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Toyota Developing Flex-Fuel Cars

12 June 2005

Nikkei. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reports that Toyota is developing flex-fuel cars, targeted at the Latin American market.

Toyota hopes to market new flex fuel vehicles in the second half of next year at the earliest because Latin America, where new car sales are rising sharply, is one of the priority markets for the carmaker.

Flex-fuel vehicles run either on gasoline or ethanol. In Brazil, flex fuel sales are booming.

All foreign carmakers operating in Brazil, except for Toyota and Honda, are already marketing flex-fuel cars. Toyota now sees promise in this car category, as increased numbers of such vehicles are also selling in China and India.

Toyota sold 260,000 new cars in Latin America last year, 50,000 of those in Brazil.

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Hallo Rico,
Toyota schaut auf genau die selben Märkte wie Aßmann ;), Dirk

P.S.: Du wolltest mir doch ein paar Hausaufgaben schicken, oder?
Hattest Du auch die E-mail mit den Fragen über die Solarlampe an Herrn Popp erhalten?

send more information please

--I am the proud owner of a 2000 Toyota ocoma, 4 cylinder, 5-speed and I would like to kow if this is a flex fuel vehicle. More specifically, I would like to know if it is OK to use E85 fuel products on vacation in Rapid City. SD.
--Apreciate your assistene.
Regards--
Harry Colerick

Will Toyota convert its hybrid Pris to flex fuel next year?

Will Toyota be selling and shipping flex cars here in the south Texas area any time in the near future.

I am thinking of buying the Camry Hybrid later this year. I would be even happier if it could be a flex fuel vehicle as well. Any chance of this happening in the near future?


WHAT ARE THE FLEXFUEL CARS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW?

will the Yarus be made as a flex fuel car?
if so when will it be available?

will the Yarus be made as a flex fuel car?
if so when will it be available?

I own a 2004 Toyota Prius, and a 1995 Landcruiser can they be converted to Flex Fuel, if not when will Toyota release a Flex Fuel vehicle, I am in the market for a new vehicle and my next purchase will definitely be Flex Fuel!

Everyone has questions here; good questions, which I'd like to hear some answers. Saddly, no one is stepping up as the answer expert. I just bought an 07 Pris.

I runs on reular gas. It has an 11 gal. tank (now half empty after 260 miles). Several people I know said that the claimed 50 miles per gal were false. I am getting about 50mpg, sometimes more or less depending on the hills over which I need to travel. The car is new and I hope that the mpg I have now will continue. Here in Salt Lake UT, I don't know of any place to get ethanol.

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