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Showing posts with label Tokyo Motor Show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tokyo Motor Show. Show all posts

Thursday, April 22, 2021

It's Official: The 47th Tokyo Motor Show 2021 Is Canceled


It’s official: the 47th Tokyo Motor Show 2021 is canceled. This marks the first time the biennial motor show has been canceled since its inception 1954.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Tokyo Motor Show Organizers Considering All Options for 2021


The organizers of the Tokyo Motor Show are taking a wait-and-see approach to next year’s event as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts the international auto show circuit.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Nissan "Resets" Its Design Philosophy to Speak in Simple, Clean Lines


Embedded in a hillside deep in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture lies Nissan’s Global Design Center. There, Executive Design Director Satoru Tai focuses on Nissan’s next design horizon, a new direction that speaks in simple, clean lines.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Nissan's PR Language Runs Wild with the New Ariya Concept


Nissan unveils what they call a concept that epitomizes “its brand philosophy for the next evolutionary phase of the automobile.” If that’s really the case, then prepare to be bored with the Ariya.

Friday, October 25, 2019

No, There's Not a Single Bit of Toyota in the Mazda MX-30


With the launch of their first all-electric vehicle, skepticism started creeping in almost immediately: is the MX-30 a full-blown Mazda or is it something a bit more pedestrian wearing fancy KODO clothing?

Toyota Had the Biggest WTF Moment at the Tokyo Motor Show


The 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 had everything: cutesy-patootie sub-compact cars, bonkers concept SUVs, cool-looking EVs, a new stylish wagon, and then you have this: the Toyota e-broom. It had the biggest “WTF” moment at the show and elicited more confused reaction than applause when Toyota President Akio Toyoda and his cartoon counterpart, Morizo showed it to the press.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Honda's CEO Explains the Rationale Behind the All-New Jazz's Styling


The styling of the all-new Jazz represents a dramatic design departure compared to Honda’s current efforts. And while some decry it as looking too cutesy, Honda’s own Representative Director and CEO Takahiro Hachigo explains the rationale behind the ahegao styling.

Love or Hate It, the 2020 Honda Jazz Keeps Its One Trademark Feature


So far, internet opinion is split on the design of the all-new Honda Jazz. Some call it “cute”, while others denounce it as “too girly.” But while it’s still too early to judge it based on the court of public opinion, one thing is for certain: it’s still got one trademark feature that’s sure to please long-time Jazz owners.

Honda Doubles Down on Electrification Starting with All-New Jazz


With the introduction of the all-new Honda Jazz (Fit in Japan), Honda doubles down on its commitment to electrify 66 percent of its global unit sales by 2030. With that, the carmaker has introduced a new collective name for its electrification efforts: Honda e:TECHNOLOGY (all caps are part of the trademark) which will cover both its two- and four-wheeled mobility products.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mitsubishi's New SUV Concept Can Run on Diesel, Kerosene, or Alcohol


Mitsubishi finally showed off the Mi-Tech Concept—an off-left field small plug-in hybrid electric SUV that embodies the company’s brand statement, “Drive Your Ambition.” A purely design concept for now, the Mi-Tech Concept does show a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain, a four-motor electric all-wheel drive system, and the most advanced driver assist tech—things which will make it to future Mitsubishi production models.

Subaru Finally Hits Their Design Stride With All-New, 2020 Levorg


It looks like Subaru is finally hitting a good design stride as evidenced by the introduction of the all-new, second-generation Levorg at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019.

Mazda's First-Ever EV is a Crossover with "Freestyle Doors"


Mazda has unveiled its first mass-production electric vehicle, the MX-30, and despite its rather conventional crossover body, it does have a few design tricks up its sleeve that set it apart from the growing sea of EVs.

All-New, 2020 Honda Jazz Goes Human-Centric Design


Honda ushers in a new era for its sub-compact car offering with the global unveil of the all-new Jazz at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The all-new model eschews Honda’s “grand design” concept for a more human-centric design approach. It goes on sale first in its home market of Japan by February 2020 with the rest of the world to follow.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Toyota Draws First Blood, Unveils All-New 2020 Yaris


The first next-generation Toyota small car has been unveiled: the all-new 2020 Yaris. Toyota’s sub-compact hatchback sees a top-to-bottom redesign and sports a brand-new line-up of engines and a new platform which promises better driving performance and comfort.

The All-New, Fourth-Generation Honda Jazz is Coming and This is Our First Look


Tokyo Motor Show is just a week away, so let the teasers begin. What could be one of the most important new models for Honda at the show is this: the all-new Jazz sub-compact hatchback.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Here's Hoping Toyota Will Adopt Force Blue As Their New Signature Color


There just aren’t enough cool blue cars on the road. While Subaru’s made it a point to make it their trademark hue, here’s hoping that potential-future parent company Toyota does the same with Force Blue.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Mitsubishi Combines SUV Design and Small Car Proportions in the Super Height K-Wagon Concept


Mitsubishi of late has always iterated that they’ll be focusing on two product segments: small cars and utility vehicles. Now, what if you combine the two? Well, that’s what the upcoming Super Height K-Wagon Concept is.

Nissan Offers a Glimpse of Future Kei Cars with the IMk Concept


The keijidōsha or kei car is synonymous with Japan. Often boxy little things, they’re the smallest highway-legal passenger car on offer there. Of late though, the kei car has seen reduced government subsidies that lessen their advantage over regular-sized cars. In fact, currently, only Daihatsu, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki are producing their own kei cars with Nissan, Mazda, and even Toyota selling re-badged models.

Friday, October 4, 2019

F*ck Rotaries, Mitsubishi is Going to Experiment Using a Gas Turbine Engine


As the general public gained a fascination with aviation in the 1960s, several car companies came up with wacky concept cars powered by a gas turbine engine. Well, it seems automotive engineering is just like fashion because Mitsubishi is going all turbine with the MI-TECH Concept which they will unveil at the Tokyo Motor Show.