The Honda PUYO which first went on show at the 2007 Tokyo
Motor Show is a concept car which is designed to convey
a warm, friendly attitude.
The designers chose a 'Seamless Soft Box' shape for the
exterior of the PUYO. The goal was to create a design
with the personality of a lovable pet, while also taking
advantage of the space a mono-box design allows.
The Honda PUYO's 'gel body' features soft materials to
promote greater real-world safety, especially in the case
of accidents involving pedestrians. The body also has
the ability to light up in order to guide people into
the vehicle and notify them of the vehicle's condition.
This gives the PUYO a more intuitive relationship between
the occupants and itself.
The interior of the PUYO was designed to have a 'Silky
Feel', and provide a refreshing, welcoming feeling of
space. The almost seamless 360 degree views help create
an open feeling for the passengers. The PUYO also features
unusual solutions for the control interfaces, such as
an instrument panel monitor, controls that raise up when
the vehicle starts up, luminous fluid meter displays,
and a joystick for directional control of the vehicle.
The joystick controls the steering of the PUYO which utilizes
all four wheels to allow the vehicle to turn almost on
The Honda PUYO concept brings together 'clean', 'safe'
and 'fun' functionality in an environmentally responsible,
ergonomic design. It's not incredibly attractive, but
as a city car the PUYO would be fantastic.
Similar and related vehicles:
Honda Sports 4
Honda Accord Coupe
Honda Small Hybrid Sports