Tokyo Motor Show

Tokyo Motor Show picks fantasy theme for 2015 event

9:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014
Next year’s Tokyo Motor Show goes futuristic with a “Technology & Fantasy” concept organizers hope generates buzz. The tagline “Your heart will race” underscores the aim to get pulses pumping at what was once Asia’s premier auto exhibition.... Read More »

 

2015 Tokyo Motor Show to return to October after schedule mishap

11:03 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2014
The Tokyo Motor Show, accidentally booked last year to overlap with shows in Los Angeles and Guangzhou, will return to its traditional late October slot in 2015 in a bid to boost overseas attendance.... Read More »

 

Whose BladeGlider: A legal sword fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Nissan says the idea for the BladeGlider, the wedge-shaped concept that drew crowds at the Tokyo Motor Show last week, came out of the clear blue sky. One of Nissan's former racing partners begs to differ and is suing the Japanese automaker.... Read More »

 

UNVEILED IN TOKYO

One last look at some key models introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Check out the Subaru Cross Sport Design Concept, Volkswagen Twin Up! Concept, Nissan IDx Nismo, and Toyota FCV Concept.... Read More »

 

Design of Nissan's BladeGlider draws from Le Mans cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Nissan Motor Co. channeled its Le Mans racing know-how into a three-seat concept car fit for city streets. Like its racing brethren, the BladeGlider gets widely spaced rear wheels, a rear-slung cockpit, a long pointy nose and a set of front wheels so narrowly tracked that they almost look like one.... Read More »

 

TOKYO AUTO SHOW

They're back: Japan automakers target U.S. sales records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
After five trying years, the Japanese are looking like a juggernaut again in the United States. All but Mitsubishi are predicting record U.S. sales -- if not this year or next, then within two years. And the optimism appears well-founded.... Read More »

 

Unveiled at Tokyo, Lexus RC's 2 choices: Green or souped-up mean

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
The Lexus RC coupe unveiled last week at the Tokyo Motor Show offers two drivetrain choices: souped-up at 314 hp or lean and green at 217 hp. The car goes on sale next year, but Lexus did not say when. The nameplate is new.... Read More »

 

Honda seeks stronger Acura

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Tetsuo Iwamura, CEO of American Honda Motor Co., says that for him, "The big challenge is Acura." He said Acura has a "very strong lineup" of SUVs and crossovers. But of the brand's sedans, he said, "We need to improve a lot." He said of the Acura ILX, for example, "So far, volume is not meeting our expectations. We could have done better."... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi plans plug-in hybrid version of crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s XR-PHEV plug-in hybrid concept is a preview of the next-generation Outlander Sport compact crossover, President Osamu Masuko said last week at the Tokyo Motor Show.... Read More »

 

'15 GT-R Nismo boosts power, comfort

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
The redesigned Nissan 2015 GT-R Nismo will be more powerful -- and comfortable -- than the current model.... Read More »

 

JAMES B. TREECE

Japanese auto industry leaders stand strong as survivors

8:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2013
The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show has been an unprecedented love fest. On Tuesday, the afternoon before the first press day, the bosses of each member of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association stood shoulder to shoulder on the same stage, as the sound of a revving engine from each of their lineups roared in turn.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

A guide to the models, and models, of the Tokyo show

10:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2013
Are you familiar with the official guide to the models on display at the Tokyo Motor Show? It gives the dimensions, name, model "year" and location of each "exhibit." And it's packed with eye-catching glossy color photos.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO AUTO SHOW

Mitsubishi sees Europe as big market for plug-in hybrid compact SUV

Nov. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Mitsubishi expects a plug-in hybrid version of the successor to the ASX compact SUV to sell more than gasoline and diesel variants in Europe. The XR-PHEV concept at the Tokyo auto show previewed the next ASX.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Toyota, Subaru board turbo train for downsized power

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Honda, which unveiled three turbocharged engines ahead of this week's Tokyo Motor Show, is not the only one turning to turbos to boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing power -- or to boost power without hurting fuel efficiency. Toyota and Subaru outlined plans at the Tokyo show to roll out downsized turbos. The first entries debut next year, and more will follow.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

BMW 4-series goes topless in Tokyo, L.A.

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
The BMW 4-series Convertible made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show today. The car's three-piece retractable hardtop opens in less than 20 seconds with the push of a button, BMW says.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

In the pink with Hustler in Tokyo

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
The Tokyo Motor Show is a traditional launchpad for bizarre car names. Remember the Daihatsu Naked Be-Pal? Well, this year is no exception, though perhaps not as wanton as the golden years of Japan's economic bubble.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Nissan IDx evokes an old Datsun to reach teenagers

11:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
One hundred teenagers from around the world have consulted with Nissan designers to create a potential rear-wheel-drive sports coupe to woo young customers. Two possibilities, unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show, are the IDx Freeflow and motorsports-flavored IDx Nismo.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Subaru boss spurns convertible BRZ, FR-S

11:48 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Subaru chief Yasuyuki Yoshinaga dismissed the idea of a convertible Subaru BRZ sporty coupe, saying the vehicle would require a complete remake to meet safety standards. His slap-down came as Toyota, which sells a rebadged version of the car as the Scion FR-S, showed its own drop-top concept down the aisle at the Tokyo Motor Show.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

After 4 tough years, the buzz is back in Tokyo

10:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
The buzz was back at the opening press day of the Tokyo Motor Show. And the rekindled interest is welcome relief for the beleaguered biennial show.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Sleek Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept previews next Outlander Sport

10:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Mitsubishi's edgy, heavily creased XR-PHEV plug-in hybrid concept is a preview of the next-generation Outlander Sport compact crossover, President Osamu Masuko said today.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Lexus RC offers 2 choices: Powerful or green

9:57 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
The Lexus RC coupe unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show offers drivers two drivetrain choices: souped-up at 314 hp or lean and green at 217 horses. The car goes on sale next year, but Lexus did not say when.... Read More »

 

Nissan promises a faster, quieter GT-R

11:41 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
Nissan today touted its redesigned, 2015 GT-R Nismo as a symbol of its effort to assert a sportier and more racing-related image. The car is one of the new models Nissan is showing audiences in Tokyo and Los Angeles this week.... Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Nissan challenges assumptions with BladeGlider

9:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Nissan says it is serious about building an electric car that looks nothing like any other vehicle on the world's roads -- or at least some piece of the car.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

American Honda boss says Acura is his greatest challenge

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Tetsuo Iwamura, CEO of American Honda, says that for him, "The big challenge is Acura." He said Acura has a "very strong lineup" of SUVs and crossovers. But in reviewing the brand's sedans, he said, "We need to improve a lot."... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Honda's next NSX to feature three-motor hybrid system with twin-turbo V-6

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Honda, as if to underscore its commitment to downsized, turbocharged engines, unveiled a mock-up of the powertrain for its next NSX that relies on twin turbos to provide a power boost.... Read More »

 

 
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