Jan. 12, 2010

TMC Unveils Compact Hybrid Concept Car at Detroit Show

Tokyo—TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces it unveiled today (January 11 in the United States) the "FT-CH" compact hybrid concept car at the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit*.


The FT-CH (Future Toyota-Compact Hybrid), with a gasoline-electric hybrid system, pursues outstanding environmental performance while remaining fun to drive.  On the outside, its triangular silhouette represents the latest in aerodynamics theory-based airflow management, and, on the inside, refinement testifies to the importance placed on personal space.

Also at NAIAS, TMC is exhibiting the urban concept electric vehicle "FT-EV" (Future Toyota-Electric Vehicle) II, the "Prius Plug-in Hybrid", the "Camry Hybrid" and the "Highlander Hybrid", among numerous other vehicles.

Vehicle Length Width Height
FT-CH 3,895 mm 1,695 mm 1,400 mm

*Press days: 11-12; invitation-only days: 13-14; charity preview day: 15; public admission: 16-24