Daihatsu has recently debutted its DN Compagno hybrid saloon concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017. It is a classic car concept with a futuristic interior. Influenced by the original ‘compagno’ from the 1960s, the concept’s upper character line stretches from the front headlight to its old cadillac shaped back. The electric car also features a narrow chrome grille, a clean panoramic roof, and 360° cameras that replace the traditional wing mirrors.
Daihatsu Concept Cars At Tokyo Motor Show
Powering the retro saloon car is a petrol hybrid powertrain which combine either a 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor. The engine is married to a CVT transmission which means it’s probably not the most fun to drive but could come in handy in stop/start traffic.
What is great about the car however is the styling.
It’s got a completely retro design with the narrow chrome grille, bubble-shaped roof, and old cadillac like rear.
Its reinterprative styling has been nailed in same way the Fiat 500 did when it was brought back to life.
By design the new car looks more like a coupe, with the sweeping roofline, than a saloon car which it is being described as.
The centre console looks to consist of two separate screen with huge tactile buttons dividing them.
It’s a really cool interior and the V-shaped centre console is some design that gives it a unique look compared to the typical squares or rectangles we are used to.
You also get a better look of the 360 cameras which have replaced the traditional wing mirrors.
It has apparently been design for “active seniors” as a fun post-retirement vehicle.