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Toyota CSS Hybrid Centerpiece of Dubai Motor Show

The car has a maximum speed of 205 km/h (127 mph), and accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds.

Published: 12-Dec-2005

Al-Futtaim Motors, a member of the Al-Futtaim Group, the largest business conglomerate in the UAE, is displaying the stunning and innovative Toyota Compact Sports and Speciality (CS&S) hybrid -powered concept car at the Dubai Motor Show.

The CS&S is an exciting new concept in open-top sports car design, developed by Toyota's ED2 Design Studio in the south of France. Overall, the exterior styling uses clear contrasts between sharp angular lines, and fluid curves and arches, complemented by its short, wide and low-slung proportions. This is carried through into the interior, with arched front compartments that define the separate space for the driver and front passenger, and emphasise the car's sporting character.

At first glance, the CS&S appears to be a 2-seater. However, sliding rear canopies conceal a further 2 seats, making it a true 2+2 sports car. Another innovative design feature that enhances security, is the fact that the front seat backs can be pushed fully forward to form a secure cover for the cockpit area.

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