As the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show draws closer, Daihatsu has unveiled one of several show cars that will be put on display at the event. This is the DN TREC concept, a small crossover that could preview a future production model.

The company says the five-seater features a 1.2 litre petrol hybrid powertrain, although it can also be fitted with a smaller 1.0 litre turbocharged engine as well. The model is aimed at those with an active lifestyle, offering a high-quality interior and styling.

The latter includes plastic-cladding along the sides, suicide (rear-hinged) rear doors, a high ground clearance and large headlamps. Though it is being referred to as a concept, the DN TREC certainly looks to be quite production ready from the outside.

Moving inside, the concept sports a futuristic cabin, with plenty of coloured displays within angular housings. The angled centre console houses the gear selector along with controls for the infotainment system, which can also be accessed via buttons on the three-spoke steering wheel.

Looks quite promising, doesn’t it? For now, Daihatsu insists this is still a concept and we’ll have to wait for more information when the DN TREC is revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show.