JAPAN: Toyota launches hybrid Crown
Toyota today launched three versions of its luxury Crown Royal Saloon equipped with the world's first mild hybrid system using a compact belt-driven motor for low emissions, Kyodo News reported. The system, called Toyota Hybrid System-Mild, enables the reduction of emissions of harmful substances such as hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide from three litre models, at least 50% lower than the 2000 standard, Kyodo said, citing Toyota officials.
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