2017 Tokyo Motor Show
The bi-annual Tokyo Motor Show is best known for its sometimes wild and creative concept cars, and this year was no exception.
Mazda’s sleek view of the future includes the VISION COUPE. But, surprise, they’ve actually packed 4-doors into the elegant coupe shape.
Mazda also publicly revealed their KAI CONCEPT. The compact hatchback will feature Mazda’s next-generation SKYACTIV-X gasoline engine.
Lexus premiered this stylish "LS+ Concept". Their "Highway Teammate" allows automated driving from on-ramp to off-ramp.
Parent company Toyota revealed the Fine-Comfort Ride concept. This fuel cell vehicle gets its electric power from hydrogen for a range of 621 miles.
Toyota expanded its hybrid prowess by thinking really big with the Tj CRUISER. This extra-boxy SUV is powered by a 2.0-liter engine hybrid system.
Hybrid power is also under the hood of Toyota’s GR HV SPORTS concept. With GAZOO Racing influences, the targa top has the hybrid battery mounted near the vehicle center for improve handling.
Honda unveiled this Sports EV Concept. It combines pure electric performance and artificial intelligence, similar to the Urban EV Concept we saw at Frankfurt. But, now with a body that signals a more sports car like driving experience.
Subaru premiered the VIZIV Performance Concept. The sports sedan naturally features a boxer engine and all-wheel drive, but with the next-gen EyeSight driver-assist system.
The performance theme continued with the Nissan LEAF NISMO concept.
The manufacturer also unveiled the IMx concept. This all-electric crossover claims a driving range of more than 372 miles. There is a steering wheel, but it slides inside the dash for full autonomous driving.
MITSUBISHI premiered the e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT at Tokyo. The all-electric high performance SUV includes an onboard Artificial Intelligence Personal Assistant.
And it’s only a matter of time before we see which of these ideas actually make it to the road. And that’s it for this week’s Motor News.