2012 tokyo auto salon

NISMO Tuned March, Juke and Leaf Concepts On Display at Tokyo Auto Salon

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Hinting at a possible tuner version of the new March/Micra sub-compact, Nissan has revealed a NISMO concept model at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Standing alongside similar NISMO-tuned versions of the Leaf and Juke, the March NISMO Concept gets the expected goodies. Included in the package are lighter forged wheels and an upgraded (and lowered) suspension,… Continue Reading...

Honda’s New Box Gets Flashy: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Perhaps the most bizarre of Honda‘s show cars at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon is the Flash Box. Based on the brand’s new N Box Kei car, there’s a matte-gray paint job, reflective decals and an excessive use of LED lights – inside and out. And let’s not forget the custom rims that look like… Continue Reading...

Toyota Electric Sports Car Concept Revealed [Video]

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Officially, Toyota will tell you that the future is in hybrid powertrains. But unofficially, well, they’ve built an electric sports car, which was revealed at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. Based on the chassis of a Toyota Sera (a rare sports car built from 1990-96), the TES-ERA EV shares that car’s gullwing door concept, though… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Tuner Cars of the Tokyo Auto Salon [Gallery]

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To say there’s a strong tuner car culture for hybrids in Japan might be a bit too generous. Oh, there’s no doubt the Japanese love to modify the cars, but perhaps the term “customization” is more accurate. At this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon there was the usual selection of Prius model with wild bodykits and… Continue Reading...

Nissan GT-Rs of the Tokyo Auto Salon [Gallery]

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Love Nissan GT-Rs? Then you most certainly would love the Tokyo Auto Salon. Featuring the latest tuning trends and most amazing race cars, much of the content on the show floor was GT-R related this year – although to be honest, the show is GT-R heavy every year. On display were plenty of modified GT-Rs… Continue Reading...

Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II is Super-a: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Ever wonder what the next Toyota Supra will be like? So do we. Could it be some sort of high-tech hybrid, using all-wheel drive with an electric motor for the front wheels and a gasoline or gas-electric hybrid drive for the rear? We suppose so. You know… something like the GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Camper Van Might Be The Most Ridiculous Thing Ever: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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We’ve seen a lot of strange things come out of Japan’s aftermarket over the years, but this might be the most ridiculous thing yet. Relax Cabin, a Japanese aftermarket company, specializes in camper conversions and apparently thought Toyota Prius owners would have a demand for such a thing. We guess there’s a remote possibility that… Continue Reading...

Subaru Impreza WRX STI S206 Nurburgring Race Car on Display: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Subaru recently launched the limited edition WRX STI S206 Challenge Package model in Japan, a higher performance version of the already impressive STI. It’s existence, however, is directly related to this car, the S206 racer. On display for the first time (as far as we know) since winning the SP3T class at last year’s Nurburgring… Continue Reading...

Mugen CR-Z Promotes Honda Hybrid Race Program: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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With the launch of the CR-Z, Honda wanted to emphasize that hybrids can in fact be sporty, now the automaker is continuing to promote the idea in its home market with the Honda Sports & Eco Program. Essentially an amateur racing series it lets drivers compete using spec CR-Zs (outfitted with Mugen wheels and an… Continue Reading...

Race Cars of the Tokyo Auto Salon [Gallery]

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The automotive aftermarket and motorsports have a lot in common, so it’s no surprise to see both celebrated together at venues like the Tokyo Auto Salon. On hand to cover the latest tuning trends from Japan, AutoGuide decided a closer look at the numerous race cars on display, from Formula cars to custom machines and… Continue Reading...
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