Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Toyota Offers More NS4 Plug-In Hints

Published January 4, 2012

By Jeff Cobb

Toyota has been playing the media game well, first by distributing a teaser photo last month of the headlight from its mysterious NS4 plug-in hybrid concept, and now by making sure every outlet gets a copy of a teaser video.

So for your uninformed viewing pleasure, we present all that the maker of the Prius family is willing to divulge until next week’s beginning of the Detroit Auto Show where the veil will finally be thrown aside.

Whether the NS4 will slot in as the athlete in the Prius family, or sport some other form of next-gen Toyo technology will be one of the questions inquiring minds want to know.

If it does have Prius DNA, maybe it will make use of the Plug-in Hybrid’s 1.8-liter engine, 80-horsepower motor and 4.4-kwh lithium-ion battery pack supplying as much as 15 miles of all electric motivation.

The official photo shows its eyes will have blue in them with LED accents, make use of accident-avoiding “Adaptive Driving Beam” technology, and its interior will also be laden with high-tech features.

If you are interested as the company's marketers intend you to be, stay tuned. Toyota will make sure to fill us all in real soon.


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