Tokyo Motor Show

How the extravagant Tokyo show lost its mojo

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

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.... Read More »

MITSUBISHI'S OSAMU MASUKO: Looking to bounce back fast

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

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.... Read More »

TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Outside the box

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

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.... Read More »

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Concept crazed in Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

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.... Read More »

Japan's cool new design vibe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

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

Nissan's IMx concept checks off the boxes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

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.... Read More »

Mitsubishi wants show of faith from dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

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.... Read More »

Tokyo's big sights, oversights and eyesores

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2017

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.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

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

4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2017

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

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Lexus concept showcases self-driving chops

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2017

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

2017 TOKYO AUTO SHOW

Subaru Viziv concept hints at new muscular design

Oct. 25, 2017 10:47 CET

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.... Read More »

2017 TOKYO AUTO SHOW

Honda previews potential sporty EV

Oct. 25, 2017 12:23 CET

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.... Read More »

2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Mazda concepts show less-is-more Japanese aesthetic

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

Mazda said two sleek concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show embody a "less is more" minimalist Japan aesthetic.... Read More »

2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

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

9:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

Nissan's new IMx crossover concept delivers a vision of the carmaker's 2020 plan for a new electric vehicle platform that can cover new segments with better performance and a full-range of autonomous driving features.... Read More »

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

10:25 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

Mitsubishi looks to double down on a future centered on both electric vehicles and crossovers with its e Evolution concept.... Read More »

2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Nissan's big vision: Rolling Titan into global markets

6:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

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.... Read More »

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Japan's automakers look beyond scandals to future

Oct. 24, 2017 09:29 CET

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

Once a tech leader, Japan's auto industry plays catch-up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2017

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

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Toyota to unveil fuel cell family cruiser and city bus

Oct. 18, 2017 11:17 CET

Toyota is targeting a 1,000-km (620-mile) range for the Fine-Comfort Ride fuel concept that will be unveiled at the Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

TOKYO AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

Toyota expands mobility, AI reach with 2 concepts

6:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

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.... Read More »

Nissan CEO hands off to Toyota CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

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.... Read More »

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Tokyo show spotlights home team's EV ambitions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2017

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."... Read More »

2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Mazda signals new engine, design language

2:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2017

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

Toyota looks to past and future for Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

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.... Read More »

Toyota readies sporty, boxy hybrid concepts for Tokyo

7:11 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2017

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.... Read More »

 
Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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