Toyota | Moving Forward or Falling In Step

toyota nonprius 01 Toyota | Moving Forward or Falling In Step

I have often dreamed of owning a Prius. I am certainly energized by thoughts of push-button ignition, sleek, egg-shaped driving fun, and of course 55 mpg. Unfortunately my dreams took a blow this week as I learned of Toyota’s resistance to the new energy bill, which calls for Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

The Toyota Hi-CT Concept | Looking Past the Nose

toyota hi ct 01 The Toyota Hi CT Concept | Looking Past the Nose

Sometimes in a practical and efficient world, style must give way to function. That said, when looking at the new Toyota Hi-CT concept car, I wonder just how much style we have to give up in order to achieve said practicality and efficiency.

Imagine, for a moment, a Mini Cooper. Nice looking car, right? Now take its nose and smash it so that it extends slightly further than the windshield. Welcome to the Toyota Hi-CT.

It’s like a car after a botched nose job.

But looks aren’t everything. True, the Hi-CT will facilitate travel in cities where traffic congestion is high, but along with its compact size, it’s the vehicle’s power source that’s of real interest here. The Hi-CT is powered by a hybrid drive-train, which combines a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor.

toyota hi ct 02 The Toyota Hi CT Concept | Looking Past the Nose

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