Tokyo Motor Show 2013: Japanese OEMs unveil future concepts

Innovative SUVs crowd the floor; Toyota exhibits FCV design concept



Tokyo Motor Show exhibition arena
Tokyo Motor Show exhibition arena (Tokyo Big Sight)

 The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show was held from November 20th to December 1st, 2013 (opened to the public from November 23th). The number of visitors increased by 7% from the previous show to about 902,800 (announced by the organizer).

 This report covers the concept cars that were exhibited by Japanese automakers at the show (Another report will follow shortly covering the concept cars of mini vehicles and production models slated for market launch in the near future).

 Toyota unveiled a design concept of the fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that will reach market in 2015. Nissan suddenly introduced two versions of its concept car, IDx, that show a method of joint development involving customers.

 Mitsubishi, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI: Subaru) and Suzuki  each unveiled plural SUV concepts which suggested that SUV was the mainstream in their market strategy.

 Honda exhibited a next-generation concept of the super sports car, NSX, whose production was once discontinued in 2005. Toyota presented a concept of an open-top model based on the 86 Compact Sports Car.

(Note) The "*" sign is attached to the model names that were unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013.

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