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Default 2008 "HH" Highlander Hybrid Sales Info CA

11/26/08

09 Highlander HYbrid at _super_discount for the forum!

Colors being offered are: Blizzard Pearl (up charge),
Classic Silver, Black, Cypress Pearl, Waveline Pearl, and Iced Amethyst Mica.

Model 6964 - 4WD-i Highlander Hybrid -- FE PP QM CT
MSRP $40,502
Your special price - $37,995.00

Model 6966 - 4WD-i Highlander Hybrid Limited -- FE NV QC QR SR CT
MSRP $46,705
Your special price - $43,500.00

Model 6966 - 4WD-i Highlander Hybrid Limited -- EY FE NV QC QR SR Z2 3T
MSRP $47,695
Your special price - $44,406.00

Model 6966 - 4WD-i Highlander Hybrid Limited -- FE 3T BM EY NV QC QR RB CF
MSRP $48,793
Your special price - $45,661.00

Option codes used for the Highlander Hybrid:
(Not all options listed below are on the Highlanders above)
FE – 50 State Emissions
BM - Body Side Molding
CF – Carpet Floor/Cargo Mats
EJ – JBL AM/FM/6-cd with 9 Speakers and Bluetooth
EY – Rear Seat Entertainment with 2 Wireless Headphones
NV – Navigation & JBL AM/FM/6-cd with 9 Speakers and Bluetooth
PP – Popular Plus pkg. (non-limited only), Third Row Seat, 19-inch Alloy Wheels, Rear Spoiler, Roof Rails, Leather Steering Wheel/Shift Knob, 8-way Power Drivers' Seat, Lighted Sun Visor Mirrors, 1-Touch Down Second Row Seat, Tonneau Cover, Power Back Door, 6-CD Changer, Garage Door Opener, Electric Glass Hatch Window.
QC – Front Dual Zone Auto HVAC
QM – Manual rear A/C
QR – Automatic Rear A/C
SR – Sunroof

The 2008 Highlander Hybrid IS NOW AVAILABLE in limited quantities. Please call me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss the ordering process and timelines for getting your environmentally sensitive, gas parsimonious, Hybrid Sports Utility Vehicle.

The newly designed 2008 Highlander Hybrid is the very best in its class in fuel economy, emissions and class leading technology, comfort and safety. Like the phenomenally popular four-cylinder Prius gas-electric hybrid, the 3.3-liter V6-equipped Highlander Hybrid will be powered by the latest version of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain.

Add to this the latest technology innovation featuring:
EV Mode – allows the drive to operate in electric mode for a limited distance at low speeds, or in stop-and-go traffic

ECON mode – activates a throttle control program that smoothes out throttle response; thereby limiting excessive acceleration

Hybrid System Indicator – provides the driver with a visual guideline to optimize fuel economy

Standard Smart Entry System and backup camera
The Star Safety system with VDIM, VSC, TRAC, Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce distribution. 7 Airbags (driver and passenger front dual stage airbags, driver and passenger side airbags, three rows of roll-sensing curtain airbags and drivers knee airbag)

Active headrest to help prevent whiplash
Direct tire pressure monitor system.

The system features a larger-capacity battery that will deliver nearly double the power of the battery in the Prius. An all-new high-speed electric motor will operate at twice the speed and deliver more than twice the power as the motor in the Prius. With total peak-system power projected at approximately 270 horsepower, the new system will improve upon the V6 Highlander's already impressive less-than-eight-second zero-to-60 acceleration. Wow, you will now have V8 power in a V6, with the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder compact sedan. Nothing comes close!

Finally, the Highlander Hybrid will be rated as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV), one of the most stringent emissions rating in the industry. EPA mileage estimates are right around the 30 mpg range.

To enhance safety and all-weather capability, the Highlander Hybrid will feature a Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management (VDIM) system. Monitoring a variety of sensors, the system is capable of anticipating pending vehicle stability problems and then correcting the situation with a combination of braking and throttle control. The new VDIM system is less obtrusive than conventional VSC but acts quicker and more effectively. Additional safety features include a tire pressure warning system, and optional front seat-mounted side airbags and front and second row curtain side airbags.

The all-new 2008 Highlander Hybrid comes in two models, both in a 4WD-I; the standard grade (if you can consider anything about this vehicle as standard) and the Limited version. The standard grade will include the popular plus package (see below). The Limited grade will include standard: power driver and passenger seats, heated leather seats, rear glass hatch, power rear door, Homelink garage door opener, 19-inch alloy wheels and fog lamps. Plus every limited coming into Northern California will be equipped with front seat dual zone automatic climate control (what every couple needs).

