Geneva Show 2012 Highlights: Toyota FT-Bh Concept


The Toyota FT0Bh concept has been shown for the first time at today's Geneva motor show. Toyota says it is an innovative new concept car that promises a “total vehicle” approach to reducing the overall CO2 emissions of a city car.

The Japanese firm said the concept is “an ultra-lightweight, full hybrid city car study, designed to achieve low emissions within an economically viable production framework”.

During the project, complex manufacturing processes and expensive raw materials were deliberately avoided in favour of those already commonplace within the industry. It’s an approach that should make the FT-Bh a viable car for the future, albeit one with typical concept car looks.

Elsewhere on Toyota’s stand at Geneva, there was a world debut for the new Toyota Yaris Hybrid. This super-frugal supermini uses a new 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine mated to an electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Its combined power output is 99bhp.

The £24,995 Toyota GT 86 made its European debut at Geneva alongside NS4 and FCV-R concepts, first seen at the Detroit and Tokyo motor shows respectively. Completing Toyota’s line-up was the diji concept, first seen as the Fun-vii at Tokyo last year.

Thanks to: Autocar

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