Joining the Regina at the Suzuki stand in Tokyo will be the Q-concept, which the company says offers an entirely new kind of mobility, one that’s positioned between conventional motorcycles and cars.

The 2.5 metre long vehicle seats two in a tandem configuration, and Suzuki says it’d be perfect for everyday journeys within a radius of about 10 km, offering more practicality than a car as it’s more manoeuvrable and takes up much less parking space – at the same time, a cabin makes it a more attractive, more comfortable option than a motorcycle.

Which makes it outstandingly handy for shopping, commuting, going to the doctor and transporting children to and from school. Just the thing to have for people who live in towns where businesses, schools, hospitals and other essential facilities are all in relatively compact areas, so it goes.

Ther Q-concept offers configuration options – you can have a single seat for a parent at the front and a two-person child seat at the rear, or it can be configured as a delivery vehicle with a single seat at the front and a cargo area at the rear.