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Japan Corporate News  01/20/2014 2:56 AM ET
Toyota Launches Fully Redesigned 'Voxy' and 'Noah' Minivans in Japan: Class-first Full Hybrid System Achieves Fuel Efficiency of 23.8 km/L Under MLIT JC08 Test Cycle
Tokyo, Jan 20, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation announces today the Japanwide launch of the completely redesigned "Voxy" minivan through "Netz" dealers, and the completely 7redesigned "Noah" minivan through "Toyota Corolla" dealers, with a hybrid model scheduled for release on February 14.

The completely redesigned Voxy and Noah are next-generation spacious minivans that provide the roomy interior needed by families and integrate higher levels of fun, utility and fuel economy.

Due to the box-like body and emotional design, both these models share the design concept "emotional box" and fit within the limited "five number"(1) Japanese vehicle dimension requirements. With a powerful design that creates a distinct and alluring impression, the front view of these vehicles presents a dangerously exciting elegance for the Voxy and a striking impression for the Noah. An innovative new flat, low-floor has helped realize a class-leading roomy interior, a non-step design with outstanding ease of ingress and egress for children and the elderly, and a user-friendly cargo space.

On the environmental performance front, a class-first(2) full hybrid system (THS II with reduction gear(3)) achieves exceptional cruising ranges and fuel efficiency for this class, at 23.8 km/L under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's (MLIT) JC08 test cycle. Gasoline engine models also include features such as an idling-stop function and the new Super CVT-i, with its class-leading gear-ratio range, which enable them to achieve class-leading4 fuel efficiency for gasoline engine models at 16.0 km/L under the MLIT JC08 test cycle for two-wheel drive models with idling-stop.

The vehicles come with a range of appealing comfort-enhancing features, including seven-seater models that feature ultra-long sliding Captain Seats with an 810-mm sliding range in the second row-a first for its class4-in a combination with side-sliding mechanism and one-touch folding third-row seats, an Intelligent Parking Assist system with Easy Set that assists with parking by automatically recognizing the location of parking space lines, a wide-angle color backup guide monitor that expands the viewing angle of rear cameras to approximately 180 degrees, a one-touch electric sliding door with dual easy-closing mechanisms, and a wireless charger for charging smartphones and other mobile devices.

Welcab wheelchair-adapted models have undergone substantial improvements including being equipped with a manual forward ramp and other features for wheelchair users. The product line-up has also been expanded and now includes Welcab Friendmatic Seat models with wheelchair storage and support for moving to and from the driver's seat.

Notes:

(1) Japanese license plate designation for vehicles less than 4.7 m in length, 1.7 m in width and 2.0 m in height and with an engine displacement of 2,000 cc or less
(2) 1.8-2.0 liter, 7-8-seater minivan with overall height of 1.8 meters or more
(3) Toyota Hybrid System II
(4) As of January 2014, Toyota Motor Corporation calculations


About Toyota



Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

Contact:

Toyota Motor Corporation Public Affairs Division Global Communications Department Tel: +81-3-3817-9926



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