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Toyota Unveils Mysterious Concepts

Toyota shows up to Shanghai with a pair of hybrid concepts - and tells us precisely nothing about them.

Whether it’s a concept or a production vehicle, when any automaker reveals a new car, we hope for both details and photos. Toyota, however, has released little of either on two concept cars it brought this year to the Shanghai Auto Show. The concepts in question are called the FT-HT Yuejia and the Yungdong Shauangqing II. Both are hybrid people-carriers designed specifically for Chinese tastes and requirements, and feature rather smoothed-over shapes.

The Yuejia (pictured with a slight purplish hue) is apparently a six-seater with three rows of bucket seats either accessed by suicide rear doors or sliding ones, as evidenced by the position of the door handles. There’s even less to be said for the Yungdong (pictured in silver), which looks like a more futuristic take on the Avalon or Avensis (depending on the market). More than that we couldn’t tell you - just as we have little idea on how to pronounce their names - but both are apparently being developed for production specifically for the Chinese market.

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