"A car company with a positive environmental effect" sounds like an oxymoron. Well Toyota is trying to show that this is not impossible with the launch of Toyota hybrid technology!
Their new Fuel cell vehicle (FCV) shows that cars can be eco-friendly.
In case you are wondering how a Fuel Cell Vehicle works, read on.... IN a FCV, the Fuel Cells generates electricity through the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen to power the motor driving the vehicle. Hydrogen, which replaces conventional fuels (Petrol and Diesel) is an environment friendly energy source that can be produced from various raw materials. However, the most amazing thing in FCVs is that they have zero emissions or in other words, zero CO2 emissions during operation.
The dominoes picking themselves up in this clip captures the essence of the spirit of Toyota innovation.
The Toyota Scion FR-S, a.k.a the GT86, has been named the Hottest Sport Compact at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. This is the second year running that Toyota has won the title for the car.
Toyota showed off four specially kitted and tuned coupes at the show. This included the GREDDY x Scion Racing FR-S racing prototype and the FR-S Steve Aoki Art Car, a music-themed version of the FR-S originated by star DJ and producer Steve Aoki.
When I ask people what comes to their mind when they think about Toyota cars, among the answers I get include "reliability", "quality" and "value for money". However, all these are perceptions of the brand in the minds of consumers and I was wondering whether these were actually true.
I was looking at the Highlander (known as the Toyota Kluger in Japan and Australia) which is one their best-selling mid size SUVs. The 2011 model only has some minor cosmetic changes to the 2nd generation. They also have a Hybrid variant. I really like this model but the question was with regards to the Highlander cost of ownership.
2008-2010 Toyota Highlander
Well, I found this site which allows you to compare the Highlander with other brands. It was quite interesting because according to the site, the Highlander costs much less to own as compared to it's nearest competitors, namely, the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer.
The projected ownership costs include depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, state fees and repair and maintenance costs. This was based on 2012 model year study carried out by intellichoice (www.intellichoice.com)