Toyota Brings Back The ‘Woody’

Concept car would be 'heirloom' vehicle

Check out this new ride from Toyota. The two-seater Setsuna is made with 86 wooden panels. It’s described as an heirloom vehicle, envisioning a family pouring its love into it over generations. The clock in the dashboard records the number of years it has been with a particular family – up to 100, and the wood changes colour as time passes. The wooden panels are joined together using traditional Japanese interlocking techniques known as okuriari and kusabi, allowing them to be fitted without nails, so when it undergoes a routine maintenance check, single panels can be removed and replaced without requiring a full overhaul.