View Full Version : Chrysler Akino Concept

09-21-2005, 10:55 AM
Does anyone have any information regarding this project? Could it be Chrysler's version on the platform shared by Smart ForTwo II and Mitsubishi "i" (or have I misunderstood that)? Judging by the design and size of it, it looks like it would be targeted for the european market. Did anyone notice it at Frankfurt?<br>I found the pictures on <A HREF="http://www.netcarshow.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.netcarshow.com</A>. <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.netcarshow.com/chrysler/2005-akino_concept/1024x768/wallpaper_01.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.netcarshow.com/chry...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.netcarshow.com/chrysler/2005-akino_concept/1024x768/wallpaper_02.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.netcarshow.com/chry...2.jpg</A><p>Later that same night:<br>I probably should at least make an attempt to find some info before I open my mouth and ask. It's designed by an japanese woman based in california named Akino, hence the name, and debut will be at the Tokyo Motorshow. So it's probably meant for the asian market. Too bad, I like it.<br><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=103194" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=103194</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by DrPetrus at 8:17 PM 9/21/2005</i>

09-21-2005, 11:37 AM
Good find, seems like an interesting concept, I can't wait to see the finished product

09-21-2005, 08:36 PM
woww, very different and interesting concept design i saw so far this year. Looking forward to many new concepts in Tokyo motor show. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

09-29-2005, 07:01 AM
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09-29-2005, 07:06 AM
Help, i lost my 3d fiat punto's rear lights. If anyone sees them send a pm.<p>@ndreas

09-29-2005, 10:15 AM
WOW it's tiny and still manages to look upscale they did a really good job with this one

09-29-2005, 10:54 AM
So is this a Smarsler, or a Chryart?

09-29-2005, 12:28 PM
looks like Chrysler trying to conquer the Asian market, but would people in Asia buy a Chrysler? <p>Does Chrysler even have any market share in Asia at all?

against the wall
09-29-2005, 12:33 PM
wow, this is odd looking. i wonder if that backwards driver seat can go backwards while driving. thats unsafe and kinda stupid. wait a minute. is this a usdm or asean concept cuz its rhd.

09-29-2005, 12:58 PM
Anyone remember the Java?<p><A HREF="http://www.carenthusiast.com/news1809/java.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carenthusiast.com/news1809/java.htm</A>

09-29-2005, 01:25 PM
It looks pretty neat, the integrated nav screen looks like a sticker, though I wouldn't expect much more from a concept. If they made this with a little more realism in the instumentation and a lot less wicker, I can see it selling. Of course no brand will make a car like this. Odd to see that no one wants to corner the market of small cars that focus on personal interaction, so many great concepts, but nothing in the way of production. It seems pointless and is actually really annoying.

09-29-2005, 01:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Monkey</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone remember the Java?<p><A HREF="http://www.carenthusiast.com/news1809/java.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carenthusiast.com/news1809/java.htm</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>the java was definitely a cool little concept. as is this one. very sharp, wow

10-02-2005, 02:40 PM
Something like this just slightly smaller than the Dodge Caliber would be a smart move. hehe

10-02-2005, 03:07 PM
wow, a lot changed from the drawing, but in a good way. I actually like this and wouldnt mind it here in the U.S.

10-02-2005, 10:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>omar</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does Chrysler even have any market share in Asia at all?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>They have a small market share in Asia (premium-Luxury segment)<br>They sell models like the 300C, Crossfire, PT Cruiser...

10-19-2005, 04:22 PM
Eight photos from Tokyo:<p><A HREF="http://www.autodeadline.com/Photos?Pop=Chrysler&Model=Concept" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autodeadline.com/Ph...ncept</A>

10-25-2005, 05:37 PM
Boy, those aicd drenched office parties are getting out of hand at Chrysler design......

10-26-2005, 09:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wow, this is odd looking. i wonder if that backwards driver seat can go backwards while driving. thats unsafe and kinda stupid. wait a minute. is this a usdm or asean concept cuz its rhd. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>As you've noted it's RHD. The backward facing seat is the passenger seat. Interestintgly, from a safety POV, rear facing seats actually offer better crash protection and are generally safer than forward facing seats. The reason is that the back seat naturally absorbs most of the impact and prevents you from being thrown forward against the dashboard or seat-backs. Since more accidents occur from the forward part of the vehicle this configuration is actually preferable. The problem is that passengers don't like facing backward. They too want to face the direction of motion. Interestingly, the same is true of other types of moving vehicles, such as planes, buses and trains. In my experience, the only time I have seen a vehicle outfitted with rear facing seats (other than trains with alternating seats) was in military trasport planes outfitted for passenger transport. They fitted every single seat facing rearward.

10-26-2005, 10:28 AM
Rear facing seats would make me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0">

11-07-2005, 07:43 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *pukes* omg chrysler's worst car designed. they were doin fine and then this piece of garbage... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0">