Toyota announces model line-up for Geneva 2012 - teases FT-Bh Concept
Posted by Arunas R on 11/02/2012 16:25
Toyota has issued the followinhg press release:
Toyota unveils pioneering full hybrids, fun to drive and more at the next Geneva motor show
- World premiere of the Yaris Hybrid, the first full hybrid in the European B-Segment
- World premiere of the FT-Bh concept, demonstrating a total vehicle approach to reducing emissions for an affordable compact city car
- European premiere of the GT 86, a sports car recapturing the pure, intrinsic joy of driving
- European premiere of the TOYOTA diji* concept, offering the ultimate in vehicle personalisation
The 82nd Geneva motor show will see a continuation of Toyota’s product rejuvenation programme, bringing emotion through the GT 86, and the continued expansion of full hybrid technology to new segments.
The Yaris Hybrid will make its world premiere, bringing true innovation to the B-segment. This vehicle will bring Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® technology to a wider customer group, making it the most accessible full hybrid proposition in the European market. Combining a smooth and silent drive with superior urban agility and maximised interior roominess within a compact exterior size, it will feature the lowest emissions in the segment.
Also making its world debut, the FT-Bh concept is an ultra-lightweight, full hybrid vehicle study, designed to achieve low emissions within an economically viable production framework. The techniques and thought processes demonstrated in the concept avoid the use of exotic and expensive materials or complex procedures, using only those already commonplace in the automotive industry.
Making its European debut, Toyota’s eagerly awaited GT 86 will be launched across Europe from this summer. Toyota’s latest sports car model brings purity, excitement and driving engagement to customers at an affordable price.
The TOYOTA NS4 and FCV-R concepts will both make their European debuts. The TOYOTA NS4 is a next generation Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) responding to customer desire for added value in hybrid motoring with advanced design, refined sensory satisfaction and enhanced driving involvement. The FCV-R concept embodies TOYOTA’s next step towards the mass-production of hydrogen powered vehicles, paving the way for the launch of a sedan-type Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) by 2015.
Finally, also making its European debut at Geneva, the TOYOTA diji concept offers the ultimate in personalisation. The entire body, both exterior and interior, functions as a display area, with body colour and display content changeable as the driver desires. Messages and information can be displayed with the same ease as downloading an app. Moreover, the TOYOTA diji can form a link with surrounding vehicles and infrastructure to offer a truly connected driving experience.
The Toyota press conference will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:15 CET.
* Previously called Fun-Vii at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show