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I noticed watching the videos how the rear side doors open. There is no visible track for it and instead there is an arm that comes out from under the vehicle.....slick.

I am wondering if that will make it to production given anything mini-van is considered not cool. Plus I noticed the door still covers the opening a bit when fully opened. They may go with swing doors instead. Hinged at the rear may be pretty cool.
 

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Didn't notice it. Can you attach a video with a closer look?
Watch the video you posted on another thread. Also look closely at the straight on side view pictures. You can see through the glass that the door does not clear the opening entirely.
 

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Here is a straight on side view. You can see through the door glass that it doesn't clear the opening when opened.
I see the reasoning behind it because if it opened wider it would extend beyond the end of the vehicle.
 

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The more I look at videos and pictures, the more I am concerned about the sliding side doors. They look like shin knockers and clothing catchers they way they stand away from the body and actually interfere with smooth entrance and exit when opened. On mini-vans with such doors, they stay close to the body of the car and out of the way.

I have a feeling they may not make production anyway, so that is good. Without them , it also takes away the mini-van look that isn't really very popular right now. It needs to look SUV-like as much as possible to be a success.
 

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Another issue I see that needs changing is the lack of an arm rest and cup holders. That will have to be fixed and will change the seat design.
 

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Doesn't the concept already have cup holders? It's in front of the sliding gear shifter though the arm rest is missing. There's actually an empty chunk of space in the center console to fit one so I'm not sure why they left it empty.
 

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Doesn't the concept already have cup holders? It's in front of the sliding gear shifter though the arm rest is missing. There's actually an empty chunk of space in the center console to fit one so I'm not sure why they left it empty.
Hard to tell, but that space where cup holders should be looks long and rectangular, not cup shape.

Good point about the arm rests. They could be removable.
 

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It does look a bit square-ish, but you should be able to fit a cup there. Small things like that will probably get updated a bit for production because it makes no sense to leave something so essential out of the design. The more I look at the interior the more it's growing on me with how simple and clean the design is, but they though of most things including three usb ports.

 

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It does look a bit square-ish, but you should be able to fit a cup there. Small things like that will probably get updated a bit for production because it makes no sense to leave something so essential out of the design. The more I look at the interior the more it's growing on me with how simple and clean the design is, but they though of most things including three usb ports.

Yes, I also believe this does not represent the final product. There will be many changes if this reaches production.

I have read elsewhere of criticisms of the linear dash layout. I believe this may survive because it makes it easier to flop the dials for right and left hand drive saving money on production costs. Works for me.
 

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Can't see anything in TJ's interior, that MUST be changed. Though you said about linear dash layout criticism, I think most of the potential buyers find it interesting and fresh for the current market, so Toyota may ignore those unhappy fans.
 

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Can't see anything in TJ's interior, that MUST be changed. Though you said about linear dash layout criticism, I think most of the potential buyers find it interesting and fresh for the current market, so Toyota may ignore those unhappy fans.
I don't think any car can do well without armrests and usable cup holders.....and the TJ will get them. I think what we see now is just a desire to show an aesthetically pleasing interior which is common in show cars.

The linear dash criticism was about it looking "80s" in design. I like it just fine, and it will look even better in real life.
 

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I don't think any car can do well without armrests and usable cup holders.....and the TJ will get them. I think what we see now is just a desire to show an aesthetically pleasing interior which is common in show cars.

The linear dash criticism was about it looking "80s" in design. I like it just fine, and it will look even better in real life.
At most it will take some adjusting and getting used to but if it means having more space to move around then i'm all for it to be honest. Best thing any car maker can do is make the armrest a factory option, not fun trying to find your own.
 

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At most it will take some adjusting and getting used to but if it means having more space to move around then i'm all for it to be honest. Best thing any car maker can do is make the armrest a factory option, not fun trying to find your own.
I did get by for 11 years without an armrest in my xB, but I am getting very used to having one in my current vehicle.
 

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The liner dash won't bother me so long as everything is clear and easy to read, though it could be a larger vertically, looks a tad narrow in that regard. Even better if it was customize-able to display a large map as the whole strip looks like one large screen.
 

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The liner dash won't bother me so long as everything is clear and easy to read, though it could be a larger vertically, looks a tad narrow in that regard. Even better if it was customize-able to display a large map as the whole strip looks like one large screen.
It does look like one large screen. That could make for some cool effects. It is also encouraging that it may be sold in many places in the world because it would be easy to reconfigure the screen for left hand drive.
 

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I did get by for 11 years without an armrest in my xB, but I am getting very used to having one in my current vehicle.
Oh yeah. If we're talking about armrest I'm definitely on your side! I've never had a car without it, can't even imagine how does it feel. The idea of having it as an option seems good for me, however, I have no clue how much it could be.
 
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