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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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    Report: Toyota greenlights iQ Supercharger Concept for production [w/video]
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    Here's a surprise: Toyota has announced the company will produce the iQ Supercharger first unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon in limited quantities. The automaker has confirmed the development at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. The vehicles will be built by partner Gazoo Racing and will feature a...

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    Official: Subaru promises BRZ, Impreza STI concepts plus rally return at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Unlike most cities, Japan's capital city plays host to two major automotive exhibitions: the Tokyo Motor Show and the Tokyo Auto Salon. While these terms may be interchangeable when it comes to European expos, in Tokyo, they connote two different shows altogether. The first is the Motor Show,...

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    Official: Mazda previews driver-focused Tokyo Auto Salon showcars
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    While the Tokyo Motor Show is a stage for the world's manufacturers to strut their production models, the Tokyo Auto Salon allows designers and engineers to stretch their legs with custom hardware. This year, Mazda is bringing 10 special models to the Tokyo Auto Salon, including a custom version...

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    Nissan debuts special track-ready Nismo GT-R RC
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    2011 Nissan NISMO GT-R RC - Click above for high-res image gallery The speed-hungry fiends at Nismo have taken the time to unveil a new hardcore race version of the Nissan GT-R at this year's Tokyo Auto Salon. This machine is built for tangoing in the world's most brutal endurance races, and...

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    TAS 2011: 370Z to Porsche Panamera Convertible conversion
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    If you wanted to create a Porsche Panamera drop-top, where would you start? Perhaps with a Panamera sedan or something else from the Porsche stable? Or at least something that hails from Germany? A customizer at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon decided his ideal Teutonic convertible would begin life...

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    Toyota and Lexus show off at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Lexus F-Sport CT200h – Click above for high-res image gallery You've seen the Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept (lucky you!), and now it's time to divert your attention towards the rest of the Japanese automaker's wares being shown off at the Tokyo Auto Salon. First up is the Toyota Prius G...

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    Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept headlines TMC's Tokyo Auto Salon roster
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    Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept – Click above for high-res image SEMA may take the proverbial cake for the American tuner scene, but the Vegas expo isn't the only tuner show in the world. And with the Tokyo Auto Salon currently underway, Toyota has a wide variety of cars on display under...

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    Honda bringing CR-Z TS-1X concept to Tokyo Auto Salon
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    The 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon gets underway January 14th, and Honda a is bringing an aggressively-styled CR-Z to the party. Dubbed the Tesutosutadimoderu TS-1X, the two-seater was a standard Honda CR-Z before a set of sporty wheels, body-kit and flat-black paint scheme upped the car's threat level...

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    Nissan plans nine debuts at Tokyo Auto Salon including Leaf Aero Style concept
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    Nissan at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon – Click above for high-res image gallery In the eyes of international automotive media, the Tokyo Auto Salon tends to be overlooked, mostly due to its proximity to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Nonetheless, there's still quite a...

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    Report: Toyota FT-86 to be badged as Scion, retail for $25K
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    Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery When the Toyota FT-86 concept was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, we were surprised and delighted at the prospect of an attractive, rear-wheel-drive 2+2 with a $20,000 price tag. Could we just as excited for a $25,000 RWD Scion? We...

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    Toyota Supra comes to TAS dressed in 1967 Mustang duds
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    Here's one that's sure to set "teh internets" on fire. A group of students from Saitama University in Japan showed up to the Tokyo Auto Salon with a 2JZ-GE powered MkIV Toyota Supra dressed up like Nick Cage's Eleanor from the very bad to watch Gone in 60 Seconds remake. Not familiar with...

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    Lexus brings IS F Circuit Club Sports Concept to TAS
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    The Lexus IS F is a curious car. 416 bristling horsepower, one of the world's sweetest-sounding engines and an 8-speed flappy-paddle 'box that shifts faster than you blink are all excellent. However, it looks a little odd, has funny tailpipes and weighs too much. That last little bit - the IS...

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    TAS 2010: Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid concept packing 400-hp 3.3-liter V6, AWD [w/video]
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    Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid Concept – Click above for image gallery Back in November, the rumormill was set ablaze when reports began to surface that Toyota was working on a new MR2 packing hybrid power. Today, those rumors have been laid to rest... kinda. In addition to the G Sport Series...

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    Toyota launching G Sports Series cars at Tokyo Auto Salon [w/video]
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    Toyota FT-86 and Prius G Sports Series - Click above for image gallery Seems like Toyota is doing everything in its power to shake the fuddy-duddy, emotionless appliance image its built for itself over the last fifteen years or so. First came word that ToMoCo's Mr. Toyoda stated the brand needed...

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    Honda to show Insight Sports Modulo Concept, more at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Honda Insight Sports Modulo Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery For the aftermarket scene, SEMA isn't the only show in town. Well, in that particular town – Las Vegas, that is – maybe, but not in the world. Europe's got Essen, and Japan's got the Tokyo Auto Salon....

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    Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205 continues the tradition, still not coming Stateside
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    Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205 – Click above for high-res image gallery Following in a line of successfully hotter Impreza variants, Subaru has announced the all-new "R205" version of its latest hatch, and in keeping with tradition, it won't be coming to the States. As it's done in the past...

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    Nissan to display nine cars at Tokyo Auto Salon including GT-R Nismo with data-logging
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    With everything going on in January (Detroit Auto Show and CES, just to name two), it's easy to overlook one of the largest tuning expos in the world: The Tokyo Auto Salon. As it's done in previous years, Nissan will have have a large presence at Japan's aftermarket extravaganza, bringing nine...

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    Autoblog Podcast #150 - Tokyo Motor Show Edition
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now! It's Episode #150 of the Autoblog Podcast, and we raided the crypt to give you your buck-and-a-half's worth. Former podcast staples John Neff and Chris Paukert have been unearthed and join Chris Shunk, Sam Abuelsamid, and Dan...

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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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    Autoblog Podcast #149
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now! 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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