Tokyo motor show

Why Mitsubishi won't make a new Evo

Gas-turbine technology and a firm focus on electrified SUVs mean a new performance saloon is unlikely to happen

24 October 2019
Why Mitsubishi won't make a new Evo
Tokyo motor show

Are shape-changing cars the future?

Suzuki’s Waku concept gives us an intriguing glimpse into what might be

23 October 2019
Are shape-changing cars the future?
Tokyo motor show

Why Europe should follow Japan's lead to stop the death of the city car

They may be rapidly falling out of fashion in the West, but Japan's appetite for kei cars remains as strong as ever

23 October 2019
Why Europe should follow Japan's lead to stop the death of the city car
Tokyo motor show

Mazda’s approach to EVs is refreshing

Japanese firm's new MX-30 won't follow in the footsteps of so many electric cars on sale today

23 October 2019
Mazda’s approach to EVs is refreshing
Tokyo motor show

Goodbye car makers, hello mobility solutions providers

Social pressures, the rising cost of development and the rapid pace of the industry are all factors influencing the shift towards shared mobility

22 October 2019
Goodbye car makers, hello mobility solutions providers
Tokyo motor show

The biggest news from Tokyo - and why you might have missed it

Perhaps Toyota is more prepared for an electrified future than we thought...

30 October 2017
The biggest news from Tokyo - and why you might have missed it
Suzuki Alto Turbo RS
Suzuki Alto Turbo RS - Oh. My. Goodness. We all knew that Suzuki does small cars well, but this hot Kei hatchback takes it to the next level. With the cute face of a small, angry Pokémon, a 63bhp, 0.7-litre three-cylinder engine and a kerb weight of just 670kg, the Alto Turbo RS is sure to have all the charm you could ask for, and none of the expense of a full-sized hot hatch; it achieves 71mpg, according to Suzuki. I wanted one instantly after seeing one on the streets of Japan.
Tokyo motor show

The best and worst things I’ve seen this week: Tokyo motor show edition

Behind-the-scenes glimpses and other observations from the last seven days around the car industry

27 October 2017
The best and worst things I’ve seen this week: Tokyo motor show edition
Tokyo motor show

The Japanese car industry is back on the map

Japan’s resurgence cannot be ignored, with ever more exciting cars arriving every few weeks. This could be the start of something huge

27 October 2017
The Japanese car industry is back on the map
Tokyo motor show

Will the future Mitsubishi Evo be an SUV?

Mitsubishi's revival plan is well under way, but it isn't likely to include this SUV-shaped Evo – for now

25 October 2017
Will the future Mitsubishi Evo be an SUV?
Tokyo motor show

Honda’s performance mojo is back

The new Sports EV concept is the latest in a line of successful performance models

25 October 2017
Honda’s performance mojo is back
Subaru Viziv Performance Concept
The Subaru Viziv Performance Concept
Tokyo motor show

Why Subaru faces a powertrain dilemma with the WRX

The WRX's popularity is firmly linked to its boxer engine, so how will it adapt to the rise of electrified powertrains?

25 October 2017
Why Subaru faces a powertrain dilemma with the WRX
Mazda Vision Coupe
The Mazda Vision Coupe concept
Tokyo motor show

Are cars no longer elegant?

We speak to Mazda's head of design ahead of the reveal of the curvacious Vision Coupe

25 October 2017
Are cars no longer elegant?

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