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Tokyo Motor Show

WHEN NOV 20-21, 2013 WHERE Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan URL www.tokyo-motorshow.com

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    Official: Mazda3 to showcase CNG, Hybrid versions in Tokyo
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    Mazda has made huge gains in its competitive set with the introduction of its Skyactiv technologies, and the Japanese automaker appears to have no plans on slowing down. While we're still waiting for the Mazda6 Skyactiv-D diesel to go on sale in the US, Mazda announced that it will debut new...

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    Teased: Mitsubishi planning three all-new concepts for Tokyo show
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    Even with new models like the 2014 Outlander and Mirage in its stable, Mitsubishi could sure use a little excitement injected into its lineup. Fortunately, it looks like a trio of concepts headed to the Tokyo Motor Show could finally help spark some enthusiasm for the troubled automaker. All...

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    Official: Honda previews next-gen JDM Odyssey minivan
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    Some automakers market the same cars around the world, while others offer different models – even under the same nameplate – for different markets. We're thinking of cars like the Volkswagen Passat or the previous Mazda6. Honda's been known to do so as well, with models like the...

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    Report: Lexus to debut small hybrid CUV at 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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    Following rumors that Lexus has been working on a small crossover to slot below the RX (pictured), Automotive News Europe reports that the production-ready CUV will bow at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next March. Later this year, Lexus will preview this new crossover by way of a concept car at the...

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    Report: Struggling Tokyo Motor Show shifts gears, pitches itself as tech show
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    Organizers for the Tokyo Motor Show have a problem on their hands. Ever since the financial crisis, the biannual auto show has been enduring a downturn. Though 2011's attendance of 842,600 visitors was an improvement of 37 percent over 2009, the overall trend is downward from 1.43 million...

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    Report: Next Subaru WRX previewed by Advanced Tourer concept
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    There was nary a peep of discontent about the looks of the Subaru Advanced Tourer concept revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. But when everyone was clamoring for Scooby to transfer the Advanced Tourer's looks to a production vehicle, never once did people ask for that transfer to be foisted...

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    Official: VW bringing Passat Alltrak to New York as a concept [w/poll]
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    Volkswagen is bringing its diesel-powered Passat Alltrack to the States after all. But don't get too excited – it's only coming in the form of a concept car at the New York Auto Show. At least, for now. We last saw the Alltrack at the Tokyo Motor Show in November where VW announced that...

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    Report: Honda EV-STER headed for production
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    Combining electric propulsion with a performance orientation is a delicate balance. Tesla managed to pull it off to some success. Audi has toyed with the idea with its E-Tron concepts. And some have been experimenting with bringing F1's KERS regenerative braking system to road-going sports cars....

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    Report: VW Cross Coupé concept presages 2014 Evoque rival [w/video]
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    Turns out the Volkswagen Cross Coupé concept shown off at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show may be a smoke signal for an impending new product. And apparently the reaction was positive enough to the integrated grille and sloping hindquarters that the picaresque four-door crossover could inspire a...

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    Video: How Nissan trains its "Miss Fairlady" show stand models
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    Maybe you've seen My Fair Lady – the musical story of an ordinary girl turned into someone altogether more elegant. Now meet Miss Fairlady. Borrowing the name from the original JDM version of the Nissan Z, Miss Fairlady is the Japanese automaker's program for training its show-stand...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #259
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    Tokyo highlights, 100-million small blocks, Hyundai MPG flap, Honda Crosstour sales Episode #259 of the Autoblog Podcast is here with Chris, Dan, Chris Paukert and Zach this week. Topics include highlights form the Tokyo Motor Show, the dust-up about fuel economy between a consumer group and...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #259 LIVE
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    We record Episode #259 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below. Check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already...

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    Exclusive: Honda CEO disappointed by Crosstour sales, vows to make it successful
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    In a roundtable with reporters at an event related to the Tokyo Motor Show, Tetsuo Iwamura, President and CEO of American Honda, told us that he's been surprised by the Crosstour crossover's slow sales: "In the case of the Crosstour, I'm really disappointed because that's a nice car,...

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    Report: Toyota considering Supra successor and sub-86 sports car
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    Toyota is flush with buzz surrounding the company's new 86 sports car, and that could translate into additional performance models if the vehicle's chief engineer has anything to say about it. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Tetsuya Tada, the mind that brought the Toyota 86 to life,...

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    Video: In the Metal: Toyota GT 86 vs. Subaru BRZ [w/poll]
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    Badge engineering is the ironic label for when a company replaces the badge or branding of a product with that of another and considers it something new. Domestic automakers like Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have been vilified for their overuse of this practice. Then again, they weren't...

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    Tokyo: We obsessively covered the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
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    While rumors of Tokyo Motor Show's demise continue to persist, there was enough new metal at this biennial auto show to justify our attendance. The Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ alone were enough to suffer through the jet lag for you. We hope the 2013 show will be even stronger yet, if it even...

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    Tokyo: Toyota Aqua concepts hint at Prius C possibilities
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    Toyota unveiled a handful of production and concept Aqua models at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. As you may recall, the Aqua will serve as the Prius C here in the United States when it lands at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2012. The Yaris-sized hatchback will come equipped with a 1.5-liter...

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    Tokyo: Gas-sipping Suzuki Regina Concept begs for production
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    There's something about the Suzuki Regina Concept that we like. A lot. For starters, it has a white roof. What's cool about that, you ask? Well, after Ford stole the idea from Mini for the Flex, nothing. But darn it if it doesn't look good here. With those rear fender skirts, we're actually...

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    Tokyo: Suzuki debuts range-extended Swift EV Hybrid
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    Suzuki hit the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show with a small flotilla of green-minded vehicles, including the Swift EV Hybrid. According to the company, most Swift buyers travel between 12 and 18 miles per day, so engineers designed this range-extended EV to cover that distance on pure electric power. A...

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    Tokyo: Daihatsu FC Case Concept is autonomous, high-tech transportation
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    The one thing that's been missing from this year's Tokyo Motor Show are the inevitable rolling living room concepts of years past. But Daihatsu has come to the rescue with its FC Case concept. The rolling bread box might not look like much from the outside, but inside it's packed with folding...

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