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The Tokyo Motor Show 2017 to Start Later This Week

October 24, 2017

Tokyo Motor Show 2017
The Tokyo Motor Show 2017

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show, held at Tokyo Big Sight, will be open to the public later this week and run from 27 October to 5 November 2017.

The motor show is regarded as one of the most diverse in the industry, showcasing the best of Japan’s local manufacturers as well as its distinctive car culture, with performance cars in various states of tune, concept & electric cars and more.

The following is an overview of some of the most exciting models from the most prominent manufacturers, in alphabetical order, that will be on display at this year’s event:

Diahatsu DN Pro Cargo

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A boxy commercial EV that is aimed as a mini cargo carrier. Its low, flat floor results in a vast interior space, and the makeup of its luggage space can be altered when necessary.

Diahatsu DN Compagno

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A retro compact four-door coupe that inherits the stylish approach to design of the original Compagno, which was released in 1963. Targeted at active seniors who like to enjoy individual lifestyles, this cute vehicle prioritizes the comfort of the front occupants, which it combines with a high-quality interior.

Diahatsu DN Trec

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This concept is a stylish, compact crossover. The car will be powered by either a hybrid-assisted 1.2-liter or a turbocharged 1.0-liter.

Diahatsu DN U-Space

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A more spacious mini vehicle with the convenience of sliding door access. The styling can only be described as retro-chic, if the term can be used for a car!

Diahatsu DN Multisix

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An easy-to-use premium six-seater minivan in a compact form. Powered by a 1.5-liter engine, the vehicle has space for 6 people.

Honda Sports EV Concept

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Catching the eye with a striking silhouette, friendly face and supple body surfaces, all designed to ensure the car blends into any lifestyle, the Sports EV Concept will have its world premiere in Tokyo. The development team designed the sporty electric car to deliver a feeling of joy and emotional unity to the drive, achieved by efficiently combining the EV powerunit and AI technology in a compact bodyshape.

Honda Urban EV Concept

Following a rapturous reception to its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the Urban EV Concept will make its first appearance in Japan. Based on a newly-developed electric vehicle platform, its simple design and compact proportions are ideal for modern city driving. A communicative front grille displays battery charge status, driving advice and greetings in multiple languages, while the wrap-around interior display conveys a friendliness with the driver designed to inspire an emotive attachment. The production version will arrive in Europe in 2019.

Honda Super Cub celebration

To celebrate the forthcoming milestones of 60 years of production and the 100 millionth unit manufactured since its introduction, Honda show stand will feature a comprehensive display of the Super Cub’s history, the current model line-up and will provide a glimpse of its future. This will include the unveil of the 100 million production anniversary model of Super Cub 110 and a new Super Cub 125C.

Honda All-new CR-V

Retaining an evolution of the distinctive design of one of the world’s most successful SUV nameplates, the all-new fifth generation CR-V will also make its Japanese debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The new model includes the implementation in an SUV of Honda’s two motor hybrid technology – i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive).

Honda NeuV

The NeuV was first revealed in January at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, showcasing an electric mobility concept for the commuter. Equipped with the brand’s artificial intelligence engine – Honda Automated Network Assistant– its autonomous driving capability incorporates driver monitoring to determine driver stress from facial expressions and tone of voice, in order to support safer driving. NeuV learns about the driver’s lifestyle and preferences over time, so that it can suggest new routes and activities, realising a natural relationship between driver and machine.

Lexus concept

Alongside various other models, including the new LS, Lexus will showcase a new concept car at the Tokyo motor show this year. There is not much detail at this stage, but given the current trends it could likely be an electric, autonomous SUV.

Lexus RX

Rumor has it that Lexus will showcase seven-seat versions of units RX SUV at Tokyo.

Mazda Product concept model

Tokyo Motor Show 2017
A Mazda-3 sized compact hatchback that fuses next-generation technology and design. It adopts SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture, next-gen technologies and is powered by the SKYACTIV-X. Dynamic performance has been dramatically refined and next-generation design condensed to create Mazda’s ideal compact hatchback. Could this be the new Mazda 3?

