Advertisement

Yamaha to present new concept car at Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha to debut fresh concept two years on from the Sports Ride concept revealed at Tokyo 2015

Yamaha has announced that it will reveal a new concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, which will be on display at the firm’s home auto show alongside 19 other models.

However, it’ll be the only vehicle with four wheels on display from the multifaceted Japanese engineering firm. The rest of Yamaha’s Tokyo line-up will be made up of new electric bicycles, scooters, motorbikes and leaning multi-wheelers.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Tokyo Motor Show 2017 preview

Yamaha does have plenty of experience developing engines for other manufacturers, but the firm rarely turns its hand to developing a full car. The concept heading to Tokyo later this month will be the first Yamaha car to be revealed in two years, when the Sports Ride Concept also made its bow at the Tokyo show. 

The Sports Ride Concept uses a production process called iStream, which was developer by designer Gordon Murray (the man behind the McLaren F1, as well as the new TVR sports car, the re-bord Griffith). This process allows lightweight, high-rigidity cars to be produced more efficiently.

The car itself is a small, mid-engined two seater with a handsome profile and curvy front-end and rear-end styling. Weighing just 750kg, it's clearly inspired by Yamaha's motorcycles.

The concept signals a possible production model for the brand, although officially it's just a demonstration of new technology. Whether what we see later this month is an updated version of this concept or something entirely new remains to be seen. 

Read all the latest news from the Tokyo Motor Show on our round-up page.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

New 2021 Mazda MX-30: prices, specs and release date
Mazda MX-30

New 2021 Mazda MX-30: prices, specs and release date

The all-electric Mazda MX-30 will go on sale next year – with mild hybrid and range extender variants following closely behind
13 Jun 2020
Nissan Ariya EV leaked in patent renderings
Nissan

Nissan Ariya EV leaked in patent renderings

Images show all-electric crossover is well on its way; takes design inspiration from the twin-motor Tokyo show concept car
27 Apr 2020
Tokyo Motor Show 2019: news round-up
Tokyo motor show
Tokyo Motor Show

Tokyo Motor Show 2019: news round-up

The 2019 Tokyo Motor Show provided plenty of big reveals from Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and more. Click here for our round-up
24 Oct 2019
Mitsubishi MI-TECH concept SUV
New Mitsubishi MI-TECH concept front
Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi MI-TECH concept SUV

Mitsubishi MI-TECH concept is an open-top, plug-in hybrid SUV set to preview the next generation ASX compact SUV
23 Oct 2019

Most Popular

New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed as petrol and diesel models arrive
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed as petrol and diesel models arrive

Skoda has unwrapped the complete Octavia line-up, which now offers a choice of petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid powertrains
3 Jul 2020
New 2020 Ford Puma ST teased for the first time
Ford Puma

New 2020 Ford Puma ST teased for the first time

The sporty new Ford Puma ST will make its debut later this year, with the same 197bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine as the Fiesta ST
3 Jul 2020
New Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 review
Vauxhall Corsa-e hatchback

New Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 review

The all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-e boasts up to 134bhp and a 209-mile range, but rivals offer better value for money
3 Jul 2020