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Unveiled at the Tokyo motor show, the Daihatsu Nori Ori concept not only extracts the maximum amount of passenger space from its small footprint, but makes it easy for passengers to exit and enter.

Daihatsu says that the Nori Ori concept previews what a “multi-use commuter [car] of the near future” might look like.

As with the many accessibility options offered by Japanese car makers in their home market, the Nori Ori seems to be designed with one eye towards Japan’s greying population.

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With dual sliding doors on the passenger’s side, a side-opening tailgate at the back, a low floor, a ramp on the passenger’s side and a wheelchair lift at the rear, the Nori Ori seeks to provide easy ingress and egress regardless of one’s physical abilities.

Inside, the floor is completely flat and there’s space enough for two unfolded wheelchairs. The passenger seats in the Nori Ori can be folded up and flipped out of the way as needs dictate.

Although Daihatsu hasn’t provided any details about the Nori Ori’s drivetrain, it’s probably safe to assume that it sticks to kei class rules, meaning that it likely has a small turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine driving the front wheels.




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