Toyota launches the all-new Aqua, a hybrid electric-only compact car redesigned to realize Toyota’s mission to “introduce sustainable vehicles practically,” and to contribute to carbon neutrality.
The all-new Aqua inherits the roles undertaken by its predecessor, and, in pursuit of once again “creating a compact car for the next 10 years”, in addition to a suite of features designed to enable customers to drive their vehicles every day with joy, safety, peace of mind, and comfort, it also realizes superior environmental performance. Also, as can be expected, the Aqua comes with a full range of carefully considered equipment, including as standard on all grades a 100-volt (alternating current)/1,500-watt accessory power outlet and an emergency power supply mode that allows electricity to be drawn from the vehicle for external use during blackouts .
Details of the all-new Aqua are outlined below.
Innovative battery technologies
The all-new Aqua uses a high-output bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery as an electric drive battery. Compared to the nickel-hydrogen battery equipped to the previous-generation Aqua, the new battery realizes approximately twice the output; it also delivers improved accelerator responsiveness, and enables smooth, linear acceleration from low speeds. In addition, the speed range at which the all-new Aqua can operate on electrical power alone has been expanded, allowing the vehicle to run on electricity alone, without engaging the engine, in a wide variety of urban scenarios.
In the interior, various functions have been placed together to create a simple, clean, and elegant-looking space. Its cabin features soft, synthetic leather-bound ornaments and armrests, and convenient and comfortable synthetic leather power seats, which exceed all expectations; cabin storage has also been cleverly designed with convenience in mind?a tissue box can be stored in the front passenger seat upper box, while a center console sliding tray enables charging cables to be cleanly stowed away. The all-new Aqua also becomes the first Toyota compact car to feature a large, 10.5-inch audio display, delivering outstanding operability and visibility.
The all-new Aqua is also offered via the KINTO ONE car subscription service; customers can sign up either online or at Toyota dealers. The all-new Aqua is available from 19,580 yen per month (including tax) when using the seven-year lease plan with added bonus payments of 110,000 yen (including tax).