Toyota and Honda prepare for high-profile debuts in TokyoSeptember 18, 2019
Tokyo Auto Show will open next month. The Japanese edition of “Best Car” reports on several premieres that are expected at the exhibition.
Among them are Toyota Tj Cruiser. About two years ago it was shown as a concept. It is expected that the model will enter the market in May next year. It will be built on the TNGA platform. The cabin can accommodate up to 6 people. The space is designed so that Toyota Tj Cruiser can accommodate items up to 3 meters in length. It will be driven by the same engines as the RAV4: naturally aspirated 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a hybrid system with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine. Both motors will come with a variator. The drive will be both front and full.
Tj Cruiser is likely to replace Estima, which will be discontinued at the end of this year. In the model line, it will be located below Alphard and Vellfire.
They will bring to the Toyota Motor Show and Toyota Vitz, which should be “completely new in terms of design and interior decoration.” It will be the first model built on the new GA-B platform and promises to be more spacious than its predecessor.
In Japan, the Vitz will receive an atmospheric 1.3-liter gasoline engine. The hybrid will come with a 1.5-liter engine. In both cases, a variator will be proposed. Some models can get all-wheel drive. Vitz sales will begin in February. A version of the GR Sport, equipped with a 1.5-liter engine, will be added in August.
Daihatsu will show DN-Trec, already appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show two years ago. It is reported to become the next-generation Terios, which also sell as Toyota Rush. The serial DN-Trec is reported to be built on one version of the TNGA platform, probably the same as the new Vitz. It features a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. Its power will be 72 kW, torque – 140 Nm. It will be available with a CVT. The drive is front and full. DN-Trec goes on sale in November.
Honda will show in Japan the new fourth-generation Fit, which sales will begin in November. In the domestic market, he will receive four trim levels, seven body colors, a Honda Sensing safety system and driver assistance technologies.
A choice of two engines will be available: a 1.3-liter and a 1.5-liter engine with a Honda Integrated Motor Assist system with a battery similar to Insight. Both versions come with CVTs, but a more powerful motor will get a more advanced e-CVT. Drive – front. An all-wheel drive system is optionally available.
In some markets, the Honda Fit may come with a Civic 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. Its power is 95 kW. However, it is rumored that only hybrids will be available on the European market.
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