Toyota concept vehicles, 2010–19

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FT-86 G Sports[edit]

Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept
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Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2010
Body and chassis
Body style 3-door hatchback
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L Flat-4 Toyota-Subaru "D-4S" Boxer engine
Transmission 6 speed manual
Dimensions
Length 4,190 mm (165.0 in)
Width 1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height 1,230 mm (48.4 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Toyota FT-86 Concept
Main article: Toyota 86

The Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept is a modification of the Toyota FT-86 Concept manufactured jointly by Toyota and Subaru and shown at the January 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon as part of the Toyota G Sports range. The FT-86 G Sports Concept differs from the original FT-86 in the use of carbon fibre panels, a vented bonnet, a large rear spoiler, new 19 inch wheels and a custom exhaust.[1][2] The interior features Recaro bucket seats and a rollcage. The horizontally opposed engine is upgraded with a turbocharger.[citation needed] The FT-86 G Sports concept has reappeared at Toyota's showroom in Amlux, Ikebukuro.[citation needed] The production version of the FT-86 has been named as the Toyota 86.

Prius Custom Plus Concept[edit]

Toyota Prius Custom Plus Concept
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2010

The Prius Custom Plus Concept is a modification of the Toyota Prius and shown at the January 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon.[3] The Custom Plus differs from the Prius by its aggressive body kit and new wheels.

FT-CH[edit]

Toyota FT-CH Concept
Toyota FT-CH.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2010
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
Dimensions
Length 3,895 mm (153.3 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,400 mm (55.1 in)

The Toyota FT-CH (Future Toyota Compact Hybrid) is a concept vehicle built by Toyota and first shown at the January 2010 North American International Auto Show.[4] Compared to the Toyota Prius, the FT-CH is 22 inches shorter in overall length and less than an inch narrower in overall width. It is lighter in weight and more fuel efficient than the Prius. This concept is targeting a lower price range than the Prius line-up, thus "appealing to a younger, less-affluent buyer demographic."[5]

The FT-CH was designed at Toyota European Design and Development. The NiMH batteries are made by Panasonic EV Energy Co - a joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic.[5]

Sports EV[edit]

Toyota Sports EV
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2010
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door, 2-seat sports car
Layout FR layout
Dimensions
Length 3,580 mm (140.9 in)
Width 1,465 mm (57.7 in)
Height 1,175 mm (46.3 in)
Curb weight 700 kg (1,543.2 lb)

The Toyota Sports EV (Sports Electric Vehicle) was a concept vehicle built by the Toyota Technical College of Tokyo and first shown at the January 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon. It was based on a Toyota Sports 800 with the original 2 cylinder petrol engine being replaced by a single 28 kW electric motor.[6][7]

On 27 November 2010, the Sports EV participated in the classic car parade at the Toyota Automobile Museum Classic Car Festival in Tokyo.[8]

Sports EV Twin[edit]

Toyota Sports EV twin
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2010
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door, 2-seat sports car
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Transmission manual
Dimensions
Length 3,580 mm (140.9 in)
Width 1,465 mm (57.7 in)
Height 1,175 mm (46.3 in)
Curb weight 700 kg (1,543.2 lb)

The Toyota Sports EV Twin (Sports Electric Vehicle) was a concept vehicle built by the Toyota Technical College of Tokyo as an update to the Sports EV and first shown at the January 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon. The single electric motor of the Sports EV was replaced with twin copies of the same 28 kW electric motor wired in series. Each electric motor projects sideways from the central shaft in a similar manner to the sports 800's original flat twin petrol engine.[9][10][11]

Prius c Concept[edit]

Main article: Toyota Prius c
Toyota Prius C Concept
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Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2011

The Toyota Prius c Concept is a small hybrid petrol-electric car which is the inspiration for the small Toyota hybrid that arrived to market in early 2012. It was first shown at the January 2011 North American International Auto Show. The 'c' in 'Prius c' stands for "city"-centric vehicle as it is much smaller than the normal Prius and is aimed at younger buyers without families who don't need lots of space."[12]

