Although the name sounds like a Japanese bath house, it translates to "Eagle's Wing." The experiment in packaging focuses as much on how to access interior space as the versatility of it. The slippery 0.25 Cd body opens up in an almost toy-like way. The front doors swing wide to nearly 90 degrees, and the second-row "airplane" doors the wrap into the roof slide all long the body, creating a massive aperture. The rear splits into a tailgate that slides down to nearly the ground, with the top raising, along with a significant portion of the Washu's top. The long wheelbase and flat load floor create a large, flexible interior, with three rows of captains chairs. Each bucket seat folds forward, and slides forward/aft. The driver gets the best toy - a foldaway steering wheel and instrument panel. Taking advantage of drive-by-wire, engineers allowed these typically prominent features to be completely hidden when the vehicle is parked. Combined with the Japanese architecture-inspired interior treatments, the Washu would make uniquely comfortable escape pod.