The Tokyo Motor Show may be known for its small quirky vehicles, but if there is one truth that is self-evident it’s that people love trucks. Fortunately, there were plenty of trucks on display in Tokyo as well.
Perhaps the “least” unique is Yamaha’s Cross Hub concept truck. The compact concept truck is definitely not your average looking pickup with plenty of curves and angles, the truck screams “Look at me!”
The truck is just large enough to carry two passengers and two motorcycles in the bed. However, it’s flexible design also allows for four passengers as well with a unique diamond-shaped seating pattern design. At 176.7 inches long, the Cross Hub is about the same size as a Honda Civic hatchback.
Isuzu also made a splash at the show with its uniquely styled transport truck, the FD-SI.
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The FD-SI is a light-duty delivery truck that borrows its inspiration from insects, specifically bees. The honeycomb clad side panels on the truck.
While it certainly makes for a one-of-a-kind exterior, the honeycomb was done on purpose, Isuzu officials note — it’s also used for cargo space inside the truck, which is also a good compromise between strength and storage space.
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The driver controls and seat in the center of the space, including the retractable steering wheel to allow for smoother operability and more comfortable living space for the driver. “We want to support the drivers, the front-line people of ‘Transport,’ with unconventional ideas,” Isuzu said.
Suzuki’s e-Survivor concept is a little bit Mad Max and little Samurai – as in Suzuki Samurai. The battery-electric SUV has motors on all four wheels. With ultra-high ground clearance and huge wheel arches with no overhangs means it’ll crawl over just about anything.
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The automaker says the lightweight construction of the ute improves agility, speed and range. While named “survivor,” there’s enough unique technology in there, including the screen on the center of the steering wheel, and one on the lower portion of the windshield, with integrated augmented reality demonstrations of the outside world in front of the car, complete the futuristic infotainment system, according to Autocar.com.