******Email: [email protected]**********

C.Rickey Hirose, Fleet-Ecommerce Sales Manager.
The Hybrid vehicle's Ambassador.
(925) 699-6450 Cell. (925) 551-0533 Direct.
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2WD Limited=6962 Model:

$2500 off to the PriusOnline forum members

6962A 2006 04R3 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DHCF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DHCF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 08N6 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DHCF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 0040 LA03 LL EY NV RB E5 DHCF$43.543.00Available
6962A 2006 0040 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 0040 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.173.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE EY NV RB E5 DHCF$43.543.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 0040 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.8133.00Available
6962A 2006 04R3 LA03 LL EY NV RB E5 DH CF$43.543.00Available
6962A 2006 08N6 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available

Glossary: Options: FE=Fed Emission, NV=Gps Navigation.
EY=Entertainment center (Rear) Video+Games capable
V2=Glass Breakerage sensor. RB=Running Board-Side Steps.
E5=Exhaust Muffler Tip. CF=Carpeted Floor Mats. DH=Tow Hitch.

Available Colours: 0040= Super White. 01C0= Millenium Silver.
0202= Black. 04R3= Sonora Gold, 08N6= Bluestone Metallic.

Available Leather Colours: LA03 Ivory, LA13 Ash ,
FA03 Ivory/Cloth & FA13 Ash/Cloth.

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Updated Post 12/02/05 All these are in stock or incoming !

Availability as of 12/02/05 See list below. December Ship docking in !

*Will ship all-over the USA, No Tax when you buy it, if Out of State*
** Regular HH or Hybrid Highlanders can be ordered***
It starts at =$33.595= base. Just call for your colors and specs.

The 06 HH Non-Limiteds now available, hurry & reserve yours !

Here it is: 06 HH or the Highlander Hybrid for you. Awd i and 2wd both
with NV or GPS navigation system, & a Rare _Bird_ 4wd i (No Navigation)
Price and colors see it below, buy it ! Now....or Lease it !up to 48 months'

2WD Limited=6962 Model:****** $2500 off ! Limited 2wd !

6962A 2006 04R3 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DHCF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DHCF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 08N6 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DHCF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 0040 LA03 LL EY NV RB E5 DHCF$43.543.00Available
6962A 2006 0040 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 0040 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.173.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE EY NV RB E5 DHCF$43.543.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available
6962A 2006 0040 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.8133.00Available
6962A 2006 04R3 LA03 LL EY NV RB E5 DH CF$43.543.00Available
6962A 2006 08N6 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$41.813.00Available

2WD Non Limited=6960 Model: _1st time ever in Nor-CA_ !

********$500 off 2wd basic see here !

6960A 2006 01C0 FA13 FECF(lowestPriced)$33.834.00Available
6960A 2006 0040 FA13 FE AF RB E5 DH CF$36.723.00Available
6960A 2006 0202 FA13 V5 R7 RB E5 DHCF$35.646.00Available
6960A 2006 0040 FA13 FE AF RB E5 DH CF $36.683.00Available
6960A 2006 08N6 FA03 FE V5 R7 RB E5 CF $35.176.00Available
6960A 2006 08N6 FA03 FE AF RB E5 DH CF $36.683.00Available
6960A 2006 0202 FA13 FE AF RB E5 DH CF $36.683.00Available

4WDi Non-Limited=6964 Model:_1st time ever in Nor-CA_ !

*****$750 off 4wd i seen here !

6964A 2006 04R3 FA03 FE AF RB E5 DH CF$38.123.00Available
6964A 2006 08N6 FA13 FE AF RB E5 DH CF$38.123.00Available
6964A 2006 0040 FA03 FE AF RB E5 DH CF$38.123.00Available
6964A 2006 0040 FA03 FE AF RB E5 DH CF$38.123.00Available
6964A 2006 01C0 FA13 FE AF RB E5 DH CF$38.123.00Available

4WD i Limited=6966 Model:

*****$1500 off 4wd i seen here !

6966A 2006 08N6 LA03 LL EY NV RB E5 DH CF$44.943.00Available
6966A 2006 0202 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00Available
6966A 2006 0040 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00Available
6966A 2006 0040 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00Available
6966A 2006 01C0 LA13LL EY NV RB E5 DH CF$44.483.00Available
6966A 2006 04R3 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00Available
6966A 2006 04R3 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00Available
6966A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00Available
6966A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00Available
6966A 2006 01C0 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00Available
6966A 2006 0202 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00 Available
6966A 2006 0040 LA13 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00 Available
6966A 2006 08N6 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00 Available
6966A 2006 08N6 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00 Available
6966A 2006 0040 LA03 FE LL NV RB E5 DH CF$43.173.00 Available

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Glossary: Model No: 6962 Limited 2wd, 6966 Limited awd i.
6960 Regular, 6964 awd i Regular, HH Non-Limited's.

Glossary: Options: FE=Fed Emission, NV=Gps Navigation.
EY=Entertainment center (Rear) Video+Games capable
V2=Glass Breakerage sensor. RB=Running Board-Side Steps.
E5=Exhaust Muffler Tip. CF=Carpeted Floor Mats. DH=Tow Hitch.
R7=Rear Spoiler. V2=Glass breaking sensor Alarm enhancement.

