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    Report: Tokyo Motor Show downsizes again, moving back into city
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    According to The New York Times, the 42nd installment of the Tokyo Motor Show will continue to shrink next year. Organizers have decided to move the shindig to a new, smaller convention center that is closer to downtown Tokyo. The show hasn't actually been staged in downtown Tokyo in some 24 ...

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    Tokyo 2009: The motorsports cars and bikes
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    Motorsports at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Tokyo Motor Show doesn't have as much going on in the way of cars as we'd like, but there are still a few gems among the pack – especially in the area of motorsports. The Japanese are as keen about their ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Rear-wheel drive Toyota Mark X had us at "mite-suppressing agent"
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    2010 Toyota Mark X - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember back when Toyota actually offered rear-wheel drive cars? Sure, a production version of the FT-86 concept is on the way, and yes, you can get a Toyota-branded truck or plump for a Lexus that routes its power out back – but ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Daihatsu's Deca Deca concept is the most popular "super box" in the world
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    Daihatsu Deca Deca concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Daihatsu has a way with words: the company calls its Deca Deca concept a "super box," and we'll call it a super super box. A funky little piece of chunk, the Deca Deca has a flat floor – and a flat everything else -- ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Nissan Fuga appears more 'M'pressive
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    2010 Nissan Fuga - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've always thought that Infiniti's current M35/M45 sedan deserved greater consideration from American consumers than it has typically received. With a strong VQ-series powerplant and entertaining rear-wheel drive handling, there has ...

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    Tokyo 2009: 2010 Toyota Sai hybrid looks suspiciously familiar
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    2010 Toyota Sai - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota has rolled out its new Sai hybrid here at the Tokyo Motor Show, and if it looks familiar, that's because you've probably seen something very similar wearing "Lexus" and "HS250h" badges. The overall aesthetic of the Sai is very similar ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Suzuki Alto Concept tries to be a cooler kei
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    Suzuki Alto Concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Suzuki Alto concept is The Kei You Would Never Suspect: unassuming looks belie the fact that this is car Suzuki is going to use to reach a wider audience. The exterior – which, frankly, looks like a ton of other itty bitty ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Honda SkyDeck, is this the future of the Odyssey?
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    Honda SkyDeck Concept - click above for high-res image gallery
    Unlike the CR-Z which is nothing more than a thinly veiled preview of an upcoming production model, the Honda Skydeck remains a pure design study at this point. While most automakers would provide a full list of specifications for a ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Subaru Hybrid Tourer concept previews Fuji Heavy's new design language
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    Subaru Hybrid Tourer -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Subaru Hybrid Tourer is sharp-nosed and an all-out sharp piece of car. The car's flat floor hides two electric motors, one aft that powers the car in low-speed acceleration and assists with acceleration, and one up front connected ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Lexus reveals $375,000 LFA supercar...finally [w/VIDEO]
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    2011 Lexus LFA - Click above for high-res image gallery
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Tokyo_2009_Lexus_reveals_375_000_LFA_supercar_finally'; It seems like the Lexus LFA has been around forever. In reality, the first concept version was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 2005, but ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Toyota unveils FT-86 Concept, keeps mum on details
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    Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We got a sneak peak of the FT-86 earlier this month, and now Toyota has just officially revealed its new 2+2 concept here at the Tokyo Motor Show. It's been a while since the Japanese automaker has offered anything resembling a sports ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Godzilla Refined - Nissan shows revised GT-R
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    2010 Nissan GT-R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Without much fanfare (okay – zero fanfare), Nissan has rolled a tweaked version of its home-market GT-R onto the show floor here at the Tokyo Motor Show. While you're not likely to notice any exterior differences, JDM buyers ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Carlos Ghosn carves up the stage with the Nissan Land Glider concept
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    Nissan Land Glider Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the Tokyo Motor Show this morning, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn rolled silently onto the stage in the company's latest battery powered concept, the Land Glider. Like Volkswagen's One-Liter concep from the Frankfurt Motor Show, the ...

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    One more massive Lexus LF-A leak, with specs
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    Lexus LF-A - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Tokyo Motor Show countdown continues with yet another round of Lexus LF-A leakage courtesy of OmniAuto. Check out the gallery below to get up close and personal with the official shots of the LF-A before we bring you live impressions from ...

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    VIDEO: Lexus LF-A breaks cover before Tokyo unveiling
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    In less than six hours the wraps will officially come off the Lexus LF-A at the Tokyo Motor Show. And about 36 hours after that, we'll be piloting Lexus' first foray into supercardom on and around Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway. But in this day ...

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    REPORT: Next generation Nissan Micra coming to the U.S.
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    Next Generation Nissan Micra - Click above for high-res image gallery
    On the eve of the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan has confirmed plans to offer the next generation Micra in the United States. The new, yet-to-be-named model will slot in below the Versa (the Micra is nearly two-feet shorter than ...

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    Toyota FT-86 Concept gets shot in the studio
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    Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for image gallery
    We're eagerly awaiting our first live encounter with the Toyota FT-86 Concept next week at the Tokyo Motor Show. But before we endure the long flight over the Pacific, the crew at the freshly hosted FT-86 Club has scrounged up a bevy of live ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #149
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    Episode #149 of the Autoblog Podcast, the first frost edition, has arrived. The Tokyo Motor Show is coming up, and there have been a couple previews of what to expect there. The Toyota FT-86 concept has had everyone abuzz with ...

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    VIDEO: Walk around of Toyota FT-86, Honda CR-Z ahead of Tokyo show
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    Although the Tokyo Motor Show is just a week and half away, Japan's largest automakers have already previewed their biggest debuts (save one) to their hometown media. So until we can lay eyes on the Toyota FT-86 "Concept," Honda CR-Z Hybrid "Concept" and ...

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    Tokyo Preview: Honda unveils U3-X personal mobility device
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    Honda U3-X - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've seen our fair share of personal mobility devices over the past few years -- from the ill-received Segway to Toyota's i-Real. Now, Honda's joining the minimalist motoring set with its own limb-atrophying U3-X. Using technology originally ...

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