A concept car that I somehow slept on all these years. Shown at Tokyo 2007.
From the press release:
MUD MASTER-C (Mud Master-Concept)This small, tough transporter leverages compactness and light weight for special off-road agility and adopts body-on-frame construction for outstanding durability and cargo capability. This mountain bike support model was designed in collaboration with the leading professional cyclist, Raita Suzuki.
A hub reduction system, which transfers driving power via gears mounted between the drive shaft and wheel hub, together with large-diameter 16-inch off-road tires, achieves 370mm ride height and generous angles of approach, departure and breakover for outstanding off-road drivability and stream-fording capability.
The body uses highly durable, lightweight and compact body-on-frame construction. A range of attachments can be combined for a variety of applications, from outdoor sports to work in rough terrain.
Large gullwing doors on three sides give the MUD MASTER-C great convenience, ideal for loading and unloading bicycles in the “mountain bike support” model.
Full-cabin styling creates a strong presence. The interior features a simple instrument panel with large-screen LCD multi-display and the water-repellent seats, reflecting the car’s rugged image.
I want it.