Tokyo Motor Show: the best of the rest
From a VW Evoque rival concept, to a car with a gigantic ear attached. Dan Read reports
Posted: 30 Nov 2011
The weird little city car takes another step towards production. Like the earlier incarnations, it gets in-wheel electric motors that allow the wheels more freedom, and provide more space in the chassis while still promising a "natural steering feel". Good.
The swivelling pod has gone, but four-wheel steering remains - it can twirl around in a radius of just two metres. There's a valet parking mode, so you can get out and let it insert itself into a space. It'll even pick you up if you send it a text message telling it where you are.