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Chrysler Akino

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Sep 24, 2005
Chrysler to Show Japanese-Themed Akino Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

by Justin Couture / American Auto Press

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Chrysler to Debut Zen-Lounge on Wheels

Of all North American brands that are sold across the world, Chrysler is the brightest shining beacon of art-deco America. Its latest 
For the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, Chrysler will emanate a new kind of presence for the pan-Asian market. (Artist's Rendering: DaimlerChrysler) 
products are smart, advanced, and deliciously retro, a reflection of the 1930s Airflow, and the landmark Chrysler Building in New York City. Its latest creation, the Akino Concept, takes Chrysler's truly unique current styling theme into uncharted territory that's sure to have more than a few brows furrowed.

For the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, Chrysler will emanate a new kind of presence for the pan-Asian market, away from the recently introduced 300 sedan. After bringing over cars that import the statement "American Dream Machine" to the heart of Japan, Chrysler has decided to put together an interpretation of the modern Japanese city car, influenced by its own rich history.

As with many Honda, Toyota and Nissan urban-centric concepts, the Chrysler 
As with many Honda, Toyota and Nissan urban-centric concepts, the Chrysler Akino is a miniscule, one-box vehicle. (Artist's Rendering: DaimlerChrysler) 
Akino is a miniscule, one-box vehicle. The purpose of the Akino is to provide a mobile sanctuary, sort of a personal, private space where up to five people can hide away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. This is the reason for some of its slightly abstract features inside and out, such as texture-coated rear privacy glass, bamboo flooring, a throw rug, lighting sconces and even throw pillows. Car or portable Zen lounge? You decide.


Full Article: http://usautonews.auto123.com/en/info/auto...spy?artid=49397

I just saw this thing, and all I could think was "Chrysler is buying into Big Bad Beetle Borgs?".

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Interesting car-hard one to draw too-I drew one this weekend-Mopar could use a minicompact and/or subcompact car, and Akino Tsuchiya has great potential as an automotive designer-she knows the design language, it seems (she also did the 2002 Dodge Razor concept).
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