Thursday, November 1, 2012
AN HYDRID WITH THE PERFORMANCE
- 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