Toyota i-Road Testing Starting Next Week In Japan

Toyota i-Road Concept 1 photo
Photo: Toyota/edited by autoevolution
We were reporting earlier that Toyota will start testing out its new i-Road concept on the roads of Japan, to see if the three-wheeled vehicle can adapt to modern traffic. Well, we now have a date, and 20 lucky persons in Japan will be able to ride in this thing starting next week.
Toyota Motor Corporation just announced the start of consumer trials of the “i-Road” personal mobility vehicle in the Greater Tokyo Area. The limited trials, which aim to gauge the effectiveness of the electric vehicle in everyday situations in urban areas, will run from March 24 through early June.

The i-Road offers an all-new riding experience, managing to combine the convenience of a motorcycle with the comfort and stability of a car. The i-Road to be used in the consumer trial in Tokyo is based on the model shown as a concept at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013, but is now available in five colors and features improved visibility, ease-of-use and maneuverability.

Toyota will provide ten vehicles to approximately 20 test participants, ranging from members of the general public to trend and industry experts. Feedback will be collected concerning driving feel, user satisfaction, ease-of-use in urban areas, and impact on destination choices.

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