Tokyo Motor Show

  • Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Mitsubishi set the enthusiast community on high alert when it announced the e-Evolution concept. The concept car debuted at the 2017 Tokyo motor show and portrayed the antithesis of what the "Evolution" nameplate has long been. Despite the preview, Mitsubishi now says it hasn't made a decision about a new Evo yet, and if it does decide to build one, it's not coming anytime soon. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation chief operating officer Trevor Mann spoke at length with Motoring about the e-Evolution and the future of the nameplate. He said the e-Evolution provides an avenue that the Evo could go...

  • Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo concept
    Zagato pays homage to the Iso Rivolta with supercar concept

    Italian design house Zagato used this week’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show to unveil its concept developed for the Vision Gran Turismo project, a challenge put out by the makers of the “Gran Turismo” video game in 2013 to automakers and design firms to see who could come up with the best...

  • E-Fuso Vision One concept
    E-Fuso Vision One heavy-duty electric truck concept with 217-mile range debuts in Tokyo

    Daimler’s Japanese truck brand Fuso used this week’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show to present a heavy-duty electric truck. Called the E-Fuso Vision One, the truck’s debut also marked the launch of E-Fuso, Fuso’s new sub-brand for electric trucks and buses. The E-Fuso Vision One...

  • Suzuki e-Survivor concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Suzuki imagines the SUV of the future with e-Survivor concept

    Though Suzuki no longer operates in the United States, the brand seems to be on the up and up elsewhere as it’s just introduced a striking new Swift Sport and will soon add a much more macho Jimny. But what does the future hold for the brand? Suzuki gave some indication this week with the...

  • Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan will give its future electric cars a sound with "Canto"

    Nissan's revealed its major debut for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with the IMx self-driving electric SUV concept. While the brand covered many of the technical details with its reveal, it saved one last thing for a separate presentation. Nissan's future electric cars will sing a song, a song called...

  • 2018 Toyota Century
    Toyota channels Lincoln for redesign of Century flagship sedan

    You’ll be forgiven for not knowing what the Toyota Century is. After all, the car is sold exclusively in Japan and there have been just two generations in the nameplate’s 50-year history. Considering how infrequently the cars are launched, the arrival of a new third-generation model at...

  • Yamaha Cross Hub concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Yamaha might not be a brand you associate with trucks, but the motorcycle builder that brought us the Gordon Murray-designed Sports Ride and T25 Style Motiv concepts has brought a new show car to this year's Tokyo motor show. On Wednesday in Tokyo, the company took the wraps off of its Yamaha Cross Hub concept that aims to create the perfect package for a functional and off-road-inspired truck. It's pretty small compared to many mainstream pickup trucks today. The Cross Hub concept measures in at 177 inches long, 77 inches wide, and 69 inches tall. However, the small footprint doesn't...

  • Honda Sports EV concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Honda brings electric sports car concept to Tokyo Motor Show

    Honda’s Urban EV concept was one of the stars of September’s 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Honda has now followed up the concept with a similar sports car variant unveiled on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Called the Honda Sports EV, the sports car concept wears a striking...

  • Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept debuts in Tokyo, ushers in new strategy

    Mitsubishi pulled the plug on the Lancer Evolution last year, but the automaker won't lay the iconic nameplate to rest permanently. On Wednesday, at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi gave us a look at a potential new direction for the Evo with the unveiling of an electric SUV concept called the...

  • Subaru Viziv Performance concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Subaru hints at next-gen WRX with Viziv Performance concept

    Subaru in recent years has been hinting at spinning off the WRX into a standalone car, as opposed to it being a high-performance variant of the Impreza as is the case at present. Well, if the new WRX looks anything like the Viziv Performance concept unveiled on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor...

  • Lexus LS+ concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Lexus LS+ concept previews new design cues, self-driving tech

    Lexus rolled out the LS+ concept car on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept is based on the recently introduced fifth-generation LS but is slightly longer, wider and lower, giving it a more imposing stance. It also features unique styling treatments that hint at the next evolution...

  • Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan IMx is a self-driving electric SUV concept

    Nissan is developing its next generation of cars around the three core tenets of connectivity, electrification and self-driving capability, which the automaker groups under the heading of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. These attributes, Nissan says, help strengthen the link between the car and its...

  • Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Mazda on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show unveiled a pair of concepts that preview upcoming technologies and design themes. One of these is in the form of a compact hatch and is essentially an early look at the next-generation Mazda 3. We’ve already driven a prototype for the next-gen Mazda 3 which is expected on sale in 2019, as a 2020 model. The concept previewing the car is called the Kai. It was built specifically to preview a new modular platform dubbed the SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture. The platform benefits from Mazda’s latest construction techniques which promise to...

  • Mazda Vision Coupe concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Mazda embraces minimalism with Vision Coupe concept

    Mazda used this week’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show to unveil two concepts previewing its upcoming technologies and design themes, though sadly neither of them is a rotary-powered sports cars as had been rumored at one point. One of the concepts is a striking sedan that Mazda is calling the Vision...

  • Nissan commits to Formula E Championship
    Nissan to replace Renault in Formula E by 2018/2019 season

    The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, currently the world’s biggest automaker by volume, plans to launch 12 electric cars between now and 2022. Most of these will come from Nissan which is being positioned as the alliance’s core brand for electric cars. However, it’s Renault...

  • Teaser for Nissan concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan hints at electric SUV concept for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Nissan has released a video teasing a new concept car set to debut next week at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept will embody Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy which comprises the core tenets of connectivity, electrification and self-driving capability. The mystery car in profile...

  • Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Toyota hints at luxury car of the future with fuel cell concept

    Toyota’s first volume fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, is an econo sedan priced like a luxury one. Understandably, the car hasn’t proven a hit, with Toyota moving just 708 examples in the first half of 2017 in the United States. (Of course, it also doesn’t help that hydrogen fueling...

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    2017 Tokyo Motor Show preview

    The Tokyo Motor Show isn’t on the same scale as some other events on the auto show circuit, which means it tends to miss out on many of the brands that typically feature at shows in Europe and North America. However, what it lacks in international flavor it makes up in the assortment of...

  • Toyota Concept-i series, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Toyota at next week’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will preview a potential future for mobility with a trio of concepts. The automaker’s vision for the future is one where cars and people work together to make getting around as easy and efficient as possible. The medium that will allow this to happen is artificial intelligence. Each of the concepts features an electric powertrain as well as an AI interface dubbed an AI Agent by Toyota. This is intelligent software that has the ability to provide responses or apply actions based on a driver's questions or requests. However, it can also...

  • Daihatsu DN Compagno concept
    Daihatsu reveals cutesy DN Compagno concept car

    North Americans may not even remember Daihatsu, but the brand is alive elsewhere in the world, despite a fairly extensive global retreat throughout the 2000s. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota, Daihatsu has done what it does best: compact cars. The latest exercise in its core competency is...

  • Teaser for Mazda design concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    2 premieres for Mazda at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show but no rotary sports car

    Mazda will unveil two new concept cars at this month’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, but unfortunately neither of them will be a sports car. One of the concepts will preview Mazda’s next-generation design themes while the other will preview the automaker’s next-generation technologies...

  • Toyota GR HV Sports concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Toyota reveals GR HV Sports and TJ Cruiser van concepts ahead of Tokyo motor show

    Toyota tipped its hand ahead of the 2017 Tokyo motor show and revealed not one, but two concept vehicles it will debut in Japan. The first is the GR HV Sports Concept, which takes design inspiration from the automaker's TS050 LMP1 race car. The second is the TJ Cruiser Concept, which molds SUV...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept heading to 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    When Nissan unveiled the redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf in September, the automaker confirmed a sportier version to be dubbed the Leaf Nismo would be happening but gave no definite timetable as to when we'd see such a car. Nissan only said it would come “eventually.” Now we know Nissan...

  • 2018 Subaru BRZ STI Sport
    Subaru BRZ STI Sport confirmed for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    The star of Subaru’s stand at next month’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will be a sporty sedan concept that may just hint at the next-generation WRX. However, the automaker will also present a new version of its BRZ: the BRZ STI Sport. Before you get too excited note that the BRZ STI Sport...

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