Fine Comfort Ride

Fine Comfort Ride

Toyota Launches "Fine-Comfort Ride" Concept Vehicle


Toyota is expected to display the Fine-Comfort Ride at Tokyo Big Sight during the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has launched the "Fine-Comfort Ride," a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that envisions mobility in a low-carbon society with the advanced utilization of hydrogen and renewable energy. The Fine-Comfort Ride 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 FCVs through the development of the Fine-Comfort Ride.

Employing a very futuristic design, the Fine-Comfort Ride concept is a well-designed four-seater vehicle that adopts a diamond-shaped cabin that narrows towards the rear. The vehicle is wider in all dimensions from the front to the centre, offering maximum space for the second-row seats and the shape also aids in improved aerodynamic performance. It offers the excellent environmental performance by discharging or substances of concern (SoC) while in operation, together with the convenience of a generous cruising range with a hydrogen refuelling time of about three minutes.



Exterior Design:

Adopts a diamond-shaped cabin that narrows towards the rear, while being wider in all dimensions from the front to the center of the vehicle, maximizing the space of the second-row seats and aerodynamic performance. Utilizes a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles, 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.



Design-wise, the Fine-Comfort Ride employs a diamond-like shape, being narrow at the front, widening in the centre, and tapering off again at the rear. This has been done to maximise the space for passengers inside, while also being aerodynamically efficient. Space inside is further maximised by placing electric motors in the wheels, allowing them to be placed in the very corners.



Interior Design:

In adopting the concept of "wearing comfort (being wrapped in comfort)," the vehicle embodies future mobility that provides additional value other than movement to the passengers and is not simply just a "ride." The Agent function and the touch display are arranged around the driver and passenger seats. The seats allow for flexible adjustment according to posture, and the displays allow the driver and passengers to freely access information. The seat layout can be flexibly adjusted, so Fine-Comfort Ride can be used as individual space or as a communication space for individuals. 

Inside the cabin , Toyota has gone all out on luxury. The individual seats, of which you can have up to six, can swivel in any direction, although we wouldn't recommend the driver turning to face the passengers in the back while driving. From the pictures, the Fine-Comfort Ride looks like a mini nightclub inside, just without the fully-stocked bar. There also displays those allow the driver and passengers to freely access information, which allows the incumbents the flexibility to use the vehicle as an individual space or as a communication space for individuals. 


The joy of fuel cells:

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 full range of equipment, and the car can achieve a cruising range of approximately 1,000 km (JC08 test cycle).


Main Specifications:

  • Vehicle Name: Fine-Comfort Ride
  • Length : 4,830 mm
  • Width : 1,950 mm
  • Height : 1,650 mm
  • Wheelbase: 3,450 mm
  • Occupancy: 6


The concept looks like an aggressively future-styled minivan, though it’s billed as a “premium saloon,” and it’s got an interior design that emphasizes second-row seating space. The Fine-Comfort Ride is designed to be flexible in its seat configuration, so that it can use used maximally by just one occupant, or rather as a meeting or communication and collaboration room for a group. Toyota should have plenty more to show off at the Tokyo Motor Show.






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