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Toyota Unveils Epic Yaris Hybrid-R Concept

Toyota Unveils Epic Yaris Hybrid-R Concept

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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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Only In Japan Will A Wild Gundam Toyota Auris Appear

Sep 13 2014 2:07pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Commuting to and from my other job as a junior high school English teacher on the Saitama/Gunma border, I see a lot of really cool cars on the road. Vehicles you can only really find in Japan, especially if they are special editions. Product tie-ins are huge in Japan, and cars are no exception.Read mor ...
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GMC Yukon

Sep 13 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV that’s based on its cohort GMC Sierra pickup truck. It takes many of its components from the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. The Yukon competes with those other GM SUVs, as well as the Ford Expedition, the Lincoln Navigator, the Toyota Sequoia, and the Infiniti QX80. Like th ...
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LeMons Northern California Inspections: Peugeot 404 vs Renault 10 vs Corvair, 239 Other Teams.

Sep 13 2014 12:44am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’re back at Northern California’s Thunderhill Raceway, where the temperatures hit the three-digit mark, the penalty laps were handed out in generous quantities to many a BMW and Honda, and the largest number of teams to be accepted into a LeMons race (thanks to the recent expansion of the Thunderhill course and resulting room for more cars) showed up: 242 entries! With so many cars, we don’t have space to cover the boring fast teams, so let’s check out a few of the better Class B and Cl ...
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Incentives to Watch: 2014 Nissan Maxima

Sep 12 2014 8:54pm CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Dealerships across the country are offering impressive deals even on popular models, and the case of the 2014 Nissan Maxima is an excellent example of that. For the rest of September, dealers are offering between $500-4,500 off on the 2014 Maxima. On a car that lists between $30,700 and $33,700 before options, it’s a significant lump of change. Nissan is likely offering such an attractive deal on the Maxima for two reasons: to keep up in the sales race with T ...
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Toyota Tundra ditches V6 for 2015

Sep 12 2014 6:21pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Toyota The Toyota Tundra debuted in new-ish form for the 2014 model year, but as we head into 2015, the truck boasts a couple of small updates. Most notably, the base V6 engine has been discontinued. On top of that, there's the new TRD Pro model on offer for 2015, which we've told you about before. Why kill the V6? Simple - it was very low-volume. "The Tundra V6 take rate was significantly less than five percent," a Toyota spokesper ...
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Toyota U-squared Urban Utility Concept Vehicle

Sep 12 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

Concept cars are being unveiled in all sorts of places these days. Take the case of Toyota for example. The Japanese automaker recently attended a private-panel discussion hosted by Make: magazine in San Francisco to unveil the Urban Utility Concept, or U2 in short. Toyota’s purpose of attending the event was to showcase the innovative concept that aims to attract young, entrepreneurial urban drivers. The U2 Concept was developed by the company’s Calty ...
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130,000 Toyota Tundra pickups recalled over airbag issue

Sep 12 2014 4:48pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Recalls, Safety, Toyota Toyota is announcing a recall for about 130,000 examples of the 2014 Tundra Tundra pickup in Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab configurations. According to the company, the "garnish on the center pillars" inside the trucks might not have been installed correctly. If the vehicle were in an accident, the side curtain airbags could deploy in the wrong shape. Toyota says that it's n ...
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This New Transit Scheme Is Basically a Bikeshare for Tiny Electric Cars

Sep 12 2014 3:32pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Small, weird-looking smartcars are nothing new; there are plenty of them on the road, especially in cities where space is at a premium. But Toyota has launched something that makes great use of its zippy 3-wheeled i-Road vehicles : a new car-sharing service that integrates with a city ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra to be offered exclusively with V8 engines

Sep 12 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Toyota has announced a series of changes to the 2015 Tundra. The biggest departure is the elimination ...
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