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Captivating Concepts Capture Attention at Tokyo Motor Show

Makers pulling out the stops on automotive anomalies.

by on Oct.26, 2017

The Yamaha MWC-4 is part of its Leaning Multi-Wheel Vehicle line-up that can navigate the crowded streets of Tokyo.

The biennial Tokyo Motor Show often features some of the most cutting-edge designs and technologies within the industries, but it’s also known for some of the quirkiest concepts produced by automakers.

The 2017 edition of the show was no different.

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Toyoda Gosei, which manufactures rubber and plastic auto components, found a way to alleviate a fear that many car owners have when they park their vehicle in a crowded lot: door dings. (more…)

Live from the Tokyo Motor Show!

by on Oct.28, 2015

The 44th edition of the Tokyo Motor Show is now drawing to a close for the media, but that’s not the end of the news made out of the show.  TheDetroitBureau.com is still bringing you many of the stories about the impact of the debuts as well as the long-term trends created during the event and we’re still bringing all of that to you so please check the site often for updates.

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FT-86 Concept as Toyota or Scion in U.S.?

Sporty coupe is joint Toyota/Subaru effort.

by on Oct.21, 2009

Versions of the FT-86 will show up in both Toyota and Subaru showrooms, though in the U.S., it might be badged Scion.

Versions of the FT-86 will show up in both Toyota and Subaru showrooms, though in the U.S., it might be badged Scion.

In an otherwise lackluster 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, there’ll be a lot of attention paid to the few new products of any serious merit – and one of those is the eagerly-awaited Toyota FT-86, the rebirth of one of the Japanese giant’s most heralded nameplates.

Officially, the prototype going on display today at Makuhari Messe is nothing more than a show car, but unlike some of the wild and wacky models that have a way of popping up at the biennial Japanese event, then vanishing, never to be seen again, our sources confirm that the FT-86 will reappear in the not-too-distant future, though one of the unanswered questions is which badge it will wear in the U.S.

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It’s possible it will make the jump across the Pacific as a Toyota, but it is also possible, we’re told, that the FT-86 concept could show up as the replacement for the Scion tC, the youth-oriented marque’s most sporty model.

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