The 44th Tokyo Motor Show opened its doors on 29 October. GWA has a look at the concepts and new releases that were on offer.
Traditionally, the Tokyo motor show is the stomping ground for radical concept cars and new designs. This year is no different with the likes of Toyota, Nissan and Suzuki trying to impress at their home show.
As usual, manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz. Volkswagen were in attendance, this being the first major public event for Volkswagen since its emissions scandal erupted in September.
Here is GWA’s list of cars of interest at the show.
Tokyo motor show 2015 – The key cars.
Honda FCV – The production-ready hydrogen powered FCV arrives in Japan next year, and it’s already confirmed for the UK market.
Lexus LS – The next generation of Lexus’s luxury saloon could be launched in Tokyo to celebrate 25 years of sales, and could come with a V8 hybrid powertrain.
Mazda rotary concept – So far, Mazda has only confirmed it will showcase a new sports car concept in Tokyo, but rumours are that it could be a rotary-engined successor to the RX-8.
Mitsubishi eX – Officially described as showcasing Mitsubishi’s EV technology, the eX concept crossover boasts a 250 mile range.
Nissan Teatro for Dayz – Nissan’s latest mini mpv concept is designed to be a ‘clean canvas’ and features a customisable digital interior, meaning you can change the appearance of the dash and seats.
Subaru Viziv Future Concept – Now on its fourth outing Subaru’s Viziv concept shows how autonomous tech could be applied to the firm’s road cars in the future.
Suzuki Mighty Deck – Described as a ‘fun-oriented minicar’, the Mighty Deck features a retractable soft-top roof and open rear deck. The perfect mini city pick – up.
Toyota Kikai – Back to basics concept is designed to show the beauty of machinery, hence why most of its internal parts are on display. Another funky city car.
Toyota FCV Plus – Next-generation hydrogen car concept can be used to power local communities, and even generate electricity from external hydrogen supplies. This exciting concept is revolutionary.
Toyota S-FR – S-FR concept previews a new entry-level sports car from Toyota which would sit underneath the current GT86. Making it more accessible to the masses.
You can find pictures of these wonderful cars in the slideshow above, for more info on concepts, get in contact on 01243 510 650 or visit www.gwacars.com.