Toyota unveiled the fine-comfort ride concept at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, a fuel cell vehicle that envisions mobility in a low-carbon society with an advanced utilization of hydrogen and renewable energy. The concept vehicle proposes a new form of the premium saloon by employing a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles, and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.
Toyota pursued further possibilities of automotive design through the development of the fine-comfort ride. It offers environmentally-friendly performance by discharging no CO2 or harmful substances while in operation, together with the convenience of a generous cruising range with a hydrogen refuelling time of about three minutes. The interior of the concept car adopts a diamond-shape cabin that narrows towards the rear while being wider in all dimensions from the front to the centre of the vehicle, maximizing the space of the second-row seats and aerodynamic performance.
The layout of the fine-comfort ride is unique to the electric-powered vehicle as it adopts an in-wheel motor, positions the wheels at the very corners of the vehicle, and utilizes a body underside cover, thereby achieving high running stability and quietness suited to a premium saloon.
The fine-comfort ride boasts quietness and smooth running and also makes full use of a large amount of electricity provided by hydrogen as its energy source. The interior features a raft of innovative equipment, and the car can achieve a cruising range of approximately 1,000 km (620 miles).
Have a look at the image gallery above to see Toyota's fine-comfort ride.