10 Craziest Concept Cars from the Tokyo Motor Show
5. The Nissan NV200
A futuristic work van designed to provide for whatever a company or individual needs. The NV200 doesn't look very unusual till you see the pod hidden under the body open. The pod slides from under the rear of the vehicle and can be customized to meet the needs of whomever is driving it.
4. The Honda PUYO
This is my second visit to the PUYO and I still laugh at the "skin" of the vehicle. The idea was to create a body that would absorb the energy from low-speed collisions and was welcoming to people. The exterior is spongy to the touch and has no sharp corners in an attempt to increase safety. The interior is colorful and provides feedback in the form of colors as apposed to the traditional gauge.
3. The Nissan PIVO 2
The PIVO 1 was introduced to the world 2 years ago at the Tokyo Motor Show. The new PIVO is more advance and driver friendly according to Nissan. All 4 wheels can turn 360 degrees and operate independently. The PIVO2 is capable of going not only forwards and backwards, but side to side as well and anything in-between. The interior also features a "Driving Agent" that reads your facial expression and can cheer you up or calm you down depending on the circumstances.
2. The Mitsubishi i-MIEV Sport
Proof that an electric car can have a sporty look and feel to it. The i-MIEV Sport uses 3 electric motors. Two of the motors are built directly into the wheels. The highlight of Mitsubishi's new concept is the ability to use microwaves to recharge.
1. The Mazda Taiki
One of my favorite concepts from the Tokyo Motor Show. It looks a little like the next design for the BatMobile. The most impressive part about the design of this car was how the body lines were chosen. After soaking strips of cloth in resin, they were left to take the shape of the wind. For that reason alone it gets my vote. Seriously though it just looks amazing.
The Tokyo Auto Show will continue through till the 9 of November. This year has brought a myriad of amazing and strange designs from every manufacturer that attended. Let's hope next year is equally as amazing.
Source : MSN AutoShowGeorge Delozier