Preview Tokyo Motor Show: Daihatsu
Asian manufacturers are increasingly favouring the cube as a basic design shape. For example, Daihatsu will be arriving at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show with two concept cars they have designated the Basket and the Deca Deca, neither of which will be competing for any beauty prizes. The Basket is an open four-seater equipped with a hard top to cover driver and front-seat passenger, and a soft top for anyone travelling in the rear. This is supposed to give a foretaste of a new 'lifestyle' cabriolet for Japanese urbanites. With its box-like structure, the Deca Deca offers plenty of interior space for minimum exterior dimensions. Of particular practical merit are the cupboard-style doors that give easy access to the versatile multi-purpose cabin.