Even the little Toyota Yaris is getting in on the fun of SEMA with a concept called the Tailback. Toyota says that the suicide doors added to the pint sized five door are for functionality, but it’s obvious it is just going for cool points. Other modifications include front and rear fascia with a center exit exhaust, grille, and widened front and rear fender flairs that incorporate new full length side rocker panels.
The car does have some practical function, too. The Yaris 5 Door Tailback is powered by a compressed natural gas system (CNG) and offers the possibility to switch from the vehicle’s combustion engine to its CNG system with the push of a button.
Press release after the jump.
Based on the all-new 2009 Toyota Yaris Five-Door Liftback, the Yaris Five-Door Tailback concept highlights functionality and youthful styling.
Functionality is emphasized through the automated rear suicide doors and rear split tailgate. The exterior features aggressively styled modifications including a custom wide body kit that enhances the front and rear fascia with a center exit exhaust, grille, and widened front and rear fender flairs that incorporate new full length side rocker panels. The custom hood and newly designed rear spoiler add to the youthful styling of the Yaris 5 Door Tailgate concept. Accompanied by the redesigned body is a set of DPE wheels that feature eleven inch wide rear wheels with a five and a half inch lip and are covered in Nitto rubber, Rotora big brake kit, and Tanabe lowering springs. Custom mixed green with gold metal flake exterior paint, provided by Sherwin Williams, further enhances the sporty styling.
The Yaris 5 Door Tailback concept also features a compressed natural gas system (CNG). As an eco-friendly tuner, this bi-fuel concept offers the ability to switch from the vehicle’s combustion engine to its CNG system with the push of a button. The CNG tank and custom casing is housed in the rear of the vehicle and is unveiled as the rear tailgate is powered open.
The vehicle’s interior boosts an impressive Pioneer audio/visual system. While the lower monitor displays a variety of digital gauges, both monitors have the ability to display movies and videos which can be played through the integrated iPOD®.
The trunk area houses a custom amplifier and subwoofer casing. Additionally, custom upholstery adorns the interior with gray suede and black leather front and rear seats with yellow stitching that adds to the youthful appeal of the concept. Gray suede is carried throughout the vehicle on the headliner, sun visors, and doors. The rear seats showcase 60:40 split functionality and reclines, slides and folds flat, a feature available on the Yaris 5-Door Liftback.