Mercedes-Benz has quite the vision for the future of motoring.
Bowing at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show is the Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo, being billed as a “mobile club lounge for young, urban trendsetters” by the German automaker. The concept follows up on the F 015 Luxury in Motion that debuted earlier this year with the Vision Tokyo paying homage to the urban Generation Z. The company believes that millennials find vehicles to have a different role, no longer just a simple means of getting around, but a digital automobile companion.
One glance at the Vision Tokyo and you’ll notice its unique shape, further accented by the monochrome Alubeam paintwork and the side windows that have been screen-printed in the color of the vehicle. It also features a continuous stretch of glass panelling with up to five passengers accessing the interior through the upward-swinging door on the left-hand side.
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Like the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept, the Vision Tokyo is also equipped with a fuel cell-powered electric drive system. Naturally as a futuristic concept, it’s also a self-driving vehicle with a driving range of 609 miles, 118 of which can be done on electric power alone.
“The Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo embodies the concept of an automotive lounge for a future generation of megacities,” said Gorden Wagener, head of design at Daimler AG. “The purity and sensuality of the Vision Tokyo’s styling defines a new interpretation of modern luxury from Mercedes-Benz.”
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