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Change, in the name of dreams! Japan Mobility Show 2023(Part 2)

Rotor rebirth

Mazda Iconic SP Concept

Just like when we think of Honda, we think of Vtec, and when we think of Subaru, we think of boxers. When people mention Mazda, the first thing that comes to mind is definitely the popular rotary engine. Although it has been discontinued for a long time, Mazda always It reminds us from time to time that they have never forgotten this brand synonym. The Iconic SP Concept unveiled at JMS is the latest answer.

Regarding the power system, Mazda has not yet provided detailed instructions, but it is certain that the Iconic SP Concept will be equipped with a 1.6-liter displacement dual-rotor engine, and this engine will be used as a generator to drive the electric motor, with a maximum The horsepower reaches the level of 370 horses, and the overall concept is somewhat similar to Nissan's e-Power. In addition, in addition to electricity, Mazda also emphasized that the Iconic SP Concept can accept a variety of fuels, including the cleanest hydrogen fuel system, which represents the possibility of multiple changes in the rotary engine in the future. Even though this car is a real two-door sports car, it can also transmit electric energy to the outside in an emergency, ensuring the vehicle's multiple functions in the future.

In terms of appearance, the Iconic SP Concept maintains Mazda's consistently popular aesthetic design, with its smooth and smooth sheet metal lines, streamlined Coke bottle design, and flip-up headlights, which are inevitably associated with its classic sports car RX series. With a body size of 4180 × 1850 × 1150mm, a wheelbase of 2590mm, and a 50:50 weight distribution at the front and rear of the car, this car is closer to the popular MX-5 sports car.

Aesthetics has always been Mazda's strong point, and the Iconic SP Concept has once again refreshed everyone's understanding.
Flip-up headlights are also one of Mazda's signature features, and many of its sports cars have adopted the same design.

The door design of the Iconic SP Concept can also be said to be unique. At first glance, it looks like a standard opening method, but in fact, the overall opening angle is more inclined to 45 degrees. The visual experience is like a pair of wings spreading. The Mazda logo has a strong connection. As for the cabin layout, this car is very close to the level of mass production as a whole. A large number of black suede coverings with red stitching create a low-key but sporty style. The newly designed steering wheel is very simple. Paired with a thin digital instrument and a moderately sized central control screen, it presents Mazda's "just right" design concept.

The unique door opening method is like spreading wings, and the entire rear of the car is both retro and sci-fi.
The interior is low-key and unassuming but has excellent quality. The size of the screen and the position of the buttons can be said to be just right.

K Car discharge

Daihatsu Vision Copen

Many of the younger generation of domestic consumers may not be familiar with Daihatsu cars, but this Japanese car manufacturer was briefly introduced to Taiwan decades ago, and it also disrupted a pool of autumn water. Although it has been withdrawn from the country for many years, Daihatsu's development in its own country and in Southeast Asia and other places is still very good. The local Japanese exclusive light vehicle K Car is one of their main product lines, and it also includes the Yaris Cross, which has been a hot topic recently. The DNGA chassis is made by Daihatsu.

As an expert in K Cars, Daihatsu launched five light vehicle works at this JMS auto show, namely Vision Copen, me: MO, Osanpo, Uniform Cargo, and Uniform Truck. Now follow us to find out.

The Copen is as important to Daihatsu as the MX-5 is to Mazda. It is the most representative convertible sports car in the brand. The Vision Copen continues the Copen series' consistent approachability to the people and also supports the driver's pursuit of driving pleasure, but Becoming more chain-wash in appearance. There are almost no sharp angles in the arc body curve. The circular LED daytime running lights not only make the car look sharper, but also have some cute temperament. As for the rear of the car, Vision Copen can be said to have directly transplanted the front of the car to achieve perfect front and rear response. Another tradition of the Copen car series is the design of the electric convertible, and of course the Vision Copen has also perfectly preserved it.

Vision Copen's front design has a smile that makes people fall in love with it as soon as they see it.
Vision Copen inherits the classic shape of the past and adds modern elements to add a technological feel.
The two-door convertible sports car is the standard imprint of Copen, and this time it also retains the design of the electric opening and closing top.

