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After discovering the New Yaris and having gone to meet inspiring personalities advocating “made in France”, the team goes in this new episode in Sofia-Antipolis to the Toyota Design Center to discover how the New Yaris was born.
Marine, Thomas and Nicolas seem particularly excited when they enter Toyota's European design center, located in Sophia Antipolis in the Alpes-Maritimes department. The visit starts off with a bang with Julie Schwieder, Colors and Materials designer for the Japanese manufacturer and where anticipation is essential: "Julie explained to us that she was working 4 to 6 years upstream of the realization of a vehicle on colors, materials, fabrics, etc."thus specifies Julie the influencer sports coach and entrepreneur.
Marine gets caught up in the game …Photo Credit – DR
Thomas Poulet, photographer and videographer, must then put back his camera because our trio now enter a very confidential place dedicated to design, where you have to show your white paws before entering. The opportunity for these influencers, all of whose content is accessible on the Origne France Factory platform, to discuss with Toyota designers and discover exclusive sketches of what will perhaps be the foundation stone of a future model of the brand. Japanese. All these beautiful people then meet at the Clay pole, in order to materialize the car as a reduced model, which then passes through the 3D scanner for a hyper realistic rendering: "We managed to tune our Toyotas! Who knows, maybe they'll keep one of our models?"the whole team has fun.
Beautiful and good
Yaris and GR Yaris: there will be sportPhoto Credit – DR
Mario Majdandzic, the chief designer of Toyota who imagined the New Toyota Yaris is also, what a luxury, present to discuss with Marine, Nicolas and Thomas. "To give you an order of comparison, Mario is a bit the Mbappé of design"Thomas sums up very clearly. A friendly and uplifting moment"I really had fun, it was a great experience and I found it extremely interesting."To end this day on a high note, what better than to also discover in exclusivity the new Toyota GR Yaris signed by the Gazoo Racing sports department:"We even got on board this GR Yaris just to realize that we are really in a sporty city car. It was super nice."recalls Nicolas. A day full of emotions, summarized by Marine:"It was really great, I think we were really lucky to come here to Sofia-Antipolis to visit the Toyota Design Center.“Next episode, all these beautiful people will visit Toyota's European site in Valenciennes to discover how the Yaris has been manufactured and assembled in France for 20 years.
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