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.
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.