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scorpio14
10-10-2005, 10:20 PM
<B>The ESTIMA HYBRID CONCEPT<br>A new generation of stylish minivan that combines the latest hybrid system, THS II, with electric 4WD to achieve both environmental and driving performance<p> ▪ The refined exterior is designed to evoke the identity of the Estima Hybrid in a sophisticated one-motion form. <br> ▪ The interior feels clean and open. It is accented by a high-tech-looking central panel and is equipped with comfortable second-row seats with built-in footrests and power foldaway third-row seats that allow you to transform the space to your liking. Electrical appliances can be run on the provided 1,500-watt power supply system. <br> ▪ From the perspective of environmental performance, the ESTIMA HYBRID CONCEPT is equipped with the THS II, Toyota's latest, highly efficient hybrid system, and an exhaust heat recovery system in the pursuit of low CO2 and other emissions. <br> ▪ In addition to the quiet and smooth acceleration indicative of a hybrid vehicle, the ESTIMA HYBRID CONCEPT achieves increased driving pleasure through VDIMa system that seamlessly supports the vehicle operations of running, turning and stopping for all conditions from normal through to extreme driving. The combination of VDIM with E-Four (electric four-wheel drive) provides even higher levels of drivability. </B><p>source: toyota.co.jp

scorpio14
10-10-2005, 10:50 PM
<IMG SRC="http://response.jp/issue/2005/1011/article75119_1.images/95929.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>response.jp<p>

scorpio14
10-11-2005, 12:43 AM
This looks like a redesign of the current Estima... the general shape is the same.... <p><A HREF="http://response.jp/issue/2005/1011/article75123_1.images/95945.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://response.jp/issue/2005/...5.jpg</A><br>i guess this is what the Estima will look like... (would this go in the car spy picture section or the new cars section???)<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by scorpio14 at 10:17 AM 10/12/2005</i>

Gian86
10-11-2005, 12:47 AM
This looks like next gen Estima, the style looks modified of current gen.

scorpio14
10-11-2005, 12:50 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Gian05</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This looks like next gen Estima, the style looks modified of current gen.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I dont know if that should be a good thing or a bad thing...

subaru
10-11-2005, 01:14 AM
Doesn't look bad.. Is the new estima the new tarago in australia?

Gian86
10-11-2005, 02:14 AM
That will be, we'll see what production version looks like. It might be a facelift or next-gen version, it may be major facelift for sure.

scorpio14
10-11-2005, 02:58 AM
Well i had a look at how long the generation Tarago/Estima b4 the current one was out for... and it was 10years. 1990-2000.... SOOOO this could be like a redesign of the current one (like Ford did to the AU Falcon with the BA Falcon...) same car but different exterior and interior designs and few mechanical changes and new technology stuff.<p>If thats the case then an all-new Estima would be due in 2010... which is completely new from top to bottom (like the 1990-00 Estima to the 2000+ Estima)

Gian86
10-11-2005, 03:35 AM
Ur right about it, it's 10 years length of 90's Estima. It will have new features and some new looks for facelift Estima

spwolf
10-11-2005, 07:39 AM
This is an all new Estima/Previa. Old model is now old and it stopped selling in many markets, including Europe.<p>Looks pretty damn nice.

PlatForm
10-11-2005, 09:06 AM
i think they just modified the current estima for the hybrid purpose..<p>im sure they will bring out all new design for estima..

Petrol Head
10-11-2005, 01:49 PM
This looks like a new model; all the body panels have changed (more than just a facelift usually). The production estima will probably look similar which may not be a bad thing (as minivans go).

scorpio14
10-11-2005, 04:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Petrol Head</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This looks like a new model; all the body panels have changed (more than just a facelift usually). The production estima will probably look similar which may not be a bad thing (as minivans go).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The production will looks like the pink one on the front of that magazine... dont think itll change to much from that.... unless thats a chop?

Gian86
10-11-2005, 04:50 PM
2 more pics included:<p><A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/93721/d_ams_fotoshow_detail?skip=0" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-und-spor...kip=0</A>

against the wall
10-11-2005, 07:41 PM
this looks like a stretched mazda 5 with a slightly different nose.

anonms
10-12-2005, 06:56 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">this looks like a stretched mazda 5 with a slightly different nose.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>... which means the Mazda5 looks like a Previa with a slightly different nose. The Previa is older. This hybrid concept just involves newly sculpted side body panels, a new butt, and a new nose (the shape and windows appear to be the same)

scorpio14
10-23-2005, 01:47 AM
Estima Hybrid Concept<p>Length - 4820mm... Width - 1800mm... Height - 1760mm and Wheelbase - 2950mm<p>Current Estima<p>Length - 4795mm... Width - 1790mm... Height - 1780mm and Wheelbase - 2900mm<p>The Wheelbase has extended and all other dimension have improved.<p>Here are some Shots outa the Toyota Booth Site Special of the interior.<p><A HREF="http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/8076/estimahybrid7wv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img471.imageshack.us/im...v.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/2177/estimahybrid21oo.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img471.imageshack.us/im...o.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/7040/estimahybrid34es.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img471.imageshack.us/im...s.jpg</A><p>Source. Toyota.jp

ToyotaFreak
10-25-2005, 07:22 AM
Wow! The Estima Hybrid Concept looks nice! Can't wait to see the actual production version!<p>Let's hope that the New Estima will have the fuel efficient D-4 technology on the 4cyl & V6 units!