Monday, 12 March 2012


At the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show last week, Toyota unveiled one of the most progressive cars of the show. The FT-Bh Concept uses a hybrid powertrain to return some truly astonishing figures which, even if they are only half true, would still be quite amazing.

Power comes from a 1.0-litre 2-cylinder petrol engine but is not confirmed yet. However, its fuel efficiency is official. At least for a concept. So on average Toyota says it will return a mind-blowing 2.1 litres per 100km of travel, as well as 49 g/km in C02 emissions.

The highly efficient powertrain is complemented by a low body weight of 786kg, which is actually less than that of the baseline Yaris. At the same time, it’s not small by any means, measuring almost 4 metres in length, 1.7m in width, 1.4m high and has a wheelbase of 2.6m.

Some of actions taken to improve the aerodynamics include the replacement of airflow-disrupting side door mirrors with tiny cameras, latches in place of handles to open the doors and a pagoda-style roof with a dropped rear section.

1 comment:

Rahul said...

we seriously need 57 kmpl on road when petroleum products have two fold import duty and local taxes,excise,chungi ,toll tax,entry tax etc levied on them that means 1 liter of petrol which is 30 rs liter is sold at rs 75 per liter and now a hike of Rs 5/- per liter is on cards