Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept signals at new platform, design strategy

As reported earlier this morning, Toyota has unveiled a new framework for vehicle development aimed at making its cars more attractive.

As a part of strengthening the design structure, Toyota said it has reduced the number of people who attend internal design review meetings. The move allows chief engineers to enjoy precedence in the review process.

“Toyota, as stated in its Global Vision, will continue its efforts to manufacture cars that provide joy and exceed customer expectations in each respective region while also working to contribute to the building of better communities and societies,” Toyota said in a statement.

The company said that the new NS4 plug-in hybrid concept, unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January, gives the first hint of that design.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews