Toyota is currently hard at work in developing the successor to the first JPN Taxi Concept. This concept will make its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, like its predecessor that debuted in the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
Toyota plans to unveil the concept before April 2018. Toyota’s goal with this new taxi concept is to make it a common fixture in the streets of every city in Japan and perhaps the world. This goal is comparable to how the company’s Crown Comfort has become a common choice for taxis in Japan today.
As current trends tend to focus on environmentally-friendlier vehicles, Toyota will of course design the new JPN Taxi Concept to feature excellent environmental performance. It will also be designed with a rapidly aging population in mind. The new JPN Taxi Concept will feature the same hatchback design as its predecessor.
The flooring on this one will be low. It also has sliding doors that open a bit wider than most. All of these mean that the updated concept will be more convenient for both drivers and passengers.
It was also designed to accommodate passengers who are disabled and require wheelchairs. Toyota has also made it a point to design the JPN Taxi Concept with an eye for meeting local needs to comply with the desire of the Japanese government. In addition, the JPN Taxi Concept will carry a highly economical propulsion system that is fed with liquefied petroleum gas.
The engine’s economical fuel consumption makes it ideal both for taxi driving and for long-distance travels. The Tokyo Motor Show is currently ongoing and will last through November 8. It is held at the Tokyo Big Sight venue. Visit the Tokyo Motor Show website for more information.