Toyota has revealed the TS050, the next-generation Toyota hybrid, which it will begin producing in 2017.
The TS050 is built around a four-cylinder gasoline engine, a liquid-cooled twin-turbo V6 that will be rated at 50 kW (55.5 hp) and a peak torque of 315 Nm (3,065 lb-ft), which would be enough to power a four person household for a total driving distance of about 20 km (12 miles).
In addition, the TS350, which will be the successor to the TS550, will have a three-cylinders engine with a combined rating of 60 kW (72 hp) at 7,500 rpm.
Both the TS750 and TS350 will be produced in three versions: the TS650 and TS950, which are the first vehicles to feature the new hybrid engine; and the TS950+ and TS850, which offer increased power and torque.
In addition to the power and handling gains, the new TS050 will be capable of more fuel-efficient performance, as well.
The new car is designed to be driven more efficiently than the previous TS550 and will have an internal combustion engine that is rated at 100 PS (120 kW) at 5,000 rpm and 100 PS of torque (160 kW) and has a maximum torque rating of 275 Nm at 5.4 kW (8.4 hp).
Both the gasoline engine and the V6 are connected via a single six-speed transmission, which has a top speed of 160 km/h (97 mph) and can be operated from a standstill.
The TS550 will be able to produce up to 300 kW (480 hp) of power, while the TS250 and TS500 can produce 300 kW and 400 kW respectively.
A fully electrified TS950 is scheduled to be available later this year.
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Toyota is also planning to produce its own hybrid SUV, the ES300, which is being produced at the company’s Advanced Research Center (ARC) in Yokohama, Japan.
The vehicle, which can be equipped with a variety of high-performance electric or hybrid batteries, is expected to debut sometime in 2020.
Toyota has also announced a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Toyota Hybrid Hybrid Drive.
The company says that the new Toyota Hybrid Drive is “the world’s first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle” that can deliver as much as 12 mpg (25.6 lb-hour) in urban driving, compared to the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, which offers 6 mpg in the city.
Toyotas hydrogen fuel cells can provide power for the vehicle itself or for its onboard hydrogen storage tanks.
A range of other hydrogen fuel tanks can also be connected to the vehicle’s electric motor to provide hydrogen.
Toyohashi Katsuya, Toyota’s president and CEO, said at the Tokyo Motor Show that the company is “working on the first hydrogen-fueled hybrid vehicle, one of the biggest challenges in hydrogen vehicles is to get the power efficiency and power output as high as possible.”