For the very first time, Toyota will appear at Milan Design Week in April, showing the Setsuna concept, an open-wheel vehicle made practically from wood.
While wood might not be an apparent option, Toyota made this choice as the product changes gradually. For many years, automobiles go through a progressive change, and to mirror this, the automaker decided to utilize numerous kinds of wood for various parts of the concept vehicle.
Toyota states its Setsuna principle can last for a handful of generations when looked after effectively, and with each passing year, it will alter color and structure depending upon the environment, which offers the idea more character than a conventional automobile.
“We assessed numerous methods to reveal the concept and picked various lumber products for particular applications, such as Japanese cedar for the outside panels and Japanese birch for the frame. We likewise paid certain focus on the sizes and plans of specific parts,” stated Kenji Tsuji, Toyota engineer managing the Setsuna task, in a release.
The Setsuna concept will be powered by an electrical motor, have seating for 2, and stands at simply over 3 feet high. Toyota will show the open-wheel wood concept throughout Milan Design Week on April 12-17.