The Tokyo Auto Salon is the biggest date in the Japanese tuner car scene, where the biggest names descend to measure the pulse of the aftermarket industry.
It is one of the few shows where wildly styled kei cars can stand wheel-to-wheel beside 600bhp Toyota GT86s and spaceframed drag cars.
This year’s show proves the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ are still the darlings of Japan’s modified car scene. And the customisation of kei cars – while still a phenomenon peculiar to Japan – shows little signs of slowing.
What is clear, is that car makers wholeheartedly embrace the scene, allowing them to experiment with production models that would be tough to do at the regular motor show. Models like the Mazda 3 and CX-5 have been fettled by their makers, and Nissan’s range of tuned MPVs shows the scene isn’t limited to sports cars.
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