With the Tokyo Motor Show just around the corner, official press pictures of various concept cars are starting to hit the Internet. Perhaps one of the strangest vehicles to be featured in Tokyo is the Honda PUYO, a “seamless soft box” that seems to lack a traditional hood and trunk altogether.
Instead, the overall body shape is vaguely reminiscent of the Volkswagen Vanagon, except on a much smaller scale and with windows wrapping around the entire top half of the vehicle. Perhaps even more notably, the PUYO uses some sort of “gel body to help product pedestrians in case of an accident.” This gel body also glows at night.
Driving the PUYO is also quite the experience, because there’s a joystick where the steering wheel should be. It’s like a real life video game… with a gel-bodied car.