Neo Motors: Neo-Tokyo’s Most Mysterious Car Manufacturer

Neo Motors is the seventh best-selling car company in Neo-Tokyo. However, it remains one of the most well-known companies in the entire city due to several conspiracy theories surrounding it.

Conspiracy Theories

Neo Motors has never revealed its founder, president, CEO or anybody on its board of trustees. In fact, only three people have ever been confirmed to work at Neo Motors; all of them, having signed non-disclosure agreements, have revealed nothing to the public. Because of this, the Laundry theory postulates that Neo Motors is nothing more than a money laundering scheme, perhaps for the Dawn Syndicate.

A second theory, the Leftovers Theory, suggests that Neo Motors is a pseudonym that other car companies use to sell failed prototypes. Suspicious design similarities contribute to this theory, as well as the fact that Neo Motors cars are cheap to the point where the company should’ve become bankrupt decades ago. In addition, no authorities or construction companies have released any public information about Neo Motors.

Locations

Only fifteen physical Neo Motors storefronts have been discovered, though unofficial estimates put the number as high as fifty:

Three are in the Monolith. One is on ground level and the other two are on the third and fifteenth floors, respectively.

One location lies in Central 27 (confirmed with satellite imagery).

Five are in Kinetico.

Two were in West Azuma (both were destroyed and were never rebuilt).

One was in Kiryo Park, although it was removed for repeatedly failing the ecological standards of that district.

Three are in Ehime.

The storefronts do not follow a predetermined aesthetic. Indeed, one storefront resembles a pagoda, while another is a plain concrete building. Upon opening the door of a storefront, a pre-recorded “Whoa” message is broadcasted through speakers. There are no salespeople: instead, a combination of automatons and video screens advertise and sell the vehicles.

Vehicles

Neo Motors vehicles are titled with strange, nonsensical words. All of them have the company’s insignia — a pair of sunglasses enclosed in a circle — centered on the hood. New models are rarely announced to the public, meaning that many purported Neo Motors vehicles have unconfirmed authenticity.

Nonetheless, there are many confirmed vehicles created by Neo Motors, which mostly fall into three categories (specific models are in parentheses):

Mnemonic (2.0, 2.1, 8.0, x4, 320x): The most commonplace Neo Motors vehicle. It is a four-door sedan with all-wheel drive that quickly lost popularity with the arrival of the glider. Mechanics discovered that Mnemonic vehicles have an extraordinary amount of memory built within their onboard computers; computer parts stripped from these vehicles currently sell at inflated prices.

May-Trexx (1, 2, 3, reL, reV): Three-engine hovering vehicle with eight seats. Upon startup, the dashboard display reads “Follow”, followed by a cryptic code unique to each vehicle. After five seconds, an image of a white rabbit flashes across the screen. Some have theorized that the codes lead to Neo Motors’s manufacturing facilities. Famously, French mathematician Tomas Ann-Durrson “decrypted” the code on his May-Trexx 1 — the unverified result could be interpreted as a set of GPS coordinates that lead to a phone booth outside the west entrance to the Monolith.

Lo-gann (B, T, E, A): Jet-assisted glider. All four models were inexplicably released on the same day and then pulled from stores after a week. During this week, all Neo Motors stores played bizarre sounds over its speakers, which some have postulated to be American metal rock music from the 1980s.

Other confirmed models include the Ro-Ninn (a Japanese-themed armored vehicle that was pulled after two days following reports of faulty auto-driving capabilities) and the Wikk (armored tank, pulled from stores after three days). The Wikk bears uncanny design similarities to the Kitsune Syndicate’s signature armored vehicle, the Penn-Sill.

The mysteries surrounding Neo Motors remain. Is it a rich man’s elaborate joke, or does it suggest a wide-reaching conspiracy within Neo-Tokyo?

If anybody knows of any further vehicles that Neo-Motors has produced, comment below.

Conspiracy theories are welcome.

@nick @ReyenaScarr @Sam_le_fou @KalesReclaim *first attempt at contributing to the lore of this place

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Ominous. I like it.

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Thanks a bunch! Took me an hour to write everything.

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Is there anybody else I should be tagging?

This is nice :slight_smile:

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Don’t think so.

Thanks for the tag. Updating now.

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MORE DETAILS on Neo Motors!

On Counterfeits

Certain Neo Motors models are extremely sought after due to their rarity. For example, the Wikk sells for the equivalent of two million in American currency. This obviously makes such vehicles prime targets for counterfeiters. Other commonly counterfeited Neo Motors vehicles include the May-Trex 2 and the Ro-Ninn.

In each storefront, Neo Motors maintains an Authenticity section where owners can check that their vehicle is authentic. The vehicle in question is transported via conveyor belt into a closed-off area; the automaton employees prevent any biological creatures from entering this area.

Despite the attempts at secrecy, several “authenticity markers” have been discovered. For example, authentic Neo Motors vehicles have the letters “KR” engraved on the back of the steering wheel. The inside of the trunk lid also has “1964” embroidered in black thread in the cloth lining. The Wikk has two additional confirmed markers; a red circle is engraved on the top edge of the rearview mirror.

Neo Motors Public Relations

Due to the addition of Neo Motors to a publicized list titled “The 10 Mysterious Wonders of Neo-Tokyo” (created by @dystopial), Neo Motors has established a Public Relations Officer, Kee-Hannu Weaves. Weaves, in a press statement, told the public to expect even more cryptic mysteries, with opportunities to win prizes such as new vehicles.

New Product Reveal?

Weaves also created social media accounts for Neo Motors. On all of them, he posted an image of four books oriented so only the spines are visible. The titles of the books have been covered with black tape, leaving only the authors’ last names visible. The names, in order from left to right, are Tolstoy, Oppenheimer, Yamaha and Saks. Does this mean that a new Neo Motors vehicle is coming to stores in the near future?

@nick @ReyenaScarr (if I’m not supposed to tag you all from now on, please let me know)

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Tagging is fine. I like to be notified of things. :slight_smile:

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This look awesome, btw

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looking forward to Doug DeMuro showing me all the quirks and features of the entire Neo Motors range

Who is Doug?

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this is Doug. He’s the type of guy to give the Mnemonic a perfect Doug Score.

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A Neo Motors update…

New Vehicle Coming This Year

Weaves also elaborated more on a new Neo Motors vehicle arriving in stores this month. It’s to be called the Ca-bloom, and it supposedly is a personal mech. When asked how the Ca-bloom will beat out strong competition in the mech industry, Weaves simply said that the product will be breathtaking.

Further details have been leaked (intentionally or not is anybody’s guess). The Ca-bloom will be controlled through electrodes connected to the driver. It will have 360 degree range on every one of its joints.

Pre-orders have quietly started on the new Neo Motors Website. The first one thousand orders get a commemorative action figure.

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Eh, commenting just in case I forget to come back tomorrow.

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Happy Fourth of July, everybody!

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