The Vision Copen can be said to be one of the few cars at this JMS auto show that maintains a traditional engine configuration and adopts an FR front-wheel drive setting. The pursuit of driving pleasure is natural. Interestingly, the engine displacement of this car is 1.3 liters and will use CN metal fuel as the power source. However, the original manufacturer has not yet provided operating methods and detailed information, and we will only wait for more specifications to be released in the future. The body size of Vision Copen is 3835 x 1695 x 1265mm, and the wheelbase is 2415mm.

The short car length and short wheelbase pursue the ultimate driving pleasure, which is why Vision Copen is highly anticipated.

me:MO

me:MO is a new light car launched by Daihatsu Motor. It has an urban and cute appearance. The body size is 2955 x 1475 x 1590mm and the wheelbase is only 1985mm. In addition, a lot of modular components are used inside and outside the body. In addition to changing the design of the body, even the car frame can be adjusted according to preferences, such as switching the standard model to a recreational concept. In addition, this car is also driven by pure electricity, ensuring that this car is a sustainable, environmentally friendly product that can be used for a long time.

me:MO

Osanpo

In addition to the Vision Copen, the Osanpo is the second convertible launched by Daihatsu Motors this time. It aims to allow Japanese drivers to enjoy the comfort of open-air driving, as easy as walking in the mountains. It is also one of the few Daihatsu models that emphasizes a luxurious atmosphere. . For the convertible model, the Osanpo is slightly taller, with body dimensions of 3395 x 1475 x 1330mm and a wheelbase of 2440mm. It is visually a bit of a cross-border setting, and with the pure electric drive method, people can be completely immersed in it. On a journey through nature.

Osanpo
Uniform Truck is a commercial vehicle specially built for transportation companies. Electric drive not only saves energy, but also can provide external power supply. It has more versatile functions. Many components on the vehicle are designed to be detachable and can also be used for private use after work.
The original design intention of Uniform Cargo is the same as that of Uniform Truck, but the business purpose is slightly different. It is more focused on small businesses and can respond to a variety of usage needs. It also supports the function of battery output.

Reveal the prelude again

Honda Prelude Concept

Looking at this year's JMS, the models exhibited by major car manufacturers can be roughly divided into two categories. One is a brand-new concept car, allowing global car fans to have a glimpse of the style and direction of the new generation of cars in the future; the other is a new concept car. Classic and legendary cars or engines have been rebuilt to allow them to be reborn in a new future. If the former is for the younger generation of consumers, the latter is dedicated to offering the most beautiful dreams to die-hard fans who lived in the glory days of fuel engines, and Honda's Prelude Concept is just that.

Prelude is a two-door sports car launched by Honda in 1978 and officially discontinued in 2001. The Prelude Concept can be said to continue the spirit of the two-door sports car and reproduce it with modern craftsmanship and design vocabulary. In terms of appearance, the front shape of the Prelude Concept is quite unique. The hood is retracted and the front bumper is further enlarged. On both sides are slender LED daytime running lights, which are combined with a light bar running through the center to create a new visual experience. , the overall look has the illusion of a Toyota Prius in the shed next door. The air intake dam under the front bumper has a mesh design. It seems that we can still have some illusions about this car being equipped with a gasoline engine, but the most likely one is Honda's eHEV system.

Looking at the side of the car, the roof line of the Prelude Concept is quite special. The overall angle of the A-pillar is relatively straight, but after passing the apex, it quickly cuts down, creating a neat running grid. In addition, in terms of body sheet metal lines, the Prelude Concept uses two waistlines to bring out the momentum, and also deliberately shortens the ratio of the front and rear overhangs, making the shape cleaner, which also helps the vehicle's handling. It is also worth noting that although the original manufacturer has not announced the exact specifications, the size of the Prelude Concept is much larger than before. Therefore, its targeted opponents are not small sports cars such as the GR86, but luxury sports cars that are more like GT.

