Japan’s Flex to deliver its retro Toyotas to US


Flex Automotive is a Japanese firm that focuses on changing up to date Toyotas into one thing resembling earlier generations of the autos. The standout is Flex’s Land Cruiser choices that are made to seem like the 60 collection Land Cruiser of the Nineteen Eighties.

Flex calls the transformed automobiles Renocas, a portmanteau of “renovation” and “automobile.” Flex sees this kind of personalization as a way to foster and strengthen the connection between the car and its proprietor.

Flex was based in 1967 as a seller community and at current has 50 dealerships throughout Japan. The shops function underneath a novel idea the place every makes a speciality of a single mannequin, usually the Land Cruiser or Toyota’s Hiace van.

Now Flex is able to develop to the U.S. and has confirmed San Diego, California, as the placement of its first native retailer. The shop, which would be the first exterior Japan, is scheduled to open within the winter.

Flex Toyota Land Cruiser conversion

Flex Toyota Land Cruiser conversion

The San Diego retailer will initially provide a pair of Flex’s retro Land Cruisers, however extra extra fashions are deliberate together with a retro Tacoma pickup truck being developed solely for the U.S. market.

The confirmed Land Cruisers embody the Flex 106, which is a 100 collection Land Cruiser made to seem like the 60 collection, and the Flex Surprise, which is an 80 collection Land Cruiser additionally made to seem like the 60 collection.

The modifications made to the autos are principally beauty, although relying on the car, Flex can add mechanical upgrades, similar to lifted suspension and off-road wheels and tires. The corporate additionally has trim upgrades for the inside.

Pricing for the U.S. market hasn’t been introduced however Flex’s on-line configurator reveals Japanese pricing ranging from about 3 million yen (roughly $21,900) for many fashions, not together with the worth of the donor car.


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