Toyota’s SEMA Display to Feature Ultimate Utility Vehicle
Auto show season is fast approaching, and we’re already preparing for one of the first (and most exciting) events—the 2015 SEMA Show.
This is the show where automakers and automotive specialty product makers show their most impressive concepts, leaving us wishing for real-life versions of these vehicles. In the case of Toyota, we will be lusting over the Ultimate Utility Vehicle (UUV)—a rugged SUV with the body of a Sienna minivan on the base of a Tacoma pickup truck.
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The UUV is making a stop at the SEMA show in Vegas as part of its 110-day trek across North America as part of Toyota’s Ever-Better Expedition. In total, the expedition will span five continents, and its North American leg will take it from the intense heat of Death Valley to the icy tundra of Alaska.
The UUV is one of nine vehicles making the journey, which also includes a Land Cruiser 200. The Ever-Better Expedition allows Toyota employees to take to the road and get real-life feedback from their own experiences and from the stories of people they meet along the way.
Toyota’s SEMA display will also feature the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota Camry, a 2015 Toyota Rally America RAV4, and five iconic specialty vehicles—a 1970 Toyota Crown, a 1973 Corolla TE28, a 1985 Corolla GT-S Hachiroku, a 1988 Supra MA70, and a 1995 Supra Twin Turbo.
“There will be 14 new custom builds at the Toyota booth this year,” explained Ed Laukes, vice president of marketing, performance, and guest experience, Toyota Motor Sales USA, “including many that I can’t tell you about—at least not yet. There’s a lot of fun to be had in guessing.”
The mystery will be solved during Toyota’s SEMA press conference, which takes place on Tuesday, November 3rd from 10 – 10:30am Pacific Time.