Toyota shows off kids toy cars in Tokyo

Toyota Sora concept

In brief: Toyota is catering to future car buyers with the Camatte EV concept showing this week in Tokyo.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Camatte Sora, Daichi
Manufacturer: Toyota

The word

Named after the Japanese verb for "to care" (kamau), the Camatte is a small 3-person concept car made specifically for kids. It's an electric car built so that the front seat driver can be coached and even helped by adults in the back.

The car is only 8.8 feet long and 4.2 feet wide and has a top speed of 25mph. Body panels can be easily removed and re-installed via twist-off connectors, so no tools are required.

The entire concept is to show kids how cars work and get them enthusiastic about the future of transportation - a future they'll be a part of.

The Camette is on display this week at the 2012 International Tokyo Toy Show in two conceptuals: the Soro ("Sky", pictured) and the Daichi ("Land").

And so ...

A very cool concept that promises to be a lot of fun for kids of all ages.

Photo credits: Toyota

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