Toyota Shows GRMN and G Sports Concepts at 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon

The tuning-oriented Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 hosted a series of Toyota concept cars over the weekend at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City, with Japan’s largest carmaker bringing no fewer than 34 vehicles at the show.

Among these there were two “GAZOO Racing tuned by MN” (GRMN) concepts, two “G Sports” models, as well as three GAZOO Racing vehicles that will compete at the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race in Germany in June.

The GRMN series display featured the GRMN Mark X Concept and the GRMN 86 Concept, both sporting a performance-oriented package. The GRMN Mark X Concept combines the Mark X’s exclusive 6-speed manual transmission with a V6 3.5-liter engine, and features special suspension tuning, disc brakes and Torsen limited-slip differential for improved handling.

The GRMN 86 Concept builds on Toyota’s technical expertise gained at the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race and has a reduced weight, lower center of gravity, and increased body rigidity.

Toyota also revealed two concepts from the G Sports series: the Harrier G Sports Concept and the Vitz RS G Sports Concept. The former is the first sporty SUV in the G Sports series and features a sharp bodykit, with Toyota saying it combines “the joy of driving with riding comfort and adds a sporty and unique feel to the base vehicle.” As for the Vitz RS G Sports Concept, Toyota says is features exclusive sports seats, optimized suspension tuning and enhanced body rigidity.

You can find technical details of the GRMN and G Sports concepts in the chart posted below.


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