The overall body lines of the Prelude Concept are quite streamlined, with only two waist lines used to bring out the imposing appearance.
The front shape of the Prelude Concept is different from the common Honda, but more like the Prius next door.
The body size is much larger than that of the old model, and the car layout is also more comfortable in the GT style.

The design of the Prelude Concept at the rear part of the car is also simple. The taillights adopt a through-type design without too many fancy shapes. Below the rear bumper is a splitter with a rather performance flavor, paired with a small-sized hollow rear wing, the overall appearance is The style is still quite outstanding. Honda did not announce the interior and power specifications of the cabin this time. It only confirmed that the car will start mass production in 2025. In view of the fact that the appearance of this Prelude Concept is already quite complete, it is hoped that there will not be too many changes during mass production.

The rear design of the car is quite simple, without cumbersome lines, and the thick through-type taillights are the highlight.

Sustaina-C Concept

This concept car emphasizes ECO and EGO. ECO represents environmental sustainability, while EGO represents inner yearning. The car shell is made of recycled acrylic resin and uses special construction methods to make it less likely to break. The most important thing is that the painting does not use traditional spray paint, which greatly reduces carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, a unique display screen is set up on the rear windshield at the rear of the car. In addition to being used as a light set, it can also be used to customize the style.

Sustaina-C Concept

CI-MEV

The CI-MEV is configured as a lightweight two-seater and is equipped with Honda's most advanced autonomous driving technology, emphasizing its use by people with less mobility, such as remote areas or places with underdeveloped public transportation systems. It allows drivers to move freely and carefree, suitable for short-distance shopping or moving to the location of other transportation vehicles.

CI-MEV

Cruise Origin

Cruise Origin is a self-driving shuttle vehicle launched by a three-party joint venture of Honda, GM, and Cruise. It has a spacious and private cabin space that can accommodate up to six passengers in an opposite-seat layout. Cruise Origin is expected to launch a driverless pick-up and drop-off service in Tokyo, Japan in 2026. Initially, there will be a dozen vehicles in operation, and eventually it will be expanded to 500 Cruise Origin vehicles, and the service will be extended to areas outside Tokyo three years later. Passengers can use the mobile APP to order a ride online and complete payment.

Cruise Origin

Motoconpact

Honda, which has both four-wheel and two-wheel technology, also launched a new Motoconpacto at JMS. It is known as the smallest motorcycle in the world. It can completely store the handle, seat and pedals into a 740 x 540 x 100 mm , weighing only 18.7 kilograms, it can basically be put into the luggage compartment of any car. Motoconpacto is driven by kinetic energy, with a maximum output power of 490 watts, a top speed of 24km/h, a maximum cruising range of 19.3 kilometers, a 110V charging time of 3.5 hours, and a dedicated APP to check the power.

Motoconpact

Nearing completion

Suzuki Swift Concept

Suzuki, a Japanese car manufacturer that is also a two-wheeler and four-wheeler manufacturer, can also show off its elite at this JMS Auto Show, displaying a total of eleven four-wheeled car models, led by the Swift Concept, which is most relevant to domestic consumers. , in addition, it also includes the brand’s first global strategic electric vehicle eVX, electric light vehicle eWX, mini commercial electric van e Every Concept, and two new K Car─Spacia Concept, Spacia Custom Concept, etc.

We can basically treat the Swift Concept as a completely new and heavily revised Swift. The entire car is very close to mass production standards from the interior to the exterior. In terms of design style, Swift Concept continues the old Drive & Feel concept, but the presentation method is quite different. The original designer carved a very deep waistline for the Swift Concept, which extends from the rear of the car to the front fenders. The lower edge of the hood is also directly cut into the waistline, creating a very dynamic and special visual appearance. In addition, the daytime running lights have been replaced with sharp L-shaped light strips, paired with a compact hexagonal water tank guard, making the entire front of the car more dynamic.

Using the entire waistline to surround the entire body is a very interesting design technique, and it also makes the Swift Concept more dynamic.

