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FT-HS Toyota Hybrid Concept

FT-HS Toyota Hybrid Concept

Makuhari Messe, Japan

This head-turning FT-HS hybrid concept from Toyota was, we learned at the show, the topic of much heated "nemowashi" (discussion until a consesus is reached, a very Japanese concept) between Lexus and Toyota factory factions. Each wanted the car on their own display stand. The final smi-Solomonic decision was to put the car in the Toyota display, but only about ten feet from the Lexus LF-A concept, so the FT-HS really appeared to be kind of "floating" between the Lexus and Toyota exhibitions. Is everyone happy? Truth be told, no, if you asked the Lexus folks.

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