Automotive News has a quick blurb about a new model set to debut from the folks at Toyota during this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. According to AN, Toyota’s 3000mm-long microcar will be known as the Endo and will slot in below the Aygo, the smallest vehicle in the automaker’s European lineup.
Styling of the SMART-competitor will be similar to the concept that debuted at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show, sharing the same name. The seating arrangement of the Endo will be somewhat unconventional, with a 3+1 setup that will seat three adults, along with a smaller, foldable throne behind the driver’s seat that can fit a youngin.
Automotive News’ inside source says that sales may begin in the summer of 2008, although we wouldn’t expect such a vehicle to find its way across the Atlantic – unless SMART starts doing a booming business.[Automotive News]