Thursday, November 1, 2012


TOYOTA presents


  • A hybrid concept that gets 134.5 mpg, that is approximately 57 kilometre per litre.
  • The FT-Bh's power comes from a 1-liter, two-cylinder engine -- a smaller mill than what you find in large motorcycles.
  • It is an ultra-light concept, weighing less than 800kg, which demonstrates what can be achieved in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in an affordable family supermini.


  • “Ecomotion” was the theme for styling FT-Bh, with its shape demonstrating a new approach to bodywork design. 

  • Key panels, such as the roof, are formed to represent the way fabric can be stretched taut between fastening points, to reflect their ultra-light weight.
  • The front end of the car broadcastsToyota’s current design language with its large lower grille, together with a sculpted bonnet and headlamps that are integrated into the front wings.
  • Ultra-slim A and C-pillars maximise the glazed area for better visibility and a greater sense of space in the cabin.
  • The way in which the cabin merges seamlessly into the rear of the vehicle, with an uplifted rear bumper and chevron-shaped corner elements, helps achieve the best possible aerodynamic performance and deliver a drag coefficient of just 0.235.

Making its debut at the Geneva motor show


  • The stretched fabric-look carries through to the minimalist interior, with a concave centre console creating a driver-focused cockpit, while maintaining the overall feeling of light and space.

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