Toyota's onslaught of concept vehicles for the Tokyo Auto Show later this month continues. Next up is an odd one called
the Hi-CT. It's aim is to "offer a new 'coolness' and new ways to have fun as a departure from conventional vehicles." Well, at least it got the "departure from conventional vehicles" part right. Full press release after the jump on this hybrid with a "deck for surfboards." Seriously, we can't even make this stuff up.
The Hi-CT aims to offer a new "coolness" and new ways to have fun as a departure from conventional vehicles-an edgy, urban vehicle inspired by the thinking and lifestyles of youth.
* Offers a new kind of automotive "cool" and sense of enjoyment.
* Has a new look unconstrained by conventional vehicle size (length 3,330mm x width 1,695mm x height 1,780mm).
* Adopts plug-in hybrid technology, which allows it to charge from an external power source and gives it a greater driving range when running on its battery-powered motor; by placing the battery under the floor, achieves a highly efficient cabin with a higher driver position.
* Comes with an AC100V accessory socket that enables stored electricity-made possible by plug-in hybrid technology-to be used for a variety of applications.
* Features a removable rear trunk and a deck where surfboards, bicycles and other equipment can be loaded.