The Japanese manufacturer sounded full specifications and cost of hybrid version of a hatchback of Toyota Yaris Hybrid. First-ever full hybrid B-class car is equipped by 1.5-litre gasoline engine VVT-i and the electromotor. For two units develop 100 h.p. the Five-door hatchback with automatic gear box in the combined cycle on the average consumes 3,5 l of fuel and throws out 79 g/km CO2.
Toyota yaris hybrid
In Germany cost of the base version of Toyota Yaris Hybrid makes €16 950. In the poorest complete set the car has the separate climate control, a driver’s armchair regulated on height, the electric mirrors, the central lock, front window regulators, an adjustable steering tube, light-emitting diode running fires, system of electronic stabilization and seven airbags, engaging airbag for knees of the driver. In complete set Life (€17 900) to this list the leather lever of a gear box, rear light-emitting diode flashlights are added a multimedia complex with the 6.1-inch touch display, monitor ECO-Drive displaying consumption of fuel in real time, work of a hybrid drive gear and energy use, a rear-view camera, Bluetooth, a multipurpose wheel with a leather braid, a socket for USB. In top featured model pleases versions Club with presence of 16-inch light-alloy wheels, systems Stop&Start, anti-fog, functions of heating up of exterior mirrors, the rear electric window regulators, cooled box, adjustable height of a passenger armchair and a spoiler on a roof. The price of the given version of Toyota Yaris Hybrid – €19 200.
In Germany to accept orders for model purchase official dealers begin since June, 16th.
The American association J.D. Power&Associates recognized the most reliable in the market of the USA among models 2009 of year of manufacture cars of the company of Lexus.
To such conclusion experts of association came, interrogating 31 thousand owners of cars of various marks. In probe the data about breakages which owners of cars of manufacture of 2009 for last year faced has been assembled. The total rating was made proceeding from quantity of failures on 100 cars. In total 32 brands appear in it.
Lexus mark – 86 failures on one hundred cars appeared the leader of a rating, and models RX 350 and ES 350 have been recognized the most reliable in the classes. The second place occupies Porsche with an indicator of 98 breakages on 100 cars, follow Toyota and Cadillac with 104 breakages.
Popular cars in Russia surprised with the results: Volkswagen occupied in rating J.D. Power 26 place with result in 169 failures on 100 cars, and Mercedes-Benz did not get even to a top-5 of leaders – 112 breakages on 100 cars. The eighth place occupies Ford with an indicator of 124 breakages, the tenth – Hyundai (125 breakages).
In total in 2012 company J.D. Power and Associates assembled the data about models 32 of brands. 132 breakages on 100 cars became average value, it on 13 % is less, than last year.
Total rating of reliability of cars of various marks from J.D. Power and Associates for 2012 looks as follows:
1. Lexus (86 failures on 100 cars)
2. Porsche (98)
3. Cadillac (104)
4. Toyota (104)
5. Scion (111)
6. Mercedes-Benz (112)
7. Lincoln (116)
8. Ford (124)
9. Buick (125)
10. Hyundai (125)
11. Acura (129)
12. Honda (131)
13. Chevrolet (135)
14. Volvo (143)
15. Audi (148)
16. Smart (148)
17. Subaru (149)
18. Nissan (152)
19. Mitsubishi (153)
20. BMW (154)
21. GMC (158)
22. MINI (161)
23. Mazda (163)
24. Suzuki (167)
25. Kia (169)
26. Volkswagen (169)
27. Infiniti (172)
28. Jaguar (172)
29. Ram (174)
30. Jeep (179)
31. Dodge (183)
32. Chrysler (192)
New Honda Civic perfectly coped with crash-tests and earned the maximum rating – 5 stars in Euro NCAP. Under operating standards of the European tests to get the higher point the car should receive the general estimation not less than 80 %. These percent are charged on a parity of the received points in each category of tests to their greatest possible quantity.
Besides 5 stars, experts Euro NCAP declared award to a hatchback of a special award for system of braking for prevention of crashes (CMBS).
Let’s remind that the new model Civic offered exclusively in the form of a five-door hatchback, has been developed specially for the European market. Under a car cowl there is one of 2 petrol motors in volume of 1,4 l, 1,8 l or a diesel engine in volume of 2,2 l in a combination with six-step MKPP. The novelty also received simplification system thrown uphill Hill Start Assist, and the version with the engine in volume of 1,8 l – specially developed five-step automatic transmission.
Lexus company confirmed officially the participation in the international showroom in New York where brings the new conceptual car under name LF-Gh. Management of luxury division of Toyota declaring that show penalties shows the concept of new design language of mark, the detailed information on a novelty refused to open. A number of sources considers that the car which will be presented in New York, becomes a harbinger of new generation of sedan GS, others hold the opinion that the debutant is a prototype of the following generation of off-road car GX. Presence at the name of model of a letter “h” specifies that the car is equipped by the hybrid power-plant which characteristics journalists plan to find out within the next few days.
Earlier it was informed that Lexus GS of new generation debuts in the world market till the end of current year. Under not confirmed data, Lexus exhausts not only hybrid, but “tuned” version GS with 5.0-liter petrol engine V8 capacity of an order of 465 h.p. Besides Lexus LF-Gh show, at the New York exhibition opening in the end of April, there pass world prime ministers restyling Kia Soul, new generation of Subaru Impreza, sports car FT-86 II under brand Scion and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sporty coupe.
The Japanese concern of Toyota issued at the moment model Yaris of new generation only in a five-door variant, in the end of current year offers clients a hatchback with three doors.
