The oddly named Toyota Roomy becomes the angriest Kei car a family could ever want.
When you think of Gazoo Racing in America, you probably think of the Toyota Supra. To be fair, we don't really get much exposure to anything else. Gazoo Racing is like AMG or M Division, but it focuses on Toyota models. Unlike those two German skunkworks divisions, Gazoo Racing has literally no limits. The people there will apply their paintbrush to just about anything. In the past, they've worked on a Hilux pickup, the Toyota 86, and even the humble Yaris. Now, GR has turned its attention to the Toyota Roomy, a little Kei car that isn't too dissimilar to what a shrunken Sienna may be like.
This isn't technically a Kei car because those come with engines smaller than a liter and this has a 1.0 under the hood, but it's still small and efficient. The wheelbase measures just 98 inches long, so you may struggle to understand how a full family could fit in there. Nevertheless, nothing is off limits for Gazoo, and the team has gifted the mini minivan a bunch of aero parts that include neat front and rear spoilers and side skits, new mudguards, and other little bits and pieces on the front and rear of the car to make it look a little angrier. The front bumper also gets access to additional LEDs.
You can add further 'rice' to your Roomy by adding GR door handle protectors, window visors, and the usual carbon fiber license plate frame. Heck, you can even order tape with the GR logo and apply that wherever you like. Do these additional offerings make the car better in any way? No. Do they make the otherwise unassuming minivan stand out? Damn right, they do. Are we missing out by not having access to some GR parts. Sure, but hey, there's always some random guy who will be willing to make even the most banal vehicles out there stand out.