The rear of the car maintains the previous short and lean design, and the taillights on both sides are changed to a C-shaped shape. At the same time, it is processed in accordance with the sharp lines of the front of the car. A sheet metal fold line is also pulled out above the tailgate and cut into the waist, much like building Lego. It is quite worth pondering to put a cover on the lower half of the car body. The interior layout has not changed much. It has been replaced with a new generation of multi-function steering wheel. The on-board central control system is also the latest version. At the same time, the original factory has reduced the physical air-conditioning interface, making the entire cabin look simpler. Another major change is the instrument panel, which uses traditional pointers and a digital screen, which can theoretically display richer driving information.

The head and tail light groups have been changed to a considerable extent, and the overall look is cleaner.
The interior has been replaced with a new steering wheel and half-digital instruments, and a number of active safety features have been added.

This Swift Concept also puts more emphasis on active safety systems, adding the DSBS2 dual-sensor intelligent brake assist system, AHS adaptive headlights, DMS driving fatigue detection system, etc. Regarding the power system, Suzuki did not announce detailed specifications. It only emphasized that the engine will strike a balance between driving performance and fuel efficiency. With the Hybrid nameplate still present on the rear of the car, it is inferred that it should still use a small-displacement turbine engine with light oil. As for the electrical system, whether it will maintain 12V or upgrade to 48V, we can only wait for time to tell the answer.

eVX

The eVX is Suzuki's first global strategic electric vehicle. Its appearance is more evolved than when it debuted at the Indian Auto Show, but overall it is still at a very conceptual stage. The interior has an extremely simple and technological design, including an oversized horizontal screen, integrated central control screen and digital instrument, and an irregular-shaped steering wheel, which is indeed very futuristic. At the same time, this car only has a row of touch-sensitive quick menus in the center of the instrument panel, and the rest of the car is pure styling. The power part, eVX, will be equipped with a set of 60 kWh lithium batteries with a cruising range of 550 kilometers. It will also be equipped with Suzuki's signature Allgrip four-wheel drive system to meet the expectations of die-hard consumers of the brand.

eVX
eVX

eEvery Concept

The demand for minivans in Japan is very high, and many small and medium-sized enterprises use them to transport goods. Therefore, Suzuki worked with Daihatsu and Toyota to develop a new eEvery Concept pure electric minivan, which has more excellent power and has both Quiet, it will not affect the peace of residents even when traveling through residential areas. At the same time, this car also has the V2L function of exporting power, which can be used as an emergency. The body size of eEvery Concept is 3395 x 1475 x 1890mm, and the cruising range is 200 kilometers.

eEvery Concept

Profit from charging

Mitsubishi D:X Concept

Although Mitsubishi Motors does not update its domestic products frequently, it is still quite active overseas. The D:X Concept launched at this year’s auto show plays an extremely important role. The original factory personnel also made it clear that this car is the future "Delica" The electric prototype of Delica, with its bold and rugged off-road style, shapes this most representative MPV van of Mitsubishi Motors.

The design vocabulary of D:X Concept continues the Dynamic Shield style, adding an off-road and technological feel.

First of all, in terms of appearance, D:X Concept adopts a very off-road style appearance, including a large-sized anti-scratch guard that surrounds the lower edge of the body, supplemented by rigid body sheet lines, and the D-pillar has Delica’s usual Sturdy design. The head and tail light groups are presented with extremely simple lines, and the school bag on the roof is a detachable modular accessory that can be replaced according to the needs of the car owner.

The thick D-pillar continues Delica's classic vision, and a large number of scratch-resistant materials ensure the car's off-road capabilities.

Space has always been one of Delica's strengths, and the D:X Concept has naturally retained it. The dual front seats adopt panoramic seats that can be rotated and adjusted up and down, which not only enhances the forward view, but also has wide-view side windows and a transparent hood. , creating a floating cockpit. In addition to the digital instruments in the cockpit, the steering wheel is also equipped with a screen that can display additional driving information. It seems to be a design that replaces the central control screen. In addition, the panoramic seats can be reversed backwards so that all passengers can talk face to face. The seats adopt a 2, 2, and 2 six-seater layout. At the same time, the car also has an AI assistant that can provide real-time route information, weather status and other information.

