Tokyo Motor Show 2013: World premiere of All-New MINI and twin up!

European and US OEM exhibits are highlighted

2013/12/12

Summary

MINI press conference
All-New MINI unveiled at the press conference

 This report is a summary of major passenger cars exhibited by non-Japanese OEMs at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show (held from November 22 to December 1, 2013).

 Exhibitors from Europe include Daimler, BMW, VW, Renault, PSA, Jaguar Land Rover, and Volvo Cars. Volvo's exhibition in Tokyo was the first time in six years. The new MINI Cooper made its world premiere as well as the BMW i3 and i8 uncovered in Japan. From VW Group, twin up! plug-in hybrid concept vehicle made its world debut. Some models including the Jaguar F-type Coupe, were unveiled simultaneously at the Los Angeles Auto Show. From the U.S., the big three were absent but Tesla Motors made its first appearance.

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VW Group: PHV concept twin up! is unveiled

VW

 

twin up!
twin up!
twin up! PHEV system
The twin up!'s plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) system. A lithium ion battery pack and a 33-liter fuel tank are equipped on the rear.

 

twin up!  This small four-seater PHV concept  is based on the up! and made its debut here at the Tokyo Motor Show. This model uses the same drivetrain as the XL1 PHV, with a front overhang extended by 30 mm. It is reported that VW Group aims to launch the twin up! within two years.
 A 0.8-liter 2-cylinder diesel engine and an electric motor with output of 35kW are traverse-mounted on the front. The power system has a total output of 55kW and a maximum torque of 215Nm. These are combined with a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). Under the rear seat and rear luggage room, a 6.6kWh lithium ion battery, a 12V battery, and a 33-liter fuel tank are located. Between the engine and the 7 speed DSG, motor and decoupling clutch is located. The motor is supplied with energy from the Li-ion battery and also can be charged by the diesel engine.
 The fuel consumption is 1.1 liters/100km in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) combined mode and the CO2 emission is 27g/km. In the EV driving mode, the TDI diesel engine is cut off by the clutch, enabling it to travel up to 50km only with the motor. The twin up! is also equipped with a regenerative braking function that utilizes braking energy to recharge the battery.

 

XL1
XL1

 

XL1  This PHV was revealed for the first time in Japan. The vehicle measures 3,888mm in length, 1,665mm in width, and 1,153mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,224mm. This model has a lightweight body made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) with an air resistance coefficient of 0.186. The rear engine rear drive plug-in hybrid system consists of a 0.8-liter 2-cylinder diesel engine (maximum output: 35kW (48ps), maximum torque: 120Nm), an electric motor (maximum output: 20kW (27ps), maximum torque: 100Nm), a seven-speed DSG, and a lithium ion battery. The fuel consumption is 0.9 liters/100km in the NEDC combined mode. The XL1 can travel up to 35km in the EV driving mode using only the motor.

 

e-up!
e-up!
e-Golf
e-Golf

 

e-up!  The first EV under the VW brand was introduced in Japan. It is powered by a motor that develops a 60kw (82ps) maximum output with a 210Nm maximum torque, and an 18.7kWh lithium ion battery. VW introduced this model into the German market in October 2013 and plans to release it in Japan in 2014. (Reference: Frankfurt Motor Show 2013)
e-Golf  This EV is based on the new Golf. This model comes with a 24.2kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that produces an 85kW (115ps) maximum output and a 270Nm maximum torque. The cruising range is 130km to 190km. VW plans to gradually introduce this model into Western Europe in spring 2014 and into Japan and North America in the second half of 2014 or later. (Reference: Frankfurt Motor Show 2013)

 

Audi

 

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
S8
S8

 

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron  A plug-in hybrid version of the A3 was unveiled for the first time in Japan. This model has a 1.4-liter turbo fuel stratified injection (TFSI) gasoline engine with a maximum output of 110kW (150hp) and a maximum torque of 250Nm also equipped with an electric motor with a 75kW maximum output and a 330Nm maximum torque. The total maximum output is 150kW (204hp) and the torque is 350Nm. With an 8.8kWh battery, this PHV can travel up to 50km in the EV driving mode. The launch is expected in spring 2014.
S8  A sports model sedan of the Audi A8 equipped with a 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine with a maximum output of 382kW (520hp). As with the conventional A8, the body is almost all made of aluminum, except the B pillar. This is the first appearance in Japan.

