The Toyota FT-Bh is an ultra-efficient hybrid concept that could emit just 65g/km
3 March 2012

Toyota is promising dramatically low CO2 emissions from its Geneva motor show concept car, dubbed the Toyota FT-Bh, which stands for ‘Future Toyota B-segment hybrid’.

The new hybrid concept has been designed for maximum fuel efficiency and was built using economically viable methods and materials.

See teaser images of the Toyota FT-Bh

Toyota claims the FT-Bh is as spacious as a five-door supermini, but weighs less than 800kg – less than a three-door Aygo at 890kg – and produces 50 per cent less CO2 than the current average for the supermini segment. That could put the CO2 output as low as 65g/km.

The Japanese manufacturer built the car without using exotic materials or expensive techniques; instead it ensured the FT-Bh’s production used commonplace, economically viable production methods and technologies, including a down-sized full hybrid powertrain.

During the build, Toyota focused on five principal factors: low weight, aerodynamic performance, powertrain efficiency, thermal energy management and electricity saving. The FT-Bh’s optimised aerodynamics are 30 per cent more efficient than an average supermini.

The Toyota FT-Bh concept will be officially unveiled at Geneva on 6 March.

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22 February 2012

Can someone please have a word with the manufacturers and tell them that teaser pics are just bloody annoying! It doesn't make my mouth water in anticipation or make me go into a frenzy of craving and desire for your product. It just makes me hate you! One for Goodwin, perhaps...

22 February 2012

[quote Autocar] The Japanese manufacturer built the car without using exotic materials or expensive techniques; instead it ensured the FT-Bh’s production used commonplace, economically viable production methods and technologies, including a down-sized full hybrid powertrain. [/quote]

I hope this also means we will see a reasonable, mainstream car pricing policy too?

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

22 February 2012

[quote Lesia44]Can someone please have a word with the manufacturers and tell them that teaser pics are just bloody annoying! It doesn't make my mouth water in anticipation or make me go into a frenzy of craving and desire for your product. It just makes me hate you! One for Goodwin, perhaps...[/quote] +1. They really are rather stupid and definitely annoying. I doubt that one can change this now, marketing/PR departments are probably all run by 12 year olds now who think this type of thing is clever.


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

22 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]I hope this also means we will see a reasonable, mainstream car pricing policy too?[/quote] And there lies Toyota's problem. The cars have always had bullet proof reliability which was tarnished by one of the worst underhanded political scams in recent history.
But that aside, it's difficult for people to pay extra for something they cannot see. The hardest bit is for people to pay a small premium for a vehicle that really does start every morning which is what every customer expects regardless of brand but doesn't always get. This makes Toyota's USP a bit defunct until you shell out on a different new car, that in it's first month alone it's needed to be repaired 10 times.
By that time it's too late....
It's like booking a cheaper DJ for your wedding day and them using unreliable equipment, cheap speakers and playing low quality music ripped from Youtube. It's at that point you wish you paid a little more and received a far better quality of service and goods.
But it's too late....

22 February 2012

[quote WooDz]The cars have always had bullet proof reliability which was tarnished by one of the worst underhanded political scams in recent history.[/quote] Eh ? I agree with the first part about reliability, but what's the "underhand political scam in recent history" all about ?


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

22 February 2012

together with commonplace materials, economically viable production methods and technologies, including a down-sized full hybrid powertrain I am hoping that they will ditch also irrelevant rear&front&side&... parking sensors, rear privacy windows, power windows and the must have navigation systems, `cause you know, useful paper-foldable maps were invented long time ago.

and by downsized hybrid powertrain, fingers crossed they mean turbocharged 1200cc (max), anything else is just nonsense.

awaiting for Genéve.

22 February 2012

Have no problem with "paper-foldable maps" if I'm travelling city to city, but find carrying 10,000+ A to Zs if I want to travel to a specific address anywhere in Europe can make the inside of a car rather cramped

22 February 2012

stay home & don`t cramp roads!

specific address...

done army? got specific address were to find & kill the enemy?

survival!


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

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