Named the Toyota Aqua, the car was released in Japan in December 2011.[13] Sales of the Prius c in several Asian markets began in January 2012.[14][15] The Prius c was released in the U.S. and Canada in March 2012.[16][17] Sales in Australia and New Zealand began in April 2012.[18][19]

Yaris HSD Concept[edit]

Toyota Yaris HSD Concept
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Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2011
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback

The Toyota Yaris HSD Concept was introduced at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Yaris Hybrid is expected to go on sale in Europe in 2012. The concept car presented in Geneva had a solar panel located in the roof to contribute to powering the car’s air-conditioning.[20]

The production version of the 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid was presented at the March 2012 Geneva Motor Show.[21] Sales of the Yaris Hybrid began in Europe in June 2012,[22] The Yaris Hybrid shares the same powertrain as the Toyota Prius c sold in North America (Toyota Aqua in Japan).[23]

FT-86 II[edit]

Toyota FT-86 II Concept
ToyotaFT-86II.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota & Subaru
Production 2011
Body and chassis
Body style 3-door hatchback
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L Flat-4 Toyota-Subaru "D-4S"
Transmission 6 speed manual
Dimensions
Length 4,235 mm (166.7 in)
Width 1,795 mm (70.7 in)
Height 1,270 mm (50.0 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Toyota FT-86 Concept
Successor Toyota 86
Scion FR-S Concept

On 1 March 2011, Toyota Europe presented Toyota FT-86 II Concept at the preview of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show as the successor to the Toyota FT-86 Concept. 'FT' stands for 'Future Toyota'. The vehicle was designed by the Toyota European Design and Development centre (ED2) with increased dimensions compared to its predecessor. It includes redesigned front bumper and headlights, rear bumper and tail lights, an added rear spoiler and side vents.[citation needed]

The production model will be known as the Toyota GT 86 (Toyota 86 in Japan) and was shown at the October 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.[24] European sales are expected in 2012.[citation needed] Australian sales are expected in mid 2012 at A$30,000[25]

Prius+[edit]

Main article: Toyota Prius v
Toyota Prius+
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2011
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback

The Toyota Prius+ was introduced at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Prius+ is the first European hybrid seating seven passengers.[20] It is very similar to the Prius V, with the main difference being the Prius v has two rows to seat 5 people and the Prius+ has 3 rows to seat seven people.[26]

The Prius v went on sale in the United States in October 2011,[27] and the Prius+ was released in Europe in June 2012.[28] The 7-seater Prius v was launched in Australia in May 2012.[29]

iQ EV Prototype[edit]

Further information: Scion iQ EV
Toyota iQ EV Prototype
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2011
Body and chassis
Platform iQ
Chronology
Predecessor FT-EV II

The Toyota iQ EV Prototype is the successor to the FT-EV II as an electric vehicle based on the iQ chassis. It was shown at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show.[30]

In September 2012 Toyota announced that due to customers' concerns about range and charging time, the production of the Scion iQ EV (Toyota eQ in Japan) will be limited to about 100 units for special fleet use in Japan and the U.S. only, down from 600 originally planned. The iQ EV/eQ is scheduled to be released in both countries in December 2012.[31]

Scion FR-S Concept[edit]

Scion FR-S Concept
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota and Subaru
Production 2011
Body and chassis
Class Sport
Body style 2+2 fast back
Platform FR
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L Flat-4 Toyota-Subaru "D-4S"
Transmission 6 speed manual
Dimensions
Length 4,272.3 mm (168.2 in)
Width 1,816.1 mm (71.5 in)
Height 1,204.0 mm (47.4 in)
Chronology
Predecessor FT-86 II
Successor Scion FR-S
Main article: Toyota 86

The Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept, where FR-S means Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport, was unveiled at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.[32][33] According to Yahoo! Autos, [34] sales are expected to start in the third quarter of 2012 as the Scion FR-S.

