Yamaha to Display a Concept Car, Yes, a Car, at Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha to Display a Concept Car, Yes, a Car, at Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha, typically known for its motorcycles and ATVs, will apparently be bringing a concept car to the Tokyo Motor Show. 

The Japanese company says its theme for this year’s show will be the “Yamaha Product Orchestra,” and although they make ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, scooters and other engines, there has never been a car in Yamaha’s product portfolio. It looks like that is about to change, if the teaser image above is any indication.

There is no word on whether or not the concept could become a production car. Information about the concept is thin, with Yamaha only saying that the “design concept is inspired by motorcycles and expresses the Unique Style of Yamaha.”

The company will also display “an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot that combines motorcycle and robotics technologies.” That’s not terrifying at all.

Stay tuned for our live coverage of the Toyko Motor Show, where AutoGuide.com will be bringing you news right from the show floor.

  • Maximania

    If Yamaha will make a proper lightweight RWD sports car with the engine design they are reknown for, it would be unprecedented. In an era where naturally aspirated motors performance motors are being killed off, it would be a breath of fresh air

  • Tim

    Absofrigginlutely. Couldn’t have said it better.

  • smartacus

    oh God i hope it’s the Yamaha Motiv collaboration with Gordon Murray!!

  • Based on the teaser pic, I’m desperately hoping it’s not their answer to the 1990-1993 Isuzu Impulse/Geo Storm.

    (Unless that answer is “NO.”)