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Lexus concept showcases self-driving chops

Lexus' newest concept car, based on the re-engineered LS sedan, will be used to showcase its self-driving technologies and design direction.

Nissan unveils crossover EV concept with more torque than GT-R

Nissan's new IMx crossover concept delivers a vision of the carmaker's 2020 plan for ...

Mazda concepts show less-is-more Japanese aesthetic

Mazda said two sleek concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show embody a "less is ...

Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept doubles down on future EVs, crossovers

Mitsubishi looks to double down on a future centered on both electric vehicles and ...

How the extravagant Tokyo show lost its mojo

Back in its crazy, hazy heyday, the Tokyo Motor Show was the place to be. Even after Japan's economic miracle deflated in the late 1990s, the show sustained much of its allure. But then it was unceremoniously knocked off-kilter by a brutal one-two punch.

Mitsubishi just starting big U.S. rebound

CEO Osamu Masuko wants Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to make a V-shaped recovery from the dark days of 2016 when it was laid low by a fuel economy scandal in Japan. And it is rebounding fast with the help of its new alliance partner, Nissan Motor Co.

Mitsubishi wants show of faith from dealers

In order for Mitsubishi to achieve its ambitious target of 30 percent growth in the U.S. by 2020, it would need a high level of dealer engagement and improved fundamentals at the retail level, executives said.

Amped-up in Tokyo

Japanese automakers are embarking on a design renaissance, channeling ancient traditions to fight modern trends.

Outside the box

Japan's auto industry follows its own customs at the Tokyo Motor Show. It's an all-in event that mixes automakers, suppliers, motorcycles and commercial trucks in a single celebration.

Nissan's edgy IMx crossover concept checks off the boxes

Nissan's IMx crossover concept takes a new EV platform into new segments, with sports-carlike performance and a full range of autonomous driving features.

Concept crazed in Tokyo

The 2017 Tokyo motor show witnessed a slew of envelope-pushing concept vehicles, several of which will end up in production -- in one form or another.

Tokyo's big sights

It's not every year that our man David Undercoffler gets to attend the Tokyo Motor Show. That'd be weird since it's a biennial show. Here's what caught his eye.

Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Didier Leroy showed the new face of a much more adventurous Toyota at the Tokyo auto show this week.

Subaru Viziv concept hints at new muscular design

Subaru hints at a new more muscular, athletic design direction, complete with fender fins and aerodynamic venting, with its new Viziv Performance Concept, a compact sporty sedan.

Honda previews potential sporty EV

Honda unveiled a two-seat Sports EV Concept that has a low center of gravity and wide stance that the company says embodies the "beautility" of a sporty car.

Japan's automakers look beyond scandals to future

Japan's automakers will present their futuristic visions for electric and autonomous vehicles at the Tokyo auto show this week as the the industry continues to reel from scandals that have hit automakers including Nissan and suppliers such as Kobe Steel and Takata.

Nissan's big vision: Rolling Titan into global markets

Still in launch mode for the Titan pickup in the U.S. market, Nissan is contemplating selling the full-size truck to various global markets.

Toyota steps up its mobility vision with 2-seater, trike

Toyota will add two more models to its Concept-i mobility portfolio, with an accent on learning what mood a driver is in.

Once tech leaders, now Japan plays catch-up

Mazda's coming technology blitz epitomizes the rush by Japanese carmakers to keep pace in an era of rapid change.

Toyota targets 621-mile driving range with fuel cell concept

Toyota will expand its hydrogen fuel cell reach at the Tokyo Motor Show with a fuel cell city bus it aims to commercialize and a fuel cell passenger vehicle concept.

Toyota expands mobility, AI reach with 2 concepts

Toyota plans to broaden its vision of future mobility at the Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict the driver's emotions and guide them away from danger.

Saikawa taps Akio to lie low

In decorum-obsessed Japan, the auto industry is cooperating to keep Nissan's recent factory inspection scandal from dimming the glitz at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.

Taste of Tokyo: Japanese aim to electrify

Japan's automakers aim to electrify at the Tokyo Motor Show with a cavalcade of battery-powered cars as well as visions for autonomous driving and connectivity under the banner "Beyond the Motor."

Mazda signals new engine, design language

Mazda will showcase future trends in drivetrain technology and exterior design with two concept cars at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota looks to past and future for Tokyo

Toyota will update two of its most staid and storied nameplates at the Tokyo Motor Show while exploring new hybrid ideas with a sporty car and crossover concept.

Toyota readies sporty, boxy hybrid concepts for Tokyo

Toyota is taking its hybrid know-how into new territory at the Tokyo Motor Show with electrified concepts for a sleek sporty coupe and big boxy crossover.

Mitsubishi e-Evolution greener and smarter, thanks to AI

Mitsubishi's upcoming e-Evolution Concept not only sports a three-motor, four-wheel drive powertrain, it gets a dose of artificial intelligence to make driving safer and easier.

Toyota Century enters 21st century with hybrid upgrade

Toyota is upgrading the Century, its flagship limousine in Japan, with the brand's trademark hybrid drivetrain but keeping the overall styling rooted in old school opulence.

Toyota plans modern take on ancient nameplate

Toyota will unwrap the future styling for one of its oldest nameplates at this month's Tokyo Motor Show with a tech-savvy take on the storied, but stodgy Crown.

Subaru concept may hint at next Legacy, WRX

At the Tokyo auto show next month, Subaru will show a concept sedan that may preview the next Legacy.

Honda will debut sporty EV

Honda, which is moving into EVs as automakers race to meet increasingly stringent emissions standards, will introduce an all-electric sporty concept car at the Tokyo auto show.

Subaru to show performance sedan concept in Tokyo

Subaru goes emotional and dynamic with a new semiautonomous performance concept sedan to be unveiled at next month's Tokyo Motor Show.

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