SUV concepts by Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi: Tokyo Motor Show 2015

Daihatsu exhibits mini cars that add fun and joy to everyday life



 This report summarizes exhibits by Mazda Motor Corporation; Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles; Mitsubishi Motors Corporation; and Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015.

 Mazda unveiled the rotary-powered Mazda RX-Vision sports car concept that Mazda hopes to one day commercialize. Mazda also exhibited the all-new Mazda crossover concept called the Koeru, which when translated means "exceed" or "go beyond", created under the idea of offering value going beyond current concepts and conventions.

 FHI exhibited the Subaru VIZIV Future Concept that features autonomous driving technology resulting from the ongoing evolution of Eyesight. The SUV version comes with a hybrid all-wheel drive (AWD) powertrain with motor-driven rear wheels.

 Mitsubishi exhibited its eX Concept. This compact electrified SUV concept features Mitsubishi's electrification technology, all-wheel control technology, and autonomous driving technology designed for operating on designated driving lanes.

 FHI and Mitsubishi are working to make autonomous driving on expressways a reality by 2020.

 Daihatsu's theme for this motor show was "Possible". The company exhibited the Nori Ori, Tempo and Hinata concept mini cars that are each designed to make passengers happy and add fun and joy to everyday life. Daihatsu also exhibited the D-base Concept that envisions next-generation, eco-friendly vehicles that reflect the evolution of the internal combustion engine.

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