Toyota Urban Utility Concept unveiled image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota has officially pulled the wraps off the Urban Utility Concept, which will be officially introduced at the World Maker Faire event, this weekend.

Toyota’s newest creation is named the Urban Utility Concept. The model, known as U2 for short, has been created by the company’s Calty design studio in California and it has an open architecture. The Toyota U2 is made from robust materials and, according to the car manufacturer, it is combining the space of a cargo van with the traditional functionality of a pick-up truck.

“Toyota saw an opportunity for a new approach to an urban vehicle, based on the increasing re-urbanization of our cities, and on urban drivers’ desire for flexibility, fun and maneuverability”, said the Calty president, Kevin Hunter.

The Toyota Urban Utility Concept has customizable body panels, retracting roof panels, a rear glass which can be opened and slides away, protective ridges on the rear hatch which are replaceable and a drop-down hatch which is forming a load ramp. The side windows of this one-off vehicle flip and the front passenger seat can be folded or even removed, providing extra load space. The U2 will be making its world debut on the 20th of September, during the World Maker Faire, in New York.