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2nd World of Toyota Motorshow this September

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Text: / Photos: | posted September 21, 2006 00:00

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation will hold an exclusive motor show from September 22 to 28 at the Le Pavillon in Pasay City. Dubbed "The 2nd World of Toyota Motor Show", the event will showcase Toyota's complete model line-up and its latest technological advancements highlighted by the display of the I-Unit concept vehicle and the 2nd Generation Prius Hybrid Car flown directly from Japan. The motor show will also serve as the public debut the of the newest vehicles in its product line-up, the all-new Camry, Hiace Super Grandia, Innova High-end V Grade, and a sneak preview of the upcoming seven-seater Avanza. The motor show will also conclude Toyota's September Special Promo by raffling-off 6 brand new Fortuners, for all customer transactions made within September 1-28, 2006.

I-Unit Concept Car and Prius Hybrid Vehicle

Taking center stage at the World of Toyota Motor Show are the displays of the I-Unit Concept Car and the 2nd Generation Prius Hybrid Vehicle. The I-Unit is a form of personal mobility that seeks to attain greater balance of meeting individuals' desire to enjoy freedom of movement, harmony with society, and harmony with the Earth's natural environment.

Powered by the Toyota Hybrid Synergy System II, the Prius delivers a higher level of eco-friendliness and driving performance. Due to its environmental advantages, the Prius has become famous in the United States, Europe, and Japan to name a few, and it continually racked awards from different parts of the globe. Toyota has sold more Prius than any other hybrid vehicles combined. This year, it surpassed its half-a-million mark in cumulative sales since the debut of the first generation Prius in 1997. "With the display of the Prius and the I-Unit at the World of Toyota Motor Show, Toyota aims to promote public awareness on the future of mobility, and how will the Toyota Vehicles help them go further on a tank of gas, to get more out of life-to move forward with Toyota."

New Models, Complete Vehicle Line-up

The World of Toyota will also showcase Toyota's newest and upcoming models. The 2006 All-new Camry has been elevated from a sophisticated mid-size passenger car to a premium luxury sedan. With true spirit and true power, the new Camry offers a set of new, class-leading technology such as 3.5-liter V6 Dual VVT-I engine, 6-speed sequential automatic transmission, cruise control, smart entry and start system, vehicle stability control, adaptive front lighting system with HID, and dual SRS Side Airbags.

The Super Grandia, Toyota's bet in the luxury people-mover, is the high-end variant of the Hiace series, in addition to the Commuter and GL Grandia which debuted earlier this year. Toyota positions the ten-seater Super Grandia as a more luxurious and comfortable family vehicle. Aside from two captain seats, this van also features Automatic transmission diesel engine, leather seats, audio and DVD video system with 6 speakers, front fog lamps, and added safety features such as ABS, security system, and clearance and back sonar.

The industry's best selling vehicle, the Innova, will also add three new variants in the family, Innova V Grade in Diesel and Gas automatic transmission and the E-grade automatic transmission. The V-grade is a more affordable alternative to Toyota's luxury minivan Previa. This high-end variant of the Innova series incorporates rear captain seats, leather seat material, ABS, and airbags for the driver and passenger side.

Aside from these new models, Toyota will also showcase the rest of its vehicle line-up, including the limited edition sporty Vios, Altis, improved Hilux and Fortuner, as well as the Previa, Prado, RAV4, and the Avanza which will be officially introduced later this year.

Attractions for the Whole Family

To complete the motor show package, the 2nd World of Toyota will offer other attractions for the whole family-hourly raffle of premium items, free service check-up and car wash, and lots of freebies, nightly band performances by the country's most exciting bands with Side A, Brownman Revival, Sitti, Bloomfields, Sugarfree, Updharmadown, and Bamboo.

The World of Toyota Motor show will be open to the public from 10:00AM to 10:00PM from September 22 to 28, at the Le Pavillon in Pasay City.