Gallery: Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

 

Toyota recently unveiled the FT-CH, a hybrid concept car that stands to one-up the Prius in terms of price and performance. A full two feet shorter than its predecessor, the compact hybrid is lighter, nimbler, and more fuel-efficient, making it great for city driving. Although it isn’t officially going into production just yet, Toyota is hinting at a production version that will be priced lower then the current Prius and part of a new ‘Prius Family’ of cars.

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  1. VerdantCasey January 13, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Detroit has the chance to take the automotive industry green! The Toyota FT-CH, the Electric Fiat 500, the Ford Fusion Hybrid, and the Honda CR-Z hybrid are all great eco-friendly cars: let’s hope for more like them as the Auto Show continues.

    If you are interested in hybrids, fuel cells, or any other green technologies, check out http://www.greencollareconomy.com. It has hundreds of case studies on emerging green tech and the largest b2b green directory on the web.

  2. Jess @ Openly Balanced January 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I think the ‘robot style’ is mostly due to the fact that this is a concept car. Many concept cars are fairly ‘robotic’ and their actual production counterparts end up looking much more standard. That being said, I think this car is cute and would drive it exactly as it is!

  3. guwi January 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

    why this ‘robot style’ for all new cars?

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