NOTE: CA North Only Limited models available for the time being,
However you can order the Regular HH for future delivery !
Models :6960 & 6964 Will be available but need to be ordered ! Act Now...

Available Colours: 0040= Super White. 01C0= Millenium Silver.
0202= Black. 04R3= Sonora Gold, 08N6= Bluestone Metallic.

Available Leather Colours: LA03 Ivory, LA13 Ash ,
FA03 Ivory/Cloth & FA13 Ash/Cloth.

Disclaimer: These 1st batch HH coming in may not be available as is,
Dealer installed additional options/Equipment may be added. thus price
may be higher. I'm not adding any "Premium" However price
could be higher if any dealer added option/equipment added to the HH.
_No_ Mark_Up_ Just the extras....when and if installed if not at MSRP. !
__________________________________________________ __

Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !
__________________________________________________ __

PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to, arrived !

__________________________________________________ ____
Toyota Hybrid Vehicles, To make the World a better place to live
for present and next generations to come.

The Largest PRIUS & HH Purveyor at Dublin Toyota.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California._______________________________________ ___

******Email: [email protected]**********

C.Rickey Hirose, Fleet-Ecommerce Sales Manager.
The Hybrid vehicle's Ambassador.
(925) 699-6450 Cell.

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5/05/05 Update: Uploading 06 "HH" complete _Interim Brochure_
for you all to see read print. Wish me luck, I'm trying to figure how to
attach or upload. Might need "Computer Tech or Gurus help !

** 06 HH Interim Spec/Brochure Uploaded See Toyota New Hybrids**
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5/15/05 Post: 06 HH here next week ! Limited version with GPS Navigation in 2wd
and 4 wd i : Colors. Sonora Gold, Bluestone, Blacks. Anyone in northern
CA or closer wanting to test drive this Sport-Ute "Wunderkind" please
contact me.


Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !

__________________________________________________ ___________
PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
__________________________________________________ ___________
The Largest Prius Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California._______________________________________ ___

Email: [email protected]

C.Rickey Hirose, The Hybrid vehicle's Ambassador.
( 925 ) 551-0530 B. or (925) 699-6450 Cell.

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Yesterday, 4/21/05 was the d-day or "cut off date" for the "HH" order
and all ordered vehicle should come in May-June delivery========

Finally, Toyota Motor USA, Inc. has announced the officila launch info
for the soon to arrive 06 HH or Toyota Hybrid Highlander Sport Ute.

I will have a "Demonstrator" in May for interested party to test drive !
Place your orders now or will be left behind, Remember the 04 Prius !

Got coloured "Interim "Brochure" and specs sheet. Will upload as soon
as I can manage to aquire a "Scanner" then upload the info for you to review.
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SUBJECT: 2006 Highlander Hybrid Price Announcement

