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.
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.
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.
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.