The customisable U2

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This is Toyota’s latest concept car, which has just made its world debut in New York. We’re not really sure how to describe it. For now it’s known as the U2, and was conceived by Toyota’s design studio in California.

Built with urban utility in mind, it has a few nifty features like a retractable utility bar for holding equipment, or your shopping, customisable side panels, tough bodywork, and a drop-down tailgate which can serve as a loading ramp. It’s as small as a compact car, but has the space of a van, and can serve as a pickup truck too.

Although it’s designed with Americans in mind, it’d be interesting to see a few pottering around on Irish roads.

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