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Toyota launches new hybrid car: The undisputed market leader in the hybrid car sector, Toyota has now launched a...

The undisputed market leader in the hybrid car sector, Toyota has now launched a new hybrid vehicle in its home market of Japan. The Toyota Aqua is a petrol electric hybrid car with a 1.5litre Toyota Hybrid System II. It features a reduction gear that helps it achieve fuel efficiency of 83.3mpg. It will be priced at Y1.69million (US$21,685). Among its key features is a cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system that helps boost efficiency in the Atkinson cycle; while engine efficiency is further boosted by a battery powered water pump, and a small, light hybrid transaxle. The Toyota Aqua can race from 0-100km/h in 10.7seconds. Meanwhile, its instrument panel offers information on eco-driving; while ABS with electronic brake-force distribution means that braking performance is maximised. Vehicle stability is maintained by vehicle stability control, while hill start assist redu...

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