Hybrid and beyond
Our commitment also extends well beyond hybrid technology. The development of innovations like VVT-i, direct injection, lightweight alloy engines and advanced transmissions have dramatically improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. Body designs honed in wind tunnels minimise power-sapping wind drag.
Computer modelling before actual manufacture allows bodies to be designed which are lighter in weight without compromising strength, by eliminating unnecessary excess material in non-critical areas.
Advanced plastics like Toyota Super Olefin Polymer used in interiors are able to be recycled, while the amount of lead and mercury have been reduced by substituting them for environmentally friendlier materials in many cases.