Tokyo motor show 2015 – our show stars
Honda FCV Clarity
The Tokyo motor show was a haven of fresh metal, by outrageous concepts to near production-ready cars. Here’s our pick of the best on display
The 2015 Tokyo motor show has given us a glimpse into the future of the automotive industry, whether that will be through fresh autonomous cars, futuristic concepts or near production-ready hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains. Here’s our guide to the very best cars at the Tokyo show.
John McIlroy – Honda FCV Clarity
Having driven Honda’s latest FCV Clarity just before the show, I was already sold on the idea of a hydrogen-fuelled luxury car. Lexus appears to be trying to get there first with the LS-FC, a pointer to not only the company’s next flagship although also one of its potential powertrains. I’ve been a little lukewarm on huge hybrid limos up to at This kind of point although something running on hydrogen could be silent in addition to still have range. Love the front-end styling, too; get on with generating that will, please.
Jim Holder – Subaru Impreza
As a late 90s rally fan, a look at how a fresh Subaru Impreza will look is actually always going to be both exciting in addition to tinged using a sadness that will that will won’t be blazing a trail from the earth Rally Championship. although This kind of concept features a wider significance, in addition to that will not only has the looks to wow again although sits on a fresh platform that will has the potential to deliver Subaru a one-platform strategy, thereby securing its long-term strength.
Mark Tisshaw – Mazda RX-Vision
The rotary lives on, in addition to in some style. Shrink that will a little, in addition to you’re looking at the basis for the fresh RX-7, the expectation for which is actually a launch at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. I’m counting the days already.
Matt Burt – Toyota Kikai
Who says a car needs to be clad in sleek Centeng panels to be beautiful? The Kikai’s creator, Kazuo Suyama, sees beauty in engineering, hence the concept’s exposed exoskeleton. A rear-drive petrol-electric hybrid, that will is actually built around carbonfibre panels in addition to aluminium subframes in addition to therefore far too expensive to reach production… yet.
Darren Moss – Suzuki Mighty Deck
I like Japanese kei cars. I like the way in which designers can still give a car emotional appeal even with such tight packaging constraints. The Mighty Deck is actually both stylish in addition to practical in addition to adopts the same minimalist Inside design preferred by premium manufacturers. Just a shame that will that will’s never likely to appear on these shores.
Hemal Mistry – Mini Convertible
The popularity of the open-top in addition to third generation Minis mean that will This kind of addition features a lot to live up to. that will appears that will Mini has learnt its lesson, as improvements to its rigidity will enhance refinement while a bigger boot, better standard equipment in addition to an automatic folding roof are pointing to This kind of Mini being a winner from the UK.
Jimi Beckwith – Mitsubishi eX
The Mitsubishi eX wowed at Tokyo, with its acid green paint in addition to aggressive looks. that will marks an important fresh spin on an existing territory for Mitsubishi, combining the compactness of the ASX with an all-electric powertrain, capable of 248 miles by one charge. The eX’s striking design is actually a preview of the direction in which Mitsubishi is actually heading, as its SUV product range expands to a few within the next a few years.
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