Last year CAR reported on the Toyota FCV Concept, and now the manufacturer revealed plans to put the FCV Concept in production, with the design of the car staying true to its concept.
Set to launch in Japan before April 2015 and in the summer of 2015 in the United States and Europe, Toyota has only revealed the exterior design and pricing of its new hydrogen fuel cell sedan.
According to Toyota, significant improvements have been made to its fuel cell system and that the new fuel cell sedan will feature similar performance to that of a conventional petrol engine, with the added benefit of a 700 km cruising range and a refuelling time of roughly three minutes.
Pricing for the new sedan will start at approximately $68 690 when it goes on sale in Japan. Prices for the U.S. and Europe have not yet been decided.
Toyota says that sales will initially be limited to regions where hydrogen refuelling infrastructure is being developed.
More details on the car, including specifications and sales targets, will be announced at a later stage.
– Charlen Raymond