Frankfurt motor show 2011 - Toyota Prius and Hilux

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Toyota’s updated Prius and Hilux ranges have been revealed at at the Frankfurt motor show.

Updated PriusThe exterior changes to the Prius include re-shaped bumpers and grilles. There are also new light lenses at the front and rear, while daytime running lights have been added.

Inside, there’s a re-designed centre console, which now incorporate’s Toyota’s ‘Touch’ entertainment system, which includes a touch-screen display, Bluetooth and, on higher-spec ‘Touch & Go Plus’ versions, sat-nav and Google search functions.

Facelifted Hilux
A revised Toyota Hilux pick-up range is also at Frankfurt.

The facelifted model has redesigned front and rear ends and an upgraded interior, with classier materials and the addition of Toyota’s Touch entertainment system.

The model line-up has been tweaked, while two-wheel drive models now get the same more roubust chassis as four-wheel drive versions. The 2.5-litre D-4D diesel engine has an extra 24bhp, but CO2 emissions have been lowered by 26g/km. All versions are now Euro V compliant.

Prices and an on-sale date for the 2012 Hilux are yet to be announced.

FT-86One car that isn’t at Frankfurt is the production version of the FT-86 sports car. The rear-wheel-drive coupe has been co-developed with Subaru and has been around in various forms since late 2009.

There’s a new colour scheme for the FT-86 II concept on display at Frankfurt, but the final production model is scheduled to make its debut at the Tokyo motor show in December.

Toyota insiders say that only minor changes will be made for the production car: it’s likely to have simpler front and rear bumper designs and won’t have the concept car’s large rear spoiler.

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