The 40th edition of the Tokyo Motor Show opens Saturday, October 27 for the public and runs through Sunday, November 11. But as is custom, the world’s automotive press will get their own preview starting next week – and TheCarConnection.com will be reporting live from the show floor.
Connection will hand at Makuhari Messe in
Still, if even one-half of the 37 passenger cars so
dubbed as new are indeed significant, then
After all, the Toyota Prius debuted at
Details of significant introductions are just
starting to emerge, but some trends are already evident. Japan’s Big Three
- Toyota, Honda and Nissan –
continue product gambits attacking every segment of the market – small cars,
performance cars, minivans, crossovers, luxury cars, trucks and commercial
vehicles. Gasoline, diesel, ethanol, hydrogen, electricity – name a source of
power and development is going on in
We’ll be on hand to sort the silly from the
significant. In addition, you have a front row seat. We just can’t predict what
will be powering it. Bookmark this page and come back often as we continually
update the info and photos on the vehicles making their world debuts in
2008 Subaru WRX STi
A debut decades in the making.
2008 Subaru WRX STi Preview by TCC Team (10/24/2007)
The hottest Impreza comes to Tokyo.
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Preview by
Bengt Halvorson (10/2/2007)
A little more power, a lot more content for U.S.-bound Evo.
2007 VW Space Up! Concept by Richard Yarrow
The “new small family” adds a member.
2007 BMW 1-Series tii Concept by TCC Team
An homage to the 2002 in 2008?
2007 Honda CR-Z Concept (10/24/2007)
A third try at a CRX replacement?
2007 Honda Puyo Concept (10/24/2007)
And now, the huggably soft Honda.
2007 Subaru G4e Concept
Kermit’s Japanese set of wheels?
2007 Nissan Intima Concept
Modern living—and the future of the Q?
2007 Subaru Exiga Concept by TCC Team (10/24/2007)
A Legacy waiting in the Makuhari wings.
2007 Mitsubishi Concept ZT by Marty Padgett
A Diamante replacement in the rough?
2007 Toyota 1/X Concept by TCC Team
Prius light: A third less filling.
2007 Lexus LF-Xh Hybrid Concept by TCC Team
A closer look at the next RX.
2007 Mazda Taiki Concept by Marty Padgett
Following the winds of Nagare, Mazda says.
2007 Nissan Pivo2 Concept by Richard Yarrow
Nissan goes beyond cute for Tokyo concept.
2007 Suzuki PIXY and SSC Concept by Marty
One seat, or two?
2007 Suzuki X-HEAD Concept by Marty Padgett
Let the Makuhari madness begin!
VW: More “UP!” for Tokyo, L.A. by TCC Team (9/12/2007)
Plant discussion still going on; Scirocco a go for U.S.?
Hey – it’ll make you feel happy.