In conjunction with the Japan Day celebrations this year, UMW Toyota Motor has made a donation of a Toyota Camry Hybrid to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The vehicle will be used for technical research and development study by the researchers and students who are studying under the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
The handover took place during the Japan Day 2017, celebrating 60 years of Japan-Malaysia Diplomatic Cooperation held at UTM in Kuala Lumpur. To signify the handover of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Suichi Ishii, Executive Director, UMW Toyota Motor presented a mock key to Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
”We are pleased to have the opportunity to donate a Toyota Camry Hybrid to MJIIT, UTM. This is in line with UMW Toyota Motor’s Corporate Social Responsibility in social outreach, that involves the development of students,” said Akio Takeyama, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor.
Under this project, the researcher and students will develop new system for future vehicle technology. MJIIT, UTM is the pioneer and the only research group working in autonomous vehicle research in Malaysia focusing on driving behavior, advance driver assistance system and self-driving vehicle.
The research also has close collaboration with Smart Mobility Research Center, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. The Hybrid vehicle is best candidate for this project due to its large capacity of battery supply to the self-driving system.
The MJIIT, UTM began its activities in September 2011 based on the concept of establishing a Japanese-style institute of technology in Malaysia. Offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, it uses a feature of Japan’s engineering education known as the ’koza’ system. MJIIT strives to become the engineering education hub in ASEAN and is expected to develop into the leading higher education institution in Asia.
Toyota Camry Hybrid: Leading by example
The top variant is the Camry line-up. the Camry Hybrid is infused with a 2.5-liter Hybrid Synergy Drive for effective performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency.
The Camry Hybrid variants, differentiated by Premium and Luxury variants, take on a Full Hybrid VVT-iW engine. The inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC with VVT-i engine provides an output of 160 PS at 5,700 rpm and 213 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The Hybrid system which comprises of a Motor and Nickel-Metal Hydride battery lends another 143 PS and 270 Nm for additional performance boost.
The Hybrid Camry, like all Camry variants, is fitted with front MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer at the front and Dual Link Independent Strut with Stabilizer at the rear. As part of the optimum chassis setup, the Camry incorporates ventilated and solid discs for reliable stopping power.
The Camry Hybrid variants are loaded with a host of innovative technologies and safety features, including 7 all-around airbags. The Hybrid Luxury version is fitted with Blind Spot Monitor & Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid runs at RM 164,900 for the Premium version and RM 174,900 for the Luxury version.