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Toyota at the 2011 Tokyo Salon, Part 2

Following up on our article on six of the official Toyota-branded at the 2011 Tokyo Auto here are the other six vehicles complete the “Toyota dozen” at the

Toyota FJ Cruiser JAOS by Modellista (by Modellista )

Founded in Modellista is an in-house Toyota arm primary (but by no means focus is on body kits and grilles and cosmetics available as accessories and the occasional Japanese Market limited-edition model. their name has also applied to such delectable JDM fruit as the Toyota Mark X +M Charger, powered, as the name by a supercharged 350+ hp version of the 2GR-FSE V6.

The first of three JDM special edition production debuts at the 2011 Tokyo Salon is the Toyota FJ Cruiser Selected by Modellista. As with the tC, the FJ Cruiser has been the odd “forbidden for the Japanese that was built but not locally. After going production in early 2006 for the U.S. and Canada, and, two years later, China and the Japanese Domestic Market got its due with its local introduction in 2010.

Although that mascot in the license plate may some sort of Australian connection, JAOS is, in fact, the for the Japan Offroad Service. the premier offroad aftermarket manufacturer since its founding in Not only has JAOS officially Ivan Stewart’s 1999 Land Cruiser PreRunner racer and collaborated on project for Toyota Motor Sports and Racing Development, but has similarly with Nissan, Mitsubishi and Chrysler.

The FJ Cruiser JAOS by Modellista’s 2JV paint code the signature Voodoo Blue available from 2007 to in the U.S. and Canada. JAOS selected by Modellista include the front bumper with fog lights and a brushed-metal skid side rails and JAOS’ own Vakara T-01 20″ wheels on Geolander H/TS tires.

Toyota Ractis Modellista (by Modellista )

As noted in a previous Factor story. the Toyota is a B-segment 5-seater mini-minivan of the Toyota Yaris’ NBC platform will also be sold in as the Toyota Verso S. Its rebadged Trezia twin also some Tokyo Auto love via an STI concept version (a sacrilegious use of that hallowed methinks, given that the remained unaltered).

The Toyota Modellista version, too, an unmodified 1.5-liter 1NZ-FE engine, and modifications are pretty limited to a tasteful body alternate 16 x 6 alloy wheels, a 20mm (just over ¾”) suspension and interior trim

Toyota Vitz Modellista (by Modellista )

Our previous Kaizen Tokyo Auto Salon featured, as one of the G’s concept Toyotas, a of the newly-launched 3rd-generation Vitz (or for export). This alternate by Modellista is a production option for the Domestic market and, as is more aesthetically toned-down. As the other recently-launched Modellista a tasteful body kit is an essential of the package, as are red, black and metal interior accents.

a few nods to the enthusiast driver are For one, the Vitz Modellista is derived from the Vitz RS, the sporting version powered by the 1NZ-FE 4-cylinder engine in with a 5-speed manual Also included are a Helical differential (hardly necessary in a 109 hp but still a worthwhile handling a set of Work Emotion 11R 17″ wheels in Michelin Pilot Sport 3 a Sport Suspension Kit including springs good for a 15mm over ½”) drop and a sport

Toyota Auris GT Concept (by TRD Racing Development] )

The granddaddy of aftermarket performance divisions is Racing Development, more known by its TRD initials. A translated TRD Japan history page a 1957 Toyopet Crown as the roots of Toyota motorsports, over the years, Toyota Development has grown into a with TRD Japan (also as Toyota Technocraft) and TRD USA (the founded in 1979) each both performance tuning and divisions; as well as TRD Australia and TRD Asia divisions (both in 2007).

Yet, for all of TRD’s history, only a single represented the Toyota affiliate at the Tokyo Auto Salon: the GT Concept. Fortunately, its list of and performance credentials certainly anything debuting under the G or Modellista banners this

Although the Auris name may be in North America, it is a stalwart of the Toyota line in the rest of the This C-segment 3 and 5-door available in Europe, Japan and Africa, bears the Corolla in Australia and New Zealand. As such, one that it is, at heart, the (Corolla) counterpart for the rest of the world. with a plethora of engine ranging from a 1.3-liter engine (in Europe) to the 3.5-liter V6 (in Japan’s Blade Master not to mention European gasoline-electric and diesel engines, the TRD Auris GT utilizes, as its basis, the 2ZR-FAE 4-cylinder engine. This is essentially the 2ZR-FE 132-hp engine that, in North powers the Toyota Corolla, versions of the Toyota Matrix and the xD with the addition of Valvematic adjustment to lift volume and that boosts its output to 147 hp. 15 hp boost, however, merely the power needle from to lukewarm but, fortunately, the at TRD showed us a real and literal boost with the addition of a supercharger (purportedly similar to the TRD Supercharger formerly available as an for the 1st-generation Scion tC and 2nd-generation xB) producing 201 hp and 184 lb/ft of torque. A funkily Google-translated spec or two also inform us of that an and reprogrammed ECU (engine control are part of the plan as is, thankfully, a 6-speed manual transmission.

