Toyota launches fully redesigned Voxy and Noah minivans in Japan; class-first hybrid system
20 January 2014
|Noah G (hybrid model with options). Click to enlarge.|
In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation launched the completely redesigned Voxy minivan through Netz dealers, and the completely redesigned Noah minivan through Toyota Corolla dealers; hybrid models are scheduled for release on 14 February. Monthly sales targets for Japan are 4,600 units for Voxy and 3,400 units for Noah.
For the hybrid variants, a 2ZR-FXE 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle combustion engine, evolved and matured from the third-generation Prius, together with a class-first full hybrid system (THS II with reduction gear) achieves fuel economy of 23.8 km/L (56 mpgUS, 4.2 l/100 km) and CO2 emissions of 98 g/km under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s (MLIT) JC08 test cycle.
The NiMH hybrid battery is located below the front seat, creating a comfortable riding space and large cargo space.
|Voxy and Noah hybrid minivan specifications|
|Maximum engine output||73 kW [98 hp] @ 5200 rpm|
|Maximum engine torque||142 N·m [105 lb-ft] @ 4000 rom|
|Maximum motor output||60 kW [80 hp]|
|Maximum motor torque||207 N·m [153 lb-ft]|
|Complete system output||100 kW [134 hp]|
In the on-hybrid models, the 2.0-liter 3ZR-FAE engine model uses an improved Valvematic engine with the new Super CVT-i and other features, which enables it to achieve class-leading environmental performance for gasoline engine models, with fuel efficiency of 16.0 km/L (38 mpgUS, 6.25 l/100km) and CO2 emissions of 145 g/km under the MLIT JC08 test cycle for two-wheel drive models with idling-stop).
The new Super CVT-i contributes to improved fuel efficiency through a class-leading gear-ratio range with a two-port oil pump system optimizing energy consumption to the driving conditions and an electric oil pump linked with the idling-stop.
Both the 1.8-liter hybrid system model and the 2.0-liter engine model (two-wheel and four-wheel drive models with idling-stop) exceed MLIT’s 2015 fuel economy standards by 20 percent. Being certified as having emissions that are 75% lower than the 2005 standards under the MLIT’s Approval System for Low-emission Vehicles makes these models eligible for reduced taxes under the Japanese government's tax system for environment-friendly vehicles.
Pricing for both the Voxy and the Noah starts at ¥2,210,000 (US$21,229), with the hybrid variants starting at ¥2,850,000 (US$27,376).
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