Tokyo Preview: Lexus LF-Ch Hybrid Hatchback Concept to Get Japanese Debut

Lexus has announced that along with the world premiere of a new two seater supercar concept, it will show the LF-Ch hybrid hatchback concept for the first time in Japan. Unveiled last month at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the LF-Ch is expected to lead to a production model, in Europe, by 2011.

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Tokyo Preview: Lexus Confirms Two-Seat Supercar Concept Will Debut at Tokyo Auto Show
Tokyo Preview: Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybird Concept to Get Japanese Debut in Tokyo

Officially unveiled last month at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany, Toyota is now set to give the Prius plug-in hybrid concept an official unveiling in its native land and in front of a more welcoming audience.

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Tokyo Preview: Toyota FT-EV II Electric Car Unveiled Ahead of Official Debut

Toyota will take the wraps off an updated version of its FT-EV electric car at the Tokyo Auto Show in just a few weeks. Called the FT-EV II, the car is designed for urban use with a total range of 90 km (56 miles) and a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).

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Tokyo Preview: Stunning Toyota FT-86 Concept Delivers "Racecar-like" Handling

Until today, if someone asked you what the best looking Toyota from the past decade was, you’d have a tough time thinking something up. As of today, the answer is the FT-86 Concept, which is set to officially debut at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month.

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Tokyo Preview: Suzuki SX4-FCV Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept

Along with a plug-in hybrid version of the Swift, Suzuki is planning to unveil a hydrogen fuel cell-powered SX4 concept model at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month.

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Tokyo Preview: Suzuki Swift Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Suzuki is looking to take its small car expertise to new heights (and new distances) by unveiling a new plug-in hybrid concept at the Tokyo Auto Show in just a few weeks. Based on the current Swift platform that is sold in both Japan and Europe, this PHEV uses a 658 cc gasoline engine (0.7-liters), along with a 74hp electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.

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Report: Mazda To Raise $1.1 Billion for Hybird Research

Mazda has announced plans to raise as much as $1.1 billion in capital to invest in hybrid technologies for future vehicles. The news comes roughly 8 months after the automaker laid out plans to improve the overall fuel economy of its vehicles through advancements to gasoline and diesel engines, as well as transmission improvements. Many of these technologies will debut on the Kiyora Concept, which will debut at the Tokyo Auto Show in just a few weeks.

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Tokyo Preview: Mitsubishi I-MiEV Cargo Gets More Space, Even Sillier Design

If you though Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV electric city car was both silly looking and impractical, perhaps the i-MiEV Cargo is more up your alley? Or perhaps not. With significantly more usable space, along with an even more ridiculous shape, the Cargo model is a concept that Mitsubishi is exploring for eventual production. The i-MiEV on which it’s based has already been given the green light with sales starting in Japan in April of 2010.

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Tokyo Preview: Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV Foreshadows a Future Plug-In Hybrid Crossover

When concept cars look this road-ready, you can be sure an automaker isn’t just interested in design for design’s sake. Called the Concept PX-MiEV, Mitsubishi will unveil this hybrid crossover concept at the Tokyo Auto Show next month.

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Tokyo Preview: Honda Skydeck Concept Van Gets Sliding Rear Doors and Front Lambo Doors

Honda’s latest concept car (van) that is scheduled to debut at the Tokyo Auto Show, looks like something you might see done to an Odyssey minivan at Hot Import Nights. The reason? It has both the typical minivan sliding rear doors, as well as front “Lambo-style” doors.

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Tokyo Preview: Honda EV-N Concept Is One Ultra-Cute Electric Car

Honda intends to put the focus on its environmentally friendly alternative energy vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Show next month, showcasing several products, including the undeniably cute EV-N electric car concept.

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Tokyo Preview: Subaru WRX STI Carbon Gets Hard-Core Light Weight Roof and… an Automatic Transmission?

Along with the Hybrid Tourer Concept, Subaru will have on display a hot-looking Carbon edition of its high-performance WRX STI model at the Tokyo Auto Show next month.

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Tokyo Preview: Honda CR-Z Concept Is As Close to the Real Thing As Concepts Get

Honda has just announced that a revised version of its CR-Z hybrid hatchback will debut at the Tokyo Auto Show next month. Honda has already produced a concept version of this car, but the new one (shown above) is as close to production as concepts get. The design has been toned down just ever so slightly, while the interior is as road-ready as a Honda Fit’s. In fact, the car looks deliciously CRX-like.

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Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Mazda Kiyora Concept Gets 75 MPG

Just after publishing an article on Mazda’s new SKY engines, which are set to debut at the Tokyo Auto Show in October, Mazda sent us a press release on the Kiyora Concept car.

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