If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then London’s traditional black cab is going to get awfy embarrassed when the Tokyo Motor Show opens later this month.
Toyota’s vision for a new generation of Japanese taxis will make its debut appearance at the show. It has been conceived by Toyota in line with the Japanese government’s programme for designing buses and taxis that are more user-friendly. It is intended to be highly manoeuvrable in urban traffic, and easily accessible for passengers, especially children and older people, with a high cabin, low floor and electric sliding door.
The cab seats five and comes with a new powertrain, an LPG hybrid system that offers better environmental performance around town.