Filed under: Green , Toyota , Hydrogen Is the water vapor coming out of Toyota’s first production fuel-cell vehicle drinkable? If you’re driving through the Sierra Nevadas? Probably. Cruising through Beijing? Not so much. Cleanliness of Toyota Mirai fuel cell exhaust depends on air quality originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Lexus Announces Twins! – All-New NX Compact Crossover Introduces First Twin Scroll Turbo Charger to Lineup
BEIJING – April 20, 2014 – With the addition of two exhaust gas inlets and two nozzles, Lexus welcomes its first twin scroll turbo charger to its powertrain family at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.
BEIJING – April 4, 2014 – The all-new Lexus NX luxury compact crossover will debut at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The unveiling of the NX, based on the LF-NX concept, marks Lexus’ entry into the fast growing luxury compact crossover segment. With its striking design, advanced technologies and Lexus’ signature spindle grill, the NX will set new standards for future models in the line-up.
GENEVA – March 4, 2014 – When the Lexus LF-NX concept was introduced last year at the Frankfurt and Tokyo Motor Shows last year, customer feedback was positive. Customers who liked the LF-NX will be happy to know the production version, NX, derived from the concept will be revealed at the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show next month.
Filed under: Concept Cars , Hybrid , Sedan , China , Toyota , Beijing Motor Show , Design/Style It’s not the most pronounceable model name, but that’s not our problem, is it? Toyota debuted its sharply styled Yundong Shuangqing hybrid concept at the Beijing Motor Show today, announcing that a production version will be sold in China at some point in the future. The Yundong Shuangqing was joined on stage by the Dear Qin compact and the GT 86 rear-wheel-drive sports car . Toyota developed the Yundong Shuangqing’s hybrid powertrain mainly at the automaker’s research and development plant in Changshu, China. “We would like to put smiles on the faces of our Chinese customers with hybrid technology,” Toyota President Akio Toyoda said in prepared remarks at the show. “I want the people of China to be able to experience the beauty of hybrid technology through a hybrid car born in China.” In 2005, China became the first place outside of Japan where the Prius hybrid was built when Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd. started making the third-generation model. And two years ago, GAC Toyota Motor Co., which is in China’s Guangdong Province, started making the Camry Hybrid. Earlier this month, Honda said it would launch at least four hybrids specifically for the Chinese market under either its moniker or the Acura brand in order to capitalize on what’s likely to be surging car sales in that country.