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Toyota 1x Concept 2007

Toyota presented the 1/x (pronounced "one-Xth") concept at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 2007. With an interior space same as the Prius, the 1/x concept aims to have double the fuel-economy and reduce the weight by 420kg.

Toyota plans to exhibit eight concept vehicles at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show* under the theme: “Harmonious Drive – a New Tomorrow for People and the Planet”.

In keeping with its tradition of highlighting new, automotive possibilities at the Tokyo Motor Show in the form of a wide variety of concept vehicles and groundbreaking technologies, Toyota’s exhibit is meant to provide new proposals for the automobile. 

Planned highlights include a vehicle that completely redefines what it means to be environmentally considerate and one that rewrites the rules of auto design with a proposal for ultra-efficient vehicle packaging.

Through the exhibit, Toyota aims to showcase its pursuit of the essential emotional appeal of cars – being fun to drive and a pleasure to use – and to indicate its approach toward making sustainable mobility a reality so that people can coexist in harmony with the environment.

Toyota concept vehicles at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show:

  • 1/X – a redefinition of “environmentally considerate”
  • RiN – a new focus on promoting well-being
  • i-REAL – a new personal mobility vehicle
  • iQ CONCEPT – ultra-efficient packaging like no other
  • Hi-CT (“hi ride city truck”) – an edgy, urban vehicle
  • FT-MV (“future Toyota minivan”) – a first-class, new-generation minivan
  • CROWN HYBRID CONCEPT – a hybrid luxury saloon
  • FT-HS (“future Toyota hybrid sports”) – a next-generation hybrid sports car

The 1/X (pronounced “one-Xth”) is a concept vehicle that redefines from its very roots the idea of what it means to be environmentally considerate.  Among its attributes, the vehicle – with a design that aims to harmoniously coexist with people and society – weighs only “1/Xth” that of other vehicles in its class.

  • Maintains an interior space on par with that of the Prius, with an aimed-for fuel efficiency that is double and a weight reduced to 420 kilograms (about one third the weight of the Prius).
  • Combines fossil fuel consumption-reducing FFV* (Flexible fuel vehicle) technology and a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a displacement of only 500cc. Battery charging is possible from an external power source which allows a longer electric-motor cruising distance; thus, in addition to being adapted for energy diversity, emits less CO2 and contributes to the prevention of air pollution.
  • Locates the power unit beneath the rear seat (for a midship, rear-wheel-drive system) to contribute to an innovative and highly efficient package.
  • Adopts light but highly rigid carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) throughout the body frame to ensure superior collision safety, while allowing narrower pillars for a better field of vision.

*Flexible fuel vehicles: Vehicles capable of running on gasoline and ethanol, etc., mixed in arbitrary proportions

Toyota 1x Concept 2007


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