9. Toyota FT-Bh Concept
Perhaps one of the few unveilings in Geneva that’s less beautiful than the Bentley is the Toyota FT-Bh. Another concept car, it’s at the exact opposite end of the automotive spectrum, putting the focus on compact size, high fuel efficiency and a low price.
While many years away from becoming a reality, the FT-Bh is a sign from Toyota that its serious about moving its hybrid tech down-market. Having recently launched the Prius c in North America and the Yaris Hybrid in Europe, the FT-Bh takes the brand’s Hybrid Synergy Drive into the mini-car category.
No powertrain details are available, but Toyota says it’s capable of a theoretical 112 mpg rating, while an optional plug-in hybrid version could do almost 300 miles to the gallon.
As for the pricing issue, Toyota wants this to be a realistic vehicle and so instead of high-tech and pricey materials like carbon fiber the FT-Bh makes use of conventional materials to reduce cost.