Mazda Design vision model

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This concept car is said to define the next generation of Mazda design. It will result in a more profound expression of the globally-acclaimed KODO design language Mazda debuted on the Mazda CX-5 back in 2012.

Mazda CX-8 SUV

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The CX-8 is company’s all-new flagship SUV. It features sophisticated styling, three rows of seating as well as various upgrades to the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine increase torque and power for composed performance.

Mazda MX-5 Roadster Special Edition

A special edition Mazda Roadster (MX-5) Red Top featuring a dark cherry red canopy and auburn Nappa leather upholstery will be exhibited.

Mazda Skyactiv-X Engine Technology

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Set to become the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition. (Read more about Skyactiv-X here)

Mitsubishi e-Evolution

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Mitsubishi’s e-Evolution concept will be one of 12 Mitsubishi models on display. It will be joined by the new Eclipse Cross coupe SUV (Japan market model), unveiled in Japan for the first time, and scheduled for its Japan launch early next year. The Outlander PHEVand other leading MMC models sold in Japan will also be part of the lineup.

Nissan Leaf Nismo concept

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The NISMO Concept version of the new LEAF has a sporty new exterior designed by NISMO, Nissan’s motorsports and in-house tuning division. The application of NISMO racing technology to the car’s body results in enhanced aerodynamic performance and less lift, without sacrificing the LEAF’s excellent drag coefficient. The black interior features NISMO’s signature red accents, creating an exciting, high-performance feel.

Nissan Serena Nismo concept

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The Nissan Serena minivan will get a unique Sport treatment under the Nismo brand. The van will get new features like new front and rear bumpers, a more sculpted fascia, red trim detailing on the grille and side skirts, new wheels as well as custom sport-tuned suspension, a new engine control module, and an upgraded exhaust among others.

Subaru Viziv Performance concept

Not much known at this stage, but Subaru’s Tokyo-bound concept is a performance saloon, which much resembles the Impreza.

Suzuki e-Survivor concept

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Suzuki will showcase a few interesting concepts and kei vehicles like its e-Survivor compact SUV seen here. It is a small off-roader with an electric motor for each wheel, huge ground clearance, two seats, an open roof. Suzuki is also expected to reveal the new Jimny at Tokyo’s motor show this year.

Toyota TJ Cruiser

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Toyota intends to showcase its new crossover genre concept vehicle, the TJ Cruiser, for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show this year. The TJ Cruiser is Toyota’s version of a balance between the roominess of a cargo van and the powerful design of an SUV. According to Toyota, The TJ Cruiser was designed for drivers with lifestyles where both work and play are equally important. The T’ in TJ Cruiser stands for ‘Toolbox’ in reference to the utilitarian properties of the vehicle, whereas the ‘J’ stands for ‘joy’.

Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride Concept

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Toyota will show off their ‘Fine-Comfort Ride’, a fuel cell mini-van (FCV) that has an intended range of 1,000 km per charge. The vehicle features a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.

Toyota Concept-i

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As well as taking into account the car’s external conditions, Concept-i uses technology that understands people to estimate the driver’s personal state, and monitors the reliability of both driver and car. For example, if the car’s reliability is high and support is deemed necessary, such as when the driver is in a dangerous or highly stressed state, Concept-i switches to automated driving.

Toyota Concept-i RIDE

The Concept-i RIDE has gull-wing doors to provide easy access and an electric seat that slides to the entrance so that people in wheelchairs can get in and out with ease.
The vehicle is controlled using a joystick instead of a steering wheel and accelerator and brake pedals, and its compact dimensions (Only 2,5m in length) make it easy to navigate in and out of single-car parking spaces.

Toyota Concept-i WALK

The Concept-i WALK is a Segway type ‘vehicle’ that can rotate on the spot, and on the street, takes up about the same space as a walking pedestrian.
It features the same AI agent as with the other concept-i concepts meaning it can understand its driver, based on previous conversations and data obtained from sensors in the handles. If the vehicle sense danger while in motion, it will warn the driver and automatically take avoiding measures.

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