Toyota JPN Taxi Concept 01

Come this 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota will unveil an updated version of the JPN Taxi Concept that made its debut at the same venue two years ago. The concept will be the country’s new taxi in place of the iconic Crown Comfort sedan.

Similar to the concept shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the next-gen taxi is tall, boxy hatchback that features low floor and wide-opening sliding door for uncomplicated access. The cabin is said to be spacious enough for a wheelchair.

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According to Toyota, the taxi was developed to conform to the Japanese government’s goal of providing buses and taxis that are barrier-free and tailored specifically to local needs.

Toyota JPN Taxi Concept 02

The JPN Taxi Concept will be powered by a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) hybrid system, which is currently under development. We don’t have the details but the automaker says the drivetrain is “highly economical” and “offers excellent environmental performance optimized for taxi driving conditions.” The taxi will also be durable enough for long-distance jobs.




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