One of these days paparazzi was possible to photograph on a camera three-door prototype Yaris passing a running in on a racing track. It is expected that the novelty begins to be completed with just the same ruler of engines, as the five-door car which in Japan is accessible with three petrol motors capacity 86 (1.0 litres), 93 (1.3 litres) and 108 h.p. (1.5 litres). In the market of the Country of a rising sun it is presented Yaris, equipped exclusively by a variator, however the five-step mechanical gear box will be offered Europeans. Toyota also plans release of the hybrid hatchback constructed on the basis of Geneva show penalty Yaris HSD. In a premiere course concept the management of concern did not sound the characteristic of a hybrid power-plant, but informal sources inform, its structure includes the 99-hp petrol motor in volume of 1.8 litres and the 80-hp electric motor. Manufacture of hybrid version of Toyota Yaris adjust next year in France at factory TMMF located in the city of Valansene. The car manufacturer expects to show a three-door variant of Toyota Yaris 2012 of modelling year to the public in the autumn. The car debuts or in frameworks the motor-show in Tokyo, or in Los Angeles.
Next year the Japanese company Honda will begin sales of first hybrid coupe CR-Z which in the form of the concept car has been presented on the international motor show to Tokyo, but without competirion the car does not remain, so over a hybrid coupe concern Toyota works also, not preparing to lose leadership in a segment of cars with two motors.
Today it was possible to receive some particulars about car Toyota Prius Coupe which will be constructed on chassis Prius and it begins to be completed with the hybrid unit consisting of 1,8-litre petrol motor VVT-i. Power of a coupe is equivalent 134 h.p. According to Autocar, to “hundred” car can be accelerated for 10,4 sec and reach the maximum speed of 180 km/hour. Average fuel consumption on 100 km of a way should not exceed 5 l. As confirms edition Best Car, the design of the car will be created by efforts of experts of Italian design studio Pininfarina, or designers of firm Italdesign. Hybrid coupe Toyota with the landing formula 2+2 is expected, that, will go on sale before 2012. The car estimated cost will make $22 000. Competitor Toyota Prius Coupe, Honda CR-Z, most likely, begins to be completed with the 1,5-litre gasoline engine, an electric motor, accumulators and a mechanical gear box that is uncharacteristic for hybrid models. Power of installation will make about 130 h.p.
In a global network there were the first official photos of new generation Nissan Micra made journalists on the international motor show in Tokyo during special action, the car devoted to the future debut. To pleasure of admirers of compact Japanese model, the car has turned out very stylish and nice though first sketches Nissan Micra of new generation inspired some fears concerning design. Nissan it was possible to keep original shape of the car, but some stylistic decisions a novelty has borrowed at competitors: the lattice looks same as at cars MINI, and the head optics bears a faint resemblance to headlights of Italian hatchback Fiat Punto. Small aggression of appearance Nissan Micra gives a cowl though, of course, the car is not created for fast style of driving and it is focused on the slow movement, alternating by standing in plugs.
Nissan Micra it is constructed on a new platform, easier which allows passengers to feel free enough in model interior. Engineers managed to lower car weight on 50 kg, and as have noted in the company, the model became purer, more economic and more obediently in steering. I would like to add that this car is really great to rent if you are visiting someone in a big city with parking problems, so by renting this car will give you more freedom of moving in the big city.
It is supposed, that novelty sale in the local market will begin only autumn of next year. Car assembly will adjust at factories in Thailand and India that will give the chance to the company to lower expenses for manufacture and not to increase cost Nissan Micra 2011 modelling years.
Japanese motor-car manufacturer Mitsubishi has published the first sketch of the new compact crossover, which main contender becomes rather popular in domestic motorists suv Nissan Qashqai if to shut eyes to that at a novelty as some experts believe, probably, presence of hybrid version. The Mitsubishi is developed on a global platform which is used today by sedan Lancer and crossover Outlander. In a basis of compact model the conceptual car cX, shown by the company on the international motor show in Frankfurt will lay down two years ago. As writes Autocar, power ruler Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, whose test prototype this week has been noticed on over-the-road tests, will make economic diesel and petrol motors which will be diluted”by a hybrid power-plant with possibility of additional charge of batteries from the household electric system. In standard equipment the car will offer the buyer with a forward control, but in richer complete sets clients Mitsubishi will receive an off-road car equippment with system of an all wheel drive and transmission with two clutches.
Let’s remind, show penalties Mitsubishi cX in Frankfurt of 134 h.p. so it is possible to assume have been presented with the 1.8-litre diesel engine power, that the given motor will not appear “behind a board” and at start of the serial version of a hybrid crossover.
In the homeland the car will arrive in interiors of official dealers in February, 2010. World premiere Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will take place in March on the Geneva motor show then the model will appear at retailers in Europe and the USA.
Many experts put forward assumptions, that new generation Hyundai Elantra debuts in the world market only in 2012, but in the South Korean company have judged differently, planning to present the car next year. At the car again “lighted” on tests within this week, judging by photos, the wheelbase will increase. For a basis of design of the car will accept style of a sports four-door coupe, on what the sloping line of a roof specifies. Interior Hyundai Elantra of new generation which will get a sports shade will essentially change. The metre panel consists now of two huge “wells”, on central console there were three small displays, one of which reflects climate control indications. Speedometer Hyundai Elantra is marked to a mark of 225 km/hours, and a tachometre – to 8000 rpm. Ruler of engines Hyundai Elantra the new 4-cylinder motor in volume should recover of 2.4 h.p. system of direct injection of fuel, informs Leftlanenews. The Gasoline engine will join with new six-step mechanical transmission. Debut Hyundai Elantra will take place next year