Toyota, Hino, Daihatsu to Highlight Environmental Technologies, Universal Mobility and Logistics Systems at Tokyo Motor Show

Tokyo—TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC), HINO MOTORS, LTD. (Hino), and DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (Daihatsu) announced today that they will focus on environmentally friendly automotive technologies, mobility equality and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) at their joint booth at the 36th Tokyo Motor Show—Commercial Vehicles (2002)*.

TMC, Hino and Daihatsu—whose combined range of commercial vehicles spans from minivehicles to large trucks and buses—see the automobile as a vital link in 21st century transport, which requires a modal mix of movement by road, rail, sea and air for the systematic flow of people, commodities and information. As such, they are developing automotive and automobile-related technologies that take into account various aspects of logistics and people, including individual and corporate demand, small- and large-scale delivery and short- and long-distance transport.

Through 23 concepts, 28 production vehicles and various technology-related displays at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the three companies intend to provide a close-up look at their efforts to help ensure that the automobile fulfill its key role in this and the coming age.

The TMC, Hino and Daihatsu booth will feature clean- or zero-emissions vehicles such as both conventional and fuel cell-powered hybrid vehicles, vehicles with advanced diesel technology and those that run on alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It will also present buses and concept cars that employ universal designs for ease of use, as well as buses and nursing-care support vehicles that enhance the mobility of passengers in wheelchairs. A truck with ASV (advanced safety vehicle) technologies and exhibits on ITS-facilitated operating and control systems and other technologies will provide another glimpse at what is in store for automotive transport.

*In Makuhari, Chiba; Oct. 29-Nov. 3; Press Day Oct. 29

Details of the TMC, Hino and Daihatsu Booth

TMC, Hino and Daihatsu will have both joint and individual exhibits at the 36th Tokyo Motor Show—Commercial Vehicles (2002). The joint exhibits will focus on the three companies’ multifaceted initiatives in environmentally friendly automotive technologies, mobility equality and ITS. In the individual exhibits, each company will present, among others, additional unique concept vehicles, technology-related displays and production vehicles.

JOINT EXHIBITS

Environment and Welfare

Five concept vehicles and three technology-related displays will represent advanced technologies that contribute to environmental preservation and improvement of the urban environment. The focus will be on energy conservation, cleaner emissions, noise reduction and people-friendly universal design for ease of use in all aspects.

VEHICLES:

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED DISPLAYS:

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITS

TMC

MAIN CONCEPT VEHICLES:

REFERENCE VEHICLE:

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED EXHIBIT:

PRODUCTION VEHICLES:

1. Probox
2. SUCCEED more (Modellista spec model)
3. LAND CRUISER PRADO
4. HILUX SURF
5. ist (Welcab Lift-up Front Passenger Seat model)
6.
ALPHARD (Welcab Side Lift-up Seat model)
7. CALDINA (Welcab Rotating and Sliding Passenger’s Seat model)
8. DYNA with low-temperature refrigeration unit
9. DYNA car transporter
10. DYNA Wing Roof
11. TOYOACE Aluminum Van
12. TOYOACE cleaner dump truck
13. TOYOACE crane truck

Hino

MAIN CONCEPT VEHICLES:

REFERENCE VEHICLES:

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED EXHIBITS:

J Series diesel engines achieve ultra-low PM emissions in terms of Japanese emission regulations scheduled to go into effect in 2003. On display will be DPF-equipped four-, five- and six-cylinder engines for medium-duty trucks.

PRODUCTION VEHICLES:

1. RANGER-PRO FD HIGHWAY TRANSPORTER (medium-duty refrigeration truck)
2. RANGER-PRO FC CITY TRANSPORTER Type LE (medium-duty refrigeration truck)
3. DUTRO CNG (light-duty low pollution refrigeration truck)
4. DUTRO LOBOX Type LE (light-duty aluminum van truck)

Daihatsu

MAIN CONCEPT VEHICLES:

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED DISPLAYS:

PRODUCTION VEHICLES:

1. HIJET CARGO Special Clean
2. HIJET CARGO CNG (with 65-liter fuel tank)
3. HIJET Deck Van LPG
4. MOVE Sloper
5. ATRAI Sloper (with universal-mobility taxi specifications)
6. ATRAI Wagon (with rear seat lift)
7, HIJET warming/refrigeration truck
8. HIJET Jumbo
9. HIJET fire vehicle
10. HIJET truck
11. HIJET GRAN CARGO

Press information

Press briefing
TMC, Hino and Daihatsu will hold a press briefing at their joint booth from 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

For more information please contact:
TMC Public Affairs at (03) 3817-9161/71 (Tokyo)
Hino Public Relations at (03) 5419-9320 (Tokyo)
Daihatsu Public Relations at (03) 3279-0815 (Tokyo); (0727) 54-3047 (Osaka)

For general information on the show, please refer to the following:

Event The 36th Tokyo Motor Show—Commercial Vehicles (2002)
Dates Press Day: Oct. 29; Public Days: Oct. 30-Nov. 3
Venue The Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe), Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
Website http://www.motorshow.or.jp/eng/