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In pictures: Concepts and more from the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

In pictures: Concepts and more...
The best concepts and cars at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
The best concepts and cars at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
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Toyota's vision for the car includes the ability to hook it up to an external hydrogen source so it can be used to power the home
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Toyota's vision for the car includes the ability to hook it up to an external hydrogen source so it can be used to power the home
The car has a hydrogen stack nestled between the front wheels
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The car has a hydrogen stack nestled between the front wheels
While the Mirai is ready to take hydrogen power to the people, this is just a pipe dream for the moment
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While the Mirai is ready to take hydrogen power to the people, this is just a pipe dream for the moment
Toyota's new Prius was on display at the Tokyo Motor Show after its launch in Frankfurt. Trust us, those oddball looks are no better in person
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Toyota's new Prius was on display at the Tokyo Motor Show after its launch in Frankfurt. Trust us, those oddball looks are no better in person
Toyota has promised a more dynamic drive for new Prius owners
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Toyota has promised a more dynamic drive for new Prius owners
It might be ugly, but there are some cool details hidden in the Prius' styling
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It might be ugly, but there are some cool details hidden in the Prius' styling
The RX-Vision is how Mazda sees its sports car future. And yes, that future involves rotary engines
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The RX-Vision is how Mazda sees its sports car future. And yes, that future involves rotary engines
Every element of the styling is beautifully thought out, from the LEDs to the massive wheels the car sits on
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Every element of the styling is beautifully thought out, from the LEDs to the massive wheels the car sits on
Yamaha wowed the crowds with its Sports Ride Concept, a carbon-tubbed sports car
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Yamaha wowed the crowds with its Sports Ride Concept, a carbon-tubbed sports car
The car shares its carbon tub with Gordon Murray's iStream car
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The car shares its carbon tub with Gordon Murray's iStream car
Details about the car's powertrain are scarce, but it is similar in size to a Mazda MX-5
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Details about the car's powertrain are scarce, but it is similar in size to a Mazda MX-5
The Sports Ride's aerodynamics might all be for show at the moment, but they look absolutely fantastic
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The Sports Ride's aerodynamics might all be for show at the moment, but they look absolutely fantastic
The mirrors are reminiscent of the beautifully designed mirrors on the Pagani Huyara
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The mirrors are reminiscent of the beautifully designed mirrors on the Pagani Huyara
Those exhaust pipes look like they could have come straight off the back of a Yamaha bike
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Those exhaust pipes look like they could have come straight off the back of a Yamaha bike
The Yamaha Resonator 125 at the Tokyo Motor Show
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The Yamaha Resonator 125 at the Tokyo Motor Show
The Resonator might look like a custom, but it's actually a Yamaha concept
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The Resonator might look like a custom, but it's actually a Yamaha concept
Power comes from a single cylinder motor tucked away in the bike's narrow chassis
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Power comes from a single cylinder motor tucked away in the bike's narrow chassis
The Yamaha Resonator 125 on display at the Tokyo Motor Show
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The Yamaha Resonator 125 on display at the Tokyo Motor Show
Honda's Wander Stand was one of the show's stranger creations
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Honda's Wander Stand was one of the show's stranger creations
The unit was demonstrated during the show, but no journalists were allowed to have a try
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The unit was demonstrated during the show, but no journalists were allowed to have a try
Mazda was the first to whip the covers off a brand new concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show, and the RX-Vision didn't disappoint
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Mazda was the first to whip the covers off a brand new concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show, and the RX-Vision didn't disappoint
Mazda provided no details about how much power the SKYACTIV-R rotary "powering" the car makes
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Mazda provided no details about how much power the SKYACTIV-R rotary "powering" the car makes
There's a clear link between the RX-Vision and the RX-7's styling
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There's a clear link between the RX-Vision and the RX-7's styling
Nissan's IDS provides a preview of where the brand hopes to take its autonomous technology in future
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Nissan's IDS provides a preview of where the brand hopes to take its autonomous technology in future
There are two driving modes: manual and piloted drive. In manual mode, the car's safety systems are still on high alert, but the driver is allowed to take control of the wheel
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There are two driving modes: manual and piloted drive. In manual mode, the car's safety systems are still on high alert, but the driver is allowed to take control of the wheel