The chassis, too, has received its of attention with a full of beefier sway bars, shocks and lowering springs no word on how much of a drop the afford), while slotted rotors with sport pads sit behind 18 x 7 multi-spoke aluminum wheels on 225/40 R18 tires. A purposeful black kit and hatch-top roof spoiler with the pearl yellow and bright blue TRD checkered-flag graphics, while 6000K HID headlights further ensure this Auris remain but invisible. Inside, there is a fiber-accented steering wheel, sport seats up front and a parking brake lever” (as to a public one?!)

Toyota Axio äpr GT (from Fuji )

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You might be forgiven for wondering why vaunted Fuji Speedway, at the foothills of its namesake iconic that is the country’s highest would appear listed as a affiliate. As Wikipedia reminds us. the has been owned by Toyota Corporation since the year The site of the 2007 and 2008 Prix of Japan Formula 1 will also host races (Round 2, Round 6 and a ninth Special Round) of GT series racing this

For the uninitiated, Super GT is Japan’s production car-based racing and, as such, could be the country’s rough counterpart to Much as the latter has faster Cup cars and less powerful Series cars, Super GT has and GT300 classes, named for the horsepower allowed in each With the Lexus brand the flag in the GT500 class as as with the Racing Project IS 350 that won the GT300 class in the Toyota marque’s entry in the consists of a couple of Toyota Axio racers.

The Axio behind the Corolla name nothing more than the Domestic Market’s version of the current 10th-generation (E140) 4-door sedan. As evidenced by the above, though, the Corolla apr GT300 racer shown has about as much in common its street production namesake as a Sprint Cup Toyota Camry with its showroom counterpart. Japan’s production Toyota Axio GT, with its turbocharged 1.5-liter 150 hp engine, 5-speed transmission, TRD Sportivo suspension, and TF4 wheels on Michelin Pilot PP2 215/45R17 tires could be that country’s answer to America’s now-defunct Corolla XRS its GT300 racing counterpart is a different animal. The powertrain of the Lexus IS 350 and GS 350′s 3.5-liter V6 driving the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential transmission.

And about the äpr in the name? No, it has nothing to do annual percentage rates, but to the äpr racing team that both Toyota Corolla GT300 racers. Chosen to at Toyota’s 2011 Tokyo Salon stand was the #74 car that, for the GT300 racing season was by 22-year-old Takuto Iguchi and Yuji Kunimoto, both of were discovered through the Young Drivers Program for Japanese race car drivers. both the #74 racer and its #31 fraternal ride on Rays Engineering 18″ x front and 18″ x 11″ rear wheels, the #74 car Michelin tires, while the #31 Yokohamas. The number 74, by the way, is a nod to the 74 Corolla dealers in the Japanese Market.

Toyota Passo de Tea Time (by Toyota Original Accessory )

The Passo is a Japanese Domestic model that is a rebadged Boon, which is itself a 5-door hatchback (about 6″ than the outgoing 2nd-generation Yaris hatch size) uses the Daihatsu-rooted NC platform to be confused with Toyota’s MC tC/Lexus HS platform). Currently Toyota’s newer vehicles, its generation debuted a year in February 2010.

The oddly-named de Tea Time concept appears to be a mash-up of the possibilities of Toyota’s line; the modern trend North America of SUV-wannabe, suspension versions of small hatchbacks; and the carmaker’s take on fascination with retro-British as exemplified by a number of Nissan creations such as the Be-1. Figaro and Mitsuoka Viewt mind that tea as an Asian far predates its use as a British one).

As in the photo at right, which to us from Japan’s Best Car via the Japanese Car Design Corner the interior is accented with a instrument panel appliqué and seats with plaid-patterned inserts, as well as a leather-wrapped wheel and a Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier for the air

The exterior is festooned with chrome accents to take us 5 or 6 decades, as the front and rear “windsplitter” molding bisecting the decorative side intake on the fenders, outside rearview door handles, lower molding and even a C-pillar are all coated in the shiny metal. A few touches do manage to work way in, however, such as multi-spoke 17″ x 7″ on Goodyear Eagle LS2000 II tires and a Modellista exhaust.

The bit notwithstanding, though, performance is not high on the Passo de Tea Time’s as it is powered by the Toyota Passo / Boon’s base powertrain, the 3-cylinder 1KR-FE producing all of 68 hp a CVT transmission. Bear in mind, that per Wikipedia . the engine is light at 69 kg (just under 152 including all ancillaries and is widely as the world’s best engine of its as attested to by its four victories in the International Engine of the Year in the sub-1.0 liter category. unknown in North America, engine is also widely in Europe on base versions of the iQ, outgoing 2nd-generation Toyota and the Toyota Aygo / Peugeot 107 / C1 triplets.


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