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Tokyo Auto Salon

WHEN JAN 11-13, 2013 WHERE Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan URL www.e-autosalon.net/tokyo/

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    Motorsports: Lexus RC F GT500 is the Super GT car Daft Punk fans will appreciate [w/video]
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    Lexus Racing's booth designers at the Tokyo Auto Salon clearly loved a certain French electronic music duo when they decided to promote the new Lexus RC F racecar from the Super GT series. The Daft Punk-inpsired race team appeared ready for a pit stop in this promo photo, wearing custom...

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    Official: Bonkers Honda Vezel headlines Mugen's lineup at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Japanese automakers and their tuning divisions have descended upon the Makuhari Messe in Chiba City for the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon. And for Honda, it's all about Mugen. Honda's Japanese Domestic Market tuning division brought a series of modified concepts and racing cars to the salon this...

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    Official: Toyota reveals brace of customized concepts at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    The Tokyo Auto Salon kicked off this weekend, filling the slot in the Japanese car scene that SEMA does in North America or Essen does in Germany with tuned and modified versions of domestic automobiles. Of course, Toyota wouldn't miss out on the opportunity to show just how far its JDM models...

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    Report: Nissan working on bringing bizarro BladeGlider to dealerships?
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    It's a rare thing for pie-in-the-sky concepts to make production relatively unmolested. Edges are usually softened, mirrors made bigger and wheels shrunken into something that will be less backbreaking and easier to see out of on public roads. And while the essence of many concepts can still...

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    Teased: Gazoo Racing hints at Toyota GT86 concept for Tokyo Auto Salon [w/video]
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    Gazoo Racing has teased a new take on the Toyota GT86 (our Scion FR-S) that it is bringing to next week's Tokyo Auto Salon. Having only posted a picture of the coupe's rear wing and backlight on its Facebook page, we have no idea what the rest of the concept will offer. If last year's...

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    Official: Honda customizing Vezel to headline Tokyo Auto Salon lineup
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    With the Tokyo Motor Show now behind it, the Japanese automotive industry is gearing up for the next big event. That'd be the Tokyo Auto Salon, Japan's equivalent to SEMA or Essen, set to take place at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba. Subaru has already announced what it has in store for the tuner...

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    Official: Subaru to showcase five customized Levorg concepts at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Last month, Subaru unveiled the Levorg concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, previewing what could be the next Legacy wagon. But that's not the end of the story for the concept car. With the Tokyo Auto Salon – Japan's equivalent to SEMA – approaching next month, Fuji Heavy has...

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    Tokyo: Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept is a chronicle of an Outlander Sport foretold [w/video]
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    Mitsubishi's current Outlander Sport has done a yeoman's job since it came on the market for the 2011 model year. The affordable crossover has been one of the few bright spots in the perennially troubled automaker's lineup – it's the brand's best seller in the US and sales are up nearly 40...

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    Autoblog Podcast #358 goes LIVE at 10 PM Eastern!
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    We're almost ready to record Episode #358 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode...

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    Report: 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo to pack 595 hp, lap Nürburgring in 7:08
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    With two major auto shows taking place this week on different sides of the globe, the amount of news being posted across the internet is reaching a fever pitch. Naturally, things happen, trigger fingers get itchy and stories get leaked, which is apparently how we came across this spate of...

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    Official: Nissan gets racy at Tokyo Auto Salon [w/video]
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    Nissan is headed to this year's Tokyo Auto Salon with a spate of custom hardware, including tweaked versions of the company's Juke, Note, Fairlady Z and GT-R. Even the humble Leaf EV and hefty NV350 have received a little love from designers and engineers. The Juke Nismo will share the stage...

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    Official: Chevrolet headed to Tokyo Auto Salon with Sonic, Captiva concepts
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    We're piecing this together as best we can from the original Japanese with the help of Google Translate, but it seems Chevrolet is headed to the Tokyo Auto Salon with three special vehicles. Embracing the customization of American metal through the themes of cool, fun and freedom, the showpiece...

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    Report: Gazoo Racing teases Toyota GT86-based concept for Tokyo Auto Salon
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    The Tokyo Auto Salon will welcome a Toyota GT86 (known here as the Scion FR-S) tuned by Gazoo Racing, said to be called the GRMN Sports FR Concept Platinum. We only get the briefest of teasers right now before the show begins on January 11, so we don't have much to go on beyond a unique lower...

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    Official: Honda's slate for Tokyo Auto Salon includes S2000 revival, many Mugens
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    Honda has pulled back the covers on what we can expect to see at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, including what looks to be an S2000 refresh some four years after the convertible left production. The S2000 Modulo Climax is an "exhibition model" based on the old roadster, but features updated front...

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    Official: Veilside bets on Black with Mercedes SL body kit
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    There are hundreds of aftermarket tuners out there, but few hold the type of street cred that does Veilside. Long known for making Japan's greatest sportscars even greater, Veilside has now turned its attention to the Mercedes-Benz SL. Not the newest one, mind you, because it's not out yet....

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    Video: Abarth 695 shines in Tokyo with full chrome job [w/video]
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    The Abarth 695 was originally intended as a Fiat 500-based tribute to Ferrari. Hence the 695 Tributo Ferrari moniker. But this one looks more like a salute to McLaren. Created by Japanese tuner Office-K and unveiled this week at the Tokyo Auto Salon, this special Abarth has had its Scuderia...

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    Toyota Prius camper conversion has us charging for the woods
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    Love it or hate it, Toyota has done an impressive job with the Prius. What started as a single model has grown to a whole family, including the versatile new Prius V minivan. But for some even that won't prove enough space, so Japanese conversion outfit Campinn has developed this rather bizarre...

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    Video: Lexus LFA Roadster makes appearance at Japanese drift event
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    If top-down motoring is your cup of tea, there are few droptops that could elicit as many smiles per sun-drenched hour than the long-rumored Lexus LFA Roadster. We first saw the V10-powered 552-horsepower machine at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, but the automaker has kept its lips firmly sealed on...

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    Video: Classic Toyota 2000GT turned into solar-powered EV
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    Saying the Toyota 2000GT holds a special place in our hearts is akin to calling oxygen and water kind of important to our survival. The long-nose two-door was envisioned as a suitable competitor to the likes of the European sports cars rolling out Italy and the UK at the time, and in many ways,...

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    Official: Nissan March Nismo concept debuts at Tokyo Auto Salon [w/video]
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    With press days for the Detroit Auto Show now behind us, our focus is shifting eastwards. Make that Far East, as the tuners have rolled in for the Tokyo Auto Salon, where Nissan performance tuning arm Nismo has taken on its third compact and given it an attitude adjustment. Following the...

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