Toyota Coaster

Toyota Coaster

Toyota Coaster redesigned

 

Toyota Motor Corporation will launch the completely redesigned Toyota Coaster at Toyota dealers (Osaka Toyopet dealers in the Osaka region) nationwide across Japan on January 23, 2017. The Coaster was first launched as the "Light Bus" in 1963, in response to increased demand for a minibus that could approximately seat 25 passengers comfortably. In 1969, the vehicle underwent a partial redesign and was later renamed Coaster―a name which it has continued to use for over the past 50 years.

The Coaster is the first vehicle to undergo a complete redesign under the supervision of the CV Company, which was established in April this year to carry out the development of commercial vehicles from the planning to production stages. The CV Company is an in-house company that oversees the development of vehicles that continue to support the lifestyles of people from various regions around the world.

Outstanding body rigidity and safety equipment:

The Coaster utilizes a ringed body frame which unifies the roof, sides, and floor frame sections. The use of high-tensile steel plates further contributes to a rigid body that complies with the ECE2 Regulation 663 (Rollover) global safety-performance standard.

SRS airbags are installed in the driver and front passenger seats as standard features. The vehicle also provides passenger safety and a peace of mind for our customers in the event of an emergency through the use of pre-tensioners, which instantly takes up seatbelt slack and secure passengers, as well as the use of force limiters, which reduces the force applied to passengers' chest regions.

 

Function and Hospitality―a spacious and luxurious cabin:

The Coaster features a cockpit that enables the driver to focus on driving: the windshield openings have been widened to expand the driver's field of view, while an optimal distribution of function switches, as well as compartments around the driver's seat help minimize the need for the driver to shift his or her line of sight.

 

The cabin space has been heightened by 60 mm, and the windows have been moved outwards by approximately 40 mm, thus providing enough space for passengers to rest their elbows. In addition, the side windows have increased in height by 50 mm, which creates a comfortable and open passenger space.

 

An attractive exterior design:

The roof features chamfers to realize a simple yet attractively modern design. The square silhouette of the body emphasizes on the spaciousness of the cabin. Character lines divide the side of the vehicle into upper and lower regions while the underbody accentuates the area around the wheels, thus revealing a sturdy body that provides powerful support for the cabin.

 

 

A Luxurious Interior and a stable, comfortable ride:

Improved body rigidity due to the ringed body frame, adjustments to engine cover structures, enhanced body-seal structures, and the optimal distribution of soundproofing materials all contribute to improved cabin quietness. The suspension features front and rear stabilizers, as well as optimized shock-absorber damping forces. Together with the improved body rigidity, this helps to realize a stable ride.

 

Source : http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/14574035/

 

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