Yamaha to showcase second car Concept at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

author image Bilal Firfiray
Saturday 21 October 2017, 11:49 AM

Yamaha Motors, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, has confirmed 20 models for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Yamaha has also confirmed a designed concept car for the Japanese auto show.

Yamaha’s stand will include everything from electrically power-assisted bicycles, scooters and motorcycles to Leaning Multi-Wheelers (LMW). The four-wheeler concept is called as an “automobile design concept model” by Yamaha. The motorcycle manufacturer hasn’t divulged any further details about the concept car. The theme that Yamaha Motor booth will be implementing is “Yamaha Future Garage: Resonate the Future”. Thus the booth will offer an “experience of the ever-growing world of personal mobility unique to Yamaha”, according to the Hamamatsu-based motorcycle manufacturer.

This isn’t the first time Yamaha is going to showcase something on four wheels. At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the bikemaker showcased a futuristic Sports Ride Concept show car. It is being speculated that Yamaha,staying true to the old concept, willuse the same Gordon Murray’s iStream underpinnings. But this new concept is believed to hit the production line soon, unlike its predecessor.

As far as the powertrain is concerned, Yamaha is likely to use the same turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine from the Motiv City Car Concept. The power output is likely to be between 75-100bhp. With extensive use of carbon-fibre, the weight will be brought down, lending the sports car a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio.

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