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Mercedes-Benz's vision of the future is leisurely - and lazy. The German auto maker has unwrapped a concept vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show that is more of a lounge than a car. Called Vision Tokyo, Mercedes describes the futuristic minivan as "luxurious, young and progressive...versatile and intelligently connected." The auto maker sees the next generation of potential customers as being more interested in digitally interacting with the vehicle, rather than driving it. The car "embodies the concept of an automotive lounge for a future generation of megacities," said Gorden Wagener, head of design for Daimler AG, in a statement. "The purity and sensuality of the Vision Tokyo's styling defines a new interpretation of modern luxury for Mercedes-Benz." The company said this is how it is turning the car into a "hip living space - a chill-out zone in the midst of mega-city traffic mayhem." The 26-inch wheels and side skirt light up. It will feature an electric fuel cell hybrid powertrain and can seat five. Passengers enter through a massive gullwing door, sit on the wraparound couch and are entertained by a holographic system in the centre.

Mercedes Benz head of design Gordon Wagner displays the new "Vision Tokyo" concept car during a press preview at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo on 28, 2015.

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Mercedes Benz head of design Gordon Wagner displays the new "Vision Tokyo" concept car during a press preview at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo on 28, 2015. The Tokyo Motor Show kicks off with a focus on cars that drive themselves, eco-friendly technologies, and a digital-savvy generation.

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Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo concept car is on display at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan, October 28, 2015.

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Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo concept car is on display at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan, October 28, 2015.

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Mercedes-Benz's concept car Vision Tokyo is unveiled during the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

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Mercedes-Benz's new concept car Vision Tokyo is unveiled at the media preview for the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

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