Toyota introduced the first hybrid concept at Detroit FT-CH
At the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota unveiled concept hybrid FT-CH - a compact vehicle, positioned below the Prius, but without giving too many technical details. If the model will be produced in series will be the most economical model in the range.
Toyota Hybrid Concept FT-CH, its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit (11-24 Jan 2010) was created to meet customers who want an economical vehicle, more compact size.
With a design created in the European core (ED2) in Nice, France, the concept FT-CH (Future Toyota Hybrid Compact - the future of compact hybrid Toyota) is 56 cm by 2.5 cm shorter and narrower than the Prius.
With more compact dimensions and low weight, we conclude that if it were produced in series, this model will be more economical than the Prius. "It is a required vehicle dealers and our customers," said the Toyota USA, Jim Lentz.
Even if the Japanese manufacturer did not disclose the technical data of the new concept FT-CH, Toyota plans to sell one million hybrid vehicles a year worldwide, reaching as in some years to sell most North American continent.
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