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Toyota’s Prius Chief Reveals The Future Of The Automobile. Three: A Game Changer In The Class

Back on Friday, Chief Engineer Satoshi and TTAC talked about the of the Prius. and the future of the automobile. to the here and now: We also about a car that has been a kept ) secret until A compact hybrid that makes former miser-meisters as the Honda Insight or the Mazda2) like gas guzzlers. It is the Toyota probably called Prius C and if it lands on other shores.


With an unheard-of fuel of 35 km/L (82.3 mpg) as under the new Japanese JC08 cycle, or 40 km/L (94 mpg) measured in the 10-15 cycle, the car is 30 better than its segment

Honda’s new compact Insight delivers 27.2 km/L (64 as measured under the JC08 cycle and 31 km/L (72.9 as when measured in the 10-15

Mazda’s new Demio, better as the Mazda2 stateside, wrings 25 (JC08, 58.8 mpg) or (10-15, 70.5 mpg) out of a engine using Mazda’s technology.

These numbers are definitely Ogiso wouldn’t even a guess for the EPA number.

Ogiso his team hard to get to these

“Usually, people look at the and want to be a few percent better. I set the target at 40 kilometers per liter. is 30 percent better than the Everybody said: How can you set that so high? Why is that number If the competition is at 30 kilometers, aren’t 35 enough?”

Not for Ogiso and not for Toyota, which is its old fighting spirit after the setbacks it had to endure. Not only is the car a at the pump, it also will be “affordably” when it will be in Japan in late December The exact price remains wraps, and may not even be announced at the Motor Show. The Nikkei had figured it will cost less than the Prius.

Remember when Ogiso back to the bad old pre-Prius days?

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“At the the battery, motor, controller, components were all huge and I drew a compact car, 4 or so long, with enough for 4 passengers. The rest of the space was tiny, and I had to stuff these components somewhere.“

With the he had to repeat that feat

“Cost, size, and weight is reduced from the original

Prius hybrid technology had to be miniaturized to fit into a car that is inches long (Prius: and has a slightly shorter 100 inch (Prius: 106.3).

Ogiso thinks this car send other makers to their CAD stations:

Just in What about the rest of the Ogiso cites “currency and issues” that might the arrival of a Prius C on other A Prius C  is tied to where hybrids are made, and that’s Thailand and soon China. The parts, the power trains solely from Japan. The yen doesn’t make Japanese low cost. That’s one thing can’t engineer.

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