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Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo eyes Japan's car-averse youth (pictures)

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a new minivan-like concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. This self-driving car is powered by a fuel cell and has been designed to attract Japanese youngsters.

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The Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo concept features an airplane fuselage-like wraparound windshield.

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In profile, the Vision Tokyo looks somewhat ungainly, albeit spacious.

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Blind spots are thankfully not generally an issue with autonomous cars.

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The Benz's massive grille can light up in a striking shade of blue.

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The rear tail lamps are unique - not only are they a 360-degree band around the rear window, they're actually mounted beneath the glass backlight.

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Ungainly 26-inch wheels point to a massive turning circle, which is odd in a city car.

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The headlamps are the most ordinary design element on this latest Mercedes-Benz concept.

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