China-only Hybrid Concept Equipped with Locally Produced Hybrid System
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is exhibiting 38 production and concept vehicles, including three world premieres at the 12th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition at the China International Exhibition Center.
Making their world premieres at the 3,200 square meter exhibit space are the “Yundong Shuangqing” China-only concept hybrid, which is equipped with a hybrid system developed primarily at the Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. R&D Center in Changshu, China, and the compact-sized “Toyota Dear Qin”, which is a global-strategic concept (sedan and hatchback) featuring a design aiming to attract more people to the user base.
Also, to meet the diverse needs of Chinese consumers, TMC is displaying the “86” compact rear-wheel-drive sports car designed to maximize driving enjoyment, the “Welcab” series of vehicles with factory-installed features for the disabled, and several types of environment-friendly vehicles.
At a press conference during the exhibition, TMC President Akio Toyoda said: “We would like to put smiles on the faces of our Chinese customers with hybrid technology. I want the people of China to be able to experience the beauty of hybrid technology through a hybrid car born in China.”
TMC aims to continue producing ever-better cars ranging from environment-friendly vehicles to specially equipped vehicles to sports cars to meet the needs of a broad range of vehicle users in China.
Speech by TMC President Akio Toyoda at the 12th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition