Toyota's latest concept looks lifted straight from Cyberpunk 2077
Toyota was quite proud to announce its new customisable EV concept called the Kayoibako. The upcoming Tokyo Motor Show will provide the backdrop for the unveiling of this very interesting vehicle, and immediately the exterior styling jumps out at us. Its boxy form, tall windows, and futuristic aesthetic set it apart from the norm.
The design and name behind the Kayoibako draws inspiration from an item which I wouldn’t likely use to envision a car. The item in question is a Kayoibako shipping container, and in truth that makes sense considering the car's incredibly boxy and industrial nature.
The Kayoibako platform is highly configurable, with a wide range of hardware and software solutions available to fulfil a variety of roles depending on the requirements of the individual customer.
The main focus of the Kayoibako is its highly customisable interior, which can be adapted for almost any use case. It has a wide range of potential applications, from goods transportation to on-the-go shops, from a luxury family van to mobile workspaces.
Customisable interiors are not uncommon in vans and minibuses, even within the Toyota brand, with vehicles like the Quantum that's available in both panel van and minibus formats. Dealerships also offer adaptable interiors like rubberised floors and work benches.
In addition to being an EV, it appears that Kayoibako is going above and beyond by offering customers individualised models for what's likely to be thousands of different application variations.
On top of the diverse utility of the Kayoibako, I think it looks seriously cool, with its aggressive corners, high windows, and its futuristic appearance. If this is what the future of cars looks like, then I'm excited.