Jan. 11, 2013

New Toyota 'GRMN', 'G's' Concepts on Show at
Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

Toyota City, Japan, January 11, 2013—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is displaying at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 with NAPAC1 four concept vehicles, including "GAZOO Racing tuned by MN"2 (GRMN) and "G Sports"3 (G's) concept models, as well as two vehicles that are to compete in the 41st 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race in Germany in May.  A total of nine Toyota vehicles and one Lexus vehicle are being displayed at the customized-car exhibition—the world's largest—running from today through January 134 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City.


 
GRMN Vitz Turbo Concept Aqua G Sports Concept


The main concept vehicles on display include, from the GRMN series, the 1.5-liter three-door "Vitz" subcompact "GRMN Vitz Turbo Concept", which is turbocharged for enhanced power performance and features a tuned suspension and strengthened body for circuit courses, and the "GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum", a rear-wheel-drive circuit sports concept equipped with a turbocharger and supercharger.  The G's series display features the gasoline-hybrid "Aqua"-based "Aqua G Sports Concept", which provides excellent fuel efficiency and driving enjoyment, and the sports sedan "Mark X G Sports Carbon Roof Concept", whose carbon roof provides reduced body weight and increased driving performance.

Four customized "86" rear-wheel-drive compact sports cars—"86 × style Cb", "86 Modellista Concept", "86 TRD Griffon Concept" and "Tom's N086V Concept"—are also on display at the TMC booth to highlight the 86's expansive customization possibilities.

TMC actively exhibits at the Tokyo Auto Salon as it views the event as one where peoples' dreams about automobiles convene.  Building on last year's show, TMC hopes to convey the joy of owning, driving, and discussing automobiles cultivated through GAZOO Racing5 activities to an even broader range of people, thereby creating new car enthusiasts.


List of TMC Vehicles at Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

Organization Vehicle Type
GAZOO Racing tuned by MN GRMN Vitz Turbo Concept Concept car
GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum
GAZOO Racing LFA (vehicle that is to compete in the 41st 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race) Race vehicle
GAZOO Racing 86 (vehicle that is to compete in the 41st 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race)
G Sports Aqua G Sports Concept Concept car
Mark X G Sports Carbon Roof Concept

Toyota 86-based Customized Vehicles at Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 (TMC Booth)

Name Type
86 × style Cb Concept car
86 Modellista Concept
86 TRD Griffon Concept
TOM'S N086V Concept

Key Specifications of GRMN Vitz Turbo Concept

Base vehicle Yaris (three-door, Australian specifications)
Length/width/height 3,930 mm/1,695 mm/1,500 mm
Wheelbase 2,510 mm
Seating 5
Driveline Front-wheel drive
Engine 1NZ-FE + turbocharger
  Displacement 1,496 cc
Maximum output 110 kW (150 PS)
Maximum torque 205 N-m (20.9 kgf-m)
Transmission Five-speed manual transmission
Tires 215/45R17
Main features Performance
  • Specially-tuned suspension
  • More powerful drive system
  • Exclusive front and rear disc brakes
  • Accelerator pedal (aluminum, adjustable position)
Exterior
  • Modified rear bumper cover
  • Modified headlights and rear combination lamps
  • Exclusive aluminum wheels
Interior
  • Exclusive sport seats
  • Steering wheel, shifter boot (red stitching)
  • Added foot rest

Key Specifications of Aqua G Sports Concept

Base vehicle Aqua G
Length/width/height 4,050 mm/1,695 mm/1,420 mm
Wheelbase 2,550 mm
Seating 5
Driveline Front-wheel drive
Engine 1NZ-FXE
  Displacement 1,496 cc
Maximum output 54 kW (74 PS)
Maximum torque 111 N-m (11.3 kgf-m)
Motor Maximum output 45 kW (61 PS)
Maximum torque 169 N-m (17.2 kgf-m)
Overall system Maximum output 73 kW (100 PS)
Transmission Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission
Tires 195/45R17
Main features Performance
  • Specially-tuned suspension
  • Body-reinforcing braces
Exterior
  • Exclusive bumpers (front & rear)
  • Exclusive radiator grille
  • Exclusive aluminum wheels
Interior
  • Exclusive sport seats
  • Exclusive interior finish
  • Aluminum pedals


1Nippon Auto Parts Aftermarket Committee
2Product brand forged on the streets of Nürburgring—considered by many to be the crucible of performance-vehicle development—and through other races and fine-tuning by GAZOO Racing test drivers
3Sports conversion series of models fully tuned by GAZOO Racing test drivers and set at an affordable price range by reducing production costs through partial inline customization and other measures to give a wider range of consumers a taste of racing and the enjoyment of cars
4January 11: Industry and press day; January 12 and 13: Public days
5Operates GAZOO.com, a customer-participation automobile portal site created in 1998, as well as the Gazoo Mura driving experience and the on-line community GAZOO Metapolis




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