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Anime, sultry and supercars: What people are saying about the Mazda RX-Vision

Mazda’s RX-Vision concept was a hit at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. While it hinted at the triumphant return of Mazda’s iconic rotary engine, the RX-Vision also drew plaudits for its sleek styling. Here’s what some critics and others ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10

Japan Inc.'s 2020 vision: Self-driving cars on the road

TOKYO -- Japan's big automakers, famed for their fondness for automation -- think of Honda's robot helper Asimo -- finally are ready to make a big push into self-driving cars. After deliberating for years about the best way to bring the technology ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2

Tokyo auto show hits and misses

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article featured an incorrect photo for the Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo.  David Undercoffler has a keen eye for product and a tendency to speak his mind. That's why we hired him, and it's why we set him ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2 | UPDATED: 11/2/15 3:31 pm US ET - corrects Mercedes photo

Honda's exotic powertrain tech

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan -- Honda Motor Co. has run through two quick waves of powertrain overhauls spanning direct injection and turbocharging. Now it is entering new territory again. This time Honda is readying exotic technologies ranging from a new- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2

EV advocate Ghosn eyes fuel cell entry around 2020

TOKYO — Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn, after prioritizing electric vehicles for years, now says the automaker will enter the hydrogen fuel cell race with a vehicle around 2020. Nissan is co-developing some of the technology with ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2

Tokyo auto show home run concept vehicles

Five Japanese carmakers put a charge in their home-market show with head-turning concept vehicles. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2

Luxury brands place fuel cell bets

TOKYO — Luxury automakers fortified their stance on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, with Lexus unveiling a dramatic fuel cell concept and BMW AG disclosing that it will launch a vehicle in 2020 developed in conjunction ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31

BMW plans to market fuel cell sedan after 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) -- BMW AG on Wednesday said its first fuel cell vehicle would likely be a larger-sized sedan that would go on the market after 2020, when a hydrogen development partnership ends between the German luxury automaker and Toyota Motor ... 7:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29

Mazda expects delays to U.S. diesel car launch after VW violations

TOKYO -- Mazda Motor Corp. expects delays to the launch of diesel-powered cars in the United States in the wake of the Volkswagen AG emissions test-rigging scandal, but it remains committed to a rollout, a senior executive said. Kiyoshi Fujiwara, a ... 7:48 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29

Nissan's Datsun brand weighs more markets

YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Nissan Motor Co.’s reborn Datsun brand is considering additional global markets for its low-cost cars. The brand relaunched just 18 months ago, entering four countries in 2014 -- India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa. ... 3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29

At Mazda, a team of 50 searches for rotary-engine breakthrough

TOKYO -- For the last eight years, a team of 50 engineers has slaved away on Mazda Motor Corp.’s signature rotary engine, seeking a breakthrough for the unique design Mazda had championed for decades, almost alone in its enthusiasm. The ... 3:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28

Lexus LF-FC concept previews next LS

TOKYO -- Lexus pulled back the curtain on its next-generation LS sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show today with the debut of the LF-FC concept. The full-size sedan design study offers a close preview of what the fifth-generation LS will look like when it ... 6:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28

Subaru shows design direction with 2 concepts

TOKYO -- The Subaru Impreza 5-door Concept unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show Wednesday shows the brand’s new design language: “Dynamic & Solid Subaru.” Subaru also rolled out another concept, the Viziv (VEE’-ziv) ... 12:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28

Porsche adds GTS variant to 2017 Macan lineup

Porsche’s popular Macan crossover is joining the company’s GTS line. The Macan GTS, unveiled on Tuesday at the Tokyo Motor Show, borrows from the two current U.S. Macan variants, the S and Turbo. The GTS is fitted with a 3.0-liter, ... 5:01 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28

Toyota's take on VW scandal: Avoid fixation on being the biggest

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda weighed in for the first time about the scandal engulfing Volkswagen AG, stressing his resistance to getting consumed with sales targets. Toyoda declined to take a direct shot at the German ... 7:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28

Mitsubishi's electric eX concept hints at a third CUV

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motor Corp.’s two crossovers, the Outlander and Outlander Sport, are about to get a middle sibling. Seeking to capitalize on a global boom in crossover sales, Mitsubishi plans to slot a new compact crossover into its ... 6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28

Rotary engine returns in Mazda concept coupe

TOKYO -- Three years after pulling the plug on the rotary-powered RX-8 sports car, Mazda Motor Corp. signaled today at the Tokyo Motor Show that it hasn’t given up on the peculiar engine design that gave the brand some of its grandest ... 7:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27

Nissan IDS Concept an autonomous-driving Transformer

ATSUGI, Japan -- Nissan Motor Co., aiming to take leadership in electric and autonomous cars, debuted its vision for both in a concept whose interior automatically reconfigures like a Transformer robot depending on the driving mode. The supersleek ... 8:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27

Mercedes-Benz's Vision Tokyo imagines car as a 'chill-out zone'

