Roadshow Video Reviews
Toyota Venza conceptJust when you thought every category of car had been invented, we get a first look of the Toyota Venza, straight from the floors of the 2008 Detroit auto show.
^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:08 >> Hey quick, what does SUV stand for? Sport Utility Vehicle right? Not necessarily, Toyota might say Sedan Utility Vehicle. That's what this is; they call it the Venza coming to North America and by the way North America only later on this year. It combines let's say a Camry with what a RAV 4 or a Sequoia? Interesting mix so you get a lot of the usable space inside the vehicle as you can see by looking through the doors but you don't get that big high step up to get into the vehicle that a lot of people really hate about the day to day experience of living with an SUV. An overall on the outside it just doesn't print bulky the way a true SUV does. Engine wise we're looking at an inline 4 and a V6; nothing too unusual there. Their not yet talking about putting hybrid synergy drive in this guy but it's Toyota, come on their bound to do it sooner than later; 20-inch wheels first time standard on a Toyota, it gives it kind of a good look. They also talk about an automatic headlight dimming technology as a first; a first in modern times; some of the American cars had a crude version of that back in the early 60's; remember some of those Cadillacs and Lincolns? So this car is coming out in a whole new form factor if you will. Slotting a space between SUV and Sedan, it's kind of like some other car makers have found a new niche between 4-door and coupe. So it just goes to show you think every kind of car in the world has been invented, you're wrong. ^M00:01:26 [ Music ] ^M00:01:30