The Latest on the Toyota Hybrid System II
As someone who pays close attention to the automotive industry, you’re probably aware of how busy Toyota stays when it comes to putting out new products and developing new technology. Just within the last few weeks Toyota has revealed that the Toyota Venza is making a comeback, the Sienna is being rebuilt from the ground up, the Corolla Hatchback is getting a special edition, and the GR hot hatch continues to be teased. The revival of the Venza is incredible news along with the rebuild of the Sienna, but what’s even more interesting about these upcoming vehicles is the new Toyota hybrid system being used in both of them.
If you’re wondering what this means for these two upcoming new Toyota hybrids, check out our guide on the new hybrid system from Toyota of Clermont.
Toyota and Its History with Hybrids
Toyota began its journey into the world of Charlotte alternative fuel vehicles all the way back in 1997 with the introduction of the Toyota Prius. This iconic ride is credited as the first commercial Toyota hybrid in the automotive world and it continues to make waves for renewable fuel cars. A lot has changed since 1997, including the way Toyota hybrids operate. Today we have the upcoming Toyota Hybrid System II, but to understand how we got here we need to take a dive into what makes a Clermont hybrid a hybrid.
There’s a plethora of hybrid vehicles on Toyota’s lineup and you likely know the basics of how one works. These alternative fuel vehicles work by combining the fuel efficiency of an electric motor with the power of an internal combustion engine. The Prius and other Toyota hybrids use a “full hybrid” system that allows both the electric motor and internal combustion engine to drive the vehicle independently to some degree. Other vehicles can use a parallel system that only uses the electric motor in limited capacity and series system in which the electric motor pilots the vehicle and the internal combustion engine charges the battery.
What Makes the Toyota Hybrid System II Different?
Everything gets better with time and the same can easily be said for the Clermont Toyota hybrid system. Here are a few of the key differences the Toyota Hybrid System II does differently than its predecessor system:
- Right off the bat the new hybrid system has undergone a significant weight reduction to improve performance and efficiency.
- A crucial part of the Clermont hybrid system, the Power Control Unit (PCU), has undergone a 10% size reduction and 20% weight reduction and placed above the transaxle.
- The transaxle has been redesigned using a rolling coil structure plus less wiring. A new gear structure has also allowed vehicles using this new system to better preserve power over distance and time.
- The Venza and Sienna will be equipped with a new nickel-metal hydride battery that’s smaller, lighter, and more efficient in expressing power.
The 2021 Toyota Sienna and Venza will be arriving at Toyota of Clermont very soon! We can’t wait to join you on a test drive of these new Toyota hybrids. You can check our inventory online anytime to see their arrival or give us a call at (352) 404 7000 with any questions.