Tokyo Motor Show 2017: Mazda, Suzuki, Subaru, and Daihatsu's exhibitions

Mazda's SKYACTIV-X, Subaru's VIZIV concept, Suzuki and Daihatsu's EV concept vehicles put on display

2017/12/12

Summary

SUBARU VIZIV PERFORMANCE
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SUBARU VIZIV PERFORMANCE CONCEPT

This report will cover Mazda, Suzuki, Subaru, and Daihatsu's exhibitions at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show.

Mazda exhibited its SKYACTIV-X next-generation gasoline engine, with which the OEM believes it has proved the feasibility of the advanced technologies contained therein. Mazda will feature the engine on its next-generation SKYACTIV series vehicles in 2019. The automaker exhibited its CX-8 three-row seat SUV, and unveiled the Mazda Kai Concept and Mazda Vision Coupe concept models for the first time.

Subaru debuted its Subaru Viziv Performance Concept. In anticipation of the coming popularization of autonomous driving, the concept features advanced driving support technology that combines a new version of its EyeSight with various other devices. Furthermore, the OEM exhibited two design concept models.

Suzuki exhibited seven concepts for the first time. The e-Survivor is Suzuki's proposed vision for an electric compact SUV with a ladder frame. The Spacia Concept and Spacia Custom Concept are practically identical to production models. Moreover, the XBEE series, which aims to stir up a sense of adventurousness, is scheduled to enter production soon.

Daihatsu exhibited five vehicles (two mini cars (engine displacement under 660 cc) and three compact cars), out of which four made their world debuts, and one was showcased in Japan for the first time. The DN Pro Cargo is a commercial EV model meant to provide all of the convenient features of mini cars.

 

Tokyo Motor Show 2017 related reports:
Toyota unveils numerous concept vehicles (November 2017)
Exhibits from Nissan, Honda, and Mitsubishi (December 2017)
Exhibitions from Bosch, Denso, Aisin, and Mitsubishi Electric (November 2017)
EV systems and other electrification technologies (December 2017)
Plastics utilized for autonomous driving and electric vehicle components (December 2017)