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, is pleased to announce pricing for the eagerly
awaited 2006
Highlander Hybrid gas/electric mid-size sport utility vehicle with
Hybrid
Synergy Drive®.
The Highlander Hybrid joins the popular Prius sedan, making Toyota the
first brand to
offer both a passenger car and an SUV with hybrid powertrains. Pricing
will be
announced to the public on Friday, April 1.
With its cutting edge Hybrid Synergy Drive® powertrain and long list of
standard
features and safety equipment, Highlander Hybrid takes its place as
perhaps
the most
advanced production Mid SUV ever produced. Considering its best in
class
performance, fuel economy and emissions in addition to its best in
class
comfort and
safety, there is simply nothing else on the road in the Mid SUV segment
that can be
compared to Highlander Hybrid.
When it joins the Toyota line-up in early June, the Highlander Hybrid
will
be the first
seven-passenger hybrid SUV in the industry. With its Hybrid Synergy
Drive®
powertrain producing 268 horsepower, Highlander Hybrid will offer
exhilarating
acceleration performance while achieving a stunning 30 mpg for the 2WD
models and
29 mpg for 4WD-i models (combined EPA test). In addition, Highlander
Hybrid
will be
rated as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV), one of the most
stringent
emissions ratings in the industry and the only Mid SUV to attain this
low
level of
emissions.
In addition to delivering outstanding performance and fuel economy,
Highlander Hybrid
also provides all of the interior versatility and comfort expected from
a
mid-size SUV.
Highlander Hybrid features seven-passenger seating with three rows,
rear
privacy glass
and a rear heater system. The second-row 60/40 split fold-down
reclining
seat and
third-row seat fold flat into the floor to create added cargo space and
utility.
Highlander Hybrid will be available in 2WD or electric four-wheel-drive
with intelligence
(4WD-i) models. Highlander Hybrid models include an impressive list of
performance /
technology features including:
• Hybrid Synergy Drive® with 268 HP combined output
• Star Safety System with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System
(VDIM)
• Electrically Powered Air Conditioner
• Electric Power Steering
• Electronically Controlled Brakes
• Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
• Unique styling including a new front bumper with wide intake, new
chrome
grille
and license plate garnish, LED taillights, in-glass antenna, Hybrid
Synergy
Drive® badging, and new 17” split 5-spoke aluminum wheels
• Technology enhanced Optitron illuminated gauges featuring a
multi-information
display
Popular optional equipment on the conventional Highlander that has been
standardized
on Highlander Hybrid includes:
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat-mounted Side and Front- and
Second-Row
Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags
• Power Driver’s Seat (8-way)
• Mudguards
• Immobilizer and HomeLink Garage Door Opener
• Power Heated Outside Mirrors and Windshield De-icer
• Towing Prep Package
• DRL
The additional features alone are worth over $1,700. Although
Highlander Hybrid
contains advanced new hardware and technology, we are pleased to still
offer
outstanding value. Highlander Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $33,030 for
the 2WD
model and $34,430 for the 4WD-i model.
Highlander Hybrid Limited adds additional luxury features and value
worth
almost
$4,000 over the conventional Highlander Limited:
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat-mounted Side and Front- and
Second-Row
Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags
• Power Tilt/slide Moonroof with Sunshade
• Leather Seat Package
• Seat Heater
• JBL 3-in-1 AM/FM Cassette w/6-disc In-dash CD Changer with Eight
Speakers in
6 Locations and FM Diversity Reception
Highlander Hybrid Limited models start at $37,890 for the 2WD and
$39,290
for the
4WD-i model
OPTIONS
Base grade Highlander Hybrid is available with one package upgrade
option that
includes:
• JBL 3-in-1 AM/FM Cassette w/6-disc In-dash CD Changer with Eight
Speakers in
6 Locations and FM Diversity Reception
• Power Tilt/slide Moonroof with Sunshade
• Integrated Fog Lamps
• Color-Keyed Rear Spoiler
• Urethane Steering Wheel & Shifter with Audio Controls
The only available option for Highlander Hybrid Limited models is the
Touch
Screen
DVD Navigation.
With you strong efforts, The launch of highlander Hybrid in earlu June alongside the popular Prius seadan will affirm Toyota's leadership role in developing and introducing Hybrid Technology to the market. Please take advantage of the next two months to review your order bank and plan the best delivery schedule for your customers.

Highlander Hybrid will be unique in the Mid-SUV segment with no competitive Hybrid for at least one year.

Embrace this opportunity to contribute to a better tomorrow by reinforcing
the superiority of Hybrid Synergy Drive.
_____________________________________________

Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !

__________________________________________________ ___________
PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
__________________________________________________ ___________
The Largest Prius Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California._______________________________________ ___

Email: [email protected]

C.Rickey Hirose, The Hybrid vehicle's Ambassador.
Fleet - Ecommerce Sales Director.
(510) 252-5420 B. or (925) 699-6450 Cell.


***** See more News at the bottom of page******or next page*******

The Price starts at: $37,890 for LTD 2WD and $39,290 LTD i4WD model
Only known option so far: MFD touch screen Navigation System. $ ?
We in CA North will have only the Limited Models.
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Total April Order for May June delivery: (52) Model 6966 i4wd Limited.
(36) Model 6962 2wd Limited. Both models comes with MFD Nav pkg.

I will start delivery of the "HH" in JUNE for those patrons that has the order in with me.
No orders no "HH" can be delivered at _Any_ price.
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Toyota will introduce the 2006 Highlander Hybrid gas/electric mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) – the industry’s first seven-passenger hybrid SUV – in June 2005. The Highlander Hybrid will join the popular Prius sedan, making Toyota the first brand to offer both a passenger car and an SUV with hybrid powertrains. The Highlander Hybrid combines a 3.3-liter V6 engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator to deliver exhilarating performance, fuel economy ratings better than many compact cars, as well as remarkably low emissions.

“The Highlander Hybrid marks the launch of a second all-new hybrid vehicle from Toyota before most manufacturers have launched their first,” said Don Esmond, senior vice president – automotive operation. “The addition of the Hybrid Synergy Drive system in our best-selling SUV, further affirms the company’s leadership role as hybrid gas-electric vehicles continue to emerge into the mainstream consumer mindset.”

The Highlander Hybrid will be powered by a new version of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain specifically developed to meet the load-carrying requirements and performance expectations of mid-size SUV buyers. Its all-new high-speed electric motor operates at twice the speed and delivers more than twice the power as the motor used in the four-cylinder Prius, producing 268 peak combined horsepower with a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Highlander Hybrid provides rapid acceleration with a 0-60 MPH time of just 7.3 seconds for the electric four-wheel-drive with intelligence (4WD-i) and delivers the best fuel economy ratings in the mid-size SUV segment.

