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15:46  10 october  2017
15:46  10 october  2017 Source:   Motor Trend

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At this point, it seems like every automaker has announced it will offer electrification across its entire lineup by 2020 or 2025. But while that goal helps automakers meet emissions goals, it doesn't sound all that fun for enthusiasts.

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At this point, it seems like every automaker has announced it will offer electrification across its entire lineup by 2020 or 2025. But while that goal helps automakers meet emissions goals, it doesn't sound all that fun for enthusiasts. The Toyota GR HV Sports concept, though, sounds like a car that would make our electrified future a lot less bland.

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The Toyota GR HV Sports concept , though, sounds like a car that would make our electrified future a lot less bland. As far as we can tell, the GR HV is a modified Toyota 86. makes - electrified - future - look - pretty - good /.

Toyota ' s GR HV Sports Concept Makes the Electrified Future Look Pretty Good . Fast 9 was scheduled to be released in April of 2019, almost exactly two years after Fast 8. But now, it looks like that date has been pushed back.

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As far as we can tell, the GR HV is a modified Toyota 86. But it gets a new front and rear end that the Japanese automaker says is inspired by the TS050 hybrid race car, as well as a matte black paint job. Under the sheet metal, the race car inspiration continues, with the GR HV getting a performance hybrid system that trickled down from the TS050.

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But the GR HV's most interesting feature is in the cabin. There's a push-button automatic transmission, but for drivers who want to shift their own gears, there's also a six-speed H-pattern shifter. It's not actually a manual transmission, and there's no clutch to press, but it would theoretically offer a driving experience closer to what you get with a stick shift. That same shift lever also houses the start button under a fighter-jet like cover. Maybe it's a little cheesy, but it's still a neat trick.

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Toyota ' s GR HV Sports Concept Makes the Electrified Future Look Pretty Good . The system also has a coaching function that tells the driver via an in-dash display how to best improve his or her driving.

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With the engine up front, the battery in the middle, and the power going to the rear, Toyota says it's able to provide the performance of a genuine sports car while also offering the environmental friendliness of an economy car. Sadly, there are no official power or performance figures just yet. And with no mention of the potential for production, we have to assume this will stay a concept.Then again, maybe we'll see some of these same elements in the upcoming Toyota Supra revival.

Look for the Toyota GR HV Sports concept to make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.


Toyota Concept-i Ride Heading To Tokyo With Gullwing Doors .
Engineered to easily accommodate a wheelchair.After introducing the Concept-i at the beginning of the year during CES, Toyota has downsized the formula for the new Concept-i Ride tailored to city use. It might just be one of the smallest cars to feature gullwing doors and these have been installed not just to make the concept look more interesting, but also for ease of access inside the cabin for people in a wheelchair.

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