Toyota is stretching its legs right now at Tokyo Auto Salon 2022, showing off a hopped GRMN Yaris and three concept vehicles that are as different as they get. The GR GT3 concept race car was teased with the “hardcore” Yaris about a week ago, but there’s also a sportier version of the all-electric bZ4X crossover and an off-road version of the Lexus NX.
The automaker doesn’t have much to say about its concepts, but each is on display at the Tokyo Auto Salon which now runs through January 16. Here’s a closer look at each vehicle.
Toyota GR GT3 Concept
When Toyota released its GR GT3 teaser, we had visions of a modernized Toyota 2000GT with a dash of Supra mixed in, creating a delicious racing cocktail. The end result is not far from this vision with its long hood and sloping roofline. Toyota does not offer any information regarding horsepower or performance, merely stating that the GR GT3 is a development car aimed at attracting the attention of potential racers in the GT3 class.
Lexus NX PHEV off-road concept with ROV concept
Based on the NX 450h plug-in hybrid, this concept envisions an eco-friendly approach to off-roading with a raised suspension and rugged off-road tires that can conquer the terrain in battery-electric mode. It is joined by the side-by-side ROV concept, wearing an identical bronze hue and powered by hydrogen. It is not a fuel cell vehicle, however. The ROV has a 1.0 liter engine that operates like a gasoline mill.
Toyota bZ4X GR Sport Concept
Developed in conjunction with Subaru, Toyota’s all-electric bZ4X crossover receives a sporty makeover with a familiar formula of black trim and sleek rims that are larger than the stock. Inside you’ll find a set of sports seats, but to our knowledge there are currently no plans to offer these upgrades on the standard bZ4X.