Yamaha to design concept models
Iwata, June 23: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced the development of new generation design concept models 05GEN and 06GEN mobility vehicles based on the design philosophy of refined dynamism.
Intentionally taking a completely different approach to the conventional core function of mobility vehicles to date (the need for effective travel incorporating speed and distance), both these models have been designed to move in leisurely fashion over short distances.
These models assist in forming connections between people and places, either at home or away.
The development is an endeavor of the ‘island development’ program of architect Toyo Ito in Omishima (Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture) joining Yamaha Motor.
05GEN model features a three-wheel mobility vehicle fitted with electric assist technology designed to give the impression of a garment lightly draped around the rider’s body. It supports compact body and a roof design that provides a feeling of openness.
This vehicle offers protection from light rain and the sun during short excursions, also allowing interaction with the people around you.
On the other hand, 06GEN model is an electric four-wheel mobility vehicle designed to evoke indeterminate spaces, which are neither truly indoors nor outdoors.
With its open design and soft curvature suited to a more relaxed traveling style, the 06GEN provides a friendly environment, both warm and inviting to passengers while on board.
The 05GEN and 06GEN will be on display at the renewal opening event on July 2nd, 2016 and Talk Event on July 3rd, 2016 of the Imabari Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture in Omishima.