Driving through rush-hour traffic in a large city is commonly seen as one of the most frustrating experiences a driver can have. If the latest Mercedes-Benz concept car is any indication, that might not be the case in the future. Mercedes-Benz ... 11:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27

Designer Okuyama on the threat from Google, Apple

TOKYO -- The days of cheap and cheerful cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla may be numbered as technology firms Google and Apple muscle into the auto industry, and change the way people own and drive cars. That's the warning from Ken ... 11:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27

New Toyota taxi promises to change Tokyo streetscape

TOKYO -- Tokyo’s streetscape is about to get its biggest makeover in two decades, and just in time for the 2020 Olympics. Toyota Motor Corp. says it will launch a next-generation taxi for Japan in 2018 -- a bulbous, hatchback hybrid. The car ... 10:43 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27

Honda readies volley of new drivetrain tech

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan -- Honda Motor Co. is about to unleash a new round of powertrain technologies that aim to boost fuel economy and performance while burnishing the company’s reputation for innovation. The systems range from a new-generation ... 11:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26

Honda plans to market partial self-driving car in 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Honda Motor Co. said it plans to sell a car with automated highway driving functions around 2020, joining the race to market self-driving vehicles that pits traditional automakers against tech firms like Google. Toyota Motor Corp. ... 7:06 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21

Japanese automakers fuel a return to tradition: The future

TOKYO -- Connectivity, autonomous driving and alternative powertrains will be on display as Japanese automakers seek to rekindle the Tokyo Motor Show's reputation for futuristic themes. Expect sporty, green and avant-garde concepts. Foreign brands ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19

Lexus to debut new concept in Tokyo

TOKYO -- Lexus promises to show a new concept car this month at the Tokyo Motor Show, which it says will show "Lexus' future vision of progressive luxury." But the brand is withholding details until the car's unveiling Oct. 28. One possibility: a ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12

Mitsubishi's EV crossover concept shows off new design language

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will roll out an all-electric compact crossover concept at the Tokyo Motor Show that showcases its new design language and automated driving ambitions. The eX Concept embodies Mitsubishi’s rugged new Dynamic ... 6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8

Toyota at Tokyo show -- sporty, green, retro and sci-fi concepts

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. is going big at the Tokyo Motor Show this month, with an eclectic display parading everything from a snappy compact sports car and futuristic hydrogen vehicle to a whacked-out retro concept and pocket-sized humanoid robot. ... 12:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8

Subaru hints at future vehicles with 2 Tokyo show concepts

TOKYO -- Subaru is about to shift to a new global platform that will underpin its entire lineup and propel what it hopes will be a new phase of growth. Two concepts at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show offer a glimpse of the coming era. One ... 10:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6

Subaru preps midcycle update for Forester at Tokyo show

TOKYO -- Subaru will unveil an update of the Forester at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show, freshening the crossover’s styling and installing the company’s latest safety technology. The midcycle update, which will appear first in ... 10:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5

Nissan's concept aims to engage 'share native' generation

YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Nissan Motor Co. shares its vision for ultraconnected digital-era driving at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show with a concept minicar in which nearly every conceivable cabin surface is laminated with touch screen displays. ... 1:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5

Does Mazda concept for Tokyo point to RX sports car's return?

TOKYO -- Mazda plans to unveil a sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show that is sure to stoke speculation about a possible successor to the RX-8. A teaser photo shows a black vehicle with a long hood, rear-slung cockpit, rounded fastback and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5

Honda will show fuel cell car in Tokyo

TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co. will unveil a near-production version of its hydrogen fuel cell fastback sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show late this month, throwing down a challenge to Toyota Motor Corp.'s Mirai fuel cell vehicle released this year. The ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5

Mazda concept for Tokyo stokes talk of RX sports car's return

TOKYO -- Mazda Motor Corp., which retired the venerable RX-8 sports car in 2012, will stoke speculation about a possible successor with a new sports concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. Mazda describes the design as modern with a “sense of ... 11:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29

Honda will show fuel cell, autonomous driving vehicles in Tokyo

TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co. will unveil two visions of the future at October’s Tokyo Motor Show: A near-production version of its hydrogen fuel cell fastback sedan and a bell-shaped, omnidirectional, autonomous driving concept vehicle. Both ... 10:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29

Detroit returns to Tokyo auto show with Jeep

For the first time in nearly a decade, a Detroit automaker will exhibit at the Tokyo Motor Show. Jeep -- the best-selling U.S. brand in Japan -- will return when doors open in October.The Detroit 3 bailed on Japan's flagship auto show after the 2007 ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Jeep leads Detroit's return to Tokyo Motor Show

TOKYO -- For the first time in nearly a decade, a Detroit automaker will exhibit at the Tokyo Motor Show. Jeep -- the best-selling U.S. brand in Japan -- will return when doors open in October. The Detroit 3 bailed on Japan’s flagship auto ... 6:25 am U.S. ET | May 22

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