If this year's Tokyo Motor Show is going to live up to its reputation for wacky, it's because of the Suzuki Q Concept. Looking like an oversized portable CD player rolling around on two sets of Apple earbuds, the electric Q is nothing if not cute.

It's also different, with seating that's configurable for two adults in tandem fashion, or an adult up front with two kids in the back. Or you can ditch the backseat altogether and use the space for cargo. Suzuki says the Q is part car and part motorcycle, but we think a more apt description of the 98-inch-long oddity would be part moped, part Segway.

With a range of just over six miles, the Q isn't much of a car, but it could make a nice runabout for city-dwellers. Or a stylish way to get down your driveway to get the mail when it's raining for the average American. Read the press release after the jump.
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Q-concept: two-seat micro mobility for everyday life.
World PREMIERE Q-concept


The Q-concept is an entirely new kind of mobility - one that's positioned between conventional motorcycles and cars. With a 2.5-metre overall length and two seats in tandem configuration, it's ideal for everyday journeys within a radius of about 10km.

The Q-concept is more practical than a car as it's more manoeuvrable and takes up much less parking space. At the same time, a cabin makes it a more attractive, more comfortable option than a motorcycle. It's outstandingly handy for shopping, commuting, going to the doctor, transporting children, and all the other short journeys in everyday life.

Other Q-concept configurations are possible. For instance, the Q-concept can have a single seat for a parent at the front and a two-person child seat at the rear, or it can be configured as a delivery vehicle with a single seat at the front and a cargo area at the rear. So it offers new possibilities for people who live in towns where businesses, schools, hospitals and other essential facilities are all in relatively compact areas.


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      Dark Gnat
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think most people would be better off with a bicycle.... or a quality pair of shoes.
      rfederle
      • 3 Years Ago
      "With a range of just over six miles, the Q isn't much of a car," Dang, if only it had a range of 7 miles, it could have been so usable!
      axiomatik
      • 3 Years Ago
      I fail to see the purpose of buying a vehicle with just 6 miles of range. Might as well take a bike then.
        dklkse1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @axiomatik
        Thank you for saying what I was thinking. These incredibly-short range EVs are just silly.
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      That made me LoL.
      Prince David
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking forward to the Dre Beats edition
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok AB, how about you guys chill out and stop cramming so much Hybrid/Electric/Green crap down our throats and leave it in the "Green" section of the site. Before you decide to downvote me, just go to the main page and scroll down the page and see what I am talking about. Nearly every article posted today.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        There really isnt anything else at the Tokyo Motor show besides the sporty Toyobaru triplets, almost everything else is a little green concept that has a .1% chance of being produced. Maybe Tokyo Auto Show really is irrelevant.
        axiomatik
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        They are covering an auto show. They do that by posting info about the concept cars at the auto show. What don't you get?
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a cool concept car, and if I were to visit Japan I'd pick one for a rental car, but I just saw the 6 mile range...
      Blake
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm a fan of these weird pod cars coming out of Tokyo these past few years, but this one is a dud. Even city-dwelling people would like a big of range, at least enough to cross the city and back without freaking out.