Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today launched in Japan the “Pixis Epoch”, the second passenger minivehicle to be sold under the Toyota brand.
The Pixis Epoch boasts top-level fuel efficiency for a gasoline-fueled vehicle*1 with a fuel economy of 30.0 km/L*2 and outstanding everyday utility.
Key to its fuel efficiency is a 11.3:1 compression ration engine and a ‘pre-idle engine stop-start feature. Unlike conventional engine idle stop-start function, the pre-idle feature shuts down the engine when coasting to a stop, once the vehicle speed goes below 7 km/h.
Only a single engine is available, a KF series 660 cc engine mated to a CVT transmission.
The Pixis Epoch represents the fourth vehicle supplied by Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. to TMC under a minivehicle OEM agreement reached in September 2010.
The Pixis Epoch comes in seven grades, with a starting price of 795,000 Yen to 1,220,000 Yen. The low price is after tax-incentive for eco-friendly vehicles.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices
|CVT*2||Front-wheel drive||795,000 yen|
|Lf||Four-wheel drive||995,000 yen|
|*1Includes consumption tax, does not include recycling fees and differs in Hokkaido; *2Continuously Variable Transmission|