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Toyota Motor Corporation and Partners Launch New Car-Sharing Service in Grenoble, France
Sep 16 14
Toyota Motor Corporation, together with partners, the city of Grenoble, France, its metropolitan area Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, EDF and its affiliate Sodetrel, and Cite lib have launched a new car-sharing service, Cite lib by Ha:mo, in Grenoble, France. This new service is not just another car-sharing service. By offering a new type of mobility based on ultra-compact electric vehicles, the service aims to complement Grenoble's public transport network with a solution for short-trips - including one-way trips - that can be planned as part of overall city journeys. The vehicles and the charging stations are seamlessly connected to the IT infrastructure of Grenoble's transport network, offering both route planning and online/mobile app reservations. Users can pick-up one of the 70 vehicles and drop it off at any station near their destination without having to return it to the original pickup point. They will only be charged for the ride. It features 35 Toyota i-ROAD, the large number in service in the world. The Toyota i-ROAD is an innovative, fun-to-drive three-wheel personal mobility vehicle equipped with revolutionary Active Lean technology that emulates the movements of a skier. The i-ROAD is as agile as a scooter with the enclosed-canopy comfort of a car. Thirty-five four-wheel vehicles, Toyota Auto Body's COMS, will also be part of the project.
Toyota Considers Building Plant in Mexico
Sep 11 14
Toyota is looking at locations for the construction of a new plant in Mexico. The company is said to be reviewing several Mexican states and has met Mexican federal officials for preliminary talks on the potential new plant. The size and timing of this possible production capacity increase has not been determined.
Toyota Motor Corporation, Subaru and Daihatsu to Launch New Super-Compact Truck in Japan
Sep 8 14
Toyota Motor Corporation, Subaru along with Daihatsu are launching a new super-compact truck in Japan. Models to be launched include the Daihatsu Hijet, Subaru Sambar, and Toyota Pixis, which are largely identical aside from badging. The models are equipped with the same DOHC 3-cylinder engine, limited to 660cc and 63hp by kei vehicle standards determined by the Japanese government, coupled with four- speed automatic or five- speed manual transmission and either rear- or all-wheel-drive.
Toyota to Invests $35 Million in Collaborative Safety Research Center in Ann Arbor
Sep 4 14
Toyota announced that $35-million investment over the next six years at its Collaborative Safety Research Center in Ann Arbor. The infusion of capital will allow the center, which is part of the Toyota Technical Center, to focus on the transition to automated and connected-vehicle technologies. New research will focus on guidelines for touch screens and sensors that deliver safety information to drivers and enable cars to communicate with each other to avoid collisions.
Toyota Motor Corporation Launches Innova Limited Edition 2014
Sep 3 14
Toyota Motor Corporation has introduced its 'Innova Limited Edition 2014 for the festive season. The automaker is producing 1,500 units of the vehicle. The model will be available in a new colour, Bronze Mica Metallic, besides Silver Mica Metallic, and will be available until November 2014. It is available in a diesel version and is priced from INR 1,290,947 to INR 1,300,710. The model is based on the present Gx Grade and comes with the options of seven and eight seats in both Euro III and Euro IV engines.