Toyota Showcases Multiple Alternative Fuel Cars at Auto Expo 2023

Toyota displayed a variety of alternate fuel automobiles at the Auto Expo 2023 in India, together with the bZ4X, its first all-electric SUV. The showcased lineup included SUVs and vehicles running on electrical energy, ethanol, and hydrogen as well as an array of conventional gasoline vehicles.

Toyota Mirai FCEV

Toyota Mirai FCEV

The second-generation Mirai Fuel Cell EV (FCEV) showcased at the Auto Expo 2023 debuted in 2020. Toyota has been capable of repackaging the fuel-cell stack and powertrain elements due to the GA-L rear-wheel-drive chassis on which it’s primarily based. It may have as many as three hydrogen tanks, which helps it prolong its mileage. The Mirai’s gas cell stack produces 174 hp and can run for as much as 640 km per filling.


Toyota bZ4X EV

Toyota also displayed the bZ4X EV which is built on the new e-TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform and happens to be the first pure battery-electric vehicle in Toyota’s global portfolio positioned in a dedicated EV range called ‘beyond zero’, or ‘bZ’ for short. Globally, the bZ4X EV comes in both front- and all-wheel drivetrains with a battery capacity of up to 72.8kWh having both single- and dual-electric motor options. The electric SUV offers a range of up to 405km. Toyota bZ4X is expected to be introduced in the Indian market towards the latter half of this year.

Corolla Flex Fuel

12th gen Corolla Flex Fuel

The left-hand drive Corolla flex-fuel hybrid was first displayed in India in October 2022. Thanks to enhancements like a gasoline composition sensor and proper ECU programming, the engine is able to run on fuel blended with a higher percentage of ethanol, reducing the consumption of gasoline, along with a hybrid powertrain. In Brazil, the Corolla Flex-fuel is already being sold, having a 102 hp 1.8-liter engine and a 72-horsepower electric motor.

Corolla Cross H2 Concept

Corolla Cross H2 concept

The Corolla Cross H2 Concept contains an internal combustion engine that burns hydrogen, in contrast to the Mirai, which is an electrical automobile powered by hydrogen. The engine is a high-pressure hydrogen direct injection 1.6-liter turbo motor from Toyota’s motorsport vehicles that comes from the GR Corolla. According to Toyota, the advantage of hydrogen-powered engines is their capacity to refill rapidly and their decreased requirement for lithium and nickel.

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In addition to these, Toyota displayed a number of hybrid and conventional gasoline vehicles at the 2023 Auto Expo including the Prius plug-in hybrid (previous gen facelift), Camry hybrid, a beefed up Glanza, Land Cruiser J300, Hilux Off-Road concept, Fortuner & Legender, new Innova HyCross, Vellfire hybrid and the Urban Cruiser HyRyder.

Various Toyota cars displayed at the Auto Expo 2023

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