Published on October 28th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
Daihatsu Booth Features Innovative Concept Cars
Daihatsu is exhibiting four special concept vehicles at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The first, the NORI ORI, focuses on accessibility. With an emphasis on the issue of ‘getting in and out of a car’ is what drove the design of the NORI ORI. As such, the compact car is equipped with an ultra-low floor, 2-way access doors that swing open widely, and an electrically extended ramp.
The retractable ramp is placed near the front passenger seat, with a floor lift at the rear giving it enough accessibility for up to two wheelchairs.
The TEMPO on the other hand is built around the idea of creating spacious interiors for commercial vehicles. The example shown was of a food truck with a single seat for the driver. The rest of the interior space is used to promote the flexibility of the floor space. This makes it extremely easy to enter and exit but also makes things easier for users to utilise the space functionally.
The D-BASE was a concept car that was previewed just a few weeks ago. The futuristic kei car embodies the concept of the next generation of compact cars from Daihatsu.
The final vehicle being shown is the Hinata, a new basic mini vehicle that blends rounded design with refinement and functionality – much like an ultra-modern version of the Daihatsu Move. The Hinata’s party trick is that its double doors open away from each other to reveal a wide entrance into the interior. The seats can be arranged in a multitude of ways as well.
Joining these four vehicles is the Cast Sport, a previously released model that was announced on September 9, as well as the Motor Show special colour-editions of the Cast Activa and Cast Style.