Tokyo Auto Salon

  • Toyota builds another Century GRMN for 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Toyota still hasn't shared what exactly its racy GR performance division did to the original Century GRMN built for company boss Akio Toyoda, but now it's gone ahead and built a second one. Toyota presented the second Century GRMN on January 11 at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, with the car decked out in a fully black exterior and subtle red stripes. (GRMN is the range-topping badge for vehicles from the newly minted GR sub-brand.) Recall, the original Century GRMN made a shock debut in Japan when Toyota President Akio Toyoda rolled up in the sedan at last November's Gazoo Racing celebration...

  • Toyota GR Supra Racing concept
    Toyota GR Supra Racing concept previews 2020 Super GT entry

    Toyota's reborn Supra is scheduled for its world debut on January 14 at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. However, a version of the car was shown Friday in Japan at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon. The version is a concept previewing the new Supra-based race car that will...

  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG with right-hand drive - Image via Best Heritage Auction
    Rare Mercedes 300SL with AMG upgrades heads for auction

    A deadly cocktail of shockingly poor taste and vast wealth led to the travesty that is the Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG. A total of 11 of them were built between 1996 and 2009, and now one is up for sale. The car is listed for sale at Best Heritage Auction and is one of only two built with right-hand...

  • Suzuki Jimny Black Bison edition from Wald International
    Wald International builds the Suzuki Jimny-based mini G-Class of your dreams

    Japan's Wald International has ditched the Suzuki Jimny's standard cute-ute look and instead given the off-roader a more sinister demeanor. It's called the Jimny Black Bison edition, and it does its best to further emulate the Mercedes-Benz G-Class in all the right ways. The special edition starts...

  • Suzuki Jimny Sierra Pickup Style concept
    Suzuki hints at Jimny pickup with Tokyo Auto Salon concept

    Suzuki no longer sells cars in the United States, and that's a real shame as the Japanese brand has an impressive compact SUV in the form of the Jimny. The pint-sized off-roader was redesigned earlier this year, and boy, is it a cute little thing. Better yet, it's tough as nails thanks to a robust...

  • Subaru Forester STI concept teased ahead of 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon debut
    Subaru's STI division has a tuned Forester hybrid for the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru's motorsport department and in-house tuner, STI, will use next month's 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon to show off a handful of concept cars, one of which will be a Forester concept packing a number of STI mods as well as the e-Boxer hybrid powertrain introduced in the Japanese market earlier in the...

  • Honda S660-based Neo Classic racer concept

    The Honda S660 is a neat little kei car, but no, it's still not coming to the United States. Instead, the pint-sized roadster lives on in Japan and Honda has a retro-inspired body kit prepared for the Tokyo Auto Salon. Last Friday, the brand revealed the custom S660 Modulo Neo Classic racer concept with nods to race cars of the past. The race car concept comes after Honda showed the S660 as the Neo Classic concept in 2016. The retro look proved so popular that the automaker released a body kit in Japan to recreate the concept car with a standard S660. The Modulo Neo Classic racer takes things...

  • Subaru Viziv Performance STI concept
    Subaru Viziv Performance STI concept debuts, could hint at next-gen WRX STI

    Subaru on Friday took the covers off a concept that may just preview the next-generation WRX STI. The concept, dubbed the Viziv Performance STI, is an evolution of the Viziv Performance concept unveiled last fall at the 2017 Tokyo auto show. The Viziv Performance STI debuted at the 2018 Tokyo Auto...

  • Toyota GR Super Sport concept
    Toyota debuts Le Mans-inspired GR Super Sport concept

    Toyota on Friday presented a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship. The concept, called the GR Super Sport, was shown for the first time at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon tuning fest, where...

  • Pandem Rocketbunny Ford Raptor rendered
    A wide-body kit for the Ford F-150 Raptor could look like this

    A handful of Japanese companies have been making their name in the world of wide—wide-body kits to be more specific. Browse the latest rides from SEMA or the top-tier automotive aftermarket Instagram accounts and you'll find exotic and JDM-spec rides all boasting massive over fenders and an...

  • Toyota Supra with V-12 conversion by Top Secret - Image via BH Auction
    This 'Top Secret' V-12-powered Toyota Supra you didn't know existed is heading to auction

    Back in the early 2000s, Japanese tuning firm Top Secret started work on a MkIV Toyota Supra powered by a V-12 engine lifted out of a Toyota Century. The car, which along with its engine transplant also received some wild body enhancements, can now be yours as it’s listed on the website of BH...

  • Subaru BRZ STI Sport concept, 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Subaru to debut BRZ STI Sport concept at 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru and its official performance arm STI have an interesting concept based on the BRZ due for a reveal at the upcoming 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon. The concept is called the BRZ STI Sport and is described as a more mature take on the Subaru sports car. The only other information Subaru is willing to...

