Showing the simplicity of machine in its purest form, Toyota Kikai is a concept that has been built on three pillars – Innovative form, Driving sensation, and Stimulating layout.
Measuring 3,400 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width and 1,550 mm in height, Toyota Kikai has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm. It can seat upto 3 adults including driver. The driver seat is in the center of the car, while behind that are two seats at the rear.
Toyota Kikai design is such that it displays the car’s machinery which is usually kept hidden in modern day cars. Not only that, the wide windscreen and the large windows give a peek into the car’s interiors very vividly.
In keeping with the driver in tune with the car and the motion, there is a small window near the driver’s feet through which they can see the tyres and suspension, which gives them a better sense of motion while driving. They can also see the upper control arm from the windshield.
Speaking about Kikai, Toyota says – “While most vehicles conceal their inner workings beneath smooth sheet metal, this concept encourages us to appreciate the complex beauty of the mechanical aspects of cars. More broadly, it reminds us of the appeal of the physical and tactile in a digital age.”
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