The Honda Skydeck is a design study for a replacement to the FR-V and showcases the company's future design language.
Like the FR-V, it's a six-seater, but with three rows of two seats rather than two rows of three. They are all hung from the Skydeck's tall central tunnel - a design feature that the car's exterior designer, Shinya Uchiyama, says could make production, despite the problems that would pose in crash tests.
Apart from providing exceptional footroom, the seats require usefully fewer parts and allow the centre row of seats to neatly slide beneath the front pair, easing access to the rear row, an arrangement facilitated by the Skydeck's exceptionally low floor. The rearmost row folds flat conventionally.
Honda is keen to expand its hybrid range into a number of different segments, and that is likely to include people carriers.