Toyota Motor's Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo's budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Launched in 2017, the indigo car is the realization of a government project to put a taxi on Japan's roads that could carry wheelchair users, luggage-laden travelers and foreign visitors of all sizes.

It includes a wheelchair ramp, heated seats, smartphone chargers, an array of anti-collision sensors and even virus-killing air conditioning. But the liquefied petroleum gas-hybrid taxi doesn't come cheap, selling for ¥3.5 million ($31,786.40) — almost a third more than the Crown model it replaces.