ETA receives coded traffic information 24 hours per day via an FM radio signal that is picked up even when the car radio is switched off. These messages are decoded to give the driver advanced warning of incidents and congestion. If the driver is following a route using the car’s satellite navigation system, ETA will automatically offer an ‘avoid traffic’ option and work out a new route around the traffic.
Vehicles fitted with the DVD full-map navigation system will also be equipped with the Toyota Parking Assist System that provides a colour view of the area around the rear of the car when reverse gear is selected. Special guidelines are also projected on the screen in order to assist the driver in choosing the right manoeuvring trajectory.
Leading the Way in Environmentally Friendly Engines
Finding the right balance between performance and EURO IV compliance has been achieved with the 2.0-litre petrol unit, which meets the emission restrictions due to come into effect in 2005, without compromising performance.
The D-4D diesel continues to be among class leaders for low fuel consumption, achieving 43.5mpg on the combined cycle. Meanwhile, its CO2 emissions are impressive at only 173g/km.
Enhanced Safety Features Offer More Protection
Occupants are more protected than ever with the standard fitment of front side airbags and front SRS curtain shield airbags. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC) will also be available to assist the driver in slippery conditions.Published 1 September 2003