The futuristic Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo has just been unveiled to the world’s press at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015. The car is similar to the F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept in that it previews the future of autonomous cars albeit on a smaller scale to the F 015. We took a closer look at it in the flesh.
The Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo has been designed for Generation Z, people born since 1995 in the new-media age. As such, the car aims to provide how cars in the future can accommodate hip living spaces. Design wise, the Vision Tokyo is similar to the F 015 Luxury in Motion in that it features an expansive cabin as well as exceptionally short front and rear overhangs.
In place of a traditional windscreen, the Vision Tokyo utilises a seamless stretch of glass panelling which extends through to the side windows. The vehicle’s slimline and diagonal headlights have been inspired by those from Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept with the car’s front fascia displaying a selection of lighting functions, similar to other Mercedes-Benz concepts like the Future Truck 2025. If music is being played in the Vision Gran Turismo, the front grille will visualise a sound pattern. Elsewhere, the Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo includes a set of 26-inch wheels illuminated in blue.
Beyond the car’s design, the Vision Tokyo is underpinned by the same plug-in hybrid system as the F 015 Luxury in Motion. That means it includes a high-voltage battery, hydrogen pressure tanks and an electric motor to create a fuel-cell system. All told, the car has an envisaged range of 980 km.
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