Toyota has unveiled the FCV-R concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Designed to preview what a "practical" fuel-cell vehicle could look like, the FCV-R resembles a futuristic Prius with aerodynamic bumpers, a curved roofline and LED headlights.
Inside, the cabin has a digital instrument cluster, a massive infotainment system and a tablet-like center stack. There's also leather / Alcantara upholstery, metallic trim and four individual seats.
Engine specifications are fairly light, but Toyota says the car has a next-generation fuel-cell that uses a 70 MPa hydrogen tank which allows the vehicle to travel approximately 700 km (435 miles) between fill ups.
FCV-R (world premiere)
A practical sedan-type next-generation fuel-cell concept vehicle fueled by hydrogen, a promising source of CO2 emission-free energy that can be produced from a variety of sources and can be easily stored and transported. This concept model is a highly practical fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) that is planned for launch in about 2015.
With the fuel-cell unit located beneath the specially designed body, the vehicle can accommodate up to four passengers and boasts impressive luggage space. The fuel cell stack, consisting of a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tank, has been improved to provide a cruising distance of approximately 700 km or more (under the JC08 test cycle; according to TMC).