Tokyo 2015: Toyota Three-Seater Concept Set For Debut

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
tokyo 2015 toyota three seater concept set for debut

Coming to the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota is set to bring a three-seater open-wheel concept based on the Lotus Seven which could see production.

Power for the concept is said to be from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid pushing 100 horsepower through a CVT to the back wheels, reports. Dimensions include a weight of 1543 lbs — thanks to carbon fiber — an overall length of 146 inches, and an overall width of 68 inches.

The publication’s source on the matter says the vehicle’s competition would include the Mazda MX-5 and Honda S600/S1000 should the concept hit the assembly line, a scenario which could occur if the concept proves to be a hit among the press and public alike. Pricing would start at $30,000 AUD ($23,000 USD), with the showroom-ready version bowing at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show before global sales kick off in 2018.

[Source: Toyota]

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  • DrGastro997 DrGastro997 on May 27, 2015

    If you're ever in Tokyo you'll see tons of similar open wheeled autos used for delivering pizza, ramen, soba, sushi...

  • HerrKaLeun HerrKaLeun on May 27, 2015

    Am I asking for too much wanting to see the correct picture of that vehicle described in the article without having to follow the link?

  • Volt 230 Volt 230 on May 28, 2015

    They build this but won't built an affordable, small sporty car?

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    • Volt 230 Volt 230 on May 28, 2015

      @racer-esq. smaller than FR-S, like it was announced last week, with the warning that it will most likely NOT be built after all!

  • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on May 28, 2015

    Hmm.. So, basically a Yaris' power levels with almost thousand less pounds. Thats...not a bad thing. Not a bad thing at all.