Toyota NS4 Concept Teases "Advanced Plug-in Hybrid": Detroit Auto Show Preview

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Toyota has released a lone teaser image of its big reveal at this year’s North American International Auto Show. The sleek-looking machine headlight, gives a glimpse at what Toyota is calling, “an advanced plug-in hybrid concept.”

Presumably a look at the next-gen hybrid tech, Toyota’s current Prius Plug-in Hybrid, which goes on sale this year, gets an impressive 87 MPGe, with a 15 mile electric range.

Another Toyota model to take the stage will be the new Prius c, a sub-compact hybrid based on the Toyota Yaris architecture and using a smaller 1.5-liter gasoline engine mated to the brand’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system to deliver over 50 mpg average.

In addition to this concept, Toyota Motor Corp. will also showcase a new concept under the Lexus brand, with the latest rumors indicating it could be a successor to the SC.

See AutoGuide’s complete 2012 Detroit Auto Show preview here.

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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