FT-EV III[edit]

Toyota FT-EV III
Toyota FT-EV III.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2011
Powertrain
Range 105 km (65 mi) (JC-08 test )
Chronology
Predecessor FT-EV II
Successor Scion iQ EV

The Toyota FT-EV III was unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. The FT-EV III was the latest concept version of the scheduled Scion iQ EV electric car.[35] Toyota produced three generations of FT-EV concept cars, and the iQ EV is the production version of those concepts, incorporating the technological and design strengths of all three models. The exterior of the production version is based on the FT-EV III concept.[36] Sales of the Scion iQ (U.S.)/Toyota eQ (Japan) will be limited to about 100 units for special fleet use in Japan and the U.S. only, and are scheduled for December 2012.[31]

Fun-vii / diji / iiMo[edit]

Toyota Fun-vii / diji / iiMo
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diji at Geneva Motor Show
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2011
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)[37]
Length 4,020 mm (158.3 in)
Width 1,745 mm (68.7 in)
Height 1,415 mm (55.7 in)

The Toyota Fun-vii (vehicle, interactive, Internet) was a 3-seat concept car unveiled at the October 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.[38] It was also shown at the January 2012 North American International Auto Show,[39] as the Toyota diji at the March 2012 Geneva Motor Show[38][40] and as the iiMo at the September/October 2012 Paris Motor Show[41] and the October 2012 São Paulo International Transport Industry Show.[42][43]

The interior colours can be altered to suit the driver's mood and the entire exterior of the car can be used as a display. Navigation help is provided by a 3D avatar that is projected from the dashboard. The car can communicate by electronic network with other cars and the road that are similarly equipped. Most features can be controlled by smartphone: Toyota president Akio Toyoda called it a "smartphone on four wheels".[44]

Initially the drive train was not known but it was revealed to be a pure electric vehicle with wireless recharging at the São Paulo show. Specifications were not given. The car is able to navigate by itself in "auto-pilot" lanes.[42]

iiMo at Paris Motor Show 
iiMo at Paris Motor Show 

NS4[edit]

Toyota NS4
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Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2012
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan

The Toyota NS4 is a plug-in hybrid concept car unveiled at the January 2012 North American International Auto Show.[45][46]

The NS4 has similar looks to a lengthened Prius. Safety equipment includes pre-collision radar which alerts the driver and also guides the NS4 away from obstacles, headlights which self-adjust to avoid glare for other vehicles, cameras providing a complete wrap-around view instead of mirrors. A solar panel covers the roof to recharge the battery.[47]

FT-Bh[edit]

Toyota FT-Bh
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Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2012
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback

The Toyota FT-Bh is a hybrid concept car unveiled at the March 2012 Geneva Motor Show.[48]

Camatte[edit]

Toyota Camatte
Toyota Camatte at the 2013 Tokyo Toy Show -10- Picture by Bertel Schmitt.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2012
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door sedan
Dimensions
Wheelbase 1,800 mm (71 in)
Length 2,700 mm (106 in)
Width 1,300 mm (51 in)
Height 1,200 mm (47 in)

The Toyota Camatte is an electric concept car unveiled at the June 2012 Tokyo Toy Show instead of the more usual Tokyo Motor Show.[49] The name 'Camatte' comes from the Japanese word 'kamau', meaning 'care'.[50]

The Camatte's outer panels are removable, allowing the user to customise the body work. Two sets of panels have been shown - the Camatte Sora has an aqua and white, rounded design with cycle guards over the front wheels and the Camatte Daichi has a sandy brown, angular design with integrated front wheel guards.[51][52] At the Tokyo Toy Show Toyota showed the body panels being swapped between a Sora and a Daichi.[52]

Furia[edit]

Toyota Furia
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2013
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan

The Toyota Furia is a concept car unveiled at the January 2013 North American International Auto Show.[53] Stylistic elements of the next generation Corolla were previewed in the Furia concept car. Hints of the swept windshield and sloped roofline suggests the brand will follow the industry trend toward raked rear ends and more aerodynamic body shapes. It is also likely that the elements such as the LED lighting seen on the concept will make it into the next Corolla’s design.

i-Road[edit]

Toyota i-Road
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Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2013
Dimensions
Wheelbase 1,700 mm (66.9 in)
Length 2,350 mm (92.5 in)
Width 850 mm (33.5 in)
Height 1,445 mm (56.9 in)

The Toyota i-Road is a concept car by first shown at the March 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It has an electric drive-train and its two 2-kilowatt (2.7-horsepower) motors are powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be charged using a household outlet. One charge has a range of 50 km (31 mi) and a top speed is 45 km/h (28 mph). It is designed for city use.[54] It has no emissions at point of use.

