2005 Chrysler Group Akino
Concept Vehicle


2005 Chrysler Group Akino Concept Vehicle
Chrysler's concept car for the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show

26th September, 2005

The unique and artistically sculptured appearance of the Chrysler Akino concept and its one-box, compact size will certainly turns heads. However, after the fifth person settles comfortably into vehicle, one clearly gets the idea there is more to this concept than meets the eye.

The vehicle name comes from Interior and Exterior Designer, Akino Tsuchiya, a 37-year-old who was born in Japan and is based at the DaimlerChrysler Pacifica Advanced Design Centre in Carlsbad, California.

The selection of materials and colours used in the interior are composed of natural and recyclable synthetic fabrics: bamboo flooring, a throw rug, lighting sconce, mood lighting and even throw pillows.

The exterior features side glass that has an unusual graphic breakup while the rear glass is specially coated with texture to give passengers a sense of privacy and comfort.

Some other news:

"Easy Fuel" concept launched by Ford
26th September, 2005
Ford engineers have developed an intelligent refuelling system to prevent petrol accidentally being put into the tank of a diesel-engineered car ..... more

Grand Challenge 2005 in the USA
26th September, 2005
The countdown has begun for what is perhaps the world’s most unusual car race ..... more

Peugeot Sponsors Women’s Golf Australia
26th September, 2005
Women’s Golf Australia (WGA), the peak organisation for women’s amateur golf in Australia, has announced an unprecedented sponsorship agreement with Peugeot Automobiles Australia ..... more

Holden's New Tigra Hardtop Convertible
23rd September, 2005
Holden is stepping up its focus on the small car market with the pending launch of the Tigra hardtop convertible ..... more

Chrysler Grand Voyager Vision
23rd September, 2005
Chrysler is introducing a new limited edition Voyager, the Vision Series ..... more

A Joint Fiat & Ford Tiny Car
21st September, 2005
Fiat and Ford have confirmed that discussions have taken place between the two companies to determine if they should pursue a joint development ..... more

Toyota Infringement Of Antonov Patents Alleged
21st September, 2005
An infringement action has been filed against Toyota by Antonov Automotive Technology BV (a wholly owned subsidiary of Antonov plc), the automotive technology company, at the Patent Court in Düsseldorf ..... more

I'm Always Dreamin'
20th September, 2005
Codenamed ‘Project Tempest’, development work on a core range of affordable, high performance cars, is now at an advanced stage ..... more

Peugeot: Number One Choice for Open Top Motoring in the UK
17th September, 2005
Peugeot was the first company to launch a car with a metal folding roof back in 1934. Today it is the number one choice for UK convertible car buyers ..... more

Kombis About To Gather For World Record In Old Bar NSW
16th September, 2005
Volkswagen Kombis old and new will gather in Old Bar (NSW mid-north coast), on Saturday 1st October 2005, to break a record ..... more

Suzuki's Grand Plans!!!
16th September, 2005
Suzuki Motor Corporation has good reason to celebrate following the positive reviews and successful sales of the third generation compact SUV, the New Grand Vitara ..... more

UK Diesel Sales Increase!
14th September, 2005
Before complaining about petrol prices, spare a thought for the British. The price of petrol reached one pound per litre in some parts of England last weekend ..... more

Citroen C-SportLounge Concept Car
14th September, 2005
Citroen has revealed the C-SportLounge at the 2005 Frankfurt International Motor Show, a new concept for a Grand Tourer ..... more

New Jeep Concepts - Patriot and Compass
13th September, 2005
Jeep designers have developed two sport-utility-vehicle concepts that demonstrate a potential to expand the Jeep brand into new territory ..... more

Volkswagen Eos To Be Launched In 2006
13th September, 2005
Some 18 months after the concept C study made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen now presents the production version of its new convertible coupé in the form of the Eos ..... more

America's Pontiac Solstice Is Pure Roadster
11th September, 2005
Inspired by the pure driving experience offered by classic roadsters, the 2006 Pontiac Solstice delivers invigorating driving thrills with balanced performance ..... more

Covers To Come Off Audi's New S4 In Sydney
10th September, 2005
Audi's new S4 will be unveiled for the first time in Australia at the Australian International Motor Show, ahead of its November 2005 launch ..... more

Global Alliance for Hybrid Drive Development
10th September, 2005
BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler AG and General Motors have signed a "memorandum of understanding" governing the formation of an alliance for the development of hybrid drive systems ..... more

Ford Iosis Shows New Design Direction
10th September, 2005
Ford will unveil a new concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, to express its design strategy for the next generation of European road cars ..... more

It's Almost Here: The new Mazda MX-5
9th September, 2005
The new Mazda MX-5 will be priced from $41,860 (RRP) ..... more

A Year of Celebration for the Audi Brand
9th September, 2005
Forty years ago, Audi succeeded in making a new start with the launch of the Audi 72 ..... more

Receive an automotive news summary periodically and more by e-mail,
SUBSCRIBE to our free newsletter here.
Simply send a blank e-mail to lodge your subscription.

Click the logo for our home page

E-mail Next Car Pty Ltd

Next Car Pty Ltd   (ABN 47106248033)
Copyright © 2005. All rights reserved.