Toyota Launches All-New Aqua Hybrid-Electric Compact Car

Source: Toyota Motor Corp.

Toyota Motor Corporation has launched the all-new Aqua, a hybrid electric-only compact car offering approximately 20-percent more fuel efficiency – 35.8 km/L – than its previous generation.

The Aqua is the world's first vehicle to use a high-output bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery as an electric drive battery. According to Toyota, the new battery realizes approximately twice the output as it delivers improved accelerator responsiveness and enables smooth, linear acceleration from low speeds.

For the first time in a Toyota compact car, the all-new Aqua is equipped with Toyota Teammate Advanced Park and Parking Support Brake. Advanced Park supports all parking operations, including steering wheel, brake, accelerator, and gear shifting operations. In addition to detecting stationary objects in front of and behind the vehicle, the latest version of Parking Support Brake can detect stationary objects on either side, providing alerts and brake control to help avoid collisions.

Standard on the new Aqua is the latest edition of Toyota Safety Sense, offering a variety of active safety functions. Pre-collision safety features provide an expanded scope of operation, now covering left-and right-turn accidents at intersection. The Full Speed Range Radar Cruise Control Lane Tracing Assist helps keep the vehicle centered in its lane. Toyota’s Plus Support controls sudden acceleration due to misapplication of the accelerator pedal.

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Originally posted on Automotive Fleet