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Toyota teases another hybrid ahead of Geneva

Toyota will reveal a concept car that's a study in affordable production of ultra-lightweight and fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles.

A sketch of the Toyota FT-Bh hybrid concept.
A sketch of the Toyota FT-Gh hybrid concept. Toyota

Toyota appears to be doubling down on its hybrid bet. In addition to the world premiere of the Toyota Yaris hybrid, the auto manufacturer will show off a new affordable hybrid city car at the 2012 International Motor Show in Geneva next month. The company released a sketch of the concept before the reveal.

You may think that the pint-sized Yaris Hybrid and the Prius C should already count as city cars, but it appears that Toyota has something even smaller and lighter up its sleeve. Not much has been shared about the car in advance of the world premiere, but the manufacturer says it is a study of an ultra-lightweight vehicle that can be manufactured affordably without using exotic and expensive materials. The FT-Bh concept will demonstrate how a hybrid city car can be mass-produced using materials and processes already used in the automotive industry.