This year at the Shanghai Motor Show, Toyota came with two concept cars designed exclusively for the Japanese market: one is the Yundong Shuangqing II - a preview version of a vehicle set to be offered exclusively in China. The second one is the FT-HT Yuejia concept - a six-seat car aimed at younger customers.
The FT-HT Concept comes with three rows of two individual seats and was developed on a wheelbase measuring 2,900 mm (114.17 inches). The concept measures 4,770 mm (187.79 inches) in length, 1,920 mm (75.59 inches) in width and 1,840 mm (72.44) in height, making it the perfect car for a big family.
Toyota said the concept features a hybrid powertrain, and while it reveals nothing on this powertrain, we expect it to be the same one as we have seen in Toyota’s production cars: a 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine that delivers 98 horsepower combined with an electric motor for a total output of 134 horsepower.
The new FT-HT Yuejia concept is expected to be put into production exclusively for the Chinese market.
Click past the jump to learn about other China-only concepts displayed in Shanghai.
Toyota was not the only maker presenting China-only concepts in Shanghai. Hyundai also came up with its Mistra Concept. It previews a new mid-sized sedan set to be placed between the Sonata and Elantra.
The concept can be immediately recognized as a Hyundai, thanks to its long and sloping hood, the wide front with the large Hyundai badge and the general flowing look of the body.
It is believed the production version will be offered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with power going up to 250 horsepower in the top version.
Gallery Hyundai Mistra Concept
To be completely honest with you, Nissan’s Friend-ME concept was our favorite of the show. It was specially designed for the young generation in China and comes with an innovative design language.
This language includes a prominent V-shaped grille surround, boomerang-style headlights and huge ridges on the outer edges of the hood.
Under the hood the company placed a "modest 2.0-liter," with an output somewhere close to 150 horsepower.