The IDS looks very sharp in the metal, it's definitely a better looking car than Nissan's other hatchbacks
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The IDS looks very sharp in the metal, it's definitely a better looking car than Nissan's other hatchbacks
The dished wheels and fender vents on Porsche's 911 GT3 RS are enough to make any petrolhead go weak at the knees
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The dished wheels and fender vents on Porsche's 911 GT3 RS are enough to make any petrolhead go weak at the knees
Mercedes continued its push towards autonomous driving with the Vision Tokyo
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Mercedes continued its push towards autonomous driving with the Vision Tokyo
The Vision Tokyo is said to be aimed at "Generation Z"
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The Vision Tokyo is said to be aimed at "Generation Z"
As you'd expect, there's a clear link between the Vision Tokyo's styling and the styling on the F015
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As you'd expect, there's a clear link between the Vision Tokyo's styling and the styling on the F015
Subaru is experiencing massive growth at the moment, so it hasn't messed with its formula too much with this Viziv Concept
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Subaru is experiencing massive growth at the moment, so it hasn't messed with its formula too much with this Viziv Concept
The big bike rack that adorned the back of the Concept in the lead up to the show was nowhere to be seen in Tokyo
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The big bike rack that adorned the back of the Concept in the lead up to the show was nowhere to be seen in Tokyo
Compared to previous Viziv concepts the new SUV looks more like a production car and less like a far-fetched design study
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Compared to previous Viziv concepts the new SUV looks more like a production car and less like a far-fetched design study
It's not often we describe Subarus as good looking, but the Viziv is a nice looking car
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It's not often we describe Subarus as good looking, but the Viziv is a nice looking car
The Subaru WRX STI S207 has been set the goal of becoming the world's most enjoyable car
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The Subaru WRX STI S207 has been set the goal of becoming the world's most enjoyable car
Unfortunately, the STI S207 is only available in Japan
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Unfortunately, the STI S207 is only available in Japan
Subaru let its boy racer side out for the WRX STI S207. Only 400 will be built
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Subaru let its boy racer side out for the WRX STI S207. Only 400 will be built
The Subaru WRX STI S207 has been set the goal of becoming the world's most enjoyable car
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The Subaru WRX STI S207 has been set the goal of becoming the world's most enjoyable car
Subaru's Impreza 5 Door Concept might not have an exciting name, but it previews the direction the next Impreza will take
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Subaru's Impreza 5 Door Concept might not have an exciting name, but it previews the direction the next Impreza will take
Designers are getting better and better at integrating fancy lighting tech into their designs
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Designers are getting better and better at integrating fancy lighting tech into their designs
The Impreza Concept looks very much like Infiniti's Q30 from some angles
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The Impreza Concept looks very much like Infiniti's Q30 from some angles
The Subaru Impreza 5 Door Concept on display in Tokyo
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The Subaru Impreza 5 Door Concept on display in Tokyo
Toyota's SFR concept has been designed in a similar vein to the GT86, with driver fun in mind
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Toyota's SFR concept has been designed in a similar vein to the GT86, with driver fun in mind
Toyota did a lot of talking about making people say "Wow," but its concepts failed to create all that much excitement
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Toyota did a lot of talking about making people say "Wow," but its concepts failed to create all that much excitement
Toyota's idea of a lightweight rear drive coupe is an enticing one
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Toyota's idea of a lightweight rear drive coupe is an enticing one
Toyota will run a Yaris when it returns to the World Rally Championship in 2017
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Toyota will run a Yaris when it returns to the World Rally Championship in 2017
Toyota and Gazoo are a famous combination in world motorsports
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Toyota and Gazoo are a famous combination in world motorsports
Daihatsu's stand was packed with colorful Kei cars that will never see the Western market
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Daihatsu's stand was packed with colorful Kei cars that will never see the Western market
This Cast Sport was flanked by a style-focused version of the same car
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This Cast Sport was flanked by a style-focused version of the same car
It might look like the old Copen, but this is actually Daihatsu's Cero
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It might look like the old Copen, but this is actually Daihatsu's Cero
The Nori Ori provides a new take on easy entry and exit
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The Nori Ori provides a new take on easy entry and exit
Wheelchairs and strollers go easily into the Nori Ori's cabin
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Wheelchairs and strollers go easily into the Nori Ori's cabin
Keeping the theme of easy access going is the Daihatsu Hinata. Those doors look great on a motor show stand, but can't be easy to open in a tight parking space
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Keeping the theme of easy access going is the Daihatsu Hinata. Those doors look great on a motor show stand, but can't be easy to open in a tight parking space
