Toyota Takes Connectivity to the Max with NS4 Concept
Revealed in a metallic reddish-orange hue at Detroit, the Toyota NS4 Plug-In Hybrid concept is said to be a mark of the future. Of course Lustine Toyota gathered that from the very beginning. Based off teaser images and a highly-digital sneak-peek video, we had a feeling the concept model was going to contain all the connectivity and tech features of tomorrow. Not to boast, but it turns out we were spot on.
Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor Sales President and COO, says, "In this digital age, cars are becoming another spoke in the wheel of our electronic connectivity. NS4 demonstrates Toyota's take on the human connection to the car."1
What exactly does Lentz mean? He's referring to the fact that the NS4 draws on both emotional and practical human driving needs through the use of technology and styling. Initially indicated by an emphasis on hands throughout the NS4 teaser video, the new Toyota hybrid concept integrates touch-screen technology with its Human-Machine Interface (HMI). Not only does the HMI system connect the vehicle to the world through smartphone-like capabilities, it improves the vehicle-human relationship by "learning" driver needs and behavior.
Also indicated by the original teaser clip, the Toyota NS4 displays sleek lines and a cabin-forward tilt meant to attract the human eye and provide a new take on aerodynamics. At this time, exact powertrain specs are unclear but company officials have confirmed the concept to be separate from the Toyota Prius and its family of hybrids. This means that the NS4 will operate using a next-generation Hybrid Synergy Drive with plug-in capabilities like we've never seen before.
Even in this short article, Lustine Toyota has revealed enough exciting Toyota NS4 Plug-In Hybrid facts to get you going. Those who would like to know more, feel free to contact us online or stop by 14227 Jefferson Davis Hwy Woodbridge, VA 22191 in person. Trust us, when it comes to the NS4 or any other new Toyota model, we could talk for days!