First look: Toyota goes minivan crazy with F3R
Wedge-box: F3R concept hopes to stimulate US people-mover sales.
TOYOTA says it commissioned its California design studio, Calty Design Research Inc, and its California-based Advanced Strategy Group to produce the F3R concept in response to a rapidly shrinking people-mover market in the US, where "minivan" sales have plummeted from about 900,000 vehicles in 1994 to 500,000 last year. While it may not be a precursor to Toyota’s next-gen Tarago, the result is seating for eight and maximum space efficiency within a wedge-shaped, boxy exterior. ...continued