Bridgestone's take on the future of the tire
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Bridgestone's take on the future of the tire
We're not sure what's more interesting here, the new Mini Convertible, or the fact Mini has dressed its models to match the lifestyle it wants its cars to encourage
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We're not sure what's more interesting here, the new Mini Convertible, or the fact Mini has dressed its models to match the lifestyle it wants its cars to encourage
The new Mini Clubman is anything but small
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The new Mini Clubman is anything but small
The cabin offers a big step up in quality compared to the previous Clubman
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The cabin offers a big step up in quality compared to the previous Clubman
BMW's M4 GTS is no longer a concept, but still looks absolutely fantastic in copper and black
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BMW's M4 GTS is no longer a concept, but still looks absolutely fantastic in copper and black
Ken Okayama's stand was one of the big surprises at the Tokyo Motor Show
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Ken Okayama's stand was one of the big surprises at the Tokyo Motor Show
This kode9 is powered by a 370 hp, supercharged four cylinder
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This kode9 is powered by a 370 hp, supercharged four cylinder
Okinawa has designed everything from tractors to trains
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Okinawa has designed everything from tractors to trains
The kode7 clubman has been designed to look minimalist and clean
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The kode7 clubman has been designed to look minimalist and clean
Everything looks better in Gulf blue and orange
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Everything looks better in Gulf blue and orange
The wing mirrors on this car look like they've been taken from a Lotus Elise
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The wing mirrors on this car look like they've been taken from a Lotus Elise
In person the cars are compact, and look like any good classic sports car should
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In person the cars are compact, and look like any good classic sports car should
The dust buster grille on the front of the Lexus LF-FC Concept isn't sitting in front of a big petrol engine. Instead, power comes from a fuel cell powertrain
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The dust buster grille on the front of the Lexus LF-FC Concept isn't sitting in front of a big petrol engine. Instead, power comes from a fuel cell powertrain
People might have laughed at Lexus' sharp-edged styling when it debuted, but it's beginning to set the brand apart from the predictable Germans
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People might have laughed at Lexus' sharp-edged styling when it debuted, but it's beginning to set the brand apart from the predictable Germans
Nissan showed off a trio of tasty Nismo models in Tokyo
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Nissan showed off a trio of tasty Nismo models in Tokyo
The 370Z is getting long in the tooth, but it still looks fresh thanks to Nismo's bodykit
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The 370Z is getting long in the tooth, but it still looks fresh thanks to Nismo's bodykit
The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is one of the cars specifically designed for gamers
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The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is one of the cars specifically designed for gamers
Even the GT-R of the future retains Nissan's four-ring rear lights
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Even the GT-R of the future retains Nissan's four-ring rear lights
Porsche's Cayman GT4 looks absolutely brilliant in the metal
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Porsche's Cayman GT4 looks absolutely brilliant in the metal
With a manual gearbox, the Cayman GT4 offers something different from its PDK-only 911 GT3 cousin
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With a manual gearbox, the Cayman GT4 offers something different from its PDK-only 911 GT3 cousin
VW's stand was very quiet this year, but the new Tiguan was on display
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VW's stand was very quiet this year, but the new Tiguan was on display
Audi's new A4 looks very similar to the last one, but expect it to shake up the competition thanks to its fancy autonomous tech and beautiful cabin
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Audi's new A4 looks very similar to the last one, but expect it to shake up the competition thanks to its fancy autonomous tech and beautiful cabin
The Nissan Teatro for Dayz is like a rolling disco ball
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The Nissan Teatro for Dayz is like a rolling disco ball
It's not just the exterior that lights up, inside can be customised to within an inch of its life
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It's not just the exterior that lights up, inside can be customised to within an inch of its life
Honda's Project 2 and 4 debuted in Frankfurt, but drew plenty of attention in Tokyo
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Honda's Project 2 and 4 debuted in Frankfurt, but drew plenty of attention in Tokyo
Unfortunately this is just a concept for now, but we're hoping that Honda will bring it to market
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Unfortunately this is just a concept for now, but we're hoping that Honda will bring it to market
Honda's Wander Stand has been "designed to pursue the joy and freedom of mobility"
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Honda's Wander Stand has been "designed to pursue the joy and freedom of mobility"
Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to have a go inside the Wander Stand
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Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to have a go inside the Wander Stand
