Toyota Noah Active Cross TMS-12

Yet another concept from Toyota Auto Body at the ongoing 2015 TMS, though this one doesn’t work the ultra-plush route like the Alphard Hercule and HiAce Platinum Lounge. The Noah Active Cross puts a new spin on outdoor adventure, and despite the photos showing otherwise, the vehicle is very much a seven-seater.

The design utilises what’s tagged as “dive in seats,” which is a fancy term to state fold-flat units. Tucked away, the result is an open deck for carrying plenty of cargo, and the metal backs on the front passenger and second row seats make for a durable floor.

At the back, the Noah Active Cross – which measures in at 4,760 mm long, 1,740 mm wide and 2,040 mm tall – features a movable, flexible ramp which has a table function, making it easy to load large items easily. The rear door panel is also equipped with a central strip that can be pulled out to become a bike carrier.

The ‘cross’ theme brings with it what TAB calls a ‘fun attire’, with silver-finished wheel arch, side panel and frontal cladding playing contrast with the white exterior finish of the study. There’s also large glass area on the high roof to help create an even better perception of space, not that the vehicle looks like it needs it with the seats tucked away.