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Showing posts with label Tokyo Auto Salon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tokyo Auto Salon. Show all posts

January 14, 2024

Hyundai To Make Performance Parts For N Models

Hyundai is doubling down on its high-performance Hyundai N brand by unveiling a range of N Performance Parts for the Ioniq 5 N at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon of all places. In effect, they managed to outshine the other significant performance EV SUV at the show—the Nissan Ariya Nismo.

Nissan Reveals The Ariya NISMO Performance EV SUV

Nissan is electrifying (literally) its Nismo line-up with the launch of its second EV Nismo: the Ariya Nismo.

January 13, 2024

Is Mazda Bringing Back An In-House Tuner In Mazda Spirit Racing?

Is Mazda reviving an in-house tuning arm? That looks to be the case if we were to look at what’s going on at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon.

This 304-Horsepower Lexus LBX Is Morizo's Idea Of What A Casual Luxury Car Should Be

The Lexus LBX may come with a standard hybrid powertrain, but that didn’t stop the folks over at Gazoo Racing from putting in something a bit more potent. With the help of Akio Toyoda (aka Morizo), they’ve created the LBX Morizo RR Concept.

January 12, 2024

Toyota Shows Enhanced 2024 GR Yaris With 304 Horsepower, 8-speed AT

Toyota Gazoo Racing pulled the wraps off an evolved version of its hot hatch, the GR Yaris, for 2024. Sporting more power than ever before, it comes with exterior and interior upgrades as well as the option of an automatic transmission as well.

December 26, 2023

Subaru Teases Sharper Handling WRX STI Sport# For Japan

Subaru is using the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon to launch the WRX STI Sport# (Sport Sharp). Not to be confused with the all-out WRX STI, the WRX STI Sport# is basically a STI Lite—similar to BMW’s M Sport and Mercedes-Benz’s AMG Line models.

January 15, 2023

All-New Civic Type R To Become Honda's Top-Tier Race Car By 2024

Honda announced that it will compete in the top-tier Super GT GT500 class with the Civic Type R-GT.

Toyota Swaps Out The AE86's 4A-GE Engine For An Electric Motor And Batteries

Toyota may be looking at conversion services for some of its classic cars as a way to keep them running as the world transitions to being carbon neutral.

January 2, 2023

The Subaru Levorg Sport # Is The Closest Thing We'll Get To A WRX STI Wagon

At the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, Subaru used the annual tuning show to present the Levorg (local market WRX Wagon) tweaked by their in-house tuner, STI. Known as the Levorg STI Sport, it featured handling enhancements led by the brand’s first use of electronically-controlled dampers. Three Tokyo Auto Salons later, Subaru is bringing a sharper version of their fast grocery-getter appropriately named the Levorg STI Sport Sharp (stylistically written as Levorg STI Sport #).

January 1, 2023

2023 Subaru Crosstrek Boost Gear Embraces The Great Outdoors

Subaru continues to embrace its outdoorsy image with the Crosstrek Boost Gear Concept for the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon. Based on the recently launched all-new Crosstrek, the Crosstrek Boost Gear Concept shows what a potential off-road-centric version of the compact crossover would be like.

January 14, 2022

Toyota Launches Limited Edition Two-Seater GRMN Yaris

Toyota is adding a higher performance version of its GR Yaris: the GRMN Yaris, and it was shown for the first time at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon. Using lessons learned from motorsports competition, it features more power and improved handling over the GR Yaris.

January 13, 2022

Lexus And JAOS Team Up On Customized LX Meant For Off-Road Adventures

How’s this for a surprise? Instead of sprucing up the Toyota Land Cruiser 300, off-road specialist JAOS has decided to collaborate with Lexus instead to come up with a customized LX 600 in time for the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon.

January 11, 2022

The Mitsubishi Vision Ralliart Is, Unsurprisingly, A Crossover

Mitsubishi has now uncovered their Vision Ralliart Concept, and prepare those sad trombone noises because it’s not an Evo revival that everyone thought. It’s a crossover.

January 7, 2022

Toyota To Show Off High-Performance GR GT3 Concept, Hardcore GR Yaris At 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon

Despite being known for more sensible cars, Toyota won’t be forgetting their aim of making “ever better cars.” To that end, they’re set to bring out two high-performance vehicles at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon.

December 27, 2021

Subaru To Show A High-Performance Future Without Its Boxer Engine

Subaru understands that one day, they’ll have to eventually give up on its famed horizontally-opposed (aka boxer) engine as the world moves to the electric era. The world’s first glimpse of that future is this: the STI E-RA Concept.

Will The 2023 Subaru WRX STI Look Something Like This?

After the all-new Subaru WRX was shown, there was some trepidation surrounding its design, and how that will translate to the top-dog WRX STI. Not due until the 2023 model year (it is expected to make its global debut sometime in 2022 though), the design direction could be previewed by this: the WRX STI Performance Concept.

January 19, 2021

The Nissan's Urvan Office Pod is Your Stylish Mobile Office

Nissan is proving the flexibility of its NV350 Urvan by coming up with one unique treatment after another. After showing it off as a zero emissions ambulance and as a “hotel on wheels,” the automaker has now come up with the coolest way to take “WFH” on the road.

December 24, 2020

The 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon is Canceled

In what seemed like a last-minute move, the organizers of the Tokyo Auto Salon have decided to cancel its annual event.