Honda Puyo Concept

Concept Cars 11 Oct 2007
Honda Puyo Concept

The Honda Puyo Concept is an original compact vehicle with a design based on the softness concept. Among the original features is the luminescent box-shaped exterior body.

The Puyo will make its world debut at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show. It will be presented by Honda together with the CR-Z Concept.

Honda Puyo ConceptFrom the official Press Release:

The Concept

‘PUYO’ is a Japanese onomatopoeia that expresses the sensation of touching the vehicle’s soft body.

It is meant to convey a warm, friendly impression.

"The PUYO represents a new idea in mobility that brings together ‘clean’, ‘safe’ and ‘fun’ functionality in an environmentally responsible, people-friendly minimalist design featuring an ultra-high efficiency, small frame and fuel cell technology to please both users and onlookers alike."

Exterior design

Honda Puyo Concept - Design sketchThe development theme for the PUYO exterior was to create a cornerless, ‘Seamless Soft Box’ form that is kind to both people and the environment.

The goal was to create a personable design with the feel of an adorable pet, while taking advantage of the maximum spaciousness of the box-shaped design.

The PUYO’s ‘gel body’ features soft materials to promote greater real-world safety.

Moreover, the body has been made luminescent to guide people into the proper operating position and notify them of the vehicle’s condition, facilitating a more intimate relationship between people and their cars.

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Interior design

Honda Puyo Concept - Interior design sketchHonda Puyo ConceptDeveloped to have a ‘Silky Feel’, the PUYO’s interior is designed to provide a refreshing, people-friendly space imbued with a feeling of transparency.

Features such as an instrument panel monitor, controls that take advantage of the elastic qualities of cloth to rise up when the vehicle starts up, luminous fluid meter displays, and a joystick for intuitive operation are all designed to gently support occupants’ senses and sensibilities.

Honda PUYO Concept – Image Gallery

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(Source: Honda)

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