It's easy to forget, but Honda is a huge brand that builds everything from odd electric walker concepts to jet engines
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It's easy to forget, but Honda is a huge brand that builds everything from odd electric walker concepts to jet engines
These little Honda Grom Scrambler Concepts look fantastic, like someone shrunk a Ducati Scrambler
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These little Honda Grom Scrambler Concepts look fantastic, like someone shrunk a Ducati Scrambler
These little Honda Grom Scrambler Concepts look fantastic, like someone shrunk a Ducati Scrambler
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These little Honda Grom Scrambler Concepts look fantastic, like someone shrunk a Ducati Scrambler
Suzuki was very active in Tokyo, showing off this Ignis Concept alongside another new car
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Suzuki was very active in Tokyo, showing off this Ignis Concept alongside another new car
If it makes production, expect the Ignis Trail to be powered by the same 1.0-liter engines as the regular car
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If it makes production, expect the Ignis Trail to be powered by the same 1.0-liter engines as the regular car
The Suzuki Mighty Deck takes our award for best name in show
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The Suzuki Mighty Deck takes our award for best name in show
This Air Triser concept looks like a modern VW Microbus
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This Air Triser concept looks like a modern VW Microbus
Suzuki and Daihatsu both offered up concepts with a focus on making entry and egress easy
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Suzuki and Daihatsu both offered up concepts with a focus on making entry and egress easy
Mitsubishi's eX concept might look sharp, but details about it are few and far between
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Mitsubishi's eX concept might look sharp, but details about it are few and far between
Power comes from an electric powertrain, but Mitsubishi hasn't provided details about a potential range or power output. In other words, this is a styling exercise...
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Power comes from an electric powertrain, but Mitsubishi hasn't provided details about a potential range or power output. In other words, this is a styling exercise...
The Outlander PHEV has tackled the Asia Cross Country Rally
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The Outlander PHEV has tackled the Asia Cross Country Rally
With a new face, the Outlander PHEV has been transformed into a quite a good looking car
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With a new face, the Outlander PHEV has been transformed into a quite a good looking car
The Subaru Levorg is essentially a WRX wagon
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The Subaru Levorg is essentially a WRX wagon
Subaru might not build a Legacy Wagon anymore, but this might be the perfect successor to the old Legacy 3.0 Wagon
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Subaru might not build a Legacy Wagon anymore, but this might be the perfect successor to the old Legacy 3.0 Wagon
Honda's new FCV looks very similar to the old FCX Clarity
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Honda's new FCV looks very similar to the old FCX Clarity
The Clarity is powered by hydrogen, and is the Toyota Mirai's closest competitor
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The Clarity is powered by hydrogen, and is the Toyota Mirai's closest competitor
Honda used the Tokyo Motor Show to modernise its legendary Cub
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Honda used the Tokyo Motor Show to modernise its legendary Cub
Electric power provides a twist on the classic Cub formula
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Electric power provides a twist on the classic Cub formula
Ex Machina demonstrated its transforming car. The brand says they're working on a cover for the mechanical bits poking out the back of the car
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Ex Machina demonstrated its transforming car. The brand says they're working on a cover for the mechanical bits poking out the back of the car
Disappointingly, there were no Michael Bay-style fireworks to go with the Ex Machina's transformation
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Disappointingly, there were no Michael Bay-style fireworks to go with the Ex Machina's transformation
Toyota's Kikai Concept looks like a transformer mated with a hot rod. As you'd expect, it's just here for show.
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Toyota's Kikai Concept looks like a transformer mated with a hot rod. As you'd expect, it's just here for show.
Toyota's Kikai Concept looks like a transformer mated with a hot rod. As you'd expect, it's just here for show.
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Toyota's Kikai Concept looks like a transformer mated with a hot rod. As you'd expect, it's just here for show.
Toyota's Kikai Concept looks like a transformer mated with a hot rod. As you'd expect, it's just here for show.
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Toyota's Kikai Concept looks like a transformer mated with a hot rod. As you'd expect, it's just here for show.
Toyota's Kikai Concept looks like a transformer mated with a hot rod. As you'd expect, it's just here for show.
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Toyota's Kikai Concept looks like a transformer mated with a hot rod. As you'd expect, it's just here for show.
The best concepts and cars at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
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The best concepts and cars at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
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If you're after quirky concept car action, few places in the world can match the Tokyo Motor Show. From rotary-powered halo cars to cute custom Kei cars, it has something for everybody. Gizmag was on the ground at this year's event. Join us as we take a look at the best in show concepts and cars.

