Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th December 2011, 12:19   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
_raVan_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,058
Thanked: 486 Times
Default Toyota Aqua unveiled

Came across an article in ZigWheels wherein Toyota Aqua has been revealed.

Quote:
Toyota, at the Tokyo motor show launched a smaller version of its fairly popular Prius, the Aqua, it is a very smart looking hatch as you may all agree. It is extremely fuel efficient, fetching 35 kilometers per liter, the prius fetches an average of 32 kilometers per litre. This happens to be the highest offered efficiency by a car of its kind till now.


Toyota aims to launch more than 10 models of these kind of gasoline cars by the year 2015, and this would make a great move for the “Green Revolution”, if the response is good. Toyota Motor Corporation aims that the sale of the car in Japan would reach a monthly high of 12,000 units. The price of the model starts at $21600 which is 11,42,973 INR. The Aqua comes with a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine and has an electric motor. Aqua has a length of 3.9 meters as compared to 4.48 meters Prius and costs around 22% less than the leading model till date-Prius. Apart from this, the model has comfortable interiors, an elegant design. Aqua has an Exhaust-Gas Recirculation (EGR) system to cool down the engine and thus improve the efficiency. it is also equipped with a a battery powered power pump. The battery is made up of nickel metal hydride.

It is available in four colors – Earth Brown, Fresh Green, Cool Blue and Natural Gray.
Source: Toyota Aqua revealed| Zigwheels.com and Wikipedia pics

MODS: Couldnt find an existing thread. Please merge where applicable.
Attached Thumbnails
Toyota Aqua unveiled-toyotaaquafunconcepts2.jpg  

Toyota Aqua unveiled-toyota_aqua_101.jpg  

Attached Images
   

Last edited by _raVan_ : 28th December 2011 at 12:36.
_raVan_ is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2011, 12:59   #2
BHPian
 
amrisharm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: siliguri/Darj
Posts: 505
Thanked: 299 Times
Default Re: Toyota Aqua unveiled

A good catch! Finally a hybrid that looks cool! A great contender for a hot hatch modification. Since it was mentioned on Zigwheels, is there any indian connection to this car? is it heading our way?
amrisharm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2011, 14:52   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
hillram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 2,839
Thanked: 952 Times
Default Re: Toyota Aqua unveiled

First question in my mind : When does it land in India and at what price? The car looks very inetersting and state of art.
hillram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2011, 15:08   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
_raVan_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,058
Thanked: 486 Times
Default Re: Toyota Aqua unveiled

Even if it makes to India, do not expect it to be launched at less than 15L. Its high time that Govt should offer some subsidy on Hybrid vehicles
_raVan_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2011, 16:47   #5
BHPian
 
k_nitin_r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dubai,Hyderabad
Posts: 470
Thanked: 74 Times
Default Re: Toyota Aqua unveiled

The 'bump' on the front above the logo seems to be inspired by the Toyota Echo. It fared poorly (even the predecessor of the Toyota Echo looked better; can't remember what it was called) but the Toyota Yaris that replaced the Toyota Echo was a hit.

@raVan

Yes, the subsidy is much needed - I don't really see a hybrid as an appealing option to Indians because of the high price. The Reva business model was dependent on the subsidy and the price they are offering the Reva for is no VFM.
k_nitin_r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2011, 17:07   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,736
Thanked: 2,855 Times
Default Re: Toyota Aqua unveiled

The Aqua definitely has the looks and much less awkward than the Prius.

Quote:
Originally Posted by _raVan_ View Post
Even if it makes to India, do not expect it to be launched at less than 15L. Its high time that Govt should offer some subsidy on Hybrid vehicles
+1 to that.

Apart from subsidy, if Toyota does bring this to India but as a CBU, even then it will be priced terribly.

In an ideal world, the Govt. ought to be partnering with Toyota to introduce such vehicles at affordable prices.

Many people want to do their bit for the environment but given the state of affairs, can't or won't.
libranof1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2011, 21:04   #7
BHPian
 
gautamkhadse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: pune
Posts: 259
Thanked: 153 Times
Default Re: Toyota Aqua unveiled

I dont know if anyone else feels the same , doesnt the overall design look like its inspired from HOnda Jazz ?? Even the dashboard design seems like its inspired or copied from the JAZZ . no ?
gautamkhadse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Indica Vista Aqua TDi – Artic Silver. 7 Months and 10,000 KMs Bouncer Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 96 8th June 2011 00:07
Ritz Vxi or Vista Aqua QDJ? EDIT : Vista QDJ Aqua booked !! Sam.k Hatchbacks 59 2nd March 2011 17:03
indica vista quadrajet or Tdi / aqua or aura? muni Hatchbacks 50 3rd September 2009 00:04
Got my Indica Vista TDI Aqua - Solar Orange revhappy Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 42 16th February 2009 11:45
Vista Aqua "Sport" turbanman The Indian Car Scene 34 28th November 2008 21:20


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:42.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks