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Old 10-23-2017, 08:58 AM
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Smile 2017 Toyota JPN Taxi / Japan Taxi / Hybrid





http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/jp/detail/19121010/
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:09 AM
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I thought regular body Crown Sedans are used for taxi service in Japan
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:47 AM
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It looks about 3 decades old.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:14 PM
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It looks like the Japanese version of British.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:17 PM
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It looks like the Japanese version of British.
Indeed. The general shape & Hybrid certainly make sense as a Taxi. Question is if it will make a business case.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:12 AM
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It looks about 3 decades old.
Unlike the London Cabs? That's the same 'model' Japan has and other Asian countries, i like it.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:12 PM
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Unlike the London Cabs? That's the same 'model' Japan has and other Asian countries, i like it.
Yeh, but to me, the London cabs have character and get away with the old world look.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:57 AM
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I thought regular body Crown Sedans are used for taxi service in Japan
apparently not anymore... it is LPG hybrid too, so cost of running should be around half of regular hybrids.

Design is supposed to be "timeless", ie wont grow old, ie traditional... also floor is really low so old people and geisha's can enter and exit easily. One side is normal door and other side is sliding door for easier wheelchair entry.

Back has 3 ceiling fans and back seats are heated too...

Bumpers are made out of 3 pieces, suspension is coil spring on rear, light covers can be replaced independently, all for cheaper maintenance.

They should sell this ww really.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:35 AM
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it is very utilitarian, thats for sure
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