Did you get a chance to check out the Geneva Motor Show this year, back in the spring? If you did, you probably noticed all the cool new Toyota concepts that were unveiled; for example, we saw some pretty cool variations of the popular new Scion FR-S in Orlando. However, did you get a chance to scope out the Toyota i-Road concept? If you didn’t, you missed out. It’s a small electric vehicle that looks more like a closed-off scooter than anything, but it’s built to seat two and make city commuting a breeze. It stole the show due to its innovative design and effective efficiency, and we’ve got even more exciting news to share!
New Toyota i-Road concept hits the streets in Japan
Toyota dropped the bomb last week – the Toyota i-Road concept car will be hitting the actual streets in Japan later this year! We most likely won’t see this new Toyota in Orlando anytime soon, but if you want to take it for a spin all you have to do is hop a flight. Toyota will be putting the i-Road into production and upping its numbers from 10 to 100 by the middle of October. This new Toyota concept will then take to the streets in Japan as part of a car-sharing program!
What’s so great about the new Toyota i-Road? Here are a few highlights we’ve gleamed about the inventive vehicle:
- The Toyota i-Road is an electric vehicle. This is extremely important because not only will it cut down on harmful emissions that cause smog, it’ll also be much, much cheaper to utilize in terms of “fuel costs”.
- This new Toyota concept can seat two, as noted (although it’s a different two-passenger seating arrangement than what you’re used to in our Orlando Toyota options).
- The Toyota i-Road only weighs 661 pounds. Why is this an important detail? A lower curb weight helps with fuel consumption and efficiency, and makes acceleration easier to obtain.
- The Toyota i-Road can hit up to 28 mph, which is perfectly acceptable on busy urban streets, and can travel up to 30 miles on one single charge. Toyota will also be upping the number of charging stations to make them more accessible to drivers, increasing the number from 13 to 21.
What other Orlando Toyota options are eco-friendly and efficient?
Like we said, we probably won’t see this new Toyota in Orlando anytime in the near future, but we’re hoping it’ll get here at some point. In the meantime, we’re eagerly awaiting more obtainable electric car solutions, like the Toyota RAV4 EV and the Toyota Prius Plug-in. Both of these Orlando Toyota options will greatly cut your fuel costs and make your drive time incredibly eco-friendly, and we’ll let you know as soon as they arrive!
If you want to learn more about our fuel-efficient and environmentally sensitive options currently at our dealership, give us a call! You can talk to our internet sales team at (888) 725-3520, and they can help you decide which of our dynamic Toyota vehicles is going to be the best fit for you!
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