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Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota unveiled its new FJ Cruiser at the LA show on Wednesday. Available in March, the FJ Cruiser is a five-passenger SUV with side doors that open in clamshell fashion. It was originally designed as a concept car at Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, Calif.
From the concept car folks at Volkswagen comes the GX3. A three-wheeler, the fuel-efficient motorcycle-class car can be driven in the commuter lane with only one driver. The car's designer hopes to put it into production and have it ready for sale in 2007.
Derek Jenkins, Volkswagen's chief designer in North America, had the idea for a three-wheeler and worked with a team to develop the GX3 over the last 18 months in California. The 1,300-pound car gets about 46 miles per gallon and can go from zero to 60 in 5.9 seconds. If the car comes to market it would be priced somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000.