Toyota is releasing a special, limted edition run of 300 Auris automobiles decorated to resemble the custom Zaku II mobile suit piloted by Char Aznable, the chief antagonist of the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV anime. The collaboration campaign even includes an original commercial produced by the makers of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OAVs.
This marks the 2nd collaboration between the Toyota Auris automobile and Char Aznable, the first being in 2013. In addition to the exterior and interior decorations, the cars will feature mobile suit sound effects and a GPS navigation system featuring voice instructions by Char Aznable (Shuichi Ikeda) and Lalah Sune (Keiko Han).
The "Char Aznable Custom Auris II" cars go on sale in Japan at participating Toyota dealerships on October 01, 2015. The suggested retail price for these vehicles begins at 3,216,437 yen ($26,667.96 US) each.
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