The interior design is extremely avant-garde, and the transparent hood gives people the illusion of driving in the air.
The dual front seats feature rotatable panoramic seats, making the interior even more welcoming.

In terms of power system, D:X Concept will use PHEV plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid power, coupled with Mitsubishi's S-AWC smart four-wheel drive system, so that the car can also conquer bad places in mountains and seas, continuing Delica's fine tradition. .

Last 1 Mile Mobility

This concept car was jointly developed by Mitsubishi and LIFEHUB Inc. It is intended to enable the vehicle to further embark on an adventurous journey after arriving at its destination. The most important thing is that Last 1 Mile Mobility is driven by electric energy, and the internal battery is made of discarded electric vehicle batteries, which provides a new approach to battery recycling and can better achieve the concept of sustainability.

Last 1 Mile Mobility

Six-star electric engine

Subaru Sport Mobility Concept

At this JMS, in addition to launching many special models with additional equipment, Subaru’s two most important new concept models are the Sport Mobility Concept and the flying vehicle Air Mobility Concept, which represent that in the era of electrification, it can also Move freely and get the driving pleasure that Subaru has always emphasized.

Regarding the Sport Mobility Concept, the original manufacturer is basically tight-lipped and has not revealed any information about the vehicle at all. It has only put the vehicle on display, so we can only get a glimpse of the reality from the appearance and interior. The Sport Mobility Concept is a two-door hardtop sports car that echoes the Sport image in the car's name. The huge wheel arches and turtle-shaped design show a full sense of muscle. It can be said to present a new generation with a retro appearance. technology experience. The headlights use slender LED light strips that surround the front edge of the hood, widening the outline of the front face of the car. The air intake dam below is of considerable size, and can guide the airflow to the car along the hollow sheet parts. Top, it can be said to be the interpretation of the Solterra performance version.

The Sport Mobility Concept looks like a retro muscle car on the outside, but it has a pure electric architecture inside.

Although no specifications are provided, judging from the photos on the side of the car, the body size of the Sport Mobility Concept is not too large, and the length of the front and rear overhangs are quite short, which brings a quite compact visual effect. At the same time, the upper part of the body is entirely made of piano black. Painted, only the B-pillar has a carbon fiber tone, creating the image of floating in the sky. The taillights inherit the slender design of the headlights, and change the factory emblem to Subaru's English letters. The rear wheel arches and fenders are folded at a 90-degree right angle at the rear of the car, which can better highlight the performance style.

The short and compact body size may be the prototype of a future pure electric sports car brand.

It is also worth mentioning that the entire Sport Mobility Concept is made of a lot of forged carbon fiber. It makes people wonder whether the body is made of full carbon, and uses an unpainted exposed effect where we can see it, which can not only reduce Carbon emissions have a very good effect on improving visual performance. In the interior of the cabin, the Sport Mobility Concept does not seem to have many new designs. It is basically a direct transplantation of the Solterra layout, so we can also be sure that this concept car will be driven by pure electric power.

A large amount of forged carbon fiber is used throughout the car, even the wheel covers.
The rear design of the car tends to be simple, and the taillights are completely designed as headlights.
The interior copies the Solterra's cabin layout, so it can be determined to be purely electric.

Air Mobility Concept

In addition to cars, Subaru has also been involved in the field of flying vehicles. The Air Mobility Concept launched this time emphasizes the functions of electrification and automation. The machine uses six propellers and is driven by electric motors, and the seats are single-seat configurations. The head and tail lamps are quite consistent with Subaru's style, showing a sharp C-shaped shape.

Air Mobility Concept

Mobile PS5

Sony Honda Mobility Afeela

It is no longer news that Japanese 3C giant Sony wants to enter the automobile industry. They chose Honda, also from Japan, as a partner and established a Sony Honda Mobility joint venture. The first model launched was an electric car and named it Afeela. Meet the world at this year's JMS.

