Call them crazy, wacky, eccentric, or just creative. Whatever they are, these cars are sure to grab attention on the showroom floor. Here are some of the top Tokyo showstoppers this year:
Toyota Alphard Hercule
Currently on sale in global markets, the Toyota Alphard luxury MPV is already an odd-looking vehicle. Now, Toyota Auto Body has rebuilt the vehicle to look even quirkier and even more luxurious than before. Inside, you’ll find plush white seats and a champagne setup area in the rear.
The Daihatsu D-base is more than just a funky and strangely good-looking car. It also previews what to expect on the next generation of compact cars from Daihatsu. Blue exterior lighting complements a blue dashboard inside the vehicle.
Daihatsu calls this vehicle the “multi-use commuter of the near future.” And for good reason, because it might just be the easiest small car on earth to enter and exit from. Its ultra-low point of entry makes it convenient to step inside, with the help of a retractable ramp on one side and a floor lift on the other side. The vehicle’s two-way access doors open widely like the doors of a bus.
Toyota FCV Plus
This isn’t just a concept car powered by compressed hydrogen. The Toyota FCV Plus has a fuel cell stack that can be used to create electricity for the local grid, transforming it from just an “eco-car” to an “energy-car.” Inside the cabin, the FCV Plus has an extremely simple interior with no real dashboard.
Suzuki Mighty Deck
Is this the pickup truck of the future? The Mighty Deck concept is not only a mini-pickup, but it also features a canvas top and an open load deck that can be easily repositioned for various purposes. Suzuki calls it an “urban/outdoor concept,” or in other words, one giant contradiction. Its small size seems appealing for cities, while the wood trim inside and out gives the car a rustic feel.
Suzuki Air Triser
Getting tired of the same old minivans? Well, Suzuki has re-imagined the soccer mom staple with this compact minivan concept. Yes, it still has three rows, and no, we don’t know exactly how much they will realistically fit. The minivan also features a large display and plenty of media integration to please crowds.
Honda Wander Stand
This concept features autonomous driving technologies such as Honda Omni Traction Drive System, which facilitates an omnidirectional freedom of movement similar to walking. Inside, there is room for two people in the upright cabin. Information is displayed on a large screen spanning the length of the vehicle.
Nissan Teatro for Dayz
Somewhat reminiscent of the Toyota Fun Vii concept, the Nissan Teatro for Dayz is for those pesky young people more interested in technology than driving. The surfaces on the car’s white interior act as a “clean canvas,” allowing the doors, instrument panel, and seats to project different images. While the concept vehicle is in operation, controls, maps, and other important information light up, and when parked, those controls are hidden and the interior transforms into “a live display for a generation wired for connectivity.”