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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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What you missed on 7.31.14

Jul 31 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hybrid, Etc., Crossover, Porsche, Toyota Our controversial automotive beliefs Everyone's got an opinion, and some of ours are more unfavorable than others. Whether its one staffer's pro-vote for the Smart Fortwo, or another's dislike of a certain Hellcat-powered Challenger, these not-so-popular beliefs are often kept off the pages of Autoblog. Until now. Read our confessions, her ...
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2015 Lexus ES

Jul 31 2014 6:29pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Comfort and traditional luxury are keywords for the Lexus ES family, which lands squarely between the IS and GS sport sedans in the lineup, as a plush, less-performance-oriented counterpart to both models. The 2015 Lexus ES 350 and ES 330h hybrid are based on the Toyota Avalon architecture ( ...
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Supplier exec pleads guilty to fixing Toyota parts prices

Jul 31 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

An executive from GS Electech, a supplier to Toyota, pleaded guilty today to playing a role in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices on auto parts, the Departm ...
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Autoblog editors come clean about their controversial automotive beliefs

Jul 31 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Dodge, Mazda, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Electric, Diesel We all have controversial opinions. Be it whether you think the Nissan Juke is actually pretty attractive, manual transmissions aren't always better, or you honestly didn't hate the Pontiac Aztek, we all harbor some persuasion, be it big or small, for which we catch copious flak upon expression. In recognizing that all of us here at Autoblog harbor at least one viewpoint that stubb ...
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BMW i3 to gain a fuel cell variant - report

Jul 31 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

When BMW and Toyota announced plans to jointly develop a new sports car, they also confirmed the development of a fuel cell system. The latter news was overshadowed by the Supra rumor mill but new details are starting to emerge ...
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Used Car Connoisseur: Hardy Toyota 4Runner has certainly held up

Jul 31 2014 1:32pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

When the fourth-generation 4Runner debuted it did so as a vastly improved sport-utility vehicle. Yes, the body still rode on a frame and it had a solid rear axle, which gave rise to some truck-like handling, but it also gave the 4Runner some very real off-road ability. Unlike many of its peers, it did not get mired in its own mediocrity the instant the terrain changed from cottage access road to a rugged trai ...
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2015 Nissan Navara hints at the future for Nissan Frontier

Jul 31 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Nissan’s Frontier is long over-due for a refresh. The basic design debuted 10 years ago in 2004 and though it only has one competitor, the Toyota Tacoma, sales have been rather slow. But according to The Truth About Cars, Nissan released photos that show the 2015 Nissan Navara which is what the Frontier is sold as for other global markets and hopefully these pictures hint at a refresh soon. Mechanical details are scarce and there’s no word yet on what will or won’t be available to the North A ...
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Denso's quarterly profit falls on Japan labor costs, compact car shift

Jul 31 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Denso, the Toyota-affiliated auto supplier, posted a 16.7 percent drop in April-June quarterly operating profit from a year earlier as domestic labor costs rose and as automakers sold more compact cars in Japan that ...
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Are you satisfied with your repair shop?

Jul 31 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

That venerable products and services information source, Consumer Reports, annually publishes an Auto Survey that focuses on vehicle repairs. Large groups of vehicle owners are polled on their repair experiences at both authorized dealerships and independent service shops. The results show some measurable levels of dissatisfaction but there are ways to minimize your risks of experiencing some of the more common concerns. Keep in mind; it’s not all bad news, or even close. Almost 75% of resp ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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