14 May '12, 3pm

Toyota launched a new car in Japan that gets 70 MPG and sells for less than $10k

Toyota launched a new car in Japan that gets 70 MPG and sells for less than $10k

70 MPG is on Japanese Fuel Economy Test, Though Toyota has just launched the Pixis Epoch in Japan. It's a front-wheel drive minivehicle with a starting price of ¥795,000, which converts to under $10,000. It was designed for great fuel efficiency and low cost, giving Japanese drivers an option that, sadly, North-American drivers don't have (the best options are still to walk, bike, or take transit, but if you're going to drive, you can do a lot worse than a minivehicle).Toyota writes: All models are equipped with the eco-IDLE*3 system—an idling-stop function that shuts off the engine as the vehicle comes to a stop (approximately 7 km/h or less)—and other fuel-saving features to achieve a fuel efficiency of 30.0 km/L under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) JC08 test cycle and CO2 emissions of 77 g/km. All models exceed the MLIT 2015 ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/toyota-launches-pixis-epoc...

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