Arab Today, arab today toyota takes on honda with its aqua compact
Last Updated : GMT 20:12:05
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Toyota takes on Honda with its Aqua compact

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Toyota takes on Honda with its Aqua compact

Tokyo - Arabstoday

Toyota Motor Corp., Asia\'s largest automaker, began selling its smallest hybrid car in Japan yesterday to compete with Honda Motor Co. for younger consumers seeking an entry-level fuel-efficient vehicle. The Aqua compact hybrid, to be marketed as the Prius C in the US, will cost from 1.69 million yen (Dh79,710), the Japan-based carmaker said in a statement. The company aims to sell 12,000 Aquas a month in its home market. Toyota is counting on gasoline-electric models to meet a goal of increasing global vehicle sales 20 per cent next year. Honda\'s Fit compact car, sold in hybrid and conventional gasoline-engine versions, outsold the larger Prius in the first six months of this year in Japan, underscoring consumer demand for smaller, fuel-efficient cars. Effort to boost sales \"The Aqua shows Toyota is increasing efforts to boost sales in the domestic market,\" said Mamoru Kato, an auto analyst at Tokai Tokyo Research Center in Nagoya, Japan. \"Toyota raised the price of the Prius to a more profitable level, so the Aqua serves to meet demand for smaller, cheaper hybrids.\" The Aqua measures 3.9 metres in length, compared with the 4.48-metre Prius, and has as much legroom as a Corolla compact, according to chief engineer Satoshi Ogiso. It costs 22 per cent less than the Prius, which starts from 2.17 million yen, according to Toyota\'s website. Domestic sales of the Prius plummeted 51 per cent in the first six months of this year to 83,319 vehicles as Japan\'s March 11 earthquake and tsunami disrupted production.  

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today toyota takes on honda with its aqua compact Arab Today, arab today toyota takes on honda with its aqua compact

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today toyota takes on honda with its aqua compact Arab Today, arab today toyota takes on honda with its aqua compact

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today How to do your own Ramadan corner?

GMT 15:53 2017 Saturday ,27 May

How to do your own Ramadan corner?
View News in Arabic - Auto: أخبار السيارات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday