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Geneva 2012 Live: Toyota and the amazing concepts

Toyota at Geneva Motor Show 2012 presented the new 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid, 2012 Toyota GT 86, the already known Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid coupe alongside some amazing concepts: Toyota FCV-R, Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid and Toyota Diji.

2012 Toyota GT 86 & 1967 Toyota 2000GT - Geneva Motor Show 2012 Live

2012 Toyota GT 86 & 1967 Toyota 2000GT - Geneva Motor Show 2012 Live

Toyota came at Geneva Motor Show 2012 with a long list of debuts, including the long awaited GT-86 and Yaris Hybrid, together with some gapingly concepts and eco models.

Geneva Motor Show 2012 Live: Toyota models in a photo gallery

Toyota at Geneva Motor Show 2012

2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid (Hybrid Synergy Drive) debuted as a world premiere at Geneva Motor Show 2012 and is the first B-segment model equipped with a hybrid propulsion system. It adapts the HSD powertrain from Prius to achieve a lower fuel economy of and to achieve low CO2 emissions.

Under the bonnet of the 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid there is a new propulsion system: the electric engine is more compact and much lighter (weight was reduced by 20%) than the standard 1.8-liter hybrid drivetrain found in most of the company’s hybrid offerings, the petrol engine is now one of 1.5 liters. The combined power of the two engines is 100 horsepower (75 kW/101 PS). The CO2 emissions are just 79 g/km from downsized full hybrid powertrain, and fuel consumption of 3.5 l/100 km (80.7 MPG imperial, 67.2 MPG US).

2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid will go on sale throughout Europe starting May 2012.

2012 Toyota GT 86 coupe, jointly developed with Subaru, has received special attention in the Toyota stand and was exposed alongside his illustrious ancestor – 2000GT. U.S. received the new coupe under a different brand, and will be called Scion FR-S. The new Japanese sports coupe has a 2.0-liter boxer engine developed by Subaru, with 200 horsepower (149 kW/203 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 205 Nm (151 lb/ft) at 6,600 rpm.

Transmission is ensured by a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The 17-inch wheels are standard. 2012 Toyota GT 86 size is: length 4,240 mm (167 in), width 1285 mm (51 in), and height 1770 mm (70 in). The wheelbase is 2570 mm (101 in). Weight distribution front/rear is 53/47.

Toyota NS4 Advanced Plug-in Hybrid Concept represents a new design direction for the Japanese manufacturer. This concept will possibly lead to the next generation Avensis, and its front will be adopted by several models from Toyota.

The exterior design has flowing lines and new forms for Toyota, a commendable initiative for a design conservative manufacturer. The interior design has a sports steering wheel with paddles, which could be used to give the driver a sportier driving experience, different from that offered by most hybrid models.

Toyota FCV-R Concept is a hydrogen powered car and a prefigures a 2015 series model. Internal tests have shown that the Japanese model has a range of over 100 kilometers (62 miles) with a fully charged battery. The only problem of the possible production versions of FCV-R could be the high price, given the technology costs.

Toyota FCV-R Concept looks like a futuristic version of the Prius with has aerodynamic bumpers, an inclined roofline and LED lights. Inside, stands the big screen infotainment system, digital dashboard, center console, four Alcantara leather seats and metallic trim. Dimensions: length 4,745 mm (187 in), wide 1,790 mm (71 in) and height 1,510 mm (60 in), with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm (106 in). The fuel tank is 70 MPa high pressure and gives a 700 km range (435 miles).

Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid Concept presented at Geneva Motor Show 2012 is a new prototype that shows how the future Toyota city models will look like, and it has a 50% lower CO2emissions, compared to other cars in their class. Mechanically, it has a full hybrid twin Atkinson gasoline engine of 1.0-liter, which works with an electric motor and consumes 2.1 l/100 km (134.5 MPG imperial, 112 MPG US), emitting 49 g/km CO2, less than half of the average B class cars. Toyota says that in addition to the hybrid engine, a hybrid gas engine (CNG) will be available with CO2 emissions of 38 g/km and with a plug-in hybrid with CO2 emissions of 19 g/km.

Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid Concept weighs 786 kilograms (1,733 lbs) and will be built on a chassis made of high quality steel, while the body is made of a new high-expansion foam that has been placed in the interior. As a result, the hybrid concept possess an improved internal thermal management to maintain the temperature in the cabin.

Another prototype that has caused amazement is the Toyota Diji Concept brought, which we first saw it in Tokyo last November, called Fun-Vii Concept. Toyota characterizes it as a model not-so-distant in the future and the main feature is that the exterior can be customized through an app.

The Toyota Diji Concept interior has three seats and a display that starts from the floor and extends to the center console. Impressive is the 3D navigation system with a holographic virtual assistant, and the connectivity that detects dangerous situations.

Toyota stand Video – Geneva Motor Show 2012 Live

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