During the recent years, automobiles have turned out to be similar to widgets, alive with electronics and all makers are trying to conceal all mechanical components with glossy body panels, making the vehicles appear sleek or, counting on the design. Additionally, nowadays, most vehicles do not come set with modern engines because they are covered with plastic materials and it appears as if the automakers desire to create even mechanical components, which are beneath the hood prettier. Toyota desires to change all that by means of its new concept, known as the Toyota Kikai. One thing is certain that the 2016 Toyota Kikai Concept is one among the most unusual coupe that people have ever seen.
2016 Toyota Kikai Concept Exterior
The new concept coupe, in fact, a unique vehicle and the concept is not to conceal mechanical components, but to expose them. However, this is not the first automobile that is similar to this because the KTM X-Bow and Ariel Atom are similar. However, they expose mechanical components because their automaker wanted to put the weight aside, to make them go faster. Toyota believes that mechanisms are cool and that people are just not being glad about them enough. The attractive thing about the Toyota Concept is that it looks like a blend of a hotrod and a fresh track-oriented, like the earlier mentioned Ariel Atom.
The front fascia comes set with small and circular headlights, with a minimalistic bumper right beneath them. The front part has a small hood, which covers only a small fraction of the front, leaving the remaining part exposed. The wheels of this concept coupe are smaller with slim tires and are enclosed with small part of metal. Essentially, the front part looks similar to a contemporary hotrod. On the rear of the car, the entire frame is noticeable and installed on that frame, adjacent to the authorization plates, is the round taillights, similar to the headlights. The fascinating detail is the Toyota badge that is positioned on the roof end.
2016 Toyota Kikai Concept Interior
The simplified and minimalistic theme is leading on the inside. The cabin comes with the three rows of seats, while behind the driver’s seat, is a bench that can accommodate two people. This concept vehicle does not encompass a conventional dashboard, in its place, it is just a bar on which are installed the other elements. Manual meters are installed over the bar, whereas some perfunctory toggle switches are installed below. The guiding wheel comes with a retro design, looking similar to the ones exercised on older American hotrods.
2016 Toyota Kikai Concept Engine
There are no exact particulars regarding the 2016 Toyota Kikai Concept engine to be powered. However, it is anticipated that the vehicle will be a mid-engine coupe with engine in the rear and it is an inline-4 engine with back-wheel drive. However, the exciting thing is that, even though it is evidently aimed at automobile enthusiasts, it only features automatic transmission.
The Toyota Kikai concept will be made public at the 2015 Motor Show in Tokyo, but it is not yet confirmed whether it will be available for sale.