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Don't really know what he is saying, but interesting to note near the end there is a power hatch.

 

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Another language I don't understand, but lots of interior function views. Funny the staff couldn't get the front passenger seat up, but it is not uncommon for concepts not to be fully functional.

 

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I'd like it more if the headlights were more flush against the front bumper, just so it doesn't stick out as much. Looks good in rendering, but after watching that video they don't look that great in real life.
 

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I'd like it more if the headlights were more flush against the front bumper, just so it doesn't stick out as much. Looks good in rendering, but after watching that video they don't look that great in real life.
It's interesting you should say that. I am OK with the current headlights because it gives it a rugged look, but I have been playing with the idea in my head of how it would be with flush lights. I think that is a strong possibility.
 

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Flush lights seems more practical to me, just the sheer amount of dirt that will get stuck in there sounds daunting. I actually like what we say on the FT-4X more, but the rest of the body is perfect especially the seats. Did you see how they fold it back up in two parts? So that's how Toyota made the floor completely flat, not something I've ever seen before.
 

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Flush lights seems more practical to me, just the sheer amount of dirt that will get stuck in there sounds daunting. I actually like what we say on the FT-4X more, but the rest of the body is perfect especially the seats. Did you see how they fold it back up in two parts? So that's how Toyota made the floor completely flat, not something I've ever seen before.
Not only dirt, but airflow around the vehicle will be helped with covers. Maybe they will keep the round lights as is and just add clear covers front and rear?

Love the most how the seats fold. Makes a relatively small vehicle swallow a lot of long cargo.
 

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The average seat just folds down the backrest and that's it, making it fold at an angle most of the time. With the actual butt portion folding out as well, you get a flat surface over the foot-well for a longer surface area. Heck, you can put a mattress in there and live in the TJ Cruiser on road trips. Amazing design, though production can't be cheap.
 

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The more moving parts a cabin has, the pricier the vehicle will be. I'm hoping the seat design does make it into production even though it's complicated because no other vehicle has something like that.
 

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The Tokyo Motor Show is now over. I wonder how soon we will hear of the public response to it being how important that is to the go ahead for production?

It does seem likely it will be approved for Japan, being that the RAV4 is no longer available n Japan. That would leave open the question of when it will actually come here to the US.

Too bad about the demise of Scion. This would be a likely candidate for their lineup. I also miss the no haggle pricing and excellent included content that I had with my 2004 xB.
 

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The Tokyo Motor Show is now over. I wonder how soon we will hear of the public response to it being how important that is to the go ahead for production?

It does seem likely it will be approved for Japan, being that the RAV4 is no longer available n Japan. That would leave open the question of when it will actually come here to the US.

Too bad about the demise of Scion. This would be a likely candidate for their lineup. I also miss the no haggle pricing and excellent included content that I had with my 2004 xB.
Didn't know that RAV4 isn't available for Japan anymore. Anyways, as for me, this car looks a great production model that can easily fit in their lineup especially for NA market. I personally impressed by its incredible interior capacity and find it really convenient for my job.
 

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Really love this video because it shows the great cargo space even with all seats upright.


 

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Great video. With only one rear seat being folded its cargo space is incredible. Tired to watch all these videos, I want to try it already!!!
 

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Didn't notice how the rear seat headrest was removable and it seems to have its own side pocket for storage. No wonder the seats can fold down completely flat, because they don't have that usual bump blocking the seat.
 

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Didn't notice how the rear seat headrest was removable and it seems to have its own side pocket for storage. No wonder the seats can fold down completely flat, because they don't have that usual bump blocking the seat.
I think the flatness is due in part by the humongous 108" wheelbase for a car this size. It allows for lots of room for normal height seatbacks to fold flat.
 

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I doubt that wheelbase has much to do with it but its more about how they arrange all the components that go under the cabin area. These days they have more reasons for moving things around for more balance, improved fuel efficiency, etc. Come time for production, the most cargo and cabin space will prove to be very important, its one key area people look out for on these.
Since the Rav4 they have been focused on that:

 
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