PIMS teaser: Toyota to showcase green technology with Hybrid X

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Aug 19, 2010
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There’s no better way to get more excited about the 3rd Philippine International Motor Show--which opens in a few hours--than to take a sneak peek at the display of Toyota, the leading car brand in the country.

Toyota Motor Philippines responds to the automotive industry’s call to raise awareness on environment-friendly motoring by displaying the Hybrid X concept car at the World Trade Center in Pasay City for four days starting today.

“The Hybrid X rewrites the design rule book for hybrid models with creative solutions that would become the norm for future hybrid designs,” Toyota said in a statement. “Engineered to provide a multi-sensory experience, the futuristic exterior shape offers a clear and visionary insight to the interior. Interactive navigation, driving information and comfort control allow complete driver control at the touch of a screen.”

The Toyota Hybrid X, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007, is designed to influence the entire brand and its hybrid models in the future.

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It comes with an open-space family car concept to fit four passengers. It measures 4,500 millimeters in length, 1,850mm in width and 1,440mm in height.

The Hybrid X is equipped with a drive-by-wire steering pad that features a central screen that displays information like the energy flow path, fuel consumption and gear position--all to make the driver more aware of his energy consumption.

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“Hybrid X is a vision for future environmentally friendly motoring,” Toyota said. “It fits clearly within Toyota's environmental strategy of offering sustainable mobility for modern families. Hybrid X further extends the use of Hybrid Synergy Drive' which is becoming an enabler for vehicle concept innovation and allowing Toyota to push forward to new frontiers.”

The Toyota Hybrid X display is just one of the many ways Filipino motorists can explore the concept of environment-friendly driving during the Philippine International Motor Show. Discover other green technologies when you click on the following links:

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