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Tokyo Motor Show 2019: preview

2019-09-27 13:00

The Tokyo Motor Show will kick-off on 24 October – here’s what you can expect to see at the event

The 46th biennial Tokyo Motor Show will open its doors to the world’s press on Thursday 24 October and preview a host of new and upcoming models from Japanese brands.

Much like the Frankfurt Motor Show’s relationship with the German automotive industry, the Tokyo Motor Show is an important event for Japanese manufacturers. This year, important domestic brands such as Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi already have launches scheduled, while Toyota, Nissan and Subaru are expected to reveal plans in the coming weeks.

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Below is a list of everything you can expect to see in Tokyo and this page will be updated regularly. We’ll also have a team on the show floor during the press days to bring you all the latest news as it happens.

Tokyo Motor Show 2019: manufacturers A to Z

Honda

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Honda Jazz

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Honda Jazz

The next generation Honda Jazz will get hybrid drive and a rugged new look, with the aim of muscling in on the supermini SUV marketl. Our exclusive image shows its nose will feature larger headlamps, a more prominent grille and a chunky bumper. Black plastic cladding around the wheel arches complete the rough and ready redesign.

We expect the new Jazz