Our Concept Car

Asahi Kasei’s automotive initiatives

Our concept car “AKXY” showcases a variety of Asahi Kasei’s unique automotive products
and technologies. Going forward, we will continuously propose new technology to society
by “Creating for Tommorow”.

The AKXY series represents Asahi Kasei’s automotive concept.

2017 AKXY

Offering a concept car built on the theme of contributing to automotive safety, comfort, and environmental performance.

AKXY uses engineering resin as a substitute for metal materials, which lowers vehicle weight. It also features exceptionally comfortable artificial leather on its car seats and an in-vehicle communication system that employs all kinds of voice processing technologies. It is equipped with 26 of our company’s wide-ranging components and systems, many of which can be installed on mass-produced vehicles. The car is additionally equipped with cutting-edge technology that has potential for commercialization in line with automotive industry trends for safe driving and accident prevention, including a contactless vital sign sensing system that is able to detect the pulse of drivers without their being aware of it, and CO2 sensors to monitor the in-car environment.


Offering a concept car built on the theme of contributing to automotive safety, comfort, and environmental performance.

Comprising a variety of Asahi Kasei fiber products, plastics, and sensors, AKXY POD embodies the company's concept for the future of passenger comfort, safety, and security inside vehicles. It is designed to inspire drivers by enabling them to directly experience the future vehicle space through the senses of touch, sight, sound, and smell. The design also embodies Asahi Kasei's vision for connecting vehicles with materials and connecting passengers with nature as an expression of harmony with the natural environment.

2022 AKXY2

Enhance vehicle value: “Three Ss”〜Sustainability, Satisfaction, Society〜

The conceptual pillars of the AKXY2 are the “three Ss,” which are essential factors in increasing the value of automobiles. The three Ss are “Sustainability” in automotive life cycle, “Satisfaction” with automobiles, and “Society” to think of next level integration of vehicles into everyday lives.

Our journey with the AKXY2 is not yet finished by our own efforts alone. The world today is filled with difficult challenges and requires us to have the will to continue to tackle the question of how we can create a brighter future. We envision that, in this situation, the AKXY2 will serve as a seed of discussions and co-creation with you to produce one-of-a-kind fruits of automotive industry.

Learn more AKXY2

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