Toyota Unveils Kayoibako Concept Offering Unparalleled Freedom
Toyota imagines a future where you can live freely anywhere and anytime
Toyota will be exhibiting at the Japan Mobility Show 2023, to be held from Thursday, 26 October 2023 to Sunday, 5 November 2023, with a booth themed “Let’s Change the Future of Cars―Find Your Future.” Here, the brand will present a concept that will offer “ultra expandable” mobility to address diverse social issues.
The Future Is Now
In this second announcement of models to be exhibited at the booth, Toyota will unveil the Kayoibako, a concept model that embodies a mobility future with the freedom to lead the life you want, anywhere, anytime. Toyota’s booth will showcase how the Kayoibako can cater to customer needs, from business to pleasure.
Moreover, the word Kayoibako refers to configurable shipping containers for safely and efficiently transporting parts and products between facilities, sized to eliminate waste and able to meet diverse needs with changeable inserts. Adopting this approach, the Kayoibako is a new compact space concept that represents the future of mobility.
Toyota sought to create a “quality base unit” of mobility through a commitment to interior and exterior packaging and affordability. With an “ultra-expandable” design that allows tailoring to suit different roles, this battery electric vehicle (BEV) can support a diverse range of applications. On top of that, as a BEV with both hardware and software customisable to specific roles, the Toyota Kayoibako will function as part of smart grids and other intelligent social systems. For business applications, the Kayoibako will offer solutions to various issues as part of the social infrastructure.
Practicality For All
In last-mile logistics, for example, the vehicle can contribute to smart distribution systems by allowing customisation for efficient low-volume transportation. The Toyota Kayoibako can also be modded to meet the needs of local communities, such as by installing product display shelves to create a mobile shop or additional seating to serve as a shuttle bus.
For private use, the vehicle can be customised according to individual tastes and preferences, evolving into a one-of-a-kind mobility. As well as catering to diverse personal uses and lifestyles, the Kayoibako will also contribute to providing “Mobility for All ” by, for example, enabling designs that offer easier access for wheelchair users.
More information can be found on the Official Toyota Website.