Strong stuff: X-Runner's engine torque was impressive.
FOR most of us the first inkling that Toyota Australia had something special for the Melbourne motor show came on media day when the dust cover was ripped off the X-Runner. But the dream for the local arm of Japan's biggest car company to do its own concept began in early 2002 and can be traced back to Toyota Australia president Ken Asano. Inspired by the successful adaptation of the US market Avalon's underpinnings for Australia and its further development for use underneath the new 380N Camry, Mr Asano was determined to showcase the talents of his design and engineering team even more. ...continued