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What kind of car is Toyota Tau (what kind of car is Toyota Tau)?

Text: Understand the original Shi Jingxu of Che Di

At this stage, Toyota's new generation of smooth appearance is no secret. However, the interior of the car has been in a mysterious state, and it has experienced the release of some details. Nowadays, overseas media have photographed a new generation of smooth interior spy photos in advance. Compared with the previous preview, the interior of the car may provide two styles. Earlier news showed that the new generation of smooth road plan will be launched in the US market this fall.

Model characteristics:

A new generation of smooth interior spy photos

According to the spy photos of the exposed new generation of smooth interior, the interior of the new car is different from the preview, in which the control screen is embedded and air conditioning outlets are designed on both sides. The preview shows that the new generation of smooth roads will adopt a large-size central control floating screen, so it is not excluded that the spy photos are low-profile versions. This spy shot also shows that the new generation is smooth or adopts the traditional instrument panel, while there are multiple physical buttons on the lower side of the central control screen, and the shift lever adopts the two-color design.

A new generation of smooth road preview map

Combined with the previous preview, the new generation of smooth road design has an openable panoramic skylight and electric elevator window glass at the rear of the passenger compartment. At the same time, the preview model is also equipped with a red leather wrapped seat and a red seat belt, and a JBL sound system is added to the A-pillar. In addition, the new-generation smooth steering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather with a red centering mark in the center, which is expected to be a new-generation smooth TRD PRO high-performance version.

In terms of appearance, the new generation of smooth front grille is designed with three groups of LED light sources and retro "TOYOTA" logo, while the exposed official map is TRD PRO high-performance version, and the new car is also upgraded with TRD-style black rims and all-terrain tires. According to the design principle of the old model, it is expected that there will be a high-end model with a large number of chrome-plated appearance details and Toyota "Tau" logo.

Up to now, Toyota officials have not disclosed the new generation of smooth road power information. However, according to previous news, the car will be developed based on the same TNGA-F architecture as the new generation Land Cruiser, and there are rumors that the car is expected to be replaced with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine or hybrid system, thus replacing the V8 naturally aspirated engine used in the current model. For reference, the 5.7-liter V8 engine on the old road has a maximum power of 284 kW and a peak torque of 544 Nm.

Intergenerational relations/competitors/market environment:

The first generation of smooth roads

The second generation of smooth roads

As a large pickup truck built by Toyota for the United States, the first model of the smooth road was released in 1999. Since its launch, the smooth road series has a model history of about 20 years. This new car to be released is the third generation of the smooth road series. For the domestic market, Toyota Smooth Road has been introduced to the domestic market through official channels before. The guiding price of 2011 Smooth Road in the domestic market is 618,000 yuan, and the guiding price of 2014 Smooth Road in the domestic market is 490,000-518,000 yuan. Both cars are equipped with 5.7-liter V8 engines, while the current smooth road is sold in China through parallel imports.

Ram 1500

Ford F-150

In terms of competitors, the new generation of smooth road will form a competitive relationship with Ford F-150, Chevrolet Sorod and Ram 1500. In addition, at this stage, many American pickup trucks have transformed into electrification, and I believe that a new generation of smooth roads is likely to come up with its own countermeasures.

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