  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 Custom Style concept, 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

    The Tokyo Auto Salon is Japan’s version of the SEMA show. It’s held each year in January and highlights the best on offer from Japan’s popular tuning scene. The OEMs also like to get in on the action and in 2017 one of the biggest fleets on display will be found on the Mazda stand. Mazda’s lineup will showcase numerous parts and accessories available at dealerships as well as a few special items that may end up being offered down the road. The parts will be fitted to a series of concepts known as Custom Style. One of the Custom Style concepts will be based on the...

  • 2016 Toyota GT 86 GRMN
    Toyota GT 86 GRMN special edition set for 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Toyota’s GT 86, sold in the United States as the Scion FR-S, hasn’t had much in the way of updates since the debut in 2011. That’s about to change soon, though, as prototypes for an updated version have been spotted testing. For a few lucky buyers in Toyota’s home market...

  • 2015 Subaru Levorg
    Subaru confirms Levorg and Crosstrek Hybrid STI concepts for 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Subaru has confirmed plans to unveil two new concept cars developed with its official performance arm, Subaru Tecnica International, at next month’s 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. Before you get too excited, note that STI concepts rarely go into production and even when they do they tend to be...

  • Toyota S-FR Racing concept, 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Toyota S-FR Racing Concept Bound For 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Toyota’s S-FR sports car concept proved a hit at its debut back at October’s 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and now an updated version has been revealed ahead of a debut at next month’s 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. The updated version is the S-FR Racing, and it was developed by Toyota Gazoo...

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Concept, 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Mitsubishi Previews 473-Horsepower Lancer Evolution X Final Concept

    About a month ago, Mitsubishi’s U.S. chief Don Swearingen said the Lancer Evolution’s time had “come and gone” and that there would be no direct replacement for the car once the 2015 model year is out. The Mitsubishi exec also said that a special edition model would be...

  • Toyota TE-Spyder 800 hybrid roadster concept
    Toyota MR2, Prius Combined In TE-Spyder Hybrid Concept

    It's fair to say the Toyota Prius isn't the most exciting of vehicles. In fact, it's pretty much the antithesis of everything gearheads like about cars. It is a method of transport, and little more. Toyota's old MR2 roadster is pretty much the opposite. It's peppy, has its engine and driven wheels...

  • 2014 Lexus RC F GT500 Super GT race car

    Lexus has revealed the race car that will take on similar-spec cars based on the likes of the Acura NSX and Nissan GT-R in Japan’s premier touring car series, Super GT. The new race car is based on Lexus’ recently revealed RC F and will be competing in the top GT500 category of Super GT. The car, whose official title is RC F GT500, was shown for the first time at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this month. It recently underwent an initial shakedown test at the Suzuka Circuit and is set for its competition debut at the opening round of the 2014 Super GT series at the Okayama...

  • Mazda 3 Sport Mazda Design concept, 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Mazda Previews 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

    Mazda will present a handful of customized rides at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon next month, but just like the lineup it presented at the recent SEMA show, the latest range of modded Mazdas is more about show than go. The cars include the latest 3 and 6 as well as the CX-5 crossover, which have all...

  • 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo  -  First Drive
    GT-R NISMO Headlines Nissan’s 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

    Nissan will once again have one of the biggest exhibits at the Tokyo Auto Salon, with the automaker confirming 10 model introductions for Japan’s premier tuning fest. The headline act of Nissan’s 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon onslaught will be the 2015 GT-R NISMO although a pair of new race...

  • Toyota Mark X G Sports concept
    Toyota Previews Future Carbon Fiber Construction In Mark X Concept: Video

    Toyota invested significant money in developing a carbon fiber manufacturing business to construct the Lexus LFA. Originally, its goal was to streamline the process, in hopes of reducing the cost to produce carbon fiber components. As Toyota soon learned, carbon fiber component manufacturing...

  • Gazoo Racing GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum
    Gazoo Racing Reveals Its Scion FR-S-Based Sports FR Concept: Video

    This weekend plays host to the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, and one of the stars of the event has just been revealed, the GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum from Gazoo Racing. Gazoo Racing is one of Toyota’s most successful motorsport partners, competing in the likes of the Nürburgring 24 Hours...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE
    Custom Chevrolet Camaro Headed To 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon

    A custom Camaro prepped by Italian aftermarket firm Giovanna Wheels will be the highlight of Chevrolet’s stands at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, which kicks off on January 11. The Camaro will be joined by two other custom vehicles on Chevy’s stands, signifying the bowtie brand’s...

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