Minivans are nice automobiles for households and people with lively existence, however additionally they carry a stigma that is onerous to beat. Toyota discovered a method round this by merging a minivan’s greatest qualities with an SUV physique.

The Toyota Tj Cruiser idea, set to debut on the Tokyo Motor Present in October, blends vans and SUVs in an fascinating method. The design is on the SUV facet, with chunky fenders and an entire bunch of onerous angles. It nonetheless carries a little bit of minivan aesthetics by the use of the flat roof and seemingly seamless window line.

Nothing will cease me from calling this the Toyota TJ Hooker.


The inside is like the within of a field — spacious with minimal intrusions. Each seat (besides the driving force’s, clearly) might be laid flat within the flooring, so it may well accommodate objects as much as about 10 toes in size. There are tie-downs everywhere, and the entrance passenger seat can flip its cushion up for a smaller storage cubby.

The rear hatch opens broad whereas minivan-style sliding doorways hang around on either side, giving the driving force an entire bunch of open house for straightforward cargo entry, regardless of the place it’s.

Toyota factors out that, have been this to be produced, the Tj Cruiser would probably journey on the identical Toyota New International Structure platform that underpins new Toyota fashions just like the C-HR, Camry and Prius. It might be had with both front- or four-wheel drive, and ahead movement would come from a hybrid system with a 2.Zero-liter fuel engine.

Tokyo’s present begins the final week in October, so preserve your browser pointed at Roadshow, as a result of we’ll be on the bottom in Tokyo bringing you all types of bizarre stuff like this.


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