The Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid concept was unveiled at 2012 Detroit Auto Show that is a challenge for the engineers of the Japanese automaker Toyota to create a family car for the 2015. The NS4 stands for New Sedan 4 that will not only gets a new style statement but will also get innovative and high tech features, powerful engine and superior quality materials that will be used in future cars. The new Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid will not only introduce high technology to the market but will also ensure safety, convenience and comfort of the humans.
What is it and What it looks like?
The new concept Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid will be built on a totally new formula and will be totally changed from the Toyota’s popular and distinctive Prius family cars. The Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid will carry a new sportier, less conservative and aggressive look that will also give you an idea about the coming hybrid cars of the brand. The front fascia of the car will get a trapezoidal grille, front fenders wrapped headlamps, exceptionally thin windshield pillars, stylish rear lights, triangular corner front windows and the car will be low in height and will carry unique door openings called swan-wing.
The interior of the Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid will also complement the stylish exterior, however, Toyota didn’t reveal details regarding the technologies, infotainment and safety. The Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid offers good room for 4 people and may feature multi touch screen to control infotainment system, power accessories, water repelling windscreen and window glass that will also reduce the intensity of sun rays, fog and heat transmission. Following the tradition of the top notch family cars of Toyota, it is expected that the Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid will feature some good quality materials.
Increased and Improved Connectivity
For the NS4, Toyota uses a new technology named Human Machine Interface (HMI) that keep the car connected offers you a user interface based on a multi-touch screen that looks like a Smartphone. The system will not only maximizes the driver awareness and enhanced vehicle controls. The system also helps in learning the habits and preferences of the driver in different situation and environment. The actual performance and connection of the car is far to access however, the concept shows it would be one of the best and connected car with the convenient technology package.
Powetrain and Performance
As the name implies, the Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid will be a blend of a petrol engine and electric motor. It is expected that the car will feature a 1.8 liter petrol engine paired with an electric motor and lithium ion batteries. The information regarding fuel economy, top speed, horsepower and torque are yet to be disclosed.
The Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid will dafinately gets some innovative safety features as it is the car of future and it should have a long list of impressive safety features. Though, the entire list of safety features is not revealed by the company yet however, some of them will be adaptive vehicle function control, Pre-collision system (that employs front stereo cameras, millimeter wave radar), Lane departure alert, Blind spot monitoring and warning, collision warning and prevention system, pop-up hood structure to prevent head injuries, adaptive driving beam headlamps and fog lights.
Pricing and Availability
The car is under production and will go on sale at the end of 2014 or in early 2015 and so there are lots of information not yet revealed by the company. The price of the car will also be announced closer to the sale date.
The car is expected to deliver some top notch performance, comfort and utility that we can expect from future cars. It is hard to discuss its plus and negative points as well as the key rivals.