Toyota in the US has detailed a number of different concept cars from its Calty Design Research team that were never shown to the public and never reached production.
One of the most notable is the so-called X86D concept, essentially a four-door shooting brake version of the 86 sports car with low-slung bonnet and a curvaceous silhouette.
The aim of this concept was to see how the 86's platform could be put to further use. It was also said to have all-wheel drive.
On the inside it's said to have a driver-centric cabin layout which mimics the cockpit of a race car.
It wasn't the only Calty Design Research concept Toyota has shown off.
The 1989 Future High Performance concept is said to have a mid-mounted engine that can be raised from the vehicle to provide a cooling effect while driving.
There's also a nameless two-door electric city hatchback concept with a 2+2 seating configuration that was made before the first-generation Prius went into production in 1997.
It's claimed to be first "series foray" into electric vehicles (EVs). It has "excellent aerodynamics", a "wind-cutting profile", as well as thin tyres.
The 2012 NYC concept was designed to explore future transportation in large cities. It had a "fence seat" for front passengers that required them to lean against the seat, rather than sit properly.
Lastly, the Baby Lunar Cruiser (BLC) is built on a conceptual EV platform with in-wheel motors providing power to all four airless tyres.
Inside there are joysticks used to steer the car, as well as to operate the accelerator and brakes. There's also a two-person rear seat with a fold-down function for more cargo space.
Although Toyota USA didn't share this with the other concepts, the Calty Design Research team recently detailed an alternate interior design for the new-generation LandCruiser Prado.
It has a range of retro touches, similar to the Ineos Grenadier, and includes a Toyota wordmark on the steering wheel, round air vents, and classic analogue instrument cluster.
There are still ultra-modern features however including a large touchscreen infotainment system and three screens mounted close to the windscreen.
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Content originally sourced from: CarExpert.com.au