UMW TOYOTA MOTOR Moves Forward at the KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2013
UMW Toyota Motor’s lineup at KLIMS 2013 (in Hall 1) includes five Toyota models (including two concept vehicles) and four Lexus models which includes the Lexus F Sport Roadbike.
According to UMW Toyota Motor President, Datuk Ismet Suki, “We are indeed glad to be participating again this year in the KL International Motor Show, an event that we have been closely associated with in previous years. This time around, we will display some of our newer and more interesting vehicles, which we are confident, will take well with visitors, these include some never-seen-before concept and hybrid models, for which Toyota and Lexus have been well renowned.”
Amidst a lineup of Toyota models, UMW Toyota Motor will feature its NS4 Plug-in Hybrid and the Toyota Fun-Vii (short for Fun Vehicle interactive internet).
Among its many features, the NS4 boasts outstandingly with environment performance, advanced safety such as the Pre-collision system (PCS) with Collision-avoidance assist and a forward-looking design that connects technology with people, and subsequently, people with society at large. It makes use of Toyota’s Plug-In technology which represents the synergistic infusion between hybrid and electric vehicles. The showcase of the NS4 Plug-in Hybrid represents Toyota’s leverage on its research and development to portray what eco-friendly vehicles would be like in the not too distant future.
The Fun-Vii concept, on the other hand, is a concept vehicle that looks towards a future where people, society and cars are linked together. Amongst its nifty features, the Fun-Vii includes an Augmented Reality (AR) navigation system and the ability to charge itself wirelessly and change its body colour with a smartphone.
Other Toyota models on display will include the Toyota Vios TRD Sportivo, the Toyota Previa and the Malaysian concept car of Toyota Camry Hybrid, which Malaysians recently got to see for the first time at the recent Greentech and Eco Products & Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2013). The Toyota Camry Hybrid is a 2.5L Full Hybrid vehicle, powered by Toyota’s renowned Hybrid Synergy Drive system. UMW Toyota Motor plans to introduce the mass production car to the Malaysian market as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) model which will allow for competitive pricing of the hybrid in this country.
For more information visit http://www.toyota.com.my
UMW Toyota Motor’s luxury marque, Lexus, features four models including the Lexus LFA, which features a V10 engine and a CFRP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic) body. Other models which will be on display include the Lexus LS 460L, the Lexus IS 250 F Sport and the Lexus ES 250 Luxury.
The Lexus lineup features for the first time the Lexus F- Sport Roadbike. Embodying Lexus’ iconic LFA philosophy, the bike carries with it the essence of Lexus’ LFA supercar into a bike. Its frame uses the same CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) material as the LFA’s body. The 22-speed shifting mechanism uses a leading-edge electric control system, enabling swift and sure shift changes under virtually any conditions.
Below are some photos from the Lexus display.
The Toyota and Lexus booths are side by side in Hall 1 at KLIMS 2013.
For show and ticket info you can read my general info post on KLIMS 2013 – https://timchew.net/2013/11/15/kuala-lumpur-international-motor-show-klims-2013-preview/
Photos shot with the Sony NEX-5T. More info at https://timchew.net/2013/10/01/sony-new-camera-2013-launch/ or http://www.sony.com.my