The Highlander Hybrid 4x2 carries an estimated EPA fuel efficiency rating of 33 mpg in city driving, 28 mpg on the highway. Its combined city/highway estimated EPA fuel efficiency rating of 30 mpg exceeds most V8 powered SUV’s by more than 100 percent and is better than the current EPA average – 27.1 mpg - for a compact sedan. The estimated EPA city/highway average for all 4WD-i models is an impressive 31/27 with a combined rating of 29 mpg. In addition, Highlander Hybrid will be rated as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV). One of the most stringent emissions ratings in the industry, SULEV-rated vehicles emit 80 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than conventionally-powered SUV’s.

Hybrid Technology
The Highlander Hybrid is defined as a high-power, high-voltage full hybrid, which means it is capable of operating in electric-only or gas engine-only mode as well as a mode that combines the power of the gas engine and electric motor. In contrast, other hybrid technologies are not capable of running only on electrical power, but instead require constant gas engine operation.

The Highlander Hybrid's 3.3-liter V6 engine is based on the engine in the conventional Highlander but with significant revisions to promote smooth integration with the hybrid system. These include revised calibrations to the Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) systems.

In making the transition to a hybrid powertrain, the alternator, power steering pump, water pump and AC compressor are no longer engine belt-driven. This is because the gas engine often shuts down—a fuel-saving benefit of the hybrid system — especially when the vehicle is stopped or driven slowly through traffic. With the exception of the alternator, which is replaced by motor-generators, all components are now electrically powered which means notably lower parasitic losses to the engine, lower noise, and improved fuel consumption.

The hybrid system uses a 288-volt DC Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack that fits neatly under the middle seat. The battery's power is directed through a "boost converter" that efficiently raises voltage to 650V DC. An inverter changes this to 650V AC, providing its elevated power to a front-mounted 123-kW electric motor that turns as high as 12,500 RPM.

There are two motor-generators in the 4x2 models and three motor-generators employed in the 4WD-i models. Internally referred to as MG1, MG2 and MGR for the rear electric motor in the 4WD-i, each has a specific function and each does double duty as both drive motor and generator (although MG1 is a starter and provides no motive force). The engine-driven generator (MG1) and rear electric motor (MGR) can charge the battery pack, which powers other electric motors as needed.

Power from the gas engine and front electric-drive motor (MG2) is distributed to the drive wheels via a planetary gear-type continuously variable transmission, which eliminates specific gear ratios. Two planetary gear units are used in the system. The Power-Split unit divides the engine's drive force two ways: one to drive the wheels and the other to drive MG1 so it may function as a generator. The Motor Speed Reduction unit reduces the speed of MG2 and increases its drive torque, significantly boosting acceleration performance.

In addition to its motor-generator duties, the crucial MG1 adds two functions: one as a starter motor for the gas engine; and two, by regulating the amount of electrical power it generates (which varies its RPM), MG1 controls the output speed of the transaxle through the planetary gear set—without clutches or viscous couplings. This is one of the key elements of the hybrid powertrain and the reason why Highlander Hybrid eliminates the "shift shock" that can typically be felt as even the most refined modern automatic transmissions change gears.

In conventional 4WD vehicles, the weight and friction of the additional drive components reduce the vehicle's acceleration performance compared to the same model with 2WD. Not so with the Highlander Hybrid. The innovative electric 4WD-i system employs a separate 50-kW electric motor (MGR) at the rear that provides up to 96 lb.-ft. of additional drive torque as required. The system electronically varies front and rear torque distribution depending on driving conditions.

The Toyota hybrid technology also allows extended electric-mode operation during low speed or stop-and-go driving conditions. The permanent-magnet front electric drive motor (MG2) produces peak torque from zero-to-1,500 RPM, giving the Highlander Hybrid powerful and instantaneous response that will be especially felt and appreciated in low- and mid-speed performance and in merging and passing maneuvers.

A regenerative braking system further boosts system efficiency. When the Highlander Hybrid is coasting or the brakes are applied, the electric motors function as generators, capturing kinetic energy that would normally be lost as heat through the brakes and transforming it into useable electricity to recharge the batteries.

Four-Wheel Drive With Intelligence and Advanced Vehicle Dynamics
In addition to providing the fuel economy ratings of the average compact four-cylinder sedan, the Highlander hybrid offers the versatility, refinement, and comfort expected in a mid-size SUV. Highlander Hybrid comes standard with front-wheel-drive and offers 4WD-i – the world's first application of electric four-wheel-drive with intelligence in the non-luxury mid-size SUV segment. Toyota introduced its Star Safety System on all 2005 model year SUVs. The new standard safety system includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). The Highlander Hybrid enhances the Star Safety System with the addition of the all-new Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system. This new system goes well beyond conventional traction control systems, which react to challenging conditions. Instead, VDIM anticipates loss of vehicle control in virtually any direction and makes corrections while allowing higher dynamic capability.A vital component of VDIM is a new Electronically Controlled Braking system (ECB). The ECB system translates brake pedal stroke and pressure and generates the precise amount of combined electric regeneration and hydraulic pressure needed for virtually any driving condition.

