Toyota says it plans to build a version of the Dear Qin next year. For that reason, and the simple fact that Toyota has made sure to point out that these are global strategic concepts, it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to surmise that the Dear Qin concepts may be hinting at—or share components with—the next-generation Corolla or Yaris that we’ll get, or other small vehicles.
No details regarding performance or other specifics were revealed, with Toyota saying it will decide these and other pertinent details later on.
Calling the front end of the green Dear Qin hatchback progressive is an understatement; its bulging hood and LED-filled deep creases look as if they were cribbed directly from an unreleased Shogun Warriors anime. The sedan’s fascia follows suit, but with softer angles and a smaller front air dam. It’s doubtful the most extreme of the styling elements from the hatchback will make production.
According to Toyota, Qin in Mandarin Chinese means “dear” or “intimate” and represents the company’s wish for these models to become cherished by many. We get that everyone wants to be appreciated, but we’re curious if Toyota is acting a bit overly needy here; if “Qin” means “dear,” is the vehicle’s name technically the Dear Dear? Here’s hoping it was just lost in translation.
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