At first glance, it looks like an ATV, but its actually a new “lifestyle car” – to load up the fun and link the outdoors to the city, according to Yamaha.
In simple words, its a lifestyle pick up truck. Yamaha says, the focus was on making everything “just the right size.” This meant finding a body size suitable for use either on- or off-road while being manoeuvrable in the city, and still having sufficient utility to transport other Yamaha recreational products.
In order to create seating for four adults as well as a rear cargo bed that could carry up to two motorcycles, Yamaha has created a diamond-shaped cabin layout. It positions the driver’s seat forward in the middle with the passenger seats surrounding it, thus enabling a compact vehicle size still providing the desired cabin space and rear cargo bed capacity.
Yamaha said, the “Elementalism” design approach was taken to a new level with the bold layout of the cabin. The materials used for finer design details were also given a uniquely Yamaha character, like the wood panelling inspired by the look and feel of their boat decks.
Yamaha’s aim with the Cross Hub concept was for it to be a “hub” connecting the multifaceted lifestyles of people (Yamaha enthusiasts), linking open fields with busy urban streets.
Yamaha didn’t say anything about making this into production.