Kids in the U.S. want computers in their cars, but kids in Japan want computers instead of cars. Add that craziness to Japan's dwindling population and popular mass-transit options and you'll understand why the Japanese car
market dropped to just 5.3 million vehicles, a 27-year low. Toyota
, Japan's sales leader in America, is not immune
to the sales downturn
, accounting for 2.26 million of those new car
sales. In order to catch the attention of younger potential car-buyers, Toyota has taken drastic measures: opening its own mall, complete with 220 stores, restaurants and... car dealerships
? Not only are there a number of dealerships
integrated into the mall, but there are Toyota's littered throughout the walkways.
In addition to showcasing its latest new vehicles
, Toyota is also showing off its high-tech robots, some of which, oddly enough, play musical instruments.
via Motor Authority