Articles about Tokyo Motor Show

Great idea
Last year, during a visit to Japan for the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, we dropped by Yokohama for a tour of Nissan's global headquarters. Featuring a huge collection of scale models, old-school collectibles, and vehicle displays, the quick stop at
How do the concepts compare to what hit showrooms?
Not long ago, Nissan unveiled the all-new X-Trail (sold as the Rogue in other markets) featuring an athletic body and a drastically-different face compared to the outgoing generation. Relatively, the crossover had a lot going on in terms of
How can we forget the Furai?
Mazda did not invent the 'Wankel' rotary engine (that was a German man called, unsurprisingly, Mr. Wankel), yet it is undoubtedly the car manufacturer most associated with this type of motor. Because though the design was licensed to pretty much every mainstream
Ahead of its time
This is the Mazda RX-500, also known as what happens when you let engineers off their leads. For the first 30 or so years of its life, Mazda didn't make a single car. Instead, it produced machine tools, tuk-tuks,
Can this take on the likes of the EcoSport and the Vitara?
The all-new Toyota RAV4 is a vehicle that conveys a presence larger than its actual size-its edgy exterior look, relatively spacious interior, and raised driving position leaves those who've driven it with the impression they're behind the wheel
Has it really been that long since the event was first held?
It's hard to believe that the Tokyo Motor Show has been held since 1954. During that year, of the 267 vehicles exhibited at the event, only 17 were passenger cars. This was because of the high demand for commercial-use vehicles
The technology already exists
We all know how stunning the Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept car looks like, and we were present for its unveiling at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. An added bonus during our trip to Japan, though, was the chance to experience some
Looks can be deceiving
Oh, kei cars. You either love them or find them totally ludicrous. They were born of government regulation, but really, their quirky nature could only have ever been conceived by the Japanese.In Japan, the N-Box is Honda's best-selling
And it has a hidden Easter egg
During our recent visit to the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, our hosts, Toyota Motor PH and Lexus PH, decided to give a very special treat by bringing us to Intersect by Lexus for dinner and few drinks."Intersect by Lexus is our
It's a price we pay gladly
Going to the biennial Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) is an expensive proposition in itself (airfare, hotel, food, Don Quijote), but at the show, you'll also merchandise for sale in the various booths. These items range from smartphone cases and keychains to
Meet Hino Connect
In our country, there's no shortage of news stories about accidents involving poorly maintained trucks and ill-equipped drivers-something that is constantly weighing on the minds of business owners, who rely on these vehicles and people to transport goods and
This year’s show was quite the spectacle
It's hard to put into words what an experience it is for a gearhead to attend a major international car event like the Tokyo Motor Show for the first time-'overwhelming' is probably a good one to start with. The venue
These designs did not disappoint
If you thought Daihatsu's concept designs revealed prior to the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show were quirky enough, you should see the vehicles in the metal.The concepts definitely piqued our interest-and apparently our readers', too-when they first surfaced cyberspace.
Affordable, capable motorbikes like these can appeal to car lovers, too
Was it just a coincidence? Or was it dictated by market forces?Amid the world premiere of mostly prototype cars and bikes that reflect the future of mobility, Japanese motorcycle manufacturers Suzuki and Kawasaki took the wraps off their sporty yet affordable
We’d love to take these out for a spin
As the automotive industry slowly shifts toward electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid EVs, car manufacturers might soon be focusing less on producing conventional SUVs and sedans, and instead put more effort into creating functional and practical urban movers. At least that'
Who doesn't want a 4x4 people hauler?
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) may not have a van in its current lineup given that the L300 is a utility vehicle now, but there's still a lot of love for this iconic people hauler. Many of us grew up being
The carmaker seems to like the idea
One of the recurring themes over the past few stagings of the Tokyo Motor Show has been electric mobility. Every major car manufacturer in attendance seems to have unveiled its own EV or hybrid for this year's staging, including Nissan, which
Don’t get your hopes up
It's Tokyo Motor Show season again, and that means new models, cutting-edge tech, and stunning concept cars. With the latter, the inevitable question presents itself: What will this outlandish fantasy vehicle grow up to be? In the Mitsubishi booth, we
Proof that electric cars can be exciting
Lexus unveiled its plans for an electrified future at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. And by the look of things, the brand has something special that can get even the most jaded car guys excited. There's no denying that the LF-
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