Lexus Unveils LF-FC Fuel Cell Concept
Oct 30 15
Toyota Motor Sales, USA. Inc. has announced that its division Lexus has unveiled LF-FC fuel cell concept. The LF-FC features a fresh new styling theme that embodies Lexus' "L-finesse" design philosophy. From every angle, the sedan is aggressively elegant, exuding the spirit of a grand touring vehicle. An evolved version of Lexus' signature grille with a new mesh design dominates the front, while floating "L-shaped" daytime running lights (DRL) extrude flawlessly from the front fenders. The rear is highlighted by striking new taillights that adopt the same floating theme as the DRL. When seen from its profile, the LF-FC's true character is revealed. The roofline flows from front to rear in the manner of a "4-door coupe," suggesting that this vehicle isn't just meant for straight highways, but to also be enjoyed on twisty roads. The sporty 21-inch aluminum wheels with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) rims, add an extra dose of flair to what is already a dynamically styled machine. The spacious interior of the LF-FC has been designed to wrap its occupants in a comfortable yet futuristic environment, while providing the driver with a highly-functional cockpit. The cabin has been designed in two sections, top and bottom. The top conveys a sense of openness, allowing the driver to concentrate on the road ahead without feeling constrained. When seen at eye level, the front seats seem to be floating. The rear seats have been designed for those who enjoy being driven, offering a reclining feature and plenty of head and knee space. High-quality aniline leather on the seats, doors and dashboard enhances the level of luxury of the interior. Highlighting the new technology inside the LF-FC is an advanced human machine interface that can be operated by simple hand gestures, without the need to touch a panel or controls. A small holographic image on the center console indicates where the system can interpret hand gestures to control the audio system and ventilation. At the heart of the LF-FC is a high output fuel cell power system that energizes the rear wheels, and also sends power to two in-wheel motors in the front, making the LF-FC all-wheel-drive. This innovative drive system allows precise torque distribution control between the front and rear wheels, giving the full-size sedan exceptional dynamic handling and superior road stability. The strategic placement of the fuel-cell stack at the rear of the vehicle, power control unit at the front and T-formation configured hydrogen fuel tanks result in front and rear weight distribution optimal for a sporty sedan. Using automated driving technologies, with elevated traffic environment recognition, prediction, and judgment function, the LF-FC provides a safe and efficient driving experience for its occupants and supports the vision of a world without traffic accidents.
Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Presents at Green Bonds Americas 2015, Oct-07-2015 10:00 AM
Oct 6 15
Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Presents at Green Bonds Americas 2015, Oct-07-2015 10:00 AM. Venue: Bloomberg LP offices, 731 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States. Speakers: Bill Pang, Manager, Derivatives & Structured Finance.
Toyota Motor Credit Corporation, Toyota Credit De Puerto Rico Corp., Toyota Motor Finance (Netherlands) B.V., Toyota Financial Services (UK) plc, Toyota Leasing Gmbh, Toyota Credit Canada Inc., Toyota Kreditbank Gmbh and Toyota Finance Australia Limited Enter 364 Day, Three Year, Five Year Credit Agreement
Nov 24 14
Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) entered into 364-day, three year, five year syndicated credit facility Credit Agreement, dated as of November 20, 2014. $5.0 billion among TMCC, Toyota Credit de Puerto Rico Corp. (TCPR), Toyota Motor Finance (Netherlands) B.V. (TMFNL), Toyota Financial Services (UK) PLC (TFS(UK)), Toyota Leasing GMBH (TLG), Toyota Credit Canada Inc. (TCCI) Toyota Kreditbank GMBH (TKG), and Toyota Finance Australia Limited (TFA), as Borrowers, the lenders party thereto, and BNP Paribas, as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Agent and Swing Line Lender, BNP Paribas Securities Corp. (BNPP Securities), Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CGMI), Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPFS) and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. (BTMU), as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Managers, Citibank, N.A. (Citibank) and Bank of America, N.A. (Bank of America), as Swing Line Lenders, and Citibank, Bank of America, and BTMU, as Syndication Agents. The 364 Day, three year, five year Credit Agreement has a 364 day term, during which TMCC, TMFNL, and TFS(UK) may make aggregate drawings not to exceed $5.0 billion, TCCI may make drawings not to exceed $866,800,000, TCPR may make drawings not to exceed $1,000,000,000, TKG and TLG may each make drawings not to exceed $500,000,000, and TFA may make drawings not to exceed $500,000,000. The aggregate amount of all drawings under the 364 Day Credit Agreement may not exceed the total commitment amount of $5.0 billion. In addition, the 364 Day Credit Agreement provides for a swingline sub-facility of up to $1,250,000,000 of which $500,000,000 will be available to TFA. The 364 Day Credit Agreement may be used for general corporate purposes and was not drawn upon as of the date of this filing.