. World premiere of the 2005 Chrysler Group Akino
Auburn Hills, Mich. - The
Akino concept vehicle will premier at the next Tokyo auto show in October.
The unique and artistically sculptured appearance of the Chrysler Akino
concept and its one-box, compact size 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
Center in Carlsbad, Calif.
Akino Tsuchiya, Interior and Exterior Designer of Akino Concept Vehicle,
along with colleagues Michael Castiglione (driver), Mark Moushegian (rear
seat , driver side) and Kevin Verduyn (rear seat, passenger side), 2005
Tokyo Motor Show (Outside North America)
The selection of materials
and colors 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