Under guidance from VDIM, such precise brake control at individual wheels allows more optimized operation of the vehicle's dynamic handling systems that employ the brakes: ABS, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and traction control (TRAC). VDIM also interfaces with the Hybrid System, allowing it to modify vehicle power when needed, and a new Electronic Power Steering system (EPS) to optimize steering assist for each situation.

The EPS uses a DC motor and gear reduction system built into the steering gear housing to provide steering assist. This compact unit contributes to fuel economy by eliminating the traditional power steering pump and by providing its computer-controlled assist only when called for by the driver. EPS also allows a more precise and timely control of steering assist than conventional engine-driven hydraulic systems.

VDIM constantly calculates vehicle motion based on signals from a yaw rate and deceleration sensor, wheel speed sensor and steering angle sensor. Using these inputs, VDIM controls all of the vehicle's dynamic handling systems and can employ them collectively and seamlessly, allowing it to quickly detect the onset of a loss of vehicle control and help correct it. The ability to operate ‘proactively' means that corrections to vehicle attitude are typically faster, more accurate and subtle, than traditional systems, making VDIM feel smooth and essentially transparent to the driver.

VDIM dramatically enhances the Highlander Hybrid dynamic qualities and maximizes its performance capability, driving pleasure and safety.

No-Compromise Versatility
The Highlander Hybrid provides enhanced ride comfort with the same versatility as the conventional seven-passenger Highlander. Inside, the Highlander Hybrid features three seating rows in all models, rear privacy glass, a rear heater system, and rear seat cupholders. "Walk-in" steps and a second-row sliding seat make it easy to enter and exit the third row. The third-row seat reclines and also folds completely flat into the floor to create added cargo space. The second-row 60/40 split fold-down seat also reclines and folds forward flat for added comfort and utility.

The exterior styling will be freshened with the addition of a new chrome accented front grille and integrated bumper, smoked headlamp trim, rear LED tail lamps and chrome license plate garnish. The Highlander Hybrid will ride on new 17-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels and will come well equipped with the amenities customers have come to expect in premium mid-size SUVs.

Safety Systems for Peace of Mind
Highlander Hybrid provides an impressive array of standard safety technology. The front seats with height-adjustable headrests are designed to help reduce the possibility of whiplash-type injuries, and include three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and belt-force limiters. The second- and third-row seats also incorporate height-adjustable headrests and three-point seatbelts in all seating positions.

The driver and passenger advanced dual-stage front airbags inflate according to collision severity. A front seat passenger sensor is designed to determine if there is a person in the seat and is also equipped with an occupant classification system to verify the front passengers' weight category to determine whether the airbag should inflate. Front-seat-mounted side airbags, which include first and second row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, are also standard equipment.

The second-row seat is equipped with a Child Restraint LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) that provides top tether anchors for all three seating positions and lower anchors for outboard seating positions.

Comfortable and Easy To Drive
Highlander is based on a unibody platform with four-wheel independent suspension. This type of construction provides a smooth, quiet, refined ride like that expected in a high-quality premium passenger car. The higher ride height provides a commanding view of the road, while a tight 37.4-foot turning circle makes Highlander easy to maneuver.

The Highlander Hybrid interior offers comfortable and durable fabric seats on the standard grade with a lengthy standard equipment list across all grades that includes defroster-linked air conditioning with a cabin air filter, an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, power windows and door locks, deluxe 3-in-1 AM/FM/ETR cassette/CD sound system with six speakers, seventeen-inch split five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, tounneau cover, UV-reduction glass, HomeLink® universal remote control system, engine immobilizer, cruise control, roof rack, rear privacy glass, daytime running lights, tow prep package and mudguards.

The steering wheel features controls for the audio system when ordered in conjunction with the JBL premium audio option. The steering wheel controls are easy to use, allowing the driver to select system mode, radio stations or CD tracks, and to adjust volume without averting eyes from the road.

The Highlander Hybrid Limited model adds a level of luxury and refinement. Standard features on the Limited include heated, leather-trimmed seats, an automatic climate control system with humidity control sensors, the addition of a four-way power passenger seat, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, a JBL premium 3-in-1 audio system with a six disk CD-changer and eight speakers in six locations, anti-theft alarm system, silver and burled maple wood-grain style interior trim and a leather-trimmed shift handle.

Additional standard features on Limited models include, door scuff plates and an auto-dimming mirror with integrated electronic compass. Limited models can also be equipped with an optional touch-screen DVD navigation system offering high-speed directional processing.

Toyota's 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle limited warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60 months/60,000 miles and corrosion perforation for 60 months with no mileage limitation. The hybrid-related components, including the HV battery, battery control module, hybrid control module and inverter with converter, are covered for eight years/100,000 miles. In addition, 24-hour roadside assistance is provided to all Highlander Hybrid owners for 36-months/36,000 miles.
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06 _HH_ UPDATE. IV _Only_ 1600 available for the 05 year !
for the entire country that is only 1600 divved up among 49 states !

