[TMS] Toyota Announces Presentation Outline to Display '1/X,' 'RiN' and Other Concept Cars

Oct 11, 2007
Saeko Kushitani, Nikkei Automotive Technology
The 1/X
The 1/X
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Toyota Motor Corp. has announced the outline of its presentation at the forthcoming 40th Tokyo Motor Show.

From the Toyota brand, the company will present the reference "1/X (one-Xth)" light-weight plug-in hybrid FFV, "RiN" design study focusing on increased comfort, "Hi-CT" next-generation urban automobile, "FT-MV" new-generation luxurious minivan supposed to be the successor to the "Alphard," "Crown Hybrid Concept" suggesting the next edition "Crown" and "i-REAL" one-seater electric vehicle.

From the Lexus brand, Toyota will display the reference "LF-Xh" hybrid SUV and "LF-A" sports concept, as well as the "ISF" slated for market debut in late 2007 and the "LS600hL" released in May this year.

The 1/X measures 3,900 mm (l) x 1,620 mm (w) x 1,410 mm (h) and a wheelbase extends to 2,600 mm. Adopting CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastics) for the body, this concept car achieved a room space equivalent to that of the "Prius" yet a light weight of 420 kg, which is about 1/3 that of the Prius. Its power train combines a 0.5 L gasoline engine supporting bio fuel and a plug-in hybrid drive system. The power train is located at the midship of this rear drive vehicle.

The RiN concept car, with its enhanced user comfort with a view towards "body and mind wellness," employs seats on which occupants can sit with their backs kept straight (the "rin" posture). Its external design is derived from old Yakusugi cedar trees and expresses the harmony with nature, Toyota said.

The car features headlamps that use a light distribution control system that reduces the glare on pedestrians and oncoming cars and windows with sliding paper screens located in the bottom of the doors. To increase user comfort, the RiN uses "comfortable heated seats," "an oxygen-level conditioner" and "a pinpoint humidifier," as well as green glass, which reduces infiltration of ultraviolet and infrared rays.

The Hi-CT adopts a plug-in hybrid drive system and mounts a cell module under the floor. Featuring an AC 100 V outlet, this concept model allows customers to use the hybrid system's power. The body measures 3,330 mm (l) x 1,695 mm (w) x 1,780 mm (h) with a wheelbase of 2,325 mm. The Hi-CT is provided with a deck, on which large items such as a bike and a surfboard can be loaded, in its rear side, as well as a removable trunk box.

The Crown Hybrid Concept features the "THS II" hybrid drive system with a 2-speed reduction device and a "VDIM" vehicle dynamics integrated management system. In addition, the sedan employs 10 airbags and a "fine graphic meter" that uses a TFT LCD.

The 1/X
The 1/X
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The RiN
The RiN
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Instrument panel of the RiN
Instrument panel of the RiN
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The Hi-CT
The Hi-CT
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Instrument panel of the Hi-CT
Instrument panel of the Hi-CT
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The FT-MV
The FT-MV
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The Crown Hybrid
The Crown Hybrid
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The LF-Xh
The LF-Xh
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Instrument panel of the LF-Xh
Instrument panel of the LF-Xh
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