Tokyo Auto Salon

  • Subaru Levorg Prototype STI Sport

    Subaru's Levorg wagon is about to enter its second generation and an STI-enhanced version of the new model has just been previewed.

  • Toyota builds another Century GRMN for 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Toyota's built a second Century GRMN performance flagship

    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...

  • 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 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 year. The powertrain is related to the setup we get here in the Crosstrek Hybrid, though the Forester e-Boxer ditches the plug. In the Forester e-Boxer, a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine is mated to an electric motor. The engine delivers 143 horsepower on its own, with the electric motor adding an extra 13...

  • Honda S660-based Neo Classic racer concept
    Honda S660 retro racer concept heads to Tokyo Auto Salon

    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...

  • 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 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 tell us right now is that the concept is fitted with 18-inch aluminum wheels and a handful of STI body enhancements, including a front lip spoiler and side skirts. For the interior, the designers have added a rich burgundy color. The car will be joined by a second STI Sport concept based on the WRX...

  • 2017 Mazda CX-5 Custom Style concept, 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Mazda CX-5, MX-5 Miata RF get customized cool for 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...

  • 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

    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 in the right place, the roof comes down, and it's a riot to drive. Aside from a 1.8-liter capacity and a Toyota badge, the two share very little. MUST SEE: Watch A Hennessey-Tuned Chevy SS Run The Quarter Mile In 11.84 Seconds: Video In the Toyota Engineering Society TE-Spyder 800 revealed at the...

  • 2014 Lexus RC F GT500 Super GT race car
    Lexus Reveals 2014 RC F GT500 Race Car For Japan’s Super GT

    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...

  • 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...

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