Teased for the first time in a simple profile sketch (above), Toyota says the FT-Bh concept has been designed to achieve “low emissions with an economically viable production framework”.
The concept’s creators say they deliberately avoided using expensive and complex materials and manufacturing processes in order to create a vehicle with greater immediate production potential.
The FT-Bh concept will be joined by a number of innovative alternative energy vehicles from Toyota that are making their first public appearances in Europe.
Fresh from its 2012 Detroit motor show premiere, the Toyota NS4 concept (above) previews the brand’s next-generation plug-in hybrid, with an advanced design, a more exciting drive, and focus on affordability.
The FCV-R concept (below) – first unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo motor show – is Toyota’s take on a mass produced hydrogen-powered vehicle. Toyota plans to launch a sedan-style fuel cell model by 2015.
The Fun-Vii concept that also appeared at Tokyo has been renamed the Toyota diji concept (below) for its European unveiling. The diji gives its driver the unique ability to change the car’s interior and exterior colours and displays. Toyota describes the process of changing images and information like downloading an app. It’s also able to link to nearby cars that have the same technology for a “more connected driving experience”.