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Honda U3-X

04 December 2009

It may not be a car, but Honda's U3-X was one of the most impressive concepts at the show.

Daihatsu e:S

04 December 2009

This is a significant concept, if not for its visual design then for its packaging and technological achievements.

Nissan Fuga

04 December 2009

The Tokyo show wouldn't normally be pertinent to the Infiniti brand - as it doesn't sell in Japan - but the new Nissan Fuga did inadvertently become the first full-car preview of the next Infiniti M due next year, as it is a straight re-badge of its upmarket sister model.

Honda StepWagon

04 December 2009

Honda last week released the latest in their family MPV line, the Stepwagon, for the Japanese domestic market.

Daihatsu Basket

04 December 2009

The Daihatsu Basket concept makes a case for itself by targeting newly retired Tokyoites heading to the Japanese countryside to cultivate their own organic crops and engage in other ‘slow life' activities.

Lexus LFA

04 December 2009

The Daihatsu Basket concept makes a case for itself by targeting newly retired Tokyoites heading to the Japanese countryside to cultivate their own organic crops and engage in other ‘slow life' activities.

Nissan Roox

04 December 2009

Another boxcar launch at Tokyo - this time a production model - was the skinny, tall and spacious four-seater Nissan Roox.

Phiaro P70t Conch

04 December 2009

This was one of the surprises of the show, an electric three-seater based on a golf-cart and styled as a conch by third year students at Tokyo Communication and Arts University (TCA). Under the guidance of Mazda-RX-8 designer Shigeo Hirata, students Daito Tokumori (exterior) and Kim Joon Sun (interior) took the concept from digital to the full-size mock-up on display.

Honda CR-Z 2009

04 December 2009

Small, affordable, and sportiness with heritage: the concept behind the CR-Z is unarguable and here moves one step closer to production. First shown in Tokyo two years ago, this year's model is much better resolved and largely what we'll see on the streets in Spring, aside from the front-clip, there for continuity rather than production.

Mitsubishi PX-IMIEV

04 December 2009

Forget the awkward iMiEV Cargo van that ruins the purity of the original city car from which it has mutated, Mitsubishi's most important concept at the Tokyo motor show from a design and technology perspective was its new PX-MiEV plug-in hybrid crossover concept.