There was a real focus on autonomous driving in Tokyo, with lots of manufacturers showing off their vision for self-driving cars. The autonomous Mercedes Vision Tokyo has been designed to appeal to "Generation Z," with big wheels and funky LED lighting along the side skirts. It eschews the F 015's business-like exterior for flared wheel arches and big wheels, while the interior has been designed to act as a social space with a holographic display in the middle.

Mercedes continued its push towards autonomous driving with the Vision Tokyo
Mercedes continued its push towards autonomous driving with the Vision Tokyo

If you're more into driving than being a passenger, the Mazda RX-Vision will be more appealing to you. The RX-Vision is a pipe dream, a look at Mazda's ideal flagship coupe. As you'd expect of a Mazda flagship, there's a rotary under the hood and power is sent to the rear wheels. For now, the RX-Vision is just a styling concept, it doesn't actually have anything under the hood. But as far as static eye candy goes, it's quite the looker.

Mazda provided no details about how much power the SKYACTIV-R rotary "powering" the car makes
Mazda provided no details about how much power the SKYACTIV-R rotary "powering" the car makes

Ex Machina is demonstrating its transforming car in Tokyo, but did point out that it's still working on a cover for the mechanical bits poking out the back of the car.

Disappointingly, there were no Michael Bay-style fireworks to go with the Ex Machina's transformation
Disappointingly, there were no Michael Bay-style fireworks to go with the Ex Machina's transformation

A roundup wouldn't be complete without an oddball concept, and Honda's Wander Stand was one of the show's stranger creations. According to the company, the two-seater futuristic pod has been "designed to pursue the joy and freedom of mobility." Though demonstrations were frequent, journalists were not allowed to try it out for themselves.

The unit was demonstrated during the show, but no journalists were allowed to have a try
The unit was demonstrated during the show, but no journalists were allowed to have a try

We could ramble on about the cars of Tokyo for hours, but you'd much rather see them for yourself. You can check them out by having a flick through our 2015 Tokyo Motor Show photo gallery.

The 44th Tokyo Motor Show is now open to the public and runs until Nov. 8.

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