The Cool Concept Cars of the Tokyo Motor Show 2015
The 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 is happening right now with top automotive brands gathering in one place to showcase their latest and cool-looking concept vehicles. Take a look at our top picks below.
The RX-Vision is Mazda’s front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car concept featuring the company’s KODO design theme and powered by the next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine.
First made an appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the C-HR concept is Toyota’s compact hybrid crossover with diamond-inspired styling. The 5-door model will be equipped with a smaller and more lightweight hybrid system for better fuel efficiency.
The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is a a concept supercar developed in conjunction with Polyphony Digital Inc., the creators of the racing video game Gran Turismo for PlayStation. The sports car features the new Fire Knight red body color, Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille, and an advanced aerodyamic body.
The Lexus LF-FC is the company’s flagship concept and a peek to the Lexus’ future flagship sedan. It features Lexus’ “L-finesse” design philosophy including the signature grill with new mesh design, floating “L-shaped” daytime running lights, and 21-inch aluminum wheels with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) rims.
The Vision Tokyo is a futuristic, fuel-cell powered, autonomous van from Mercedes-Benz. The company says that it will feature innovative algorithms to allow the vehicle to evolve constantly, Deep Machine Learning and an intelligent Predictive Engine. In addition, it will have an emission-free electric drive system and three-dimensional holograms within the interior space.
The Mitsubishi ex Concept is the company’s next-generation compact SUV. It features a Dynamic Shield front design concept, AR Windshield, side and rear view monitors, high-capacity and high-performance battery with compact high-output electric motors, Twin Motor 4WD, and S-AWC integrated vehicle dynamics control systems.
What if Yamaha built a sports car? Here’s the answer – the Sports Ride Concept. The concept car features what Yamaha calls the “Elementalism” design with iStream structure – a lightweight, high-rigidity vehicle structures rooted in Formula One technology. The interiors, on the other hand, are made of metal, leather, and carbon.
Honda’s Project 2&4 looks like it’s more suited for the tracks than public roads. It features a cabin-less structure with floating seat design. It is powered by Honda’s modified MotoGP RC213V engine – a 999 cc V-4 four-stroke unit with a peak power output of over 215 PS at 13,000 rpm, while peak torque of over 118 Nm is delivered at 10,500 rpm. Transmission is provided by a six-speed DCT gearbox.
Subaru’s Viziv Concept gives a glimpse of the company’s future sports SUV. The AWD features a muscular shape, geometric accents, accompanied by the 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine with an electric motor and responsive Lineartronic (CVT) transmission.
Suzuki’s Mighty Deck doesn’t sport an intimidating look like the rest of the cars in this list. This fun-oriented minicar with an “urban/outdoor” concept features a canvas top and an open load deck that can be repositioned for diverse purposes. It can even transform into a mini pickup if the situation calls for it.
So which one do you think is the coolest concept car? Share your thoughts below.