Jan. 10, 2014

New Toyota ‘GRMN’, ‘G’s’ Concepts Debut at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014


Toyota City, Japan, January 10, 2014―Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is showing multiple concept vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 with NAPAC1 customized-car exhibition―the world’s largest―running from today through January 12 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City.

The display, totaling 34 vehicles, showcases two “GAZOO Racing tuned by MN”2 (GRMN) and two “G Sports”3 (G’s) concept models, as well as three GAZOO Racing4 vehicles that are to compete in the 42nd 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race in Germany in June. The display space, 50 percent larger than last year's, also features various custom sedans and minivans from Toyota associated brands and affiliates.

GRMN Mark X Concept


GRMN 86 Concept

GRMN Mark X Concept GRMN 86 Concept

The GRMN series display features the “GRMN Mark X Concept” and the “GRMN 86 Concept”―vehicles designed to bring the joy of sporty driving to all kinds of roads. The GRMN Mark X Concept combines the Mark X’s exclusive 6-speed manual transmission with a V6 3.5-liter engine, and features special suspension tuning, disc brakes and Torsen® limited-slip differential5 for even more satisfying control and a greater joy of driving. The GRMN 86 Concept incorporates the technical expertise gained through the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race, achieving optimal vehicle weight reduction, a lower center of gravity, an enhanced powertrain and improved body rigidity.

Harrier  G Sports Concept


Vitz RS G Sports Concept

Harrier G Sports Concept Vitz RS G Sports Concept

The G’s series display features the “Harrier G Sports Concept”―the first sporty SUV in the G’s series, which combines the joy of driving with riding comfort and adds a sporty and unique feel to the base vehicle―and the “Vitz RS G Sports Concept”, which features exclusive sports seats, enhanced body rigidity, and optimized suspension tuning for an enhanced sporty feel.

Toyota views the Tokyo Auto Salon as a venue for peoples’ dreams about automobiles to converge. Building on last year’s show, Toyota hopes to convey the joy of owning, driving, and discussing automobiles cultivated through GAZOO Racing activities to an even broader range of people, thereby creating new car enthusiasts.

Tokyo Auto Salon website link: www.tokyoautosalon.jp/?lang=en

1Nippon Auto Parts Aftermarket Committee
2Product brand forged on the streets of Nürburgring―considered by many to be the crucible of performance-vehicle development―and through other races and fine-tuning by GAZOO Racing test drivers
3Sports conversion series of models fully tuned by GAZOO Racing test drivers and set at an affordable price range by reducing production costs through partial inline customization and other measures to give a wider range of consumers a taste of racing and the enjoyment of cars
4GAZOO Racing is a vehicle-development and motor-sports support program created by GAZOO. Toyota test drivers participate in races and vehicle development with the aim of creating ever-better cars, and grass-roots motor sports events are promoted to provide the joy of driving to consumers
5A differential gear that applies optimal drive force to the left and right wheels according to the road surface conditions. Torsen is a trademark of JTEKT Corporation.
Key Specifications of Toyota Concept Vehicles Exhibited at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014

Vehicle name





Harrier G Sports Concept

Vitz RS G Sports Concept


4,860 mm/1,795 mm/1,420 mm

4,240 mm/1,775

mm/ 1,275 mm

4,780 mm /1,835 mm /1,650 mm

3,980 mm /1,695 mm /1,490 mm


2,850 mm

2,570 mm

2,660 mm

2,510 mm


1,540 kg

1,200 kg

1,650 kg

1,040 kg







Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive







3,456 cc

1,998 cc

1,986 cc

1,496 cc

Maximum output

At least 235 kW (320 PS) / 6,400 rpm

At least 147 kW (200 PS) / 7,000 rpm

111 kW (151 PS) / 6,100 rpm

80 kW (109 PS) / 6,000 rpm

Maximum torque

At least 380 N-m (38.7 kgf-m) / 4,800 rpm

At least 205 N-m (20.9 kgf-m) / from 6,400 to 6,600 rpm

193 N-m (19.7 kgf-m) / 3,800 rpm

138 N-m (14.1 kgf-m) / 4,400 rpm


6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Super CVT-i

5-speed manual












List of TMC and Associated Brand Vehicles at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014

Exhibit Booth


GAZOO Racing

GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA

Vehicles to compete in the 42nd 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race

Race vehicles

GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA Code X

GAZOO Racing Toyota 86

GAZOO Racing Command Hiace

GRMN Mark X Concept

Concept cars

GRMN 86 Concept

Harrier G Sports Concept

Vitz RS G Sports Concept

TE-Spyder 800

86 X style Cb (prototype of model scheduled for Japan-market launch*)

86 X style Cb spider

Crown Athlete Tom’s Version

Concept cars

GAZOO Racing TRD 86 (will compete in TRD Rally Challenge)

GAZOO Racing Luck 86 (will compete in Japanese Rally Championship)

GAZOO Racing Spirit 86 (will compete in Super Taikyu Series)

G Sports/

Area 86

Mark X G Sports

Mass production vehicles

Prius G Sports

Aqua G Sports

Alphard G Sports

Vellfire G Sports

Hachiroku produced by Netz Toyota Hyogo

Concept cars

86 Supercharger produced by Team Netz with Tom's


Harrier Modellista Ver.1

Hiace/Regius Ace MRT (Multi-Role Transporter)

Voxy Concept Modellista Ver.

Noah Concept Modellista Ver.


86 TRD Griffon Concept 014

86 TRD Customize Concept 014

Harrier TRD Sportivo Concept

Hiace/Regius Ace TRD Sportivo Concept

86/BRZ Race

Autobacs G7 86 Potenza (No. 557)

Vehicles to compete in GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race

Manatura Kota-R BRZ (No. 61)

N1 Tech Potenza Win 86 (No. 100)

NETZ Gunma FK Massimo μ86 (No. 62)

*Launch timing and prices to be determined


  • GRMN Mark X Concept
  • GRMN Mark X Concept
  • GRMN 86 Concept
  • GRMN 86 Concept
  • Harrier G Sports Concept
  • Harrier G Sports Concept
  • Vitz RS G Sports Concept
  • Vitz RS G Sports Concept
  • 86 X Style Cb
  • 86 X Style Cb spider