Showing posts in the category of Tokyo Motor Show

Downsizing News from Japan: Toyota, Subaru and Honda Go Turbo


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Toyota, which currently sells no turbocharged petrol engines in any of its vehicles, has used the 2013 Tokyo motor show as the venue of choice to reveal its plans for future use of downsized and turbocharged powerplants, with displacements ranging from 1.0- to 1.5-liter.

Kawasaki Shows Off Shape-Shifting Three-Wheeler EV Concept in Tokyo [w/Video]


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Real vehicles that don’t only reside in the world of 3D generated and rendered models don’t come any more futuristic-looking than this, the Kawasaki J concept, shown at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The Future Tech-Focused 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in 400 Photos


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The Tokyo motor show has given away all it has to display in the year of 2013. It’s been an interesting event packed with lots of concepts many of which previewed some sort of futuristic solution of getting around in as green a fashion as possible.

Subaru's Concept and Production Stars of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show


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Having two, or to be precise, three international auto shows taking place at the same time in different parts of the world (Los Angeles, Tokyo and Guangzhou) is a tricky and difficult task for automakers, yet Subaru somehow found the time and the resources to make a splash in the two most important ones, in the U.S. and Japan.

In fact, the company even had time to left to…obliterate Toyota's dreams of building a convertible version of the their co-developed coupes (GT 86/FR-S/BRZ).

Toyota Unveils Interactive Driver Awareness Research Vehicle in LA [w/Video]


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Toyota has reached the conclusion that drivers are too distracted even before they get inside their cars and believes it has a solution to this problem. Called the Driver Awareness Research Vehicle (DAR-V), the Sienna-based prototype unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show is said to help prevent accidents from happening.

What's Going on Between Toyota and Subaru on the Convertible Version of the GT-86/FR-S/BRZ?


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Doesn't it strike you as odd that Toyota would go gone into all that trouble creating multiple editions of the FT-86 Open concept in both left and right drive, if it has no plans to build a convertible edition out of its Scion FR-S and Toyota GT 86 models?

Wraps Come Off Nissan’s BladeGlider Concept in Tokyo, will be Produced


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Nissan’s BladeGlider holds the promise of challenging the established thinking on how sporty cars should handle and brake, by adopting an unusual layout with a front end that’s noticeably narrower than the rear – similar to the DeltaWing racecar, but with wider front track and more car-like proportions.

Gordon Murray’s Microcar Project Morphs into Yamaha MOTIV.e at the Tokyo Motor Show


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Famous British designer Gordon Murray will always be known as the man who designed the McLaren F1 hypercar. However, his favorite project is the T.25/T.27 microcar which he has been trying to bring to the market for a while now.

Meet Suzuki's Crossover Concepts from the Tokyo Motor Show


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Suzuki’s concept vehicles at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show are based on the company’s slogan of “Small Cars for a Big Future” and point the way for Suzuki’s future, both in terms of design and actual products.

Mitsubishi Brings Three New Concepts to Tokyo; Previews New Direction of Design


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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is showing us its way into the future with a trio of world premiere concepts, shown for the very first time at the Tokyo motor show.

Nissan Livens Up Tokyo Salon with Small, Lightweight IDx Freeflow Concept Duo


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You don’t have to be an automotive historian to spot the resemblance between Nissan’s IDx Freeflow concept and the iconic KGC10 coupe (external photo link) of the early 1970s, albeit with a modern and diminutive twist, plus influences from other (Datsun) two-doors from the firm’s sporty past.

Lexus LF-NX Concept Shows Its Edgy Body with New 2.0L Turbo in Tokyo


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The LF-NX Concept is not exactly a new study, but Lexus found a way to make it relevant for the Tokyo Motor Show by replacing the original study’s hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine.

Why Do I Find Myself Fancying Ken Okuyama's Yanmar Y-Concept YT01 Tractor?


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Perhaps it’s the kid inside me or the harsh North Eastern weather stealthily waiting around the corner, but whatever it is, I was more impressed with the Yanmar Y-Concept YT01 Advanced Tractor than any of the other vehicles displayed at Ken Okuyama Design's Tokyo Motor Show booth, including the Kode9 coupe that we told you about earlier today.

Mercedes SLS AMG Final Edition Is the Swan Song of the Series


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Mercedes-Benz plans to discontinue the SLS AMG supercar and will mark the end of production with a limited run of 350 units of the SLS AMG Final Edition. Celebrating its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show, the limited edition model will be available as both a Coupe and a Roadster.

Subaru Cross Sport Concept Has a BRZ Shooting Brake Flair to it [w/Video]


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The funny thing about Subaru's presence at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show is that, the concept it provided close to zero information about, is the one gathering most of the attention from the press.

Alpina Turns BMW 4-Series Coupe Into 404HP B4 Bi-Turbo at the Tokyo Motor Show


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The new BMW Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo made its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show today featuring the same powertrain as the 3-Series-based Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo.

Ken Okuyama Design's Kode9 is Japan's Answer to the Elise


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You may not recognize his name, but you will surely know many of the projects he supervised while working at Pininfarina, such as the Ferrari 599, Mitsubishi Colt CZC, Maserati Birdcage 75th, Ferrari P4/5 and the Enzo Ferrari. His name is Ken Okuyama and since 2006, he runs a design firm bearing his name.

VW Twin Up! Concept with XL1 Powertrain Debuts in Tokyo


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The Volkswagen Twin Up! Concept, the one that borrows the hybrid powertrain from the XL1, has debuted at the Tokyo motor show. We’ll start off with the most important numbers it boasts: claimed average fuel consumption is 1.1 l/100km, or 256.8 mpg UK or 214 mpg US, while emitting practically nothing, at 27 g/km CO2.

Honda Feels the Beat with New Production-Intent S660 Roadster Concept


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Besides the Vezel, Honda’s booth at the Tokyo Motor Show includes the S660 Concept roadster, which previews a 2015 production model.

Porsche Debuts Macan, Calls It the Sports Car of Compact SUVs [74 Pics & Videos]


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Following leaked photos and countless teasers, the Porsche has finally revealed official information about its newest model, the Macan SUV, which debuts today at both the LA Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show.