This weird sketch you see above shows the silhouette of the Toyota FT-Bh, the Japanese car maker’s concept car for this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
FT-bh is an ultra-lightweight, full hybrid city car study. It is supposed to simple and ingenious, which is why Toyota steered clear of using high-end expensive materials in making it. They say it uses only materials that are already commonplace in the auto industry.
Toyota has also avoided complex manufacturing processes for this concept. Simplifying will make things more efficient.
The FT-bh is only part of Toyota’s Geneva offensive this year. They will also bring along the Yaris hybrid in its production-ready form, and the GT 86 sports car.
Toyota’s NS4 and FCV-R concepts are also being shown in Europe for the first time. NS4 is a next-generation plug-in hybrid vehicle, designed to address customer demand for added value from hybrid motoring, together with advanced design and a more involving drive. FCV-R represents Toyota’s next step towards mass production of hydrogen-powered vehicles, paving the way for the launch of a saloon-type fuel cell vehicle by 2015.
The strange but interesting Toyota Fun-Vii will also be present in Geneva, but it’s renamed to ‘diji’. The car is basically a smartphone with wheels.