By Nick Aziz
Tuesday, Mar 6th, 2007 @ 11:21 am
 
Toyota today presented the Hybrid X concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The car proposes a new design language for hybrid models, according to the Japanese automaker. Insiders say the Hybrid X also closely points to the design direction for the next-generation Prius.





Hybrid X is designed as a four door, four seat open-space concept. It has the dimensions of a conventional family car with an overall length of 4,500mm and wheelbase of, 800mm. The width is, 850mm and height, 440mm.

Interior designer, Laurent Bouzige, says: "Hybrid X is conceived as a multi-sensory experience. There is a formal style in the shape of the vehicle and the material used but every other reaction is linked to the passengers' senses of sound, smell, sight and touch through interactive ambience."

Space saving seats are formed using injected foam techniques which create comfort while reducing weight. In order to further promote human interaction, the two independent rear seats can swivel by 12 degrees to allow passengers to enjoy the scenery or a more intimate 'tête-à-tête'.