At the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota will unveil this Tj Cruiser, a sort of SUV/van hybrid.
Meant to be "used like a toolbox," the chunky vehicle has been designed to easily haul stuff.
The rear opening is huge, and would make it easy to get awkward objects like bicycles in and out.
The seats fold completely flat and have multiple tie-down points. The company claims that the interior will swallow "long items up to 3 meters in length such as surfboards."
It's a bit of a shame that the B-pillar is so chunky, but there's probably no other way to achieve the requisite stiffness required for the frame.
Visually, it seems that the seats have their own butt cracks.
I'm digging the little canvas strips everywhere, though it's not clear what they're meant to hold; pens?
The boxy exterior is quite the design departure for Toyota, so it'll be interesting to see how the public reacts at the formal unveiling.
Tits! I agree with the folks who are saying that you need better visibility out of the front. Also, the " pinched" areas in the fairings of the wheel well are a little awkward. Otherwise really cool stuff!
I'm not too keen on the hood. Drop it down a bit. Who was it that was talking about aligning the windshield with the side windows? I don't know but they were right. It looks like it would be difficult to see out of, like the current FJ. Otherwise it's badass.
Toyota's version of the Honda Element. I'd buy this.
Like! And where's that interview with the Element designer?
Did you ever get that interview with the Element designer?
Hope they consider removeable seats! Fold down is nice but sometimes more height is needed! Crossing my fingers. Have been in the market for an Element type vehicle. They should also consider splitting the rear hatch like the Element so you have a short bench to sit on while also getting rain coverage when doing stuff out of the back.
If they're strong enough, put carabiners in those little loops
Ya know, ropes? Those things you can use to attach things together so that you can use tie-downs?
They might work as tiedown anchors of some kind?
As an Element owner, I'm a yes.
All Wheel Drive? Electric? At least hybrid? If they can do all that, I'd say yes please.
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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