Mercedes Vision Tokyo is Daimler’s surprise destined to make a splash at this year’s biggest automotive event in Japan: the Tokyo Motor Show, set to open its gates on the 28th of October.
Mercedes‘ concept car has been kept under wraps in total secrecy until today, when the brass in Stuttgart decided to give us a sneak preview.
The development of the Mercedes Vision Tokyo is somewhat of a surprise given that what we’re essentially looking at is a luxury MPV for the future. The dark teaser picture clearly shows the outlines of what looks like a futuristic interpretation of Mercedes’ much-maligned R-Class.
Information is scarce at this point. Mercedes-Benz did announce that it is showcasing a luxurious, autonomous and ‘progressive’ car. On the side we notice a large door, possibly a two-part-opening Gullwing arrangement, reaching upwards.
Given the current focus on electric powertrains, we expect Mercedes-Benz Vision Concept Tokyo to be equipped with one or more electric motors. It is not inconceivable that the German study paves the way to an all-new R-Class, probably positioned as a more practical alternative to Mercedes’ current crop of large SUVs, including the GLE and the upcoming GLE, expected to debut at the L.A. Auto Show, next month.
What could also be previewed here is a model destined for premium luxury services. This Wednesday, we’ll know for sure, because that is when Mercedes will pull the fabric off the Vision Tokyo concept.