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Old 01-10-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Toyota bosses are considering building a rival for the Nissan Juke, using a decade-old concept as inspiration. The Toyota RSC — Rugged Sports Coupé — was designed by Toyota’s California-based CALTY design studio and made its debut at the 2001 Chicago motor show.

Although nothing came of the RSC, Autocar understands that it has recently been reassessed, mainly because of the global success of the Nissan Juke, which is remarkably similar in concept to the RSC.

No decision has yet been made about giving the RSC a green light for production, but Toyota bosses would either use the Yaris platform, which would create a direct rival for the Nissan, or the new Auris platform, which would overcome the cramped rear cabin that hampers the Juke. Both of these platforms would also offer the option of a hybrid, which would be popular in the vital Californian market.

The RSC’s mix of compact off-roader and sports car reflected a significant trend at the end of 1990s, which is still being explored. Under Brit Simon Cox, Isuzu’s UK-based concept studio came up with the VX-2 off-road coupé as far back as 1998, and in late 2011 Volkswagen showed the Golf-based Cross Coupé concept.


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Old 01-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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I just threw up in my mouth a little...
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
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When I see that^^^

I think this..




and as far as I am concerned, that is cool
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #4
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Vehicross mated with a Veloster mated with a GT86.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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I think thats a sexy little bitch!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #6
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I remember that concept. That would be one cool off roader.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #7
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This game made me love this car. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE THIS POSSIBLE
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #8
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I know the Crosstrek is Subaru's answer to the Juke currently, but maybe they could do whatever they needed to to get the rights to the Chevy Borrego concept. That is what this Toyota makes me think about. I saw the Borrego in person and was instantly in love.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #9
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This game made me love this car. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE THIS POSSIBLE


This was exactly what I thought. That was the car to get in GT4 to rack up money really quickly early in the game.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:50 PM   #10
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I'm digging the heavy push towards futuristic looks with those body panels. It's nice to see something like this hopefully come to light.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:22 AM   #11
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I want it! Although I think it would be a total flop.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:56 AM   #12
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I don't even know why the Juke is doing so well although this concept is actually better-looking. But that's not really saying much.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:02 AM   #13
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if they do go forward with this idea, hopefully they don't go overboard...becuase then we can easily end up with a second round of this:



^ dat is one ugly ......


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Old 01-11-2013, 12:04 PM   #14
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I don't even know why the Juke is doing so well although this concept is actually better-looking. But that's not really saying much.
I actually like the Juke. The smaller backseat window area especially. Not to mention, the Juke R:

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #15
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A proper 4WD system, LSD or lockable diff in the rear, and a turbodiesel.

Do it, 'yota. You have an amazing off-roading heritage to live up to, and you would make a killing stateside.

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In fact, they already offer the Auris with a 2.2TD (2AD-FHV) that pumps out 177hp and 300lb.ft. Take that, throw 4WD on it with a rear locker, you've got a hit.

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #16
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I like it. Very, Dakar'ish
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