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Toyota Unveils Epic Yaris Hybrid-R Concept

Toyota Unveils Epic Yaris Hybrid-R Concept

Sep 4 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by

Hybrid four-cylinder powertrain produces V-8 power

Toyota has unveiled a new concept car called the Yaris Hybrid-R concept at the Frankfurt auto show. The car marks Toyota's first entry into high-performance hybrids for road car application. Toyota...

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Toyota Unveils Epic Yaris Hybrid-R Concept

Sep 4 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by

Hybrid four-cylinder powertrain produces V-8 power

Toyota has unveiled a new concept car called the Yaris Hybrid-R concept at the Frankfurt auto show. The car marks Toyota's first entry into high-performance hybrids for road car application. Toyota has used hybrid technology in some of its racing cars for a while. The vehicle combines a turbocharged and direct injected 1.6-liter four-cylinder to a pair of electric motors.

Combined the vehicle turns into an all-wheel-drive with a peak output is 414 horsepower. A third electric motor is used between the engine and six-speed sequential transmission. The electric motor acts like generator taking power from the engine at low load conditions and converting it into electricity to be used later.

The steering wheel of the concept car has a road mode and track mode. When placed in track mode the rear electric motors are able to deliver peak horsepower for 5 seconds before the pastors have to be recharged. Road mode focuses on saving fuel. There's no indication of whether this will ever be, production vehicle.

 
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Ford working on a dedicated Prius competitor - report

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Aug 21 2014 12:33pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

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Aug 21 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

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Lincoln Navigator facelift only has to last until 2016 replacement

Aug 21 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: SUV, Lincoln, Luxury The Navigator is not only Lincoln's longest-serving nameplate - dating back to 1998 when the final Town Car was introduced - but it's also the oldest model still in the brand's portfolio. The current Navigator arrived on the market in 2007, and underwent a refresh just a few months ago for the 2015 model year. The updates were subtle, but if you're waiting for an all-new model, it's just a couple of years down ...
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SUV Comparison: 2014 Toyota Highlander vs. Hyundai Santa Fe XL

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2015 Scion tC

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Toyota Rav4 - Driven

Aug 21 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

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