Featured Toyota Rolls Out New Model for "JPN Taxi"

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  1. bhtooefr

    bhtooefr Senior Member

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    Toyota Rolls Out New Model for "JPN Taxi" | TOYOTA Global Newsroom

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    Looks like it's a new propane variant of the 1NZ-FXE, the 1NZ-FXP.
     
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    In case anyone else wonders why this vehicle looks like the front end of a Crown grafted onto an SUV, it's supposed to.

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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    That would replace our BMW i3-REx but so too would an Estima, the hybrid minivan that Toyota has limited to the Japanese market for as long as we've owned Prius. Make it a plug-in and voila, a Pacifica challenger.

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  4. Trollbait

    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Except on the size front.
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    The functionality, loading from the side with sliding door is the feature needed. So a spectrum of minivan sizes makes a lot of sense.

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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Yes, but minivans only succeed as big in the US; the Mazda5 did not last. Toyota's hybrid minivans are bigger than that Mazda, but still noticably smaller than the 4 minivans still available here.
     
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