Honda PUYO Concept World Premiere in Tokyo
( Worldcarfans ) - Honda has lifted our spirits this morning by revealing first details of Honda CR-Z Concept but has since crushed them with their second Tokyo Motor Show concept premiere, the PUYO. Ironically Honda states in the press release, "The PUYO was designed based on out-of-box thinking to provide fun for both the vehicle owner and people around them as well." They had to think "out-of-the-box" to create a box?
It's no stunner, but closer look of the minimalist design has us moving past first impressions as the PUYO shows some interesting ideas for the "cornerless soft box" whose goal was to "create a personable design with the feel of an adorable pet".
On the outside the PUYO has a gel body as a safety feature which is also luminescent. It can change color to communicate the vehicles condition as well as guide people into the proper operating position. This is important because the PUYO has four-wheel-steering which allows the entire vehicle to pivot 360 degrees.
With the entire upper half of the vehicle made of glass, the PUYO gives a sense of transparency while the interior seeks a "silky feel". Interior features such as instrument panel monitor, elastic controls which rise up when started, luminous fluid displays and a joystick which replaces the traditional steering wheel all add to the overall mentality of the fun and friendly vehicle.