The Toyota U2 Urban Utility concept will make its global auto show debut at the 2016 Canadian International Auto Show.
The concept was actually unveiled in September 2014 at a private panel discussion hosted by Make: magazine in San Francisco, California. The Japanese automaker is saying the concept vehicle “perfectly suits today’s creative class of mobile entrepreneurs and makers.” Developed by Toyota’s Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, California, the concept features a new open architecture and purposeful materials that redefine urban utility. Special highlights include the ability to roll back the roof, fold down the tailgate into a ramp and customize the interior on a versatile rail system.
Joining the U2 Urban Utility concept at the automaker’s booth in Toronto will be the 2016 Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series pickup truck. A “totally tricked out” Scion iM will also be in the fold as well as virtual reality simulators for Toyota Safety Sense and Toyota FT1.
The 2016 Canadian International Auto Show will run from February 12-21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
“From its retracting roof panels, to its uniquely configurable utility rail system, the U2 offers a concept vehicle that is only limited by the imagination,” says Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Sales, Toyota Canada Inc. “Our North American design team left no stone unturned in masterfully creating a concept vehicle that truly embodies the spirit of today’s Maker culture from the inside out.”