The company Toyota is full of surprise. So this time also the case with the 2017 Toyota U2, which will in a few years see the light of day. Until then we have to rely on some of the information, and to those that have been checked. First of all, five years ago, it seemed that the market of small commercial vehicles, non-existent in North America, and it appeared Ford Transit Connect and completely changed the standards.
2017 Toyota U2 Design
Although its sales has never been high, and barely reaches 40,000 copies a year, customers who have smaller businesses like it as much the only choice is not large vans, and are therefore other companies started to pay attention to this class. First debuted Nissan NV200, as well as his twin Chevrolet City Express, and then the Chrysler’s commercial division Ram presented ProMaster City. The class is now joined by the launch of Toyota Urban Utility (U2) concept at this year’s International Motor Show in Paris. Although it was introduced in France, U2 is designed and developed in the American state of California and will be specifically made for American customers.
Toyota claims that the goal is to provide greater customer convenience vans in much smaller package and that just because it’s out small does not mean you have to be practical. This applies particularly to the rear of the vehicle, which opens in two ways, and the owner provides the ability to facilitate the import of anything on wheels. Although it is unlikely that this design detail go into production, it is interesting to see in which direction the auto industry is progressing.
U2 is also made of solid material taken from a larger Tundra pickup truck and will certainly highest capacity in its class. On the design side, U2’s typical concept car, and it remains to be seen how the production model will be similar. However, we should be very optimistic, so it is expected that the production model could pass on some lines. The situation is similar with the interior, where there is only one seat, but for now it is not certain whether the offer include passenger and works out, as in the case of Transit Connect and ProMaster City.
The world’s largest vehicle manufacturer did not want to convey mechanical information, but if you look at the competition, it is certain that we can expect an atmospheric petrol engine with front-wheel drive and automatic transmission. Toyota now has not announced when we can expect U2 in series production, and according to some stories that will not happen before 2017.