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 |  Nov 25 2013, 2:31 PM

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At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi unveiled a trio of concepts that gives us a preview of the design direction the automaker plans on heading towards.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 2:15 PM

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At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan showed off what could be its answer to the popular Scion FR-S.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 2:01 PM

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Some way, somehow, Nissan continues to find a way to improve its menacing GT-R sports car, unveiling the 2015 model along with a NISMO variant at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 1:31 PM

Toyota-FT-86-Open-Concept-Live-Shots How do you make an already sporty car even more entertaining? Aside from adding a double-shot of extra horsepower under the hood you can do some other stuff, like cutting the roof off. Toyota has taken a giant can opener to the top of its iconic GT86 sportscar to create the FT86 Open Concept.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 1:15 PM

Nissan-Blade-Glider-Concept-Main-ArtThe Tokyo Motor Show is host to more than its share of unusual concept vehicles and one of the most intriguing has got to be Nissan BladeGlider.

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 |  Nov 24 2013, 1:44 PM

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This week, AutoGuide revealed its Utility Vehicle of the Year, while a pair of auto shows kept plenty of automotive enthusiasts glued to our YouTube channel. From the LA Auto Show, the unveiling of the Subaru WRX drew excitement while viewers also wanted to catch the first glimpse at the 2015 Nissan GT-R and GT-R Nismo.

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 |  Nov 22 2013, 10:50 PM

10. Nissan IDx NISMO


 

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Japan is a country unlike any other. Their culture seamlessly blends ancient traditions with the latest cutting-edge technology. It’s a land of samurai, sushi and sumo wrestlers, all of which coexists right next to Hello Kitty keepsakes and vending machines that dispense soiled panties.

Likewise, the Tokyo Motor Show plays host to more than its share of automotive oddities, with a sprinkle of awesomeness thrown in for good measure. Here are the Top 10 reveals from this epic East-Asian event.

Kicking things up a notch beyond the IDx Frestyle is Nissan’s NISMO version of this concept. As the performance variant of the two it rides on beefy 19-inch wheels and features a much more aggressive body.

Giving it the show to match its go the car is powered by a 1.6-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Output numbers have not been shared but chances are it’s pretty close to the 188 horsepower offered in the Juke crossover. A CVT is also the only transmission the company mentioned.

Inside the IDx NISMO is dressed in striking crimson-colored Alcantera though frankly, either of the IDx concept cars are pretty sweet.

 |  Nov 21 2013, 3:38 AM

Mitsubishi-Concepts-Main-ArtFor at least the last decade Mitsubishi has been on the ropes in North America, but they’re still formidable in global markets. As a show of force the three-diamond brand revealed three concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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 |  Nov 21 2013, 2:38 AM

Honda-S660-Concept-Main-ArtHummer H2 owners may disagree, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with driving a small car. Injecting some excitement into this part of the market Honda unleashed a sporty open-top mini model here in Tokyo.

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 |  Nov 21 2013, 1:32 AM

2015-Honda-Vezel-Main-Art3Honda took the covers off a new production utility vehicle in the Eastern Capital and it’s called the Vezel. It’s a product that promises to blend a variety of vehicular attributes into one right-sized package.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 11:26 PM

Nissan-Blade-Glider-Concept-Main-ArtThe Tokyo Motor Show is host to more than its share of unusual concept vehicles and one of the most intriguing has got to be Nissan BladeGlider.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 9:18 PM

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Lexus is jumping back into the coupe market segment with the Lexus RC, which was officially unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 12:23 PM

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The Lexus LF-NX Turbo concept may be a hard to look at small crossover, but the real story is under the hood, where the brands first turbocharged motor sits, waiting to make its production debut.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 11:05 AM

Toyota-FT-86-Open-Concept-Live-Shots

How do you make an already sporty car even more entertaining? Aside from adding a double-shot of extra horsepower under the hood you can do some other stuff, like cutting the roof off. Toyota has taken a giant can opener to the top of its iconic GT86 sportscar to create the FT86 Open Concept.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 10:30 AM

Nissan-IDx-Concepts-Main-ArtNissan is previewing a possible future rival for the Scion FR-S with the iDx concept unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 7:39 AM

2015-Nissan-GT-R-NISMO-Main-ArtWhat happens when too much just isn’t enough? You become an addict, that’s what! Well someone call Betty Ford because Nissan’s been going through performance withdrawal and they just binged on GT-Rs!

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 5:15 AM

Subaru-Cross-Sport-Design-Concept-Main-Art2The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S are two of the most impressive vehicles introduced in the last five years. They offer enthusiasts affordable performance courtesy of a rear-wheel-drive chassis that’s second to none. But could Subaru be working on a more utility-focused version of the BRZ? The company’s Cross Sport Design Concept seems to indicate they’re up to something.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 2:08 AM

Toyota-FCV-Concept-Main-Art2After more than a century the internal-combustion engine still reigns supreme as the world’s go-to powerplant for vehicular propulsion. Of course electrics have started to chip away at that dominance but they really haven’t had all that much success. When it comes to alternative technologies will fuel cells fare any better? Well, maybe if Toyota starts pushing them.

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 |  Nov 19 2013, 8:57 PM

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At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show today, Subaru unveiled its Levorg concept, a sporty wagon that’s set to arrive in Japan next year but, unfortunately, isn’t likely to cross the Pacific.

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 |  Nov 19 2013, 8:34 PM

Lexus-LF-NX-Turbo-Main-ArtLexus has just unveiled its LF-NX Turbo concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, previewing the automaker’s first turbocharged engine.

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 |  Nov 19 2013, 8:08 PM

Lexus-RC-Coupe-Main-ArtThe Lexus RC coupe has made its long-awaited official debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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 |  Nov 19 2013, 7:49 AM

 

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There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for Honda faithfuls hoping for a high-performance powerplant.

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 |  Nov 19 2013, 5:43 AM

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Honda has taken its 2015 Civic Type-R to its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan prior to showing the new hot hatch off at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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 |  Nov 17 2013, 3:02 PM

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Suzuki has revealed five concepts that will be heading to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, four of which will be world premieres.

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