Toyota is originating an innovative modular structural design similar in concept to Volkswagen’s scaleable MQB podium.
Called within as the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the said flexible arrangement and component family will ultimately offer the supports for hoards of Toyotas crosswise the world.
The firm has yet to disclose the variety of cars, which Toyota New Global Architecture will offer a core for, however it is expected to extend from the Yaris to the Camry saloon. 4-wheel-drive vehicles like the RAV4 will also be comprised, in addition to a few Lexus cars.
Hybrid cars will also be indulged, comprising the new-gen Toyota Prius that will hit markets by the year 2015 and is likely to be the primary model to derive benefit from the novel platform. The replacement to the popular Lexus CT200h is also expected to make use of this hardware.
The advantages of the scaleable structural design are mainly economic, providing the opportunity to stretch tooling charges and research and growth funds crosswise additional models. ?
It will also permit electronic sub-systems to be shared crosswise more vehicles and allow options like radar-assisted brake systems to be revealed lower down the assortment.
In the meantime, the progressions of the VW Group, and Audi particularly, in interior look and refinement have promoted the company to develop a technique of allocating values to its vehicles’ interiors. Speedily growing criterions of interior look crosswise European cars over the last 15 years, and the company’s battles to challenge them, are forcing the Japanese firm to discover a healthy method of examining this shift.
As per insiders, the drive for the growth of the arrangement arrives from Toyota Motor Europe that frequently fights to express the significance of interior look to co-workers in the Japanese market.
The relative shortage of European vehicles on Japanese streets is one cause why the company’s personnel there undervalue the significance of interior superiority. The company’s European process, however, is aiming on annihilating the difference.