Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Toyota Passo

Toyota Passo

Toyota’s latest compact 7-seater MPV has been unveiled in Japan on Christmas day, so let’s check out the full details of the new compact people carrier that will make its way onto Malaysian shores sometime in the second half of 2009 as the new Perodua MPV.

As with alot of other Toyota compact cars, the new MPV is available under both the Toyota and Daihatsu badges as compact cars like these are pretty much mainly Daihatsu-engineered as it is their speciality.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Toyota Rush

The Toyota Rush cabin has a usable length of 2440 mm with generous spacing between each row of seats. The interior width of 1385 mm also allows for a comfortable couple distance between the front occupants and good elbow room for the other occupants. Though the exterior dimensions seem compact, the Rush offers a third row of seating for those occasions when additional passengers need to be carried on board. The second row has a 60-mm fore-aft slide adjustment and the backrest can also be reclined for a more relaxing position. This provides more legroom for the passengers in the second row or third row, as required. Access to the third row is also easy with the double-fold operation of the second row of seats.

UMW Toyota Motor has broadened its line-up further with the addition of the all-new .The Rush is a variant in the ‘Under-IMV’ family of products, the other being the Avanza. The IMV (it stands for ‘Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicles’) project was conceived as an industrial project which would span the globe and includes the Hilux, Fortuner and Innova; ‘Under-IMV’ models are smaller but use the same approach which has been able to lower production costs so as to be able to offer customers more affordable vehicles. Sharing the same platform as the Avanza helps to enhance economies of scale but the bodystyle is that of a compact SUV rather than a MPV. This means it is aimed at a different target group, mainly the young and active types.

source: http://www.motortrader.com.my/NUS/articles/article_1252/page_m.asp

Toyota Prius II Specs


Gasoline Engine


Aluminum double overhead cam (DOHC) 16-valve VVT-i 4-cylinder


1.8 liters (1798 cc)

Bore x stroke

3.17 in. x 3.48 in.

Compression ratio



Four valves per cylinder with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)

Induction system

Sequential multi-point EFI with Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i)

Ignition system

Electronic, with Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI)

Power output

98 hp @ 5200 rpm (73 kW @ 5200 rpm)


105 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm (142 N•m @ 4000 rpm)

Emission rating

Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV) [1]

Electric Motor

Motor type

Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor

Power output

80 hp (60 kW)


153 lb.-ft. (207 N•m)


650V maximum

Traction Battery


Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) [2]

Power Output

36 hp (27 kW)



Hybrid System Net Power

134 hp (100 kW)



Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)

Front Suspension

Independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar

Rear Suspension

Torsion beam


Electric Power Steering (EPS); rack-and-pinion with electric power-assist

Turning circle diameter, curb to curb (ft.)


Power-assisted ventilated front disc, solid rear disc with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and integrated regenerative braking

Coefficient of drag (Cd)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Toyota Supra

The Toyota Supra is a sports car that was produced by Toyota Motor Company

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Toyota Caldina

The all-new Caldina of September 2002 is a pure sports wagon, and does not share body panels with Allion, Premio, and Avensis. Engines for the Caldina are 1.8 L 1ZZ-FE, 2.0 L 1AZ-FSE, or 2.0 L turbo 3S-GTE. Trim levels are 1.8 X, 1.8 Z, 2.0 Z, 2.0 ZT, and 2.0 GT-Four (the later is coded ST246). There is also a MKII Model years 2005-2007 with Minor refresh was given to them. All models have automatic transmission and the GT-Four only comes in tiptronic transmission. They all also have an electronic handbrake system. With the discontinuation of Celica, the Caldina was one of sportiest Toyota models sold in Japan. Caldina GT-Four is also widely available as reconditioned grey-import cars in Malaysia. Production of the 3rd generation Caldina ended in 2007. That was also the end for both the 3S-GTE engine and the "GT-Four" moniker in Toyota's lineup.
from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Caldina#3rd_Generation_.282002-2007.29

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Toyota Avanza

Toyota Avanza is a mini MPV designed and produced in and also assembled in with supervision from Toyota, who also sells the car under their Daihatsu brand. The car was launched at the Gaikindo Auto Expo in 2003 and sold over 100,000 units that year. The name "Avanza" was taken from the Italian word avanzato, which means "advance".The Avanza is a new model developed as a low premier MPV which is of higher-spec and aimed at a higher market.

Toyota Avanza 1.3i with 16v VVT and 86 hp. It reaches 160 km / h and accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in 14.2 seconds. As more dynamic option, you can choose the Toyota Avanza 1.5i VVT with 108 hp. In this version, the maximum speed Toyota Avanza climbs to 165 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 kph low until 12.8 seconds.

Toyota Altis

Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G L, offering excellent ground clearance and good fuel economy. Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G L gets the credit for a smooth journey free of bumps, On an average, Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G L travels 11 kilometers on a liter. You do not have to confirm the power and torque figures. Power of 132 PS at 6000rpm and torque 170Nm at 4200rpm grant this car with good performance.When it comes to the looks, Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G L can be regarded as a twin to Camry, and falls under the D segment of luxury cars.