There's only a few days before October 1 and that means that the Paris Motor Show will be opening its doors soon. As one of the frontrunners in the automotive industry, much is expected to be seen at the Toyota Booth. This year, Toyota will travel 9,600 kilometers from its headquarters in Japan to present the Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota CH-R, Toyota FCV Plus and some surprises.
Let's take a preview at what Toyota has in store for us.
Toyota Prius Prime: A Plug-in Hybrid Set To Impress
The Toyota Prius Prime was seen for the first time in the Hall of New York. It has twice the autonomy that the first generation plug-in version of the Prius has thanks to its lithium-ion battery with higher capacity. The new flagship of Toyota's hybrid technology in electric mode now has a range of over 50 km and is capable of reaching 135 km/h. Its average consumption is less than 1.0 liter/100km and emissions remain below 22 g/km.
Despite its greater autonomy, Toyota says it takes only two hours to recharge the battery. As a novelty, the car also includes solar panels on the roof to charge the battery when the sun shines and a heat pump that allows the air conditioning to function without using up the battery when driving in electric mode.
Truly, the Toyota Prius Prime is a must-see at the Paris Motor Show.
Toyota C-HR: The Main Attraction
If you are a Toyota fan, then you should know that the Toyota CH R will be the main attraction. The Toyota C-HR is a midsize crossover - slightly less than 4.5 meters long, 1.8 wide and 1.5 high - that was developed on the platform Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).
Its design concept is born 'Sensual Speed-Cross' and is the result of cooperation with design centers on three continents, all led by the head of Design, Kazuhiko Isawa.
In some markets, the C-HR is available with the 1.2-liter turbo that we have seen in the Toyota Auris engine. With an output of 116 hp, it generates CO2 emissions from 125 g/km and has a combined fuel consumption from 5.5 l/100 km.
But the star of the Paris Motor Show will undoubtedly be the vehicle's hybrid version. With an output of 122 hp, this new hybrid engine is not only more efficient and lighter than the previous hybrid system Toyota full hybrid, but also offers a more agile performance.
Toyota FCV PLUS: The Future
In any self-respecting car manufacturer, there must be a prototype and at the Paris Motor Show, the Toyota FCV PLUS is Toyota's bet for a concept. With this prototype, Toyota analyzes how future vehicles on hydrogen can contribute to society. When the car isn't in use for transport, it can be used as a generator to make electricity for the driver's home.
At 3800mm long, the FCV Plus is slightly smaller than a Yaris, but bigger than an Aygo. It's a little wider and taller than both of these models, at 1750mm across and 1540mm tall. The design is truly modernized with its blue glasshouse dominating the exterior.
Check out the awesome might be future of hydrogen power cars in this video.
It is reported that Toyota may fire up surprises along the way but with these 3 main showcase at the Paris Motor Show, it seems that things will be very interesting at their booth. Are you excited or disappointed? Sound off in the comment section below.