Well, the Japanese automaker is back to its usual traditional, bland self, with this concept designation, but the rest of the vehicle is actually quite interesting.
What we have here is a quirky-shaped six-seater, which certainly looks like a future take on the minivan segment – albeit with Toyota saying it joins the roster at Tokyo (comprised of numerous other concepts and series production vehicles) in a bid to deliver a new type of a premium sedan. Like the Mirai, the concept uses fuel cell as a power source, but trumps the former with a range of around 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) based on Japan’s JC08 test cycle.
The Fine-Comfort Vehicle is also big – 4,830 millimeters (190 inches) long and with a wheelbase measuring 3,450 mm (136 in), 1,650 mm (65 in) tall and 1,950 mm (77 in) wide, with the generous dimensions enough to make room for six people inside. Toyota says the shape is inspired by a diamond and comes with extremely short overhangs, as well as a full underbody cover for increased insulation and better aerodynamics. There are minivan-like rear sliding doors and an absent B pillar, paving way to an overly futuristic interior. A huge screen is the dashboard, and even the unconventional steering wheel incorporates a large screen. There’s also a head-up display and what looks like projection surfaces on the side windows.