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 |  Jan 12 2014, 3:10 PM

Plenty of Go at the Show


The 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon isn’t all about show, there’s plenty of cars that go as well.

With new regulations for the Super GT series for 2014, several automakers showed off their entrants for next year’s race season, while the Makuhari Messe was also packed with several of this year’s most successful motorsports machines.

Check out 10 of our favorites below.

 |  Jan 11 2014, 9:20 AM


Competing in the Super GT’s top GT500 class, the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 race car looked right at home at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 5:03 PM

86s Invade Tokyo Auto Salon


If you thought the hype in Japan around the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ would die any time soon, think again. This year’s Tokyo Auto Salon continued to be packed with both makes, as the Japanese aftermarket continues to embrace the platform.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 11:02 AM


The Nissan Leaf has remained relatively unchanged since it debuted, but something called the Leaf “Aero Style” at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon could hint at the electric car’s future design.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 10:02 AM


The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won’t arrive in the U.S. until 2015, but it already has sales traction in Japan and the Japanese automaker brought a custom version to the Tokyo Auto Salon.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 9:32 AM


Just like it did at last year’s SEMA Show, Mazda chose to keep its 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon display cars mild rather than running wild.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 9:02 AM


Honda has debuted its “N-Box + Element” concept at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon, marrying the design of the automaker’s compact N-One and the discontinued Element.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 8:32 AM


Toyota has debuted a concept version of Toyota’s Mark X sedan from GRMN at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, giving North American enthusiasts another reason to wish it would make it to America.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 8:02 AM


Yesterday, Nissan announced that it will sell the Micra in Canada. So what about a performance variant? 

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 8:01 AM


Toyota motorsports partner Gazoo Racing has fielded plenty of Toyota GT86s in different racing series around the world and now they’ve taken what they’ve learned and applied it to the street.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 12:55 AM


Lexus has already previewed the street-legal RC F that will debut next week in Detroit, but it’s a different story at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 12:40 AM


Subaru has unveiled its all-new WRX STI NBR Challenge race car that will compete at this year’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring race.

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 |  Jan 09 2014, 10:22 PM


Subaru just revealed a handful of modified Levorg concepts including an STI variant at the Tokyo Auto Salon Following the concept wagon’s debut during the Tokyo Motor Show last November.

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 |  Jan 09 2014, 9:13 PM


Making its first public appearance at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Honda NSX-GT will soon compete in its first season of Japanese Super GT racing, a year before the street car goes on sale. 

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 |  Jan 09 2014, 9:09 PM


The redesigned Honda Fit hasn’t made it to North America yet, but it’s already catching attention from tuners in Japan.

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 |  Jan 09 2014, 7:58 PM


Honda’s Fit-based crossover, the Vezel, has just gone on sale in Japan and now the automaker is showcasing aftermarket potential at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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 |  Jan 04 2014, 8:13 PM

mugen honda vezel

Honda has released a preview of customized vehicles heading to this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, including a wild Mugen-tuned version of its new Fit-based crossover.

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 |  Jan 02 2014, 7:57 PM


Gazoo Racing has posted a teaser image on its Facebook page of what it’ll be showing off at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon.

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 |  Dec 28 2013, 2:30 PM


Toyota will be heading to the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon with a pair of custom Harrier SUVs, better known as the Lexus RX in North America.

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 |  Jan 12 2013, 1:01 PM

10. Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ

Like the 2012 SEMA Show in America, the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon was packed with Toyota and Subaru’s latest sports car. But that’s not to say that there weren’t plenty of other attractions on the Makuhari Messe Convention Center show floor. 

Coming in 10th on our list of Top 10 Cars of the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon is the Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ. Perhaps what the CR-Z should have been from the factory, minus the rear spoiler, the Mugen RZ is a supercharged hybrid powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder with 153 hp. Five-away adjustable coilovers give the CR-Z the sporty handling it deserves, while the body styling gives the CR-Z a much more attractive design. Too bad Mugen is only planning on selling 300 of them.

 |  Jan 12 2013, 12:01 PM

Who doesn’t love race cars? The 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon had no shortage of race car goodness, including several Super GT entries we’ve dreamed of seeing on our shores.

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 |  Jan 12 2013, 11:01 AM

For decades luxury car tuning in Japan was exclusively VIP tuning – lowered Japanese sedans with wide, aggressive wheels, and fancy body kits. But recent years, the rise of European vehicles has shifted the luxury and exotic market out in the Land of the Rising Sun. 

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 |  Jan 12 2013, 10:00 AM

With how popular the Subaru BRZ is, it’s understandable if you forget that the Japanese automaker has other models in its lineup.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 5:31 PM

For decades, the Tokyo Auto Salon was known as the premier auto show for customized Japanese vehicles; but over recent years, custom European exotics have found a new home in Japan.

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