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Toyota Toys Around with Camatte57s Concept

Kids get to tinker with car design.

by on Jun.11, 2013

Toyota hopes the Camatte57s concept will teach kids to care for cars.

Toyota has had its share of wacky show cars over the years, but the new Camatte57s takes things to a new extreme.

Then again, what it describes as a “sporty, open-top family-oriented concept” vehicle isn’t aimed at today’s buyers. It’s hoping to win fans among the post-Millennial generation. And that’s why the Toyota Camatte57s is making its world debut at the International Tokyo Toy Show that starts up later this week.

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“The concept,” explains a company release, “is aimed at bringing parents and children closer together as they work in collaboration on building their ideal car.”

The goal, it seems, is to “convey the joy and dreams of motor vehicles to current and future drivers.”


“Stunning” New Toyota Concept May Be Next-Generation Avalon

Sneak peek signals NY Auto Show preview.

by on Mar.28, 2012

Will this be the next-gen Toyota Avalon?

“Passion” is a word that Toyota CEO – and founding family heir – Akio Toyoda talks a lot about.  It’s something he readily admits Toyota products don’t have enough of it, and that in today’s competitive market it’s something the brand desperately needs.

Clearly, the oft-maligned styling of the latest Toyota Camry didn’t deliver, despite a last-minute styling tweak intended to satisfy near-mutinous dealers.  Last year’s launch of the new Lexus GS and the recent unveiling of the LF-LC concept hint that Toyota product developers are taking the mandate seriously.  Or so we may see with the planned NY Auto Show preview of what the Japanese maker is calling a “stunning U.S.-designed sedan.”

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The maker clearly considers the launch significant, providing this teaser shot a week ahead of the big event at New York’s Jacob Javits Center.  Meanwhile, spy shots are popping up and from the industry scuttlebutt it appears that what we see here is going to soon reappear as the next-generation Toyota Avalon.