Toyota Unveils New Dedicated Hybrid Concept: FT-CH

Toyota FT-CH concept

In brief: Toyota has debuted the FT-CH, a dedicated hybrid concept first hinted at last month.

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Make/Model: FT-CH
Manufacturer: Toyota

The word

Toyota FT-CH

After giving tantalizing hints last month, Toyota has finally unveiled the new concept hybrid they built so much buzz over.

Called the FT-CH (Compact Hybrid), the car concept was shown at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The car is a standard hybrid, much like the first generation Prius, but with better performance. If it goes to production, it will be as a 2012 model alongside the expected PHEV and BEV models already in queue.

The car is expected to fill the low-end market price requirements while still providing excellent fuel economy. It will compete with offerings from Honda, Nissan, Ford and others in that niche.

And so ...

This marks eight new hybrid and plug-in models in Toyota's near-future lineup of concepts and prototypes so far.

Photo credits: Toyota

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