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Last October at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda unveiled Puyo. This little bubble car is another futuristic concept that threatens to blow gas guzzlers out of the water – or at least off our streets.

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Apparently the word 'Puyo' is Japanese onomatopoeia for the sensation of touching the vehicle's soft body – though I'm not entirely sure what that means. The car itself was designed to bring together clean, safe and fun functionality in a minimalist, environmentally-friendly way. 

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On the outside it's a seamless, curvy box that's supposed to remind you of a favorite pet. It has a soft gel body and is luminescent to reflect the vehicle's state of being, thereby promoting a more intimate relationship between car and owner. (Does this mean it turns green when it's sick?) And you've got to love those glowy headlights.

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The interior is designed to be people-friendly. Driving is controlled by a joystick, the control panels rise up when the vehicle starts, and the roof is transparent. Sounds like R2D2 with interior seating and power steering, or Hamtaro with an engine. RM

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Images: Honda

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  • JupitersEye

    September 12, 2008

    Wowee! When will this be available in the US??

  • sarahelizabeth

    August 1, 2008

    I want one too!

  • Andy

    July 29, 2008

    The wheels are way too small. Imagine going over bumps… no thanks.

  • Becca

    July 29, 2008

    I love this. It’s just so quirky : )

  • Roger

    July 24, 2008

    It’s adorable.

    I think I’d like to ride in one.

    Except imagine when you’re driving in the rain… must feel kind of irksome with the transparent roof..

  • Soapy

    July 24, 2008

    I can see what they were trying to achieve with this, but god damn it’s UGLY!

  • GX

    July 22, 2008

    WOW! I want one!!!!!

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