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TOYOTA 1/X CONCEPT

Pronounced “1/Xth” and shown at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, this concept was designed to showcase Toyota lightweight construction technology, with the car using carbon fibre reinforced plastic as the main material for its monocoque body making it incredibly light at around 420 kgs, less than half the weight of a conventional small car,such as the current Toyota Yaris.

Its engine, which is a 500cc Hybrid unit that can also be plugged in to recharge, with the petrol motor used purely for recharging the batteries on the move. The lightness of the car means that it gives better than twice the fuel economy of the equivalent Prius hybrid. The 1/X will never make production, but some of the clever technology used in its construction definitely will.

Posted in Toyota Concept Cars 5 years, 7 months ago at 9:29 am.

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