Tokyo Motor Show: Toyota Hi-CT Concept

With a beltline cinched higher than your grandpa's waist band, the Hi-CT was officially revealed as a design concept by Toyota here at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. As we've said before, the Hi-CT concept car's meant to continue where the Scion brand leaves off — be youth-friendly and almost over-exaggeratedly toy-like. Much like the Suzuki X-Head, it succeeds in at least the latter. The Hi-CT also goes a step beyond the tiny motor of the automaker's Yasui brand mating a hybrid motor to the 1.5-liter engine, then giving the whole shebang plug-in capability. Now if only it didn't look like someone was supposed to stand on the back bumper and push it along with their feet, we could totally get behind making something like it.