For now, we solely know it is an “car.”
Yamaha will host a minimum of six world premieres later this month on the 45th Tokyo Motor Present the place 4 Japanese debuts are additionally programmed. From scooters and bikes to e-bikes and leaning multi-wheelers, the corporate’s stand on the present might be utterly packed. However what actually piqued our curiosity is the “car design idea mannequin” set to be exhibited throughout the occasion. Sadly, Yamaha is just not keen to speak concerning the automobile simply but, so we will solely speculate in the meanwhile.
What might or not it’s? Properly, the corporate did introduce a few years in the past throughout the identical occasion a relatively fascinating Sports activities Journey showcar, the one pictured right here. There was truly a report launched only one month after the idea’s debut speaking a few potential manufacturing model fitted with a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine. Apparently, the exact same report steered a pre-production model would debut this 12 months in Tokyo, so there’s a good probability the brand new “car” talked about within the press launch may very well be an evolution of the Sports activities Journey.
As a refresher, the idea tipped the scales at a mere 750 kilograms (1,653 kilos) and had a compact measurement because it was three,900 millimeters (153 inches) lengthy, 1,720 mm (67.7 in.) large, and 1,170 mm (46 in.) tall.
One other believable state of affairs relating to the kind of engine it’s going to use refers to a smaller three-cylinder 1.Zero-liter, additionally turbocharged. Taken from the 2013 Motiv idea the place it generated about 75 horsepower, the engine was developed by Yamaha and may very well be tweaked to develop greater than 100 hp for what could be the agency’s first manufacturing automobile.
If it’s going to ever get the inexperienced mild, the car will allegedly be constructed someplace in Europe utilizing Gordon Murray’s iStream manufacturing course of already used for the 2 ideas.
2015 Yamaha Sports activities Journey idea
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