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Toyota and Lexus at Geneva

Toyota and its sister brand Lexus will showcase six new models at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.


Geneva will mark the world debut for Hybrid X, which is a showcase for Toyota’s future hybrid technology.

The FT-HS (future Toyota hybrid sports) is a sports car for the 21st century, with a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration and 0-62mph acceleration in 4.0 seconds.

Geneva will also host the first European appearance of the new three-door Auris, presented in a new body colour and fitted with a special wheel design.

Full details of Toyota’s environmental strategy and the new models will be provided at the Toyota press conference, scheduled for March 6 at the Geneva Motor Show.

The first sneak preview of Toyota's Hybrid X concept


Lexus is presenting the European premiere of its new F-marque at the Geneva motor show, with the new IS-F sports saloon and LF-A supercar concept taking centre stage.

The IS-F is powered by a sports-tuned 5.0-litre V8 that delivers more than 400bhp. Acceleration from 0-62mph takes 4.9 seconds and top speed is a governed 168mph.

The transmission is based on Lexus’s eight-speed automatic, which made its debut last year in the new LS 460.

The Lexus LF-A is the Lexus sports engineering team’s first energy-efficient supercar concept. It is powered by a racing-inspired 5.0-litre V10 engine generates more than 500bhp, giving the LF-A a top speed of 200mph.

Lexus will also unveil its new LS 600h at Geneva. It is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 which uses Lexus’s D-4S and VVTi-E engine technology to boost performance and reduce emissions, noise and vibration.

Further news will be released at the Lexus press conference on March 6.

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