Toyota Unveils Concepts at Beijing Motor ShowChina-only Hybrid Concept Equipped with Locally Produced Hybrid System
2012—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is exhibiting 38 production and concept vehicles, including three world premieres, here at the 12th Beijing International
Automotive Exhibition, which starts today and runs through May 2*1 at the China International Exhibition Center. TMC's exhibit space covers approximately 3,200 m2.
Making their world premieres are the 'Yundong Shuangqing'*2 China-only concept hybrid, which is equipped with a hybrid system developed primarily at the Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. R&D Center in Changshu, China, and the compact-sized 'Toyota Dear Qin'*3, which is a global-strategic concept (sedan and hatchback) featuring a design aiming to attract more people to the user base.
Also, to meet the diverse needs of Chinese consumers, TMC is displaying the '86' compact rear-wheel-drive sports car designed to maximize driving enjoyment, the 'Welcab' series of vehicles with factory-installed features for the disabled, and several types of environment-friendly vehicles.
At a press conference during the exhibition, TMC President Akio Toyoda said: 'We would like to put smiles on the faces of our Chinese customers with hybrid technology. I want the people of China to be able to experience the beauty of hybrid technology through a hybrid car born in China.'
Source - Toyota
TMC aims to continue producing ever-better cars—ranging from environment-friendly vehicles to specially equipped vehicles to sports cars—to meet the needs of a broad range of vehicle users in China.