Geneva motor show: Toyota FT-Bh

* New Toyota FT-Bh images * Supermini-sized concept car * Hybrid power; weighs less than an Aygo...

Geneva motor show: Toyota FT-Bh

More images of the Toyota FT-Bh concept car have been released ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month.

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Toyota has previously revealed a sketch of the new car, but the two new images show more details. One shows the rear light and tailgate, while the other appears to be a close-up of the headlight.

The FT-Bh name stands for Future Toyota B-segment Hybrid. The B-segment part refers to the conventional supermini category that includes cars such as the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo.

Toyota says the FT-Bh has a downsized hybrid powertrain and is built using economically viable methods and materials.

Despite the FT-Bh having the same dimensions as a full-size supermini, Toyota says the sub-800kg car weighs less than an Aygo 3dr.

Toyota launched an all-new Yaris last year, and a Yaris Hybrid goes on sale in June, so any production model based on the FT-Bh would appear to be some years away.

More details of the FT-Bh concept car will be revealed at the Geneva motor show.

Leo Wilkinson