-clean running that is also due to be
offered in the Avensis in 2006, and a 134bhp version of
the 2.2-litre engine that will replace the 114bhp
2.0-litre D-4D in the range from November.
On the diesel theme, Toyota will also
be showing its Aygo city car, equipped with a 53bhp
1.4-litre turbodiesel engine. This version of Aygo
will join the model range in early 2006.
NEW HILUX - The new Hilux
pickup will represent the
latest addition to Toyota’s European range, offering the
same legendary robust build quality with more interior
space, improved driving characteristics and greater
comfort and quality.
The Toyota stand will also feature the Panasonic Toyota
Racing TF105 Formula 1
car and a technical display demonstrating the advanced
technology of the Toyota Prius.