Tidbits from the Tokyo Motor Show and What to Expect in 2017

  • The Tokyo Motor Show is one of the biggest auto shows in the world with a display of unique car models by automobile brands from Japan and across the world. It is held once every two years in the months of October and November. It usually displays more hybrid and concept cars than regular ones and attracts huge media attention. Thousands of car enthusiasts flock to this show biennially. It is similar to the auto shows of Paris and Frankfurt and was started in the 50s.

    44th Tokyo Motor Show


    In 2015, between the dates of October 29 and November 8, the 44th auto show was held and met with a great response in the Tokyo Big Sight area, which is also called the International Exhibition Center, located in the Ariake district of Tokyo Bay. On 29th October, a preview was held firstly for exclusive members followed by a continuous display for the public from the 30th October onward. Nearly a million visitors visited the show (according to the Tokyo Motor Show website).


    There were exhibits of domestic and foreign brands of motorcycles, passenger cars as well as their car parts and machinery tools. The sponsors to this show included Lufthansa, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Asahi and several others. The theme of this show was “Your heart will race” and the poster was very futuristic and was designed by German light art photographer, Jon Leonardo. Many common stores such as Lawson and Family mart supported sales of tickets to the show. There was also a separate themed event called ‘Smart Mobility City 2015’ where test rides were offered on some models.

    Wacky models

    From high-end designer hybrid cars and motorcycles to micro mobility vehicles, the Tokyo Motor Show 2015 was a visual delight overall. Many new models such as Toyota Kikai, Mazda RX-Vision, Yamaha MWT-9 and others were put on display to make one spellbound with their sleek tender design and awesome interior technology.

    Yamaha MWT-9

    So, I hope you enjoyed the show if you went along as well, but if not, have a glimpse of the show on the website anytime.


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