New Toyota 'GRMN', 'G's' Concepts on Show at Tokyo Auto Salon 20

New Toyota 'GRMN', 'G's' Concepts on Show at Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 
Toyota City, Japan, Jan 11, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation
(TMC) is displaying at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 with NAPAC(1) four concept
vehicles, including "GAZOO Racing tuned by MN"(2) (GRMN) and "G
Sports"(3) (G's) concept models, as well as two vehicles that are to
compete in the 41st 24 Hours Nurburgring endurance race in Germany in May.  A
total of nine Toyota vehicles and one Lexus vehicle are being displayed at the
customized-car exhibition - the world's largest - running from today
through January 13(4) at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City. 
The main concept vehicles on display include, from the GRMN series, the
1.5-liter three-door "Vitz" subcompact "GRMN Vitz Turbo
Concept", which is turbocharged for enhanced power performance and
features a tuned suspension and strengthened body for circuit courses, and the
"GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum", a rear-wheel-drive circuit sports
concept equipped with a turbocharger and supercharger.  The G's series
display features the gasoline-hybrid "Aqua"-based "Aqua G Sports
Concept", which provides excellent fuel efficiency and driving enjoyment,
and the sports sedan "Mark X G Sports Carbon Roof Concept", whose
carbon roof provides reduced body weight and increased driving performance. 
Four customized "86" rear-wheel-drive compact sports cars - "86
x style Cb", "86 Modellista Concept", "86 TRD Griffon
Concept" and "Tom's N086V Concept" - are also on display at
the TMC booth to highlight the 86's expansive customization
possibilities. 
TMC actively exhibits at the Tokyo Auto Salon as it views the event as one
where peoples' dreams about automobiles convene.  Building on last
year's show, TMC hopes to convey the joy of owning, driving, and
discussing automobiles cultivated through GAZOO Racing(5) activities to an even
broader range of people, thereby creating new car enthusiasts. 
TMC Vehicles at Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 
GAZOO Racing tuned by MN:
- GRMN Vitz Turbo Concept - Concept car
- GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum - Concept car
- GAZOO Racing LFA (vehicle that is to compete in the 41st 24 Hours
Nurburgring endurance race) - Race vehicle
- GAZOO Racing 86 (vehicle that is to compete in the 41st 24 Hours Nurburgring
endurance race)  - Race vehicle 
G Sports:
- Aqua G Sports Concept - Concept car
- Mark X G Sports Carbon Roof Concept - Concept car 
Toyota 86-based Customized Vehicles at Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 (TMC Booth) 
- 86 x style Cb - Concept car
- 86 Modellista Concept - Concept car
- 86 TRD Griffon Concept - Concept car
- TOM'S N086V Concept - Concept car 
For photographs and further details, please visit
http://www2.toyota.co.jp/en/news/13/01/0111_1.html. 
(1) Nippon Auto Parts Aftermarket Committee
(2)  Product brand forged on the streets of Nurburgring - considered by many
to be the crucible of performance-vehicle development - and through other races
and fine-tuning by GAZOO Racing test drivers
(3) Sports conversion series of models fully tuned by GAZOO Racing test
drivers and set at an affordable price range by reducing production costs
through partial inline customization and other measures to give a wider range
of consumers a taste of racing and the enjoyment of cars
(4) January 11: Industry and press day; January 12 and 13: Public days
(5) Operates GAZOO.com, a customer-participation automobile portal site
created in 1998, as well as the Gazoo Mura driving experience and the on-line
community GAZOO Metapolis. 
About Toyota 
Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203;
NYSE: TM),  has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by
creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its
business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and
regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and
regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com. 
Contact: 
Toyota Motor Corporation
Corporate Communications Department
Public Affairs Division
Tel: +81-3-3817-9150 
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