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Seems I missed some of the big concept when writing about Toyota's bB car yesterday. So here's another shot: Imagine you are inside a digital audio player with wheels. That's the concept. Yes, the LCD is your window, the docking station is the gas tank. The speakers plug right up your... never mind.


The top-of-the-line model comes with nine speakers, an audio system with surround DSP technology, and obviously, an input terminal to let you connect to a portable music player. And that's not all, folks—you'll also get 11 flashing lights that play along with your tunes, which seems to me rather ridiculously dangerous—and some weird seating arrangement called "Mattari-mode front seats" that slide down and sink about three inches. Again, I have to call out the whole dangerous thing. In terms of car stuff, it comes with either a 1.5- or 1.3-liter in-line four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing-intelligent mechanism and an electronic control four-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel and four-wheel drives are also available. Goes from about $11,400 to $15,700.

Toyota Launches Fully Redesigned Passenger Car Designed to Be a "Car-shaped Music Player" [Tech-on]