Concepts include a plug-in hybrid and a new compact global car in both saloon and hatch variants
23 April 2012

Toyota has revealed three new concept cars at the Beijing motor show. They star among a vast Toyota show stand that’s home to 38 vehicles, and are designed to boost Toyota’s presence in the country by launching locally-developed models.

The Toyota Yungdong Shuangqing is a sleek hybrid saloon concept that was developed at Toyota’s Chinese R&D centre.

The concept previews Toyota’s latest petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain that’s due in 2015, but the firm has not confirmed exact details of the powertrain at this time.

The Toyota Dear Qin concept is at Beijing in both saloon and hatchback guises. It previews a new compact global car that will be launched next year.

The model is likely to be an entry-level car targeted at consumers who have never bought a car before.

Toyota has also confirmed plans to launch a plug-in hybrid in China by the end of 2012, and a full electric vehicle by 2013.

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