Toyota unveiled the FT-Bh concept, a lightweight, next generation small gasoline-electric hybrid concept car today at the Geneva Motor Show.

Toyota unveiled the FT-Bh concept, a lightweight, next generation small gasoline-electric hybrid concept car today at the Geneva Motor Show.

The ultra fuel-efficient B-segment car concentrates on being highly responsive and nimble via weight reduction, ultra-efficient powertrain and reduced air resistance. The FT-Bh boasts a fuel efficiency of 2.1l/100 km (NEDC) with CO2 emissions of just 49 g/km which is less than half the current average for B-segment cars.

Weighing only 786kg, the FT-Bh uses a high-tensile-strength steel body structure with a new high-expansion foam material applied throughout the interior. The result is improved interior thermal management in maintaining cabin temperature. This allows for the weight reduction in using light and breathable materials for the seating and interior. The temperature management also allows for other components, including the body frame, chassis and powertrain, to be made lighter.

The FT-Bh uses anewly developed long stroke 1.0-liter, two-cylinder Atkinson cycle gasoline engine along with improved hybrid system.

In addition to the FT-Bh on display, TMC has conceived two alternative versions: a compressed natural gas (CNG) hybrid version with CO2 emissions of 38 g/km and a plug-in hybrid version with CO2 emissions of just 19 g/km.

More details in the press release bleow.

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