The "06 HH" or the Hybrid Highlander soon to commence order
taking. I will have a "demonstrator" for you in MAY... for test drive.

Expect delivery by "June 05" Only 100 available to me. The HH will be
even
Harder to acquire than the PRIUS. Therefore, for your faster HH
delivery 1st come
1st served. Email me, your names,Address,Phones. I advise to place
the request
with the Volume Prius dealer, that is where the upcoming "HH" is
going to be allocated.
Simply put to me at Fremont Toyota-Scion. The biggest S.F. Bay Area
Hybrid Toyota dealership.
My Prius delivering track record says I can deliver the Prius thus
the 06 "HH" Highlander Hybrid.

Toyota Hybrid vehicles for this planet called, the Green Earth !

C.Rickey Hirose, The Toyota Hybrid vehicle's largest purveyor
Email: [email protected] (510) 252-5420 B. or (925) 699-6450
Bluetooth Cell.

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06 HH or the Highlander Hybrid Update:

Available Models: Model Numbers for :Northern California
6960 2WD Base.
6962 2WD Limited. ( Most likely offered )
6964 4WD Base.
6966 4WD Limited. ( Most likely offered )

Please Remember that this is tentative info only, Toyota Region
Northern california has the right to order/change any model or color
accessories as they see it needed and fit for the Region.

Available colors: 040,Super White.1CO,Millenium Silver.202,Black.
4R3,Sonora Gold Pearl.8N6,Bluestone Metallic.

Interior Colors 03,Ivory.13,Ash

***April 051st Hybrid Order. Tentative for May 05 Dealer
Deliveries****

Packages:FE: 50 State Emissins, AF package, Rear Spoiler.Fog lamps.
Cruise Control,Sterring Wheel Audio Control,JBL Am/Fm CD Changer
Sunroof. LL Limited package: Fog Lamps,Rear Spoiler color keyed.Power
8 way driver's front seat,Power 4 way passenger's seat. Home link
Leather sterring wheel JBL CD changer Heated seats. Sunroof.
NV: Premium 8 speaker CD changer+Vavigation.

These are the info gathered so far, Will keep updated for you all...
Please keep in mind that, HH acquisition or to get one of this Hybrid
highlanders will be extremelly hard. Place your order request and be
patient. it is going to take some time in order to own one. Also is
going to be for sure harder to get than the PRIUS !

C.Rickey Hirose, The larget Hybrid Purveyor. at Fremont Toyota-Scion
Order email: [email protected]
Phones: 510 252-5420 or 925 699-6450
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Lexus has officially launched the 2006 RX 400h, due to go on sale in
April 2005, and has provided some additional information about its
design and performance.

Based on the RX 330 SUV, the RX 400h uses an enhanced version of the
Hybrid Synergy Drive system that combines the 3.3-liter V6 gasoline
engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator plus a rear
electric drive motor-generator to provide on-road all-wheel drive
(AWD) capability.

The combined full hybrid system delivers 268 hp (200 kW) and 3,500 lb-
ft (4,740 Nm) of axle torque at launch. The luxury hybrid accelerates
from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds—about 0.5 seconds quicker than
the
RX 330.

Toyota estimates the RX 400h combined fuel economy at 28 mpg—a
33%
improvement over the RX 330. (By comparison, the Ford Escape Hybrid
4WD achieves 31 mpg combined.) Its city fuel economy of 30 mpg is 67%
better than that of the RX 330, reflecting the benefit provided by
the hybrid drive in stop-and-go city driving.

The RX 400h will be rated as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
(SULEV) in California (Tier 2 – Bin 3 under the EPA schema).

The engine in the RX 400h is based on 3.3-liter V6 in the RX 330 but
with revisions to promote smooth integration with the hybrid system.
These include revised calibrations to the Variable Valve Timing with
intelligence (VVT-i) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) systems.

The AWD hybrid system adds a third motor (MGR—Motor
Generator-Rear)
to the two (MG1 and MG2 used in the Prius).

MG1 functions as a generator/starter, and controls the transmission
ratio

MG2 is a 167 hp (123 kW) motor that delivers 247 lb-ft (335 Nm) of
torque to the front wheels, and performs regenerative braking.

MGR is a 68 hp (50 kW) machine that provides up to 650 lb-ft (880 Nm)
of additional drive torque on demand to the rear wheels. It also
provides regenerative braking functions. The system electronically
varies front and rear torque distribution depending on traction
conditions.

The hybrid system uses a 288-volt Ni-MH battery pack that fits under
the rear seat. The battery's power is directed through a boost
converter that raises voltage to 650V DC.
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Tentative Pricing. 06 HH Highlander Hybrid.

Not confirmed yet for the pricing of the HH or the Highlander Hybrid
to be seen and ready for test drive in "May 2005" Spring is finally here !
In May 05 Northern California. Come on in and test drive the future now.

Inquire with me for your HH the famous acronym for the Highlander Hybrid
soon to arrive.