Car and Driver describes the Toyota i-Road as "something of a cross between a car, a motorcycle, and a fancy golf cart".[55] It is similar to the concept of a motorcycle but has three wheels.[56] Toyota has developed what it calls "Active Lean", a new technology that counterbalances the centrifugal force when the vehicle goes around a corner and smooths the ride over rough ground.[57] "Active Lean" operates using an on-board computers on each side of the front suspension to calculate the degree of lean needed based on input from the steering mechanism, the gyroscope angle and speed. To compensate for road conditions, a front wheel is adjusted up or down as needed to stabilise the vehicle.[56][58] According to Wired, this technology "allows you to bomb through the bends without tipping over."[58]

Toyota refers to it as a "personal mobility vehicle".[55] It is less than three feet wide and seats two people in an enclosed cabin that protects the occupants from the environment.[57] Its turning radius is under three feet. The width is 850 mm (33.5 in), approximately the same width as motorcycle, and four of these vehicles can be parked in a single parking space.[59]

Currently, the Toyota i-Road is a concept car envisioned for urban use in the future, and there are no plans for general production at this time,[56][58] although it was announced in March 2013 that 70 i-Roads would be deployed in Grenoble as part of a last-mile mobility project.[60] The project will be managed within an existing car club.[61] The i-Road will also be part of Toyota's similar ha:mo project in Toyota City, Japan.[62]

FT-1[edit]

Toyota FT-1
Toyota FT-1 Concept 13.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2014
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Grand tourer
Body style 2+2 coupe
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length 4,675 mm (184.1 in)
Width 1,970 mm (77.6 in)
Height 1,225 mm (48.2 in)

The Toyota FT-1 is a concept car unveiled at the January 2014 North American International Auto Show.[63] 'FT' stands for Future Toyota. While '1' means number one or the ultimate one. Little is known about this new concept car; other than that it has a front engine and rear wheel drive layout. Toyota did also state their new concept car draws inspiration from Toyota's past sports cars like the 2000GT, Supra, MR-2, and 2007 FT-HS concept car. Toyota did not state whether the FT-1 would use the Supra name, or if it was even bound for production. However, Toyota did say if the FT-1 is approved from production to expect a price tag of around US$60,000.[64]

Work on the FT-1 began nearly two years ago. Kevin Hunter, the president of Calty Design Research in California stated that Lexus had the LFA and Scion has the FR-S, but Toyota has nothing. Mr. Hunter then pitched his idea to Toyota's CEO, Akio Toyoda for a halo flagship sports car for the Toyota brand. After receiving approval to build a concept, designers began to sketches ideas and different concepts. In the end, a front engine rear wheel drive layout was chosen. Toyota has not disclosed the cost of building its FT-1 concept, but it is noted that concept cars usually cost around a US$1 million to build. Mr. Hunter has stated FT-1 is still in the concept stage with no current production plans. He added that if the public's reaction is positive it would only help to move the FT-1 from concept to production and that anything is possible in the future. Alex Shen, the studio chief designer, also hinted at a US$60,000 price tag. He was quoted saying, "It's a Toyota, it ought to be affordable."[65]

FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo or VGT

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the popular video game series, Gran Turismo 6 will feature a festival called "Vision Gran Turismo" (name reused from early GT5 trailer), featuring concept cars designed for the game by top automobile companies. Toyota created a unique design of the FT-1 concept called the FT-1 VGT, featuring more aggressive and race inspired body work.

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