Toyota goes wild at Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota is a great protagonist at the Tokyo Auto Salon. In addition to the extreme GRMN Yaris, the Japanese manufacturer is present at the home review with the concept GR GT3, a sporty version of the electric crossover bZ4X it’s a Lexus NX with off-road trim.

Will we also see them as standard? Difficult to say. In the meantime, let’s analyze one by one all the innovations brought to the show by the Toyota Group.

Intended for the circuit

The GR GT3 concept anticipates a possible entry of the House in the homonymous category. The brand does not provide specific details on the engine and performance, leaving only to imagine what is hidden under the sculpted body of the prototype. The forms of the concept, characterized by taut lines, a large aileron and an elaborate diffuser, communicate all the sporting character of the GR GT3.

Furthermore, the long hood suggests that the supercar is powered by a heat engine, probably part of a hybrid powertrain. In any case, as admitted by the brand itself, the concept is a real laboratory on wheels designed to attract the attention of potential teams GT3.

Between sports and off-road

Just as Subaru presented a Solterra STI, so Toyota shows an evolution of the bZ4X in key GR Sport. The two models born from the same shared project focus on sportiness, with the bZ4X distinguishing itself for its more “stealth” aspect.

Toyota Bz4x GR Sport Concept

The GR Sport concept is recognizable by its blue and black shaded color, black details and alloy wheels, red brake calipers and sports seats. At the moment, Toyota is not planning a series version of this training, but in the future never say never.

Lexus NX PHEV Offroad Concept with ROV concept

It will be more complicated to see on the road there Lexus NX Offroad Concept. Based on a plug-in hybrid NX 450h, the prototype attracts attention with bronze paint, off-road wheels and a roof box. Alongside the SUV, there is also a curious all-terrain vehicle powered by a 1.0 hydrogen heat engine.

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