Afeela is designed as a four-door sedan, with a length of 4895mm and a wheelbase of 3000mm.

The appearance of Afeela is very streamlined and smooth, and the car body is that of a fairly standard four-door sedan. In order to improve the overall shape and air resistance, the four-door door handles are specially removed. As long as the driver or passengers are close to the vehicle, , the door will open automatically. The interior uses four screens to form a virtual cockpit, including digital instruments, a central control screen, and virtual rearview mirrors on both sides. The entire interior design is inspired by the "cocoon" of insects during metamorphosis, emphasizing comfort and inclusion. Therefore, the interior is covered with white knitted material, and the central control panel is more convex and surrounds the entire cabin, which really gives people the feeling of being wrapped in it.

Afeela's shape is quite sleek, and it even removes the door handle. If you want to get in the car, you can only get close to it and scan your face.
The interior of the cabin is designed with a cocoon concept, and four screens are used to form the entire cockpit.

In addition, due to strong cross-industry cooperation, Sony and Honda can put all their strengths into Afeela. The entire car uses 45 sensors (including lenses and radars, etc.), which basically covers the entire car 360 degrees. Therefore, It can reach up to Level 3 driving assistance system. On the other hand, Afeela has also made the in-car software open, just like the Android system. External manufacturers can easily develop various software on Afeela to add more powerful functions and personalization to the vehicle, and this is also the future. Sony Honda Mobility's other ways to make money besides selling cars. As for the entertainment system, Afeela will also use PS5 technology. As for whether it can be played while running, we will have to wait for more information to be revealed.

Yamaha Tricera

When it comes to the brand with the most talent tree points, Yamaha says that it is second. No one dares to say that it is first. In addition to the two-wheel and music brands that we are familiar with, they also have the technology to build cars and engines. So they launched a new three-wheel convertible Tricera at JMS. Nowadays, with the increasing emphasis on autonomous driving, Tricera goes back to nature and emphasizes the pleasure and excitement brought by self-driving. Tricera wheels are equipped with two wheels in the front and one in the rear. All three wheels can be steered, thus allowing the vehicle's flexibility to reach a higher level. However, there is no mention of the power system.

Yamaha Tricera

Go international

MIH Project X

You may be a little unfamiliar with the three words MIH, but when it comes to Honghua's advanced technology, I believe you will know it. The Chinese name of MIH is Electric Vehicle Open Platform. As the name suggests, it opens the technology of the electric vehicle platform and invites interested manufacturers to join in to jointly create the most suitable electric vehicle for everyone.

MIH released the Project Project Y was also unveiled at the same time, and its purpose is logistics and transportation. The most special feature of Project For the battery swap part, MIH uses Gogoro's battery swap technology (Gogoro is also a member of MIH). It can replace two batteries at a time with a cruising range of 20 kilometers. The fixed charging cruising range is 150 kilometers. It is mainly used in urban areas. short-distance movement. However, MIH has not released exact power data yet.

Project X focuses on shared use and is also the first electric concept car launched by MIH.
For the first time, a fixed charging and battery swapping system is adopted to alleviate the cumbersome problem of charging electric vehicles.

Project Project X. The cabin adopts a 2+1 three-seat layout, and the seat design can be dynamically adjusted, and sliding doors are used to open and close to ensure the convenience of getting on and off the vehicle. In addition, Project X supports semi-autonomous driving services and can support Level 2 to Level 4 driving assistance systems depending on local regulations. The unique design of Project

The cabin adopts a 2+1 seat configuration and uses anti-fouling and wear-resistant interior materials to reduce the burden of maintenance and cleaning.
BYD sub-brand Yangwang has launched a new luxury off-road electric SUV─U8. It is equipped with Blade battery technology and has a maximum horsepower of 1,300 horsepower. It can also turn on the spot.
BYD's Denza D9 is a luxury seven-seater MPV, available in Hybrid and pure electric versions. The interior is quite luxurious. Not only does it have an in-car projection system, but the rear seats can also be folded flat to place an air mattress. The appearance is even more... A lot of LM's shadow.

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