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Tokyo Preview: 2010 Toyota SAI

This is the brand new Toyota SAI, a new vehicle based on the popular Lexus HS 250h which will be showcased at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. The long rumoured SAI, will carry Toyota's new 2.4-litre Atkinson cycle combustion engine capable to develop 110kW (150 hp) at 6,000rpm and 187Nm (19.1kgf-m) of torque at 4,400rpm.

Although many of you would say the the resemblence with the HS 250h is obvious, Toyota says that the new SAI is four inches shorter and up to 70 kgs lighter than the Lexus. Regarding the design, this consists in a new front grille, different head and tail light treatment, wings and so on.

Although it is smaller and lighter, the Japanese automaker says that the new SAI will get the same 56-65 mpg as HS 250h in Japan's economy cycle and 101-107 g/km of CO2. Inside, the Toyota SAI is under the Lexus HS 250h in quality terms. The new hybrid car is priced from 3,380,000 yen or $37,127.

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Toyota aims to sell 36,000 units a year of its new hybrid Sai sedan

As part of Toyota Motor Corp.'s goal to sell 1 million hybrids each year worldwide soon after 2010, it has set a target of 36,000 units annually for sales of its new hybrid Sai sedan in Japan.

The Prius is Toyota's first hybrid car while the Sai came in second. The Sai is actually a repackaged version of the Lexus HS250h, which went on sale in June.

If you´re in Japan, expect the Sai to go on sale in your country on December 7. The Sai is more expensive than the Prius and is priced at 3.38 million yen ($37,290), considerably lower than the HS250h, which is priced from 3.96 million yen.

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