Toyota to Unveil New Concept Car, FT-Bh, at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
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Toyota is all set to unveil a new concept car at next month’s 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The concept goes by the name FT-B, an acronym for Future Toyota B-segment hybrid and is a preview of a production-destined model. The FT-Bh will weigh less than a three-door Toyota Yaris but offer the space of a larger five-door thanks to its lightweight construction. According to its designers the model will produce up to 50 percent less CO2 than the class average for B-segment, or subcompact, cars.
Toyota is looking to bring a hybrid vehicle for the masses and with this model has focused on five key factors: weight reduction, optimization of aerodynamics, drivetrain efficiency, thermal energy management, and power saving. Sharing Toyota’s Geneva stand will be the Yaris Hybrid which was recently announced for the European market, as well as the previously revealed NS4 plug-in hybrid and FCV-R hydrogen fuel-cell concepts, and GT 86 sports car.