All New Corolla Cross, A New Journey – Toyota Corolla Cross
Toyota will start the sales of the new Corolla Cross compact SUV adding to its Corolla series. The new Corolla Cross will be launching from November throughout Africa.
Toyota’s best-selling car, the Corolla added a new model to its series in order to suit the growing demand for SUVs. The enhanced Corolla line-up enables customers to select the model that better suits their diverse lifestyles and improves every life stage.
A new type of SUV that combines dignified sturdiness in the exterior and utility in a manner that exceeds customer expectations.
-The Corolla Cross features a powerful, sleek, and sophisticated appearance
-A comfortable interior space
*1 The Corolla Cross features 407 liters of luggage space when carrying a ground tire
Engine & Performance
-Relaxed driving experience
*2 Toyota New Global Architecture. Toyota's company-wide global program to structurally transform automobile design. The goal of TNGA is to dramatically improve the basic performance and marketability of Toyota vehicles by redeveloping powertrain units and vehicle platforms and reconceiving overall vehicle optimization
For details of grade, specification, and price, please kindly contact the distributor in your country.
Toyota Tsusho Acquires License for Vehicle Assembly Business in Ghana - A first for a Japanese company -
Toyota Tsusho Corporation (“Toyota Tsusho”) announces today that it established TOYOTA TSUSHO MANUFACTURING GHANA CO. LIMITED (“TTMG”), a vehicle production company, and acquired a license for a vehicle assembly business, a first for a Japanese company in Ghana.
The planned production capacity of the new plant is 1,300 units annually, and the plant is slated to conduct SKD* production of the Toyota Hilux pickup truck. The new plant will be constructed in Tema (30 km from the capital city of Accra) at an investment cost of approximately 7 million US dollars, and there are plans to hire approximately 50 new employees. Preparations are underway to commence operations in mid-2021.
Toyota Tsusho assumed all business and operations in Africa from Toyota Motor Corporation in January 2019 and has been reinforcing initiatives in Africa. With the establishment of TTMG, Toyota Tsusho Group will have vehicle production sites in five African countries following Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, and Rwanda. In addition to engaging in the automobile sales business, Toyota Tsusho will perform local production tailored to market needs, contributing to the development of the automobile industry in Africa.
This project is being implemented pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding regarding a partnership for the development of the automotive industry executed by Toyota Tsusho and the government of Ghana at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), which was held in Yokohama in August 2019.
■ Overview of TTMG
Company Name: TOYOTA TSUSHO MANUFACTURING GHANA CO. LIMITED
Location: Tema, Republic of Ghana
Capital: USD 3 million
Shareholder: Toyota Tsusho 100%
Representative: President Akira Yamada
Incorporation: June 2020
Business Description: Automobile assembly and production
Business License: Acquired October 2020
Production Vehicles: Toyota Hilux
Production Volume: 1,300 units/year
Start of Production: Mid-2021 (planned)
* Semi knock-down. A simple method of vehicle assembly that requires only the tightening of bolts and the like, unlike complete knock-down (CKD) production.
A Star is Born - Toyota Starlet
Toyota will start the sales of the Starlet, a new compact hatchback model, launching from September and progressively being introduced into 47 countries in Africa. The Positioning The small passenger car segment is growing steadily throughout the African Market, increasing individual customer demand. The Starlet will be an entry model in Toyota’s lineup, with good performance and affordable pricing.
The Starlet offers a modern exterior design, spacious interior and enhanced specifications. Modern Exterior The exterior design follows a classic hatchback profile, with a short, downward-sloping nose and rounded-off rear hatch. A v-shaped front grille with centrally-mounted Toyota insignia are joined by two vertically arranged headlamps with chrome inlay. The side profile features contour-following upper and lower crease lines which creates a sense of motion. Prominent wheel arches give the Starlet a sure-footed stance. The rear design centres around the large LED tail lamps featuring a red and clear colour scheme. These are joined by a trapezoidal indent in the lower bumper section. The overall result is a compact and striking design.
The interior layout prioritizes spaciousness and ergonomics without compromising on flair. The centre hang-down section neatly groups the ventilation, infotainment and climate control switchgear. Contour lines create a feeling of unison with the exterior design. A chunky three-spoke steering wheel incorporates steering switches.
Engine & Performance
Powering the Starlet is a 1.4-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine. The engine exhibits responsive and reactive characteristics that make light work of the daily commute. Power outputs are 68kW @ 6000 rpm and 130Nm @ 4200 rpm. Two transmission choices are on offer, a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic, all driving the front wheels. Safety & Security All Starlet models come well equipped with safety and security equipment which include active electronic aids such as ABS, EBD, and Brake Assist (BA). For details of grade, specification, and price, please kindly contact the distributor in your country.
Length (mm) : 3,995
Width (mm) : 1,745
Height (mm) : 1,470
Seating Capacity : 5 Engine : K14B(1.4 liter)
Displacement (cc) : 1,373
Maximum output (kW / rpm) : 68 / 6,000
Maximum torque (Nm / rpm) : 130 / 4,200
Transmission : 4-speed Automatic Transmission, 5-speed Manual Transmission
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