Transformative Times: Toyota Shares Its Vision For The Electrified Future Of The Automobile

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TORONTO, ONTARIO – FEBRUARY 13, 2020 –As he non-stop a 2020 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Toyota Canada President CEO Larry Hutchinson stressed a vicious purpose that hybrid-powered and other electrified vehicles will continue to play in a destiny of a automotive attention – and praised automobile shows for their vicious purpose in enabling Canadians to try and learn about them.

“In a time when people doubt a value of automobile shows, it’s transparent that they are some-more profitable than ever. They are a first-hand eventuality to see and exam new technologies, to demeanour during new products on a horizon, and to try a electrified future,” Hutchinson said.

Hutchinson remarkable that Toyota is a tellurian colonize and personality in automobile foundation and is bringing a extended spectrum of alternative, electrified powertrains to marketplace – including a industry’s heading lineup ofself-charging, gasoline-electric hybrids…plug-in hybrid and battery-electric models…and those powered by hydrogen fuel cells. “At Toyota, one distance does not fit all – and we trust in a operation of electrified solutions – generally here in Canada,” he said. “Needsdiffer depending on where and how people live, a distances they need to travel, a turf they need to cover, and even a continue they face from deteriorate to season.”

Hutchinson remarkable that even as many in a automotive attention focusing on unconstrained vehicles and environmental performance, motorsports still has a vicious purpose to play in a destiny of a automobile. To demonstrate, he introduced Alexander Wurz – GAZOO Racing Advisor and two-time leader of a 24 Hours of Le Mans – and together they denounced a Le Mans-winning Toyota TS050 Hybrid Race Car #8 in a Canadian automobile uncover debut.

“Motorsports has, is and will always sojourn an useful proof belligerent for Toyota’s technology, including a hybrid electric vehicles. The hybrid technologies we rise for continuation racing – such as those found underneath a bodywork of a TS050 HYBRID competition automobile #8 – minister to delivering opening and potency in bland vehicles,” Wurz explained. “Racing allows us to pull vehicles to their boundary and safeguard that when Toyota introduces new platforms, new powertrains and new technologies, they magnitude adult to a qualities that Toyotas are famous for – including quality, trustworthiness and continuance – even as they boost pushing fun and revoke emissions.”

Those advances on a lane have translated into sparkling new vehicles in Toyota Dealer showrooms – lead by a flourishing family of fuel-efficient,fun to expostulate hybrid models. First introduced to Canada 20 years ago withthe Prius, Toyota’s renouned and provenhybrid powertrains are now accessible on renouned models in many marketplace segments – including a Corolla, Camry, RAV4 and Highlander.

In further to hybrid vehicles, Toyota’s electrified choice includes a Prius Prime plug-in hybrid and a Mirai – a zero-emissions sedan powered by a hydrogen fuel dungeon stack. In a 2021 indication year, a Prius Prime will be assimilated by another plug-in hybrid, a RAV4 Prime, while a Mirai will be upgraded with a second-generation model.

“Whether you’re looking for opening or responsiveness, or extraordinary fuel potency and range, or softened torque, Toyota will have an electrified automobile that works for you,” Hutchinson said. “We are on lane to charity an electrified chronicle of each indication we sell by 2025.”

Visitors to a Canadian International Auto Show can try a full operation of Toyota vehicles – including a industry’s many renouned and proven lineup of electrified models. The automobile uncover also sees a integrate of sparkling underline models:

The Toyota TS050 Hybrid Race Car #8 – Canadian Auto Show Debut

Toyota’s TS050 Hybrid Race Car #8 –a two-time leader during a 24 Hours of Le Mans- comforts a custom-engineered Toyota hybrid complement built around a twin turbo, approach injection 2.4L V6 and motor-generator units on both axles. The hybrid complement generates adult to 1,000 horsepower and delivers it to a cement around a transversal seven-speed consecutive change gearbox and four-wheel-drive.

The Toyota GR Supra Track Concept – Canadian Auto Show Debut

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For many sports automobile enthusiasts, a lapse of a GR Supra was a many expected eventuality of 2020 – and Toyota did not disappoint. This judgment automobile takes an already good sports coupe and creates it even better. Special comforts and modifications embody a 19” wheels, upgraded suspension, front brakes, front and back spoilers, side mirrors, seats and racing harnesses, hurl enclosure and empty system.

Other highlights during a show

In further to these dual Canadian debuts, visitors to a Canadian International Auto Show will suffer a first-hand demeanour during many sparkling new Toyota models – including a stirring 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime and a all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – and a company’s full operation of fun-to-drive, fun-to-own sedans, coupes and hatchbacks… and stylish and versatile crossovers and minivans… and ready-for-anything SUVs and pick-up trucks.

Visitors will also have a eventuality to try innovative Toyota technologies including a modernized reserve technologies in Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, a world’s many renouned and proven hybrid powertrains, and a absolute nonetheless discerning communications comforts of Connected Services by Toyota.

The Canadian International Auto Show runs Feb 14-23, 2020 during a Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over five million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness to a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and tools placement centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates dual prolongation comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than five million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments during a comforts in Ontario will concede for increasing prolongation of a top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.