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2005 Chrysler Akino Concept

Chrysler Debuts Zen-Lounge on Wheels

Of all North American brands that are sold across the world, Chrysler is the brightest shining beacon. Its latest
For the Tokyo Motor Show, Chrysler unveiled a new kind of presence for the pan-Asian market. (Photo: DaimlerChrysler Canada)
products are smart, advanced, and quite often deliciously retro, a reflection of the 1930s Airflow, and the landmark Chrysler Building in New York City. Its latest creation, the Akino Concept, takes Chrysler's truly unique current styling theme into uncharted territory that's sure to have more than a few brows furrowed.

For last month's Tokyo Motor Show, Chrysler emanated a new kind of presence for the pan-Asian market, as far removed from the 300 sedan as could be possible with four wheels. After bringing over cars that import
The Akino incorporates abstract features inside and out, such as texture-coated rear privacy glass, bamboo flooring, a throw rug, lighting sconces and even throw pillows.  (Photo: DaimlerChrysler Canada)
the statement "American Dream Machine" to the heart of Japan, Chrysler has decided to put together an interpretation of the modern Japanese city car, influenced by its own rich history.

As with many Honda, Toyota and Nissan urban-centric concepts, the Chrysler Akino is a miniscule, one-box vehicle with the sole purpose of providing a mobile sanctuary; sort of a personal, private space where up to five people can hide away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. This is the reason for some of its slightly abstract features inside and out, such as texture-coated rear privacy glass, bamboo flooring, a throw rug, lighting sconces and even throw pillows. Car or portable Zen lounge? You decide.