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2013-06-12 09:15

NOT A TOY: Toyota is presenting its Camatte57s at the 2013 Tokyo toy show. The sporty yet family-focused car is made up of 57 detachable panels. Image: Newspress

Toyota is presenting its Camatte57s, a concept car it claims is sporty and family-focused, at the 2013 International Tokyo Toy Show.

The name Camatte is from the Japanese word for care and is meant to signify “caring for others” and “caring for cars”.

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Aaccording to Toyota: "The concept is about sharing ideas to build the ideal car and is inspired by the fun families have making things together."

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Powered by an electric motor, the car measures 3 000mm long by 1 440mm wide and 1 000mm high, and seats three.

It believes involving youngsters in choosing the look of a car will help drivers of the future learn more about the aspects of motoring.

The Camatte57s builds on Toyota’s original Camatte concept, shown in 2012, with a greater range of customisation.

The open top roadster is made up of 57 lightweight and detachable panels available in different colours and designs.

The pedals and seats can be adjusted so that children can drive, however adults sitting in the right-hand rear seat will help with steering and braking. Therefore youngsters can make an early start on developing their driving skills in appropriate and safe places.



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