Tokyo Motor Show: Seven exciting concept cars showcased
The Tokyo Motor Show is the best platform for automobile manufacturers to showcase their latest developments, concept cars, and upcoming models before the year comes to a close. As the future of mobility opens up new options, expect to see some super sleek electric and hybrid vehicles of the future. Here is a list of the exciting concept cars that were showcased at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota TJ Cruiser
The Toyota TJ Cruiser, at first glance, looks similar to the Hummer H2 and Toyota's own FJ Cruiser. The wide grille, circular headlights, and the old school contribute to a different allure of the vehicle. This also means the SUV will appeal to a wider audience. Toyota says that a 3-metre surfboard too can be kept in the cabin with space for two people. Toyota says that the TJ Cruiser currently is being evaluated for an early production date. India is highly likely on the list of countries that Japan will export the TJ Cruiser to. More details of the Toyota TJ Cruiser.
Honda Sport EV Concept
The Sports EV Concept is a two-seater sportscar, and was the showstopper at Honda's stall at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Unveiled by Takahiro Hachigo, CEO, Honda Motor Company, the Honda Sports EV Concept is a retro looking all-electric sports car that uses the same dedicated EV platform as the Urban EV Concept. Honda has not released any details whatsoever about the Sports EV Concept, neither has it confirmed any production plans, unlike the Urban EV Concept that is slated to go into production and get launched in Europe subsequently in 2019. More details on the Honda Sports EV Concept
Nissan IMx concept
The Nissan IMx SUV comes with an all-electric powertrain where a pair of electric motors draw power from the battery placed under the seats. Nissan states that the powertrain is capable of producing 429PS and can travel a total distance of 595km on one single charge. Additionally, Nissan also announced that the IMx SUV will make use of wireless charging making cables redundant. The upcoming electric SUV is based on an all-new platform, that will also underpin 12 new cars from the Japanese manufacturer in the future that will arrive by 2022. Details on the Nissan IMX concept
The Suzuki e-Survivor SUV, as stated by the company, inherits the magnetic identity of Suzuki from the Jimny and the Vitara. According to our interpretation of this line, the Suzuki e-Survivor will have the off-road potential of the Jimny that can be seen with the large wheels housed in those bir arches and the see through doors. The upcoming SUV will have a compact ladder on frame construction. Details on the Suzuki e-Survivor here.
Mazda concepts - Vision Coupe and Kai
Mazda showcased the Vision Coupe concept that gets a KODO 2.0 design. While Mazda did not reveal much information about this flamboyant looking concept, we believe this one will underpin the upcoming Mazda6 that will be a flagship offering to compete with the likes of BMW 6-series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLS. In addition, Mazda also showcased the Kai concept that will take production shape of Mazda3. The Kai concept based production car will come with new Skyactiv-X engine that is a advanced version of the Skyactiv-G petrol engine and will come with a new type of combustion.
After releasing teaser images, Mitsubishi unveiled the e-Evolution concept that is the Japanese brand's interpretation of a high performance crossover. The Mitsubishi e-Evolution comes equipped with three electric motors, two mounted on the rear wheels. This arrangement claims to provide better handling. To make optimum use of space, the battery pack is placed on the centre and below the floor.
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