Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Easily the star of this past week’s 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda’s RX-Vision concept is simply begging to be put into production. Unfortunately, the RX-Vision is purely a concept Mazda built to preview a next-generation rotary powertrain the automaker says will eventually be put into a production model. The good news is that the RX-Vision’s styling is likely to have influenced the upcoming production model.
Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turimso, 2015 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Another red beauty on show in Tokyo was Nissan’s updated Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept. Like the Mazda above, this sexy Nissan isn’t destined for production, but it does hint at the styling we can expect on the next-generation GT-R due out around 2018.
Lexus LF-FC concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Lexus was one automaker with a concept that actually previews a production model. Its LF-FC concept is a preview of the next-generation LS flagship sedan. We’re expecting the new LS to debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show next January, as a 2017 model.
Yamaha Sports Ride concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Yamaha had a sports car concept on show that was built around the iStream Carbon chassis devised by Gordon Murray Design, the engineering skunk works of famed McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray. The advanced lightweight construction of the Yamaha Sports Ride concept meant the car weighed just 1,653 pounds.
Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept - 2015 Tokyo Motor Show live photosEnlarge Photo
Mercedes-Benz had another concept on show this week that previewed a future where driving will be optional. The concept was called the Vision Tokyo, and it was in the form of a small, self-driving van that Mercedes says would be ideal for "Generation Z", i.e. anyone born after 1995.
Honda Fuel Cell Preview Drive, Tokyo 2015Enlarge Photo
This modified CR-Z wasn’t at the Tokyo Motor Show, but we happened to drive it at a nearby test facility. It turns out Honda is investigating an all-electric sports car and built a prototype using a CR-Z modified to fit four in-wheel electric motors.
2017 Porsche Macan GTSEnlarge Photo
Porsche used this past week’s Tokyo Motor Show to host the world debut of the Macan GTS. This model sits between the Macan S and Macan Turbo, and has been confirmed to reach showrooms next March with a price tag of $68,195.
Toyota S-FR concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Toyota previewed a new entry-level sports car in Tokyo with the S-FR concept. We hear the production version will come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine spitting out approximately 130 horsepower.
2016 MINI Convertible, 2015 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
MINI revealed its new Convertible at this past week’s Tokyo Motor Show. The open-top car is thought to be one of five core vehicle lines for MINI. The others being the Hardtop, Clubman, Countryman and most likley a new sports car.
2015 Subaru WRX STI S207, 2015 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Subaru had a special edition WRX STI on show in Tokyo, but sadly the car isn’t destined for sale outside of Japan. It packs a 323-horsepower version of Subaru’s familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four and just 400 are planned for production. That shade of yellow, by the way, is called Sunrise.
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