The all new Toyota ME.WE concept car was challenging 75 ground-breaking designs from all over the world and from almost every field of life, but automobiles including VW XL-1, which was also a candidate for the design of the year award held at the London Museum. The decision was made on the bases of progressive technologies and design modernisation used in the models. In the case of ME.WE concept; judges are quite amazed at its atmosphere friendly technologies, there is another short-list car using the same technologies, the XL1 by Volkswagen.
The ME.WE concept is packed with innovative and revolutionary eco-friendly technologies and comes with fully changed and frivolous structure made of aluminium and electric drivetrain with a cane interior. It uses 100 per cent recyclable polystyrene to develop the doors and bonnet of the ME.WE concept, while bumpers and other small formations are made with comparable materials. This is a flexible vehicle as it can be used as Convertible, off-roader and as a small city car at the same time but it can be used as pick-up as well.
Several other contestants and participants at the show with Toyota ME.WE included electric bikes and public transport apps such as citymappers. There was a school from Nigeria also shortlisted for award, shocked? No you don’t need to be, because it is a floating school from Nigerian lagoon. This was the seventh Design of the Year award and its motive was to celebrate the stupendous design make-up on the globe. Several others like architectures, digital, fashion, furniture, graphic and product designs were also participating in the show however the auto makers were hot participants of the show but Toyota ME.WE was crowned as Design of the Year for 2014.
The Prius is the top selling Hybrid car in the world, and is the bestselling period in all over the world since 2014. It is the most efficient and greenest EV in Toyota’s line-up, being the first non-plug-in car sold in the auto markets to achieve a 50mpg collective fuel economy rating. The line-up will definitely comprise of plug-in and possibly other variants, and will be expected launch a new base respite design vernacular for Toyota’s ever-present hybrid line-up.
Toyota Prius 2014
The Prius will be use Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) for the first time and it is first ever brand also to use the TNGA, a modular platform that Toyota claims it a serious weight shredder technology for its new models. As well built and even best fuel economy is explanation number one that the Prius holds the first place in the market; expect Toyota to make wide-ranging use of frivolous resources to decrease mass.
Earlier this year, some updates were reported that Toyota has intended for the Prius, such as batteries with better energy storage, bringing in smaller but powerful electric motors, and stirring to a gas engine with optimized combustion and abridged chafing. Using these methods, Toyota anticipates increasing fuel economy by almost 8 per cent. They are also planning to replace larger battery packs with the smaller and more-energy-dense lithium-ion batteries to salt away the space. On other hand prices are one of the big concerns and to keep prices aggressive, suppose the Prius to hold on to nickel-metal-hydride batteries.
The fourth-gen Prius make its first appearance at the New York auto show in April and is likely to be open for sale by the end of the year. Prices will keep at present level, likely from $25k for standard version and $30k for well built version.
www.euroncap.comFrontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40% of the width of the car striking a deformable barrier. In the side impact, a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver’s door at 50 km/h. In the pole test, the car tested is propelled sideways at 29km/h into a rigid pole.
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A legend celebrates its birthday. For 60 years the Toyota Land Cruiser has stood for reliability, durability and unconditional off-road capabilities in more than 170 countries. In one out of two TV shows featuring remote regions of the world or spectacular natural occurrences you’ll see this Japanese SUV driving through the picture.