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The Japanese automaker Toyota launched during the first quarter of next year in the European market commercialization of its new commercial vehicle ProAce, but the first units will arrive in the second quarter of next year, the company said in a statement.
The corporation said that the arrival of this new business will allow you to expand its presence in the European segment of medium-sized vans and stressed that has great versatility, capabilities and a high level of charge, with up to 7 cubic meters.
The new ProAce offers easy access to the interior of the vehicle thanks to a choice between one and two sliding side doors and two back doors with an opening angle of 270 degrees.
However, the Japanese said that, despite having a great versatility and cargo capacity for everyday, this vehicle also offers features that improve comfort on board, the driver’s seat as high or wide windscreen which improves visibility.
Toyota said the new ProAce be available with a wide range of diesel engines that meet Euro 5 European regulations. This vehicle will have a 1.6-liter diesel engine and 90 hp with manual gearbox and five-speed diesel choice of 2.0-liter and 128 hp or 163 hp.
The new signature model car is offered with three different heights and three body types and with different internal dimensions and capacities, making them suitable to the demands of their customers.
After more than a decade demonstrating the great virtues of the hybrid system Hybrid Synergy Drive which pioneered the Spanish market back in 2000 with the offering for sale of the Prius and the coming to market in 2010 the Auris HSD, this year 2012 is now selling Toyota in Spain Full hybrid system combined Hybri in the B segment with the Yaris hybrid, the Prius + with minivans and entering the Spanish market the new electric hybrid technology plug with the plug-in hybrid Prius.
Toyota’s hybrid technology is now available in Spain in most vehicle segments, which makes Toyota reaches almost 65% of the Spanish market for passenger cars and SUVs, and more than affordable prices, if we consider the Yaris hybrid of the 15.900euros. In the medium term objective of the Japanese is to continue adding hybrid versions in those market segments where Toyota is present.
Hybrid technology is the most efficient and environmentally friendly in both the present and the near future be able to adapt to different energy sources.
In Spain, registrations of Toyota hybrid vehicles exceeded 25,000 units and now stands at 1 in 5 vehicles registration mark. The forecast of the Japanese is to continue expanding these figures for the year 2013 on April 1 may represent Toyota’s sales in Spain, and more and more websites offering the opportunity to buy more safely and quickly.
“For the safety of drivers in the United States must do everything possible to understand what is happening,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, in making the announcement.
“For this we are using the smartest minds.”
Experts from the U.S. space agency will analyze the way that electromagnetic interference may influence the electronic control of the Toyota vehicles.
Also contribute their expertise in electronics; computers, software and analysis in a study should be completed in late summer, said LaHood.
Keith Henry, spokesman for the American Space Agency (NASA) reported that the aid application was accepted immediately and that the agreement was signed last Friday.
Henry added that the investigation will be in charge of nine engineers Security and Engineering Center of NASA, which was created in 2004 following the Columbia shuttle disaster.
Sources from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that in parallel, the National Academy of Sciences conduct a study on the problems of uncontrolled acceleration and electronic devices throughout the automotive industry. They added that the cost of both investigations will be around three million dollars.
In the past six months, Toyota was forced to call for review more than 8.5 million vehicles, including some of its Lexus luxury models.
The Japanese automaker has said that these problems were due to acceleration of the mat interference with the pedal or jam it.
However, some industry sectors have indicated that the problem may be deeper and their origin would be an electronic failure.
The intervention of NASA and the National Academy of Sciences has been applauded by Toyota.
The assembler expected increase in sales.
the director of Toyota Motor Sales in the American Union, Jim Lentz, told Automotive News yesterday that “they expect superior performance from 30-35% in sales in March in connection with the same month last year”.
Executive himself said that the big reveal and support the good performance in March was due to the RAV4.
On Tuesday, the brand also launched a new offensive to ensure the quality of its vehicles on U.S. soil.