 

Porsche

SUV Macan
SUV Macan (The displayed model is Macan Turbo)

 

SUV Macan  The Macan, the first compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) for Porsche, has three variations: Macan S, Macan S Diesel, and Macan Turbo. Among them, the Macan Turbo was on show in Tokyo, making its world debut, almost simultaneously at the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show as well. The Macan is expected to be introduced into the German market in April 2014. Porsche has been investing EUR 500 million in its Leipzig plant in Germany to establish a new line to produce 50,000 units of this model per year.
 The Macan is slightly smaller than the SUV Cayenne, with the body size: 4,681mm in length (4,699 mm for the Macan Turbo), 1,923 mm in width, and 1,624 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,807mm. The Macan S features a 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine with a maximum output of 250kW (340ps), the Macan S Diesel features a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine with a maximum output of 190kW (258ps), and the Macan Turbo features a 3.6-liter V6 twin turbo engine with a maximum output of 294kW (400ps). All grades are combined with seven-speed dual clutch transmissions (DCTs).

 

Panamera Turbo S Executive
Panamera Turbo S Executive
911 Turbo S Cabriolet
911 Turbo S Cabriolet

 

Panamera Turbo S Executive  A long wheelbase version of the Panamera Turbo S. The Panamera Turbo S Executive made its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The body is 5,165mm in length, 1,931mm in width, and 1,425 mm in height. The wheelbase has been extended by 150 mm from the conventional model to 3,070mm.
 The 4.8-liter V8 engine, based on that of the Panamera Turbo, achieves a maximum output of 419kW (570ps) and a maximum torque of 750Nm, thanks to a turbocharger equipped with a large compressor. Simultaneously, the fuel consumption has been improved by 11% from the preceding model to 10.2 liters/100km according to NEDC-based measurement.
911 Turbo S Cabriolet  A convertible version of the new 911 Turbo S. This made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and was unveiled in Asia for the first time at the Tokyo Motor Show. It is equipped with a turbocharged 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine with a maximum output of 383kW (520ps).

 

 



BMW Group: World premiere of All-New MINI and 4 series convertible

 

4 series convertible
4 series convertible

 

BMW 4 series convertible  The BMW 4 Series Convertible made its world debut here. This open-top, two-door four-seater model is larger than its predecessor, the BMW 3 Series Convertible. The model measures 4,638mm in length, 1,825mm in width, and 1,384mm in height, with a 2,810mm wheelbase.BMW 4 series is derived from the 3 Series Coupe/Convertible, newly set as a model with more emphasis on sportiness. (Reference: Frankfurt Motor Show)
 This model has a three-piece retractable hardtop that opens and closes in 20 seconds. The roof can be operated while traveling at 18km/h or below.
 The BMW 435i Convertible is fitted with a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder gasoline engine, the 428i Convertible with a 2.0L 4-cylinder gasoline engine, and the 420d Convertible with a 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine. The output is 135kW to 225kW (184ps to 306ps) and the maximum torque is 350Nm to 400Nm, both compliant with Euro 6 emission standards.
 Available transmissions are 6MT and 8AT, and the drivetrain is front engine, rear-wheel drive (RWD). For the 428i, there is an optional AWD system, the BMW xDrive.

 

BMW i3
BMW i3
BMW i8
BMW i8

 

BMW i3  The first EV under the BMW i brand. The five-door four-seater model was unveiled for the first time in Japan. BMW plans to introduce this model into the Japanese market in spring 2014. The body measures 3,999mm in length, 1,775mm in width and 1,578mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,570mm. It is equipped with an electric motor with a maximum output of 125kW (170ps) and a maximum torque of 250Nm. The cruising range is 130km to 160km, but can be extended to 300km by using an optional 2-cylinder range extender gasoline engine. (Reference: Frankfurt Motor Show)
BMW i8  This two-door four-seat sports PHV is the second model under the BMW i brand. The size is 4,689 mm in length, 1,942 mm in width, and 1,293 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,800 mm. An electric motor is mounted on the front and a 1.5-liter inline 3-cylinder gasoline engine on the rear, generating a total output of 266kW (362ps). BMW unveiled this model for the first time in Japan at this motor show and plans its launch in the Japanese market in 2014. (Reference: Frankfurt Motor Show)

