Toyota will be displaying the Camatte57s concept, a sporty, open-top family-oriented concept at the 2013 Tokyo Toy Show from June 13th through June 16th.
The Camatte57s is aimed at bringing parents and children closer together as they work in collaboration on building their ideal car. The vehicle aims to convey the joy and dreams of motor vehicles to current and future drivers, by providing an opportunity for parents and children to together experience the fun of driving, car customization and car enthusiasm.
Compared to the Camatte concept exhibited in 2012, the Camatte57s allows an even greater ease and range of customization possibilities.
1) Detachable body panels enable easy, extensive customization
The vehicle body exterior consists of 57 detachable small lightweight panels to allow easy and extensive color and design customization.
2) Open-top roadster styling with compact and intimate interior
The roofless design offers a liberating driving experience while also enhancing visibility to increase ease of customization.
Seats are in a closely arranged triangular configuration with one front seat and two rear seats to emphasize family intimacy and facilitate communication.
3) Even children can drive
Acceleration and braking pedals and seats can be adjusted to enable operation by children, while an adult seated in the rear-right seat assists steering and braking to help develop the child’s driving skills.
I wish something like this was around when I was growing up!