The ongoing Tokyo Motor Show is open to public up until November 8; however, veils have already been taken off the showstoppers from all the major automakers. And as one would expect, the 2015 edition continues to feature weird and wacky concepts that are a common sight at the Tokyo Motor Show. That being said, this year’s edition has also played host to a number of important debuts ranging from ultra-efficient hatchbacks to track-focussed, exotic looking sports cars.
Listed below are the highlights that made it to the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show:
The 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, apart from being Japanese auto manufacturers’ playground also hosted a number of interesting and futuristic automotive concepts. So, here we have a list of seven concept cars that caught our attention.
Jaguar showcased the F-Pace in a spectacular white shade in Tokyo. The car is of special interest to us since we will be expecting it in the Indian market by the first half of next year. It’s an even more special occasion for Jaguar as this will be their first ever crossover model.
Datsun’s Go-Cross concept is based on the Go+ compact MPV. The concept gives us a somewhat clear idea of what a future crossover from the budget manufacturer will look like.
Named after Suzuki’s compact SUV that was sold between 2003 and 2008, the Ignis is the much-awaited production version of the iM-4 concept car. The Ignis will be sold in select global markets, alongside the Swift and the all-new Baleno.
The new BMW M4 GTS is a stripped-out, more powerful version of the standard M4. It uses an enhanced version of the standard model’s 3-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo petrol engine to deliver up to 500bhp.
Subaru surprised us all with the S207 which, unarguably, is the most ultimate version of the current generation Impreza. Sadly, production for the S207 will be quite restricted, with all 400 units to be sold in Japan only.
British premium small car maker Mini’s highlight for Tokyo has come in the form of the new Convertible model. Fresh for 2016 and with several refinement improvements over its predecessor, the new Mini Convertible is headed for the Indian market sometime next year.
Yamaha is known for making four-wheeled concepts and the Sport Ride Concept is the brand’s yet another technical exercise in showcasing their expertise on four wheels. The concept is a small two-seater sports car that weighs just 750kg.
The production version of the NSX is being showcased at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Premiered first in the US under the Acura badge, the NSX is finally out as a Honda for the global markets.
The bland and uninspiring look of the existing Subaru Impreza will eventually make way for a much improved design as seen in the new Impreza concept. Subaru, in fact, has revealed that this five-door concept’s design will reflect in the brand's upcoming range of cars.
Also making its debut in Tokyo is Porsche’s new Macan GTS. While it may look nearly similar to a regular Macan, this new model gets a re-engineered chassis, 20bhp more power and uprated brakes.
Local auto giant Mazda has resurrected its legendary rotary engine technology with the RX-VISION sports car concept in Tokyo. The RX-VISION hints at a future sports car that could bring back Mazda’s rotary tech previously seen in cars like the RX-7 and the RX-8.