Toyota Motor Corporation will present its latest hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) and four other world-premiere concepts at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show.
The FCV Concept – with a driving range and refuelling time equivalent to a conventional car – points to a production vehicle Toyota plans to launch around 2015.
It will share the Tokyo limelight with Toyota’s FV2 (Fun Vehicle 2), a vehicle that connects physically and emotionally with the driver – even to the extent of being able to determine the driver’s mood and driving skill.
Toyota will also unveil three cars targeted at the Japanese market – a next-generation taxi concept and two next-generation seven-seat minivans – one petrol and one hybrid.
Among Toyota’s hero cars at the motor show – which begins on November 22 – is the first right-hand-drive FT86 Open concept based on the 86 sports car, featuring a new “Flash Red” body colour.
Toyota said the world premiere concept vehicles convey Toyota’s vision of a future mobility society that values the joy of driving.
It said the vehicles embody Toyota’s efforts to contribute positively to society while creating ever-better cars that exceed expectations.
Photo Gallery: Toyota’s Five world premieres at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show