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Toyota is working on some pretty exciting stuff, and much of it is going to be on display at the Frankfurt auto show. Anyone interested in the next thing that the automaker has slated for release should tune into the big event to find out exactly what’s to come. Toyota is going to show off a wide range of vehicles and special features, but the two items of most note will be very large and very small. Toyota has a special hybrid vehicle to show off, and an all-new Land Cruiser as well. Both of these vehicles are major advancements for the automaker and to Land Cruiser fans there should be something worth getting excited about very soon.
An All New Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a massive monster of a vehicle that can handle off-roading like a pro. Not only does this huge SUV stand up to everyday use capably, it’s also one of the best options to consider when you want a luxurious full-sized family vehicle that can handle things like camping or trail riding. The only problem is that the current Land Cruiser is a bit dated, though it’s been refreshed. The new Land Cruiser that Toyota is going to be previewing in Frankfurt is a completely redone model that’s sure to pack in some exciting features.
The other big reveal during the Frankfurt auto show is the C-HR hybrid vehicle concept. This little beauty is going to focus heavily on an emotional looking crossover, that just happens to rely on plug-in hybrid technology. The main feature of this hybrid is going to be its look, but it will also be a capable little crossover that’s built atop hybrid plug-in tech, which is something to get pretty excited about. Unfortunately, it appears that the vehicle will only be available to buyers in Europe, and it doesn’t look like it’s coming stateside anytime soon.
There are a bunch of advancements coming out of Toyota, which is exactly why you’ll want to tune into the Frankfurt auto show to find out what they are and when they’ll be available for purchase.
Toyota plans on making its presence as the world’s most progressive full-line manufacturer at this year’s North American International Auto Show. The exhibit will occupy 35,000-square feet of space which will feature 38 vehicles, including the 2014 editions of the new Corolla, Highlander, 4Runner and Tundra.
There will also be several displays that highlight some of Toyota’s recent successes and promising future technologies. These would include the FCV – a fuel cell-powered concept that kicked off the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The FCV represents a major engineering achievement for Toyota as they prepare to launch a fuel cell sedan in 2015.
Another unique concept vehicle coming to NAIAS this year is the Toyota FV2, a future mobility car operated by the driver shifting his or her body to intuitively move the vehicle in any direction. By using intelligent transport system technology to connect with other vehicles in the area and traffic infrastructure, the Toyota FV2 helps enable safe driving by providing a wide variety of safety information, including advance warning about vehicles in blind spots at intersections.
Toyota’s prowess in hybrid technology will be featured with all four members of the Prius “family” on display, as well as hybrid versions of the Avalon, Camry and Highlander. Charging stations for the environmentally-lauded Prius Plug-In and RAV4 EV can also be found in the exhibit.
Motorsports fans are guaranteed to enjoy the “Toyota Racing Zone,” an area that pays homage to the manufacturer’s involvement and success in NASCAR. A Camry stock car and NASCAR Tundra “cutaway” are featured in this zone, as well as a Toyota/NHRA Funny Car.
“This year’s exhibit illustrates Toyota’s deep product portfolio,” said Don Johnson, Auto Show Engagement Manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “Toyota has demonstrated success in every vehicle segment, and the company’s leadership in hybrid and fuel cell technologies is helping propel the industry toward a more sustainable future. Toyota’s product diversity will be evident to anyone attending NAIAS.”
The Toyota exhibit was designed and constructed by Michigan-based George P. Johnson. Continue to check in with us as we bring you more news from the 2014 North American International Auto Show.