Daihatsu, sharing a same hall with parent company Toyota, threw the wraps off five concept cars at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, which opens for the press today. The most eye-catching of the five showcars is this, the Daihatsu DN Compagno. Eye-catching not just because a sleek four-door coupe is unexpected from the compact car expert, but also because it looks fetching.

The DN Compagno is a retro-looking four-door, four-seat coupe with a dome roof. According to Daihatsu, the car prioritises the relaxing comfort of the two front seats, combined with a high-quality interior.

It’s no sports car, but a sleek cruiser targeted at “active seniors” who like to enjoy “individual lifestyles”, as opposed to regular seniors looking for maximum comfort and practicality, we presume. The coupe aims to provide “colourful support” to the post-retirement lives of these seniors.

Walking around in Tokyo, this writer has seen some pretty stylish older gentlemen who would look just right with DN Compagno. Some of them might remember the original Compagno that was released in 1963. The original is sharing the stand with the concept, and you can see that the latter’s shape, while throughly modern, references the senpai.

We shouldn’t be looking too much into the DN Compagno’s proposed powertrain, which is a 1.0 litre turbocharged engine, with the option of a 1.2 litre hybrid.

Hybrid? In his show opening speech, Daihatsu’s president Soichiro Okudaira mentioned hybrid and electric powertrains as part of Daihatsu’s future plans – that’s something new for the carmaker, which already makes some of the cleanest and fuel efficient cars around. No one can escape from electrification, it seems.