About the size of a Yaris, the new 2022 Toyota Aqua Hybrid makes its Japanese debut after 10 years of success from its previous generation. There it will be sold with all-wheel drive and two-way charging, something typical of electric cars.
Among the vast array of cars Toyota has around the world, few have probably heard of it yet. Toyota Aqua. Well, it is a compact hybrid that the brand has sold in Japan since 2011 and is known in other regions as before 100, which has been sold so far More than 1.87 million units all over the world.
But it’s time for the sequence. This is the new reason Toyota Aqua Hybrid 2022 With important new features that go beyond just changing the generation. based on TNGA GA-B . platform, which it shares with the European Yaris, is 20% more efficient than its predecessorAccording to the brand.
Official information also testifies to consumption that can reach 135 km / gallon (35.8 km / l), which categorically reduces refueling and the consequent expense in this area. Without a doubt the car that Looks perfect for Latin American markets like us.
Among the novelties that Toyota Aqua 2022 brings are New bi-directional charging system, a feature of electric cars that allow Power supply for external devices Like home appliances. This is done through a conductor (AC 100V / 1500 W) with emergency power supply mode, which is very useful in some special cases.
It also incorporates a single pedal technology (“Pedal Comfort”) that allows this Brake or recharge the power as soon as you release the accelerator. The other grandmother is Bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery High strength, with twice the strength of the previous model. It is the first vehicle to be produced in series with this type of battery.
And last one first: It’s the first Toyota in the compact car segment to be equipped with 10.5 inch floating touch screen To operate the infotainment system. There is also a curiosity, knob-shaped shift control, located in the center console.
Under the hood of the Toyota Aqua 2022 there is a gasoline engine 1.5 liters With 90 HP s 120 Nm of torque, who works in conjunction with A Electric motor 61 hp. At the moment, there is no more data on the mechanical assembly, although the official consumption figure, indicated by the back lines, is really very clear.
In terms of equipment, you can count on full LED lights, swivel driver seatadaptive cruise control, Pre-collision alert, alarm and track, blind spot sensor, automatic climate control, keyless access and reversing camera.
For now, this car It will only be sold in Japan. Prices start from 1,980,000 yen ($17,950 / $69,000,000) for the single front-wheel drive version, ending with 2,598,000 yen ($23,550 / $91,000,000) for the more-equipped version with all-wheel drive.
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Toyota Aqua 2022 (50 photos)
Oscar Julian Restrepo Mantella.