For those innovative students of life who are always on the go, Toyota’s Calty Design Research has created a car for you… if you could even call it that. The Urban Utility concept vehicle, fondly known as U2, offers a completely new way of traveling.
“Toyota saw an opportunity for a new approach to an urban vehicle based on increasing re-urbanization of our cities and urban drivers’ desire for flexibility, fun and maneuverability,” said Kevin Hunter, Calty Design Research president. “Calty keeps a number of projects concealed while exploring ideas and products. Revealing a project like the U2 gives people a window into the constant innovation that happens inside Toyota and our Calty studios and one possible future for urban mobility.”
The vehicle is the size of a compact car with the shape of an SUV and the capability of a cargo van.
Its interior is customizable, and we do mean customizable. The rear of the vehicle includes a tailgate and ramp, enabling large items to be stored and taken along for the ride. It can also turn into a work station complete with desk space and winging side windows to open for business.
As Toyota introduces the concept this month, we at Cumberland Toyota are interested to see the public’s reaction to the unique mover. We hope to see a vehicle closely based on the concept come to production soon. What are your initial thoughts?