Odd-looking doesn’t even begin to describe this hybrid concept vehicle, but the Toyota Hi-CT is a reflection of what a cool and enjoyable vehicle should look like, according to Toyota’s team of young Japanese and European designers. The Hi-CT evolved from the theme of “unbalanced” – the concept behind the entire design of the front-centered proportions. Wanting something that would make you stop and take a good look, Toyota has succeeded. And the young team of designers behind the Hi-CT have given this cool and enjoyable vehicle some very green aces up its sleeve.

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  1. markg March 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    form follows function…I get it, but: too ugly for words. maybe if it had a 5th wheel hitch it could tow a “little red wagon”…the “radio flyer” tractor/trailer rig for downwardly mobile yuppies.

  2. mary June 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    This looks okay for a sidewalk.

    Good design is one that endures time. This little guy looks like another trendy toy car.

    I think most of us would like to see more sexy designs that will bring the masses aboard.

  3. daiku April 17, 2008 at 6:01 pm


    er – time to go to bed..

  4. lennyesq April 16, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Any of us who drive the Scion Xb a/k/a “The Toaster”, will recognize its familiar front end and roof lines.

    Toyota has extrapolated from the current design of its Urban Utility Vehicle (UUV) to a greener concept. This makes me very hopeful that this concept will be built. I’d love to have one.

  5. earthsaver April 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    If it’s only designed for two, what’s the story with the two headrests against the rear window, behind the front seats?

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