This Rugged Toyota MPV’s Design Patented Fuelling Launch Plans


At the Japan Mobility Show 2023 in Tokyo, Toyota made waves by unveiling the X-Van Gear Concept, characterised by its striking and unconventional styling

At the Japan Mobility Show 2023 in Tokyo, Toyota unveiled the X-Van Gear Concept with a rather outrageous styling. It was considered to be a design study despite its unique attire but now the model has been patented indicating that it could enter production in the near future, probably in Japan. Even the concept was not too futuristic but by joining the dots, we might see it sooner rather than later.

The concept features sliding doors at the front and rear complementing the upright design philosophy while maintaining its modernity and rugged appeal. The Toyota X-Van Gear somewhat reminds us of the FJ Cruiser in terms of styling and the overuse of plastic cladding further enhanced its off-road stance as could be a pseudo van.

The X-Van Gear sets itself apart with its B-pillar-less structure that facilitates easy passenger entry and exit, as well as loading and unloading of cargo. Accessibility takes centre stage enhancing convenience for all occupants. Moreover, the three-piece sunroof spans the full length of the X-Van and offers panoramic views to all passengers.


It is crafted with a spacious and adaptable interior tailored for family adventures and recreational pursuits. Featuring a three-row layout, it comfortably accommodates up to six passengers. The front passenger seat is designed to swivel, transforming the cabin into a cosy and convenient living room-like space for occupants to relax in.

Additionally, the second-row seating doubles up as a table ideal for picnics or on-the-go meals. With six different seat configurations available, the interior can be easily customised to suit your unique requirements. Measuring 4,695 mm in length, 1,820 mm in width, and 1,855 mm in height, the X-Van boasts dimensions similar to Toyota’s existing Noah and Voxy and is smaller than the Toyota Sienna.


Toyota did not divulge any details on its powertrain and platform during its showcase in Tokyo. If it enters production, we do hope to know more information surrounding its performance and market positioning as it has good practical aspects to begin with for a family-based van/MPV.