The Tokyo Motor Show never fails to show off the weird, wacky, and wild side of the automotive industry. Though the themes are the same as other recent shows – electrification, autonomy, mobility – the execution is way different than what we saw from Frankfurt, the major auto show just prior to Tokyo.

From small-bore motorcycles to big-bore touring bikes, hot hatches to performance sedans, and tiny trucks to electrified heavy haulers, Tokyo brought us exactly what we expected: Unique takes on industry issues and clever concepts designed to offer a glimpse into the future. See how it all unfolded in our this recap of the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

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BRZ gets a STI Sport, the WRX STI gets a S208 edition.

The S208 is the WRX STI range-topper at 329 horsepower, the BRZ STI Sport gets no power hike.

A lucky few will be able to drive this thing in real life.

The rest of us will stick to driving it in our living rooms.

Subaru has disappointed us before.

But that doesn't mean Subaru can't surprise us.

See all the motorized machines of Tokyo

Everything from cars to motorcycles.

It beat the Tesla truck reveal by 3 weeks.

It beat the Tesla truck reveal by 3 weeks.

A truck modeled on insect architecture, and an EV named Elf.

A truck modeled on insect architecture, and an EV named Elf.

"Toyota loves cars" and has a lot of concepts.

AI, data and electrification — including solid-state batteries — are keys to Toyota's mobility strategy.

And are cars getting too fast?

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A muscular, flare-fendered, four-door sport sedan.

This Viziv is a muscular, flare-fendered, four-door sport sedan.

Toyoda Gosei's Flesby II is covered in flexible rubber.

LED lights projected onto the rubber also allow the driver to communicate with pedestrians and other vehicles.

The new bike is as much as 105 pounds lighter.

You can still tell it's a Gold Wing, though.

Mazda plans to put this into production with a Skyactiv-X engine.

Mazda plans to put this into production with a Skyactiv-X engine.

Lexus' "Highway Teammate" tech takes over from entrance ramp to exit ramp.

The LS+ also shows of the direction of Lexus design.

It's perfect for hauling Yamaha motorcycles, though.

It's not what we were expecting, but that's OK.

Please build it, Honda!

It's a classically cool sports car.

From the Leaf to a minivan, Nismo'ing is superficial, but a return to performance may be coming.

Nissan slaps the Nismo treatment on everything from the Nissan Leaf to the Serena minivan, "even without any great performance boost."

It switches between conventional and autonomous driving.

The IMx is a demonstration of Nissan Intelligent Mobility in a useful crossover package.

Mazda heads upscale with a design of pure simplicity and love.

Mazda says the Vision Coupe is a move to something "more minimal" and to "encourage pure love."

One is a minivan. Or a crossover. Or something. The other's a bus.

With a 621-mile range, concept can go longer than your bladder can.

Sure looks like it.

It would help with Nissan's goal of democratizing EVs.

It switches between human and robot driving.

It's billed as a "Smart Mobility Concept Car."

2-seater with gull wing doors, and a 3-wheel Segway-type scooter.

2-seater with gull wing doors, and a 3-wheel Segway-type scooter.

180-mile range, and the car would read your emotions.

180-mile range, and the car would read your emotions.

We hope it's as cool as the Sports Ride

The concepts are pretty wild.

It will appear alongside a new brand design concept

Mazda will also show the Japanese-market CX-8 and a special-edition MX-5.

It's somewhere between van and crossover

It's trying hard to look tough.

Check out the super-cool shifter.

Toyota calls the powertrain THS-R, or Toyota Hybrid System-Racing.

Rakish look and three electric motors.

It's electric, but it's still all-wheel-drive.

Japan's only production V12 is no more.

Along with the Century, the new generation Crown will be shown at Tokyo show.

No power or range stats revealed, yet.

It may be a concept, but it sure looks production ready.

We showed you a rendering of what could be. Now, what could be — will be.

We showed you a rendering of what could be. Now, what could be — will be.

Honda's bringing electric balance to the Tokyo Motor Show with the Riding Assist-e concept.

The "unforgettable" electric sports car features integrated AI

Is it Knight Rider for 2020?

It's classic wacky Suzuki in electric form.

Suzuki turns 100 years old in 2020.

The S208 and BRZ STI Sport are only available through a lottery.

Japan gets all the good stuff.

Crossovers don't have to be boring just because they usually are

Evolution works in weird ways sometimes.

The e-Evolution concept will be unveiled in Tokyo next month.

Mitsubishi hints of a turnaround.

Mazda's still keeping the rotary flame alive

It's still unlikely, but somewhat less so.

 
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