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Old 24th October 2006, 18:53   #1
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The Toyota Endo appears to be moving closer to production, as a tiny Toyota-badged mule has been spotted during testing in Japan. First shown in Frankfurt last year, this supermini competitor offers seating for 4 in a package barely larger than the 2-seat only ForTwo from rival SMART. Insiders are saying the production car will closely follow the look of the concept, although the flat panel display in place of a dashboard is sure to go. A wrap-around windscreen, vertical tailgate and two-tone bodywork are some of its most unique features.

Looking like something straight out of Minority Report, this futuristic city car would look so cool zipping around the urban jungles of Europe and Asia. These micro cars are perfect for cities where streets are narrow and fuel prices are sky high.

Toyota's designers are said to have drawn inspiration from the SMART and Peugeot 1007 among others. But unlike those models, the Endo features wider-opening doors to improve access without needing the heavy (and pricey) sliding doors used on the 1007. The Endo is expected to hit dealers in 2007.

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they have appropriately chosen the name...ENDO END of other small-small cars
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Nice design. All it needs is a Busa engine! Man, I wouldn't mind paying 5 lakhs for one of those!
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Endo's a Japanese surname. A short one at that :P
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Hahaha...nice one!

Also a stoppie...again, that brings to mind an SBK engine in one of these things.
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Rahul no offence but gotta ask you this. Have been observing ever since you joined you post a LOT of topics about Toyota. Do you work for Toyota or its subsidiaries in any capacity?

Or are you just a fan of the brand like most of us are of one or the other brands?
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Looks cool. I think small cars such as these are what will help solve the traffic congestion in our cities. People could use their bigger cars for highway drives. Why can't Maruti come with one like this at say sub-2 lakhs ? The Suzuki Twin or so. Especially with Tata working on the 1-lakh small car. The microcar segment seems to be hotting up.
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@ishan

No official links with Toyota whatsoever.
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