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Toyota Hybrid news — Geneva show: Toyota Hybrid X and FT-HS - 2007
has gone hybrid-happy this year.
well as giving us another chance to see the striking FT-HS hybrid sports car
that made its first appearance in Detroit, the Japanese manufacturer also
unveiled the Hybrid X.
as a hybrid concept with ‘a new design language for Toyota’, the Hybrid X also
serves as a showcase for future hybrid technology.
guess you’d call it a coupe-estate crossover, and it’s certainly an original
suicide doors, aero wheels and crazy sculpted seats, the Hybrid X is proper
high concept stuff.
there might be a few more down-to-earth clues about the future of Toyota
styling lurking in there somewhere - witness the smooth, grill-free nose and
exaggerated Prius-styling of the rear.
just in case you’ve forgetten why we got so excited about the FT-HS back in
January, let us remind you of a few figures.
says that the hybrid sports car is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 putting out
approximately 400bhp through the rear wheels. That should be good for a 0-60mph
time in the four second bracket… and apparently it’ll even be affordable -
should it ever make it to production.