11/13/13

Toyota Bringing Aqua aka Prius C Air Roadster Concept to Tokyo Motor Show


Toyota’s Aqua G Sports concept won’t be the only car using the Aqua name at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Toyota will unveil two more concepts called Aqua Cross and Aqua Air.

While there’s not much information about the former, the latter came to our attention via a report from Yahoo Japan. The roadster study approaches the hybrid vehicle theme in a more entertaining way and may preview a future convertible hybrid model.

The concept has B-segment proportions, as it is 3,990mm (157 in) long, 1,690mm (66.5 in) wide and 1,440mm (56.7 in) tall, with a wheelbase of 2,550mm (100.4 in).

The Aqua Air study features the same hybrid powertrain of the Aqua G Sports, consisting of a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine, an electric motor and a CVT transmission. Combined output is 100 horsepower, with average fuel economy rated at 35.4 km/liter in Japan (2.82 l/100 km/83.2 mpg US).

Design-wise, the Aqua Air looks sportier and sleeker than the Aqua G Sports, but retains elements like the wide trapezoidal grille and triangular headlights. There are no other details so far, other than the concept will join an extended range of Toyota studies at the show, including the JPN Taxi, Noah and Voxy minivans, the futuristic FV2, the FCV and the FT-86.

By Dan Mihalascu


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