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Toyota Ultimate Utility Concept Vehicle

Toyota just made one tough minivan

Toyota Ultimate Utility Concept Vehicle
If Batman had kids, he'd drive this minivan. (Toyota)

Toyota just proved minivans can be bad-ass, too, with its Ultimate Utility Vehicle concept car.

To build it, the company hollowed-out a reinforced Sienna unibody frame, mated it with a Tundra chassis, then slapped on a long-travel suspension, a set of Nitto Mud Grappler tires, custom bumpers, a roof rack, and a winch, turning the normal family ride into a fully capable off-road rig. 

Because the new tires are so big, Toyota had to reengineer the rear doors to slide out instead of back, and the front doors open suicide-style from the rear. Instead of your normal everyday colors, the company decided to paint the ride an intimidating matte black. Inside, it turned the van from kid-hauler to mobile office and included USB ports and in-vehicle Wi-Fi.

Unfortunately, the UUV is a one-off concept car, and Toyota doesn’t plan on making it available to the general public. 

$NA, toyotanews.pressroom.toyota.com

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