The Toyota S-FR is set to show off at the Toyota Motor Show. It certainly seems that the brand has become well…rounded…following the success of the Lexus LFA supercar and her smattering of reminiscent siblings. Looking at the S-FR it can be confusing to ascertain which direction the brand is heading, but it also seems to create a sense of amusement and happiness with that angry animated cartoonish countenance.
The Toyota S-FR at a glance:
- This is to be one of 6 or so vehicles heading to Tokyo. It is small by design, a nod to current city car trends and perhaps the looming environmental guidelines dangling from the necks of all automakers like an albatross.
- Though the S-FR is a tiny slice of toast, she manages to provide 4 seats with her front engine layout.
- Word is the transmission is a 6-speed manual, something most automakers are phasing out forever.
- Exact powertrain and performance are being kept under wraps until the show it seems, but it is likely social and nonthreatening and quite possibly is a hybrid or at the very least offers a hybrid variant.
Aside from the Toyota S-FR, the brand will be touting the Kikai and the FCV Plus, which is their futuristic fuel cell concept poised to challenge the Honda fuel cell vehicle. It is said to run purely on hydrogen and have the capacity to power a home. What? The hydrogen fuel cells are mounted in various locations on the car, with some powering it and some accessible to power homes and stuff—which seems kinda strange and we can’t wait for further explanation from the brand at the show.