The Toyota stand at the Tokyo Show was almost embarrassingly full of concepts and new production vehicles in pretty much all classes – and if you included the commercial vehicle division alongside and the electric scooter prototype, there was little ground left uncovered.
Highlights included the chunky, brutalist TJ Cruiser, with its no-nonsense looks taking it firmly into Jeep territory; the latest iteration of the Concept-I family, a smaller, wheelchair-friendly transportation appliance with characteristic filigree body trim and white colour scheme; the upmarket but quirky Fine-Comfort Ride, which applied an updated MPV format to the luxury transport category (somewhat reminiscent of the ill-fated Renault Vel Satis of some years back) and, to throw a completely unique vehicle into the mix, the menacingly civilised and utterly timeless Century limousine. Oh, and the new sports car concept, the GR HV Sports, made an appearance too.
Then next door in the commercial vehicles department were a cute, tiny concept entitled ‘Wonder-Capsule’ and a high-tech delivery van with a very flexible interior configuration and a striking trim treatment.
Why this embarrassment of riches? Nobody seemed sure. But they've certainly kept themselves busy. There's a gallery at right, and a couple of videos below.