The Pricing although "Unofficial" add $3~$4K to the ICE Limited version
of two wheel drive and the four wheel drive of the current Highlander.
If and when you have the order for the HH here with me, then you will be
driving from JUNE 05 ! Faster than anybody in the whole USA !

CA S.F. Bay Area's HH selection: Limited 2wd/Limited 4wd for now.

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I'm wary of the hackers, so I'm not registering, but my hometown Boston Globe seems to be the first to review the HH. C. Rickey, the prices quoted here do not seem to be for the limited, no?

http://www.boston.com/cars/articles/200 ... _suv_leap/
 
 
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I'm wary of the hackers, so I'm not registering, but my hometown Boston Globe seems to be the first to review the HH. C. Rickey, the prices quoted here do not seem to be for the limited, no?

http://www.boston.com/cars/articles/200 ... _suv_leap/
Well, I don't know who did this or did that. The only thing I know is what
Toyota Zone Manager told me and is _Tentative_ Price only. Also out of
4 models available: We in CA will have only the Ltd's in 2wd or 4wd only.
Will update info and price as we progress.
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Have order spots left ! All USA delivery OK. Inquire with me the King
of Hybrid in the West.

For the East Coast HH seekers, _If Tom Q_ of Virginia, the other King can not accomodate your HH order just let me help you !

Toyota Hybrid vehicle will rule this planet called earth !
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I'm wary of the hackers, so I'm not registering, but my hometown Boston Globe seems to be the first to review the HH. C. Rickey, the prices quoted here do not seem to be for the limited, no?

http://www.boston.com/cars/articles/200 ... _suv_leap/
In defense of my Monach friend on the West Coast, I present This:

I am by far, a wonderful advocate for the Press and Press People, even Married one!!! ANYTHING that is out without the Toyota Symbol on it is Speculation!!! Yes, it may be sweared upon and Validated by this mag. or that Paper but it is still speculation!!

The USA is divided into 12 Different Areas for Toyota.....on the East Coast we have CAT ( Central Atlantic Toyota) in Florida they have SET ( South East Toyota) and in Boston they have NET (North East Toyota) and that just one coast!!! Now my sources in SET have mentioned that the THH(Toyota Highlander Hybrid) will be some $2500-$4500 above Current Highlander Prices............They will also specialize in the FWD Version, because face it .....who needs a 4X4 in Florida??? In CAT, where I am, it has been infered to us that we will be somewhere between $3000-$4000 above current prices!! And we will start with Limited and move to cloth interiors!!! And, I'm sure that with all the money in the North East they may well be at $4,500-$5,500 above normal Highlanders

BIGGEST thing is..... that until the Information is deseminated BY TOYOTA!!!! there will be a hundred "Experts" that will talk if your willing to listen!!! Lets all have fun and wait until...." the word is brought down from the Mountain". then we can compare Notes!!

Thanks for your time.....

RICKY talk to you soon.....and if YOU have problems filling them orders, just remember that........... FlyI has a $88.00 One Way Special to my Dealership( 7 min from Dulles International Airport) from any major city in Califorina!!! SO,.......If you need help???

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West command to East to:Tom_Q_ the other king in the East.
got it !
If I can not deliver the already, overwhelming HH orders,
I will send your way. Why make HH customers wait-when
you and I can fill the needed
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keep up the good work ! Talk to you later...

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While _other_ Manufacturers are dozing, ?
Toyota is delivering....
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Default Limited number of available HH for 05 !

Good news is that the HH are coming in soon, Circa May,05..

Bad news is that only _1600_ HH available for entire USA in 05.

I will have 1st Sample in May please call for test drive reservation.
Probably 100 customers of mine out of 300 Prius owners that have
purchased the Prii from me have asked to get on list for the 06 HH.

The future is here today, Toyota Hybrids for the masses.
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"Bad news is only_1600_ available for the entire US of A in 05"

However I do have spots for you to order, Me to deliver them and
you to receive them in 05 JUNE. Will have my "Demonstrator" in May
and will commence order delivery in _June_ is that fast enough for you !
Others might talk order but the chances are: If you have placed your orders with
the _lesser_ dealers. You are not going to see
the HH till next year at the earliset. Place your HH order with the proven
Prius Purveyor, that is where all the _available_ HH will be allocated.

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PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
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The Largest Prius Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California._______________________________________ ___

Toyota Hybrid Vehicles, To make the World a better place to live
for present and next generations to come.___________________

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Across USA only *1600* Toyota Highlander Hybrid available.!

However I do have spots for you to order, Me to deliver them and
you to receive them in 05 JUNE. Will have my "Demonstrator" in May
and will commence order delivery in _June_ is that fast enough for you !
Others might talk order but the chances are: If you have placed your orders with
the _lesser_ dealers. You are not going to see
the HH till next year at the earliset. Place your HH order with the proven
Prius Purveyor, that is where all the _available_ HH will be allocated.

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PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
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The Largest Prius Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
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