Published on December 19th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Toyota GAZOO Racing to Exhibit the ‘Vitz’ and ‘Aqua’ Concept Models at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2017
Toyota GAZOO Racing / Lexus GAZOO Racing will be participating at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2017. Toyota GAZOO Racing will be exhibiting new concept models based on the Toyota Vitz and Toyota Aqua. The Tokyo Auto Salon is an event for customized cars, which is scheduled to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, from January 13 to 15, 2017. In addition, the Yaris WRC, which will compete in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) from January 20, 2017, will be exhibited in Japan for the first time.
Through the participation in motorsports activities such as the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the World Endurance Championship, as well as a variety of rally competitions, Toyota GAZOO Racing aims to develop its people and make ever-better cars. By utilising the technologies and knowledge that have been acquired through these activities, Toyota GAZOO Racing helps to contribute to the development of new vehicles.
Toyota GAZOO Racing’s theme for the Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 is “Open Pit, Open Garage,” and the displays and activities at its booth will help to communicate some of its many activities to the public. Toyota GAZOO Racing will introduce cars that have competed in various motorsports activities, as well as cars that have been developed as a result of these competitions. A section of the booth will also be dedicated to introduce how vehicle customization can help to increase vehicle enjoyment.
In addition to the Yaris WRC, together with the Vitz and Aqua TGR concept models, the Toyota GAZOO Racing booth will feature a customised version of the newly launched C-HR, vehicles that participated in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, alongside successive generations of cars that have competed in the WRC. Furthermore, Lexus GAZOO Racing will also feature the world premiere of the latest GT3, which is based on the Lexus RC F.
Toyota GAZOO Racing will also set up a special booth at a separate event hall. A number of C-HR models which have been customised with genuine TRD, Toyota Modellista, and Toyota brand parts and accessories will be exhibited. This will help to enhance the appeal of vehicle customization.
Details regarding the vehicles that will be exhibited, as well as information about the booths will be updated frequently on the Toyota GAZOO Racing website.