JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition 2012: OEMs

Toyota's compact HV system for Prius c; Mitsubishi's PHV system for new Outlander



 Reported below is an outline of exhibits by Japanese OEMs at the 2012 Automotive Engineering Exposition held in Yokohama on May 23-25.

 Concerning hybrid vehicles, Toyota exhibited cutaway models of the Aqua (Prius c) compact HV, which enjoys strong sales, and of the Prius PHV. Mitsubishi unveiled a plug-in hybrid EV system that will be used in the Outlander PHEV, which will be launched in 2013. Mitsubishi Fuso showcased a hybrid system that is in combination with a dual clutch transmission; the system is used in the Canter Eco Hybrid, which was remodeled in May 2012.

 Honda exhibited its new engine and CVT for mini vehicles, which are used in the N BOX mini passenger car, while Mazda showcased the New CX-5, of which the diesel model accounted for more than 80% of the sales, and SKYACTIV-D diesel engine. Suzuki unveiled its newly-developed lightweight axle housing while Subaru exhibited a chassis model of the BRZ sports car and a new direct-injection turbo engine.

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