Set to debut at the next Tokyo Motor Show (24 October - 4 November 2009) the Honda Skydeck Concept is a design study of a 6-seater hybrid MPV characterized by the combination of B-pillarless design with scissors front doors and sliding rear doors.
To give the Skydeck the practicality of a conventional MPV, many of the hybrid system components – including the high power battery – are housed in the car’s centre tunnel (rather than behind the rear seats or under the floor, as with previous production hybrids). This allows for greater cabin space, and the room for three rows of two seats. It also gives a lower centre of gravity.
"This is still a design study, but is a great example of how Honda’s IMA technology can be placed in a range of different cars for different needs."
The Skydeck could preview a replacement modelf for the European FR-V, which has a six -seat layout with two rows of individual seats.
(Car Body Design's news)