Huge auto shows like Frankfurt always gets tremendous attendance from automakers the world over. Large or small, big time or small time, you can be sure that everybody’s going to be there.
One automaker that belongs in the latter group is Russia’s Yo-Auto, which some of you have probably never even heard of. And if we’re going to be honest about it, we know very little about these guys too. But they’re in Germany and they’ve brought a pretty cool concept to the dance called the Yo-Concept.
Yes, yes, "Yo", indeed!
For the record, the Yo-Concept isn’t going past the concept phase, but the brass over at Yo-Auto have every intention to use the car as a design peg for some of their vehicles in the future.
There are plenty of things about this car that are far from traditional, not the least of which includes the doors. Sliding doors that go up to the rear of the car with one ’folding’ on top of the other doesn’t exactly qualify as traditional, but so are them Russians, right? Nevertheless, the Yo-Concept offers a pretty large entry to the car’s cabin that appears to have a 2+2 seating configuration.
Russian big shot, Mikhael Prokhorov, has big plans for the Yo-Concept to serve as the kind of prototype for which to base their future vehicles on. Apart from a sedan version, its expected that there will also be a van and crossover version to further bolster Yo-Auto’s ’yo-company’ profile.
About those doors, though. Let’s all hope that it’s just a gimmick designed to catch attention. Otherwise, those would be a pretty complicated piece to have in ’yo car.