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Old 06-13-2012, 03:39 PM
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On the occassion of the International Tokyo Toy Show 2012, Toyota has revealed the Camatte concept. The Camatte concept provides the opportunity for parents and their children to experience the joy of driving, car customization and car enthusiasm as a fun family experience or hobby. The Camatte also helps children develop driving skills.

In an effort to inspire interest in how motor vehicles work, the Camatte incoporates a very simple body structure. Designed to be very toy-like, the Camatte features a fully customizable exterior with easily removable and installable body panels. Seen here in two different styles called Sor and Daichi, a range of body panels in various shapes and colors can provide for a unique exterior.

The interior features a triangular seating arrangement with the driver positioned front and center while two rear seats are closely positioned behind. The proximity of the rear seats aid in parent-child communication while at the same time an adult, seated in the rear-right seat can assist the child with steering and braking.

Toyota footnotes that when children drive the Camatte, it should be at non-public places such as go-kart tracks.

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Old 06-13-2012, 04:02 PM
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Kind of a poignant concept; Toyota trying to instill a love of cars in kids, at a time when young people are displaying less and less of an interest in the automobile.
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It's time to shut this laughable company down because they really miss the point.
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It's time to shut this laughable company down because they really miss the point.
I think you've completely missed the point of this concept.
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Kind of a poignant concept; Toyota trying to instill a love of cars in kids, at a time when young people are displaying less and less of an interest in the automobile.
How can they make kids love cars when even this one-off concept looks like it was collected from a 90 year old hoarder's garage?
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How can they make kids love cars when even this one-off concept looks like it was collected from a 90 year old hoarder's garage?
"Camatte features a fully customizable exterior with easily removable and installable body panels. Seen here in two different styles called Sor and Daichi, a range of body panels in various shapes and colors can provide for a unique exterior."
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Yeah, and then when the kids are grown up they can pimp their hybrid engine only with a few screws and bolts. Very realistic. Bravo Toyota, you have time and money for garbage like this but you can't build at least one competitive car in the major segments.
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Meyers called and want its Manx prototype back.
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PS thank goodness they spelled it Camatte. Had they spelled it Camotte (sic) the derisive laughter would have risen.
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