 

BMW X5
BMW X5

 

BMW X5  The third-generation BMW X5 was revealed for the first time in Japan.
 Dimensions: 4,886mm in length, 1,938mm in width, and 1,762mm in height. The "BMW xDrive" AWD system is available for almost all models and is combined with an eight-speed AT. Available engines include 3.0L inline 6-cylinder twinpower turbo diesel engine (maximum output of 190kW/258ps),3.0L inline 6-cylinder  twinpower gasoline engine (225kW/306ps), and 4.4L V8 twinpower turbo gasoline engine (330kW/450ps).

 

Concept Active Tourer Outdoor
Concept Active Tourer Outdoor
Concept Active Tourer Outdoor
Concept Active Tourer Outdoor (Bicycles mounted)

 

Concept Active Tourer Outdoor  This concept model was on display in Tokyo, after its appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013. The model shares a same plug-in hybrid drivetrain concept with the BMW i8 and the total output is 140kW (190ps). The model was exhibited with bicycles mounted on the carrier. The body is 4,350 mm in length, 1,833 mm in width, and 1,576 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,670 mm.

 

MINI

New Mini Cooper
New Mini Cooper
New Mini Cooper S
New Mini Cooper S

 

New MINI  The new MINI Cooper and new MINI Cooper S grades made their world debut in Tokyo. BMW plans to launch the new MINI in spring 2014. The production already started at the Oxford plant in the U.K. in November 2013. Between 2012 and 2015, BMW plans to invest a total of GBP 750 million in this production plant.
 The new MINI Cooper, with the dimensions slightly larger than the predecessor, is 3,821mm in length, 1,727mm in width, and 1,414mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,495mm. It is fitted with a 1.5-liter inline 3-cylinder engine having a maximum output of 100kW (136hp), with a choice of 6MT or 6AT.
 The new MINI Cooper S measures 3,850mm in length, 1,727mm in width, and 1,414mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,495mm. It is equipped with a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine producing a maximum output of 141kW (192ps), with a choice of 6MT or 6AT.
 The interior has been changed from the predecessor's center meter to an 8.8-inch wide screen. Newly added functions include connectivity with external devices including smartphones, linkage to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, voice recognition and display of rear view camera images.
 The new MINI is also equipped with parking assistance which automatically recognizes and controls the steering for parallel parking.

 

 



Daimler: uncovers the most luxurious S-Class and coupe concept  

Mercedes-Benz

 

S 65 AMG long
S 65 AMG long
SLS AMG GT Final Edition
SLS AMG GT Final Edition

 

S 65 AMG long  The S 65 AMG long, the most luxurious model in the S-Class, made its world debut in Tokyo. The model has a 6.0-liter V12 twin turbo engine with a maximum output of 463kW (630ps) and a maximum torque of 1000Nm. A lightweight lithium-ion battery is used as a starter battery, offering lighter weight and better fuel economy than the previous model. In the NEDC combined mode, the fuel efficiency of 11.9 liters/100km has been achieved, up by 2.4 liters from the predecessor's 14.3 liters/100km.
SLS AMG GT Final Edition The SLS AMG is a limited edition sports car to be produced for only 350 units globally. Its final production model made its world debut in Tokyo. 25 units will be launched in the Japanese market. It is reported that no successors will be produced from the SLS under the AMG brand, although sports car with similar concept will be produced.

 

Concept S-Class Coupe
Concept S-Class Coupe

 

Concept S-Class Coupe  The S-Class two-door coupe concept model unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 made its debut in Japan. The body is 5,050mm in length, 1,958mm in width, and 1,409mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,945mm. The built-in 4.7L V8 twin turbo engine produces a maximum output of 335kW (455hp) and a maximum torque of 700Nm.

 

 



Jaguar Land Rover: World debut of F-TYPE Coupe

Jaguar

 

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe
Jaguar F-Type R Coupe (rear view)
Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe (rear view)

 

Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe  The F-type Coupe was unveiled almost simultaneously at the Tokyo and Los Angeles motor shows. This model carries over the C-X16 concept design and its platform is fully made of aluminum. The model launch is expected in 2014. The F-type R Coupe on display is the most luxurious grade,featuring a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine with a maximum output of 405kw (550ps) and a maximum torque of 680Nm.
 Other grades include the F-type S equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine with a maximum output of 280kW (380ps) and the F-type with a V6 supercharged engine with a maximum output of 250kW (340ps). An RWD system is mated with a ZF-made eight-speed AT featuring a manual mode.

 

Land Rover

 

Range Rover Sport
Range Rover Sport

 

Range Rover Sport  A five-door seven-seater SUV unveiled at the New York Motor Show in March 2013. This was its first appearance in Japan. The body is 4,855mm in length, 1,985mm in width, and 1,800mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,920mm. The platform is fully made of aluminum, reducing the body weight by 39% from the predecessor.A 5.0-liter V8 engine with a maximum output of 375kW (510ps) and a maximum torque of 625kW or a newly developed 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine with a maximum output of 250kW (340ps) is combined with a ZF-made, electronically controlled eight-speed AT. The powertrain is full time AWD.

 

 



Volvo Cars: Concept Coupe premieres in Japan

 

Concept Coupe
Concept Coupe
Concept Coupe (Rear view)
Concept Coupe (Rear view)

 

Concept Coupe  The two-door PHV coupe concept model unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show was exhibited for the first time in Japan. The design concept will be inherited to the new Volvo XC90 SUV, which is expected to be launched at the end of 2014. It is said that Volvo's original Scalable Architecture (SPA) has contributed to the flexibility of the design. This concept car is positioned as the first among the three that illustrate the future design direction of Volvo Cars.

 

 



PSA Peugeot Citroen: Peugeot 208 derived vehicles and EMP2 platform based model

Peugeot

 

2008
2008
208 GTI
208 GTI

 

2008  A five-door SUV based on the Peugeot 208 hatchback, the succeeding model of the best selling model 207. The SUV measures 4,160mm in length, 1,740mm in width, and 1,550mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,540mm. For the Japanese market, a 1.2-liter inline 3-cylinder DOHC engine with a maximum output of 60kW (82ps) and a maximum torque of 118Nm is combined with a five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT). Peugeot exhibited this model for the first time in Japan and plans to launch it in February 2014.
208 GTI  A high-performance version of the Peugeot 208 This model has a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine fitted with a six-speed MT.

Citroen

 

C4 Grand Picasso
C4 Grand Picasso

 

C4 Grand Picasso  This seven-seater minivan using Citroen's Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2) was presented for the first time in Japan. The length of 4,590mm has not changed from the predecessor, but the wheelbase has been extended by 110mm to 2,840mm to increase cabin and luggage space. Mounted safety features include 360-degree camera and active cruise control. Citroen plans to launch this model in Japan in 2014.

 

 



Renault: exhibits best selling model Clio and compact SUV Captur 

 

Clio
Clio
Captur
Captur

 

Clio  A five-door hatchback using Renault-Nissan Alliance's B platform. The front mask reflects the design concept of the DeZir concept sports EV. The body is 4,095mm in length, 1,750mm in width, and 1,445mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,600mm. It has a 4-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-liter gasoline engine with a maximum output of 88kW (120ps) and a maximum torque of 190Nm. The model was released in the Japanese market in September 2013
Captur  The Captur compact SUV made its Japan debut and is planned to be launched in February 2014. The body is 4,125mm in length, 1,780mm in width, and 1,565mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,605mm. This model is fitted with a 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine equivalent to that of the Renault Clio.

 

 



Tesla Motors makes its first appearance at Tokyo Motor Show

 

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S platform

 

Model S  Model S Tesla Motors, a new comer at the Tokyo Motor Show, exhibited the Model S large EV sedan at a space emulating its showroom. There are two types of batteries, 60kWh and 80kWh. The 80kWh type has a cruising range of up to 480km (300 miles). The supply to Japanese customers is expected to start in 2014. (Note: Panasonic supplies the batteries)

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