Toyota will unveil its fuel-efficient and low-emission small car FT-Bh concept at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6, 2012. Although the FT-Bh concept is as roomy as an average five-door supermini, the small car emits around 50% less carbon dioxide. The Toyota FT-Bh concept also weighs less than its city car cousin Toyota Aygo at less than 800 kg.
Toyota boasts of creating a lightweight yet efficient small car concept without using exotic materials or costly techniques. Toyota plans to turn the FT-bh into a production model that would be built using economically viable production methods and technologies, which includes a down-sized full hybrid powertrain.
In creating the FT-bh concept, Toyota took a “total vehicle” approach, focusing on five areas of design and engineering to gain the highest fuel efficiency and lowest emissions: weight reduction, optimum aerodynamic performance, powertrain efficiency, thermal energy management and electricity saving.