Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Toyota | posted June 25, 2015 15:55
Toyota's Ultimate Utility Vehicle to partake in the company's North American Expedition
Toyota may have just come up with a new segment as the automaker recently revealed the unique Ultimate Utility Vehicle (UUV) that is scheduled to make its official debut at this year's SEMA show.
Made by the company to be a part of the North American leg of Toyota's 'Ever-Better Expedition, the bespoke off-road vehicle combines the chassis of a Tacoma pickup and a custom Sienna body finished in matte black.
In keeping with the off-road capability, the UUV also features a power winch at the front, blacked-out headlights and custom flared wheel arches. Completing it all is a set of chunky off-road tires and auxiliary lights.
Also to be a part of the expedition is a Land Cruiser 200 that comes with off-road equipment such as a steel bumper, Hella headlights and a snorkel.
The company's Ever-Better Expedition will allow employees from around the world to visit different parts of their country to see and experience the cars that they have designed and/or have assembled. The expedition will also help their designers get new ideas in making future models or concepts for the company according to Toyota.
The two off-roaders were presented during a special event where Toyota North America unveiled architectural renderings of their new headquarters that will be built in Plano, Texas. It will consist of seven buildings that are each up to five stories tall and will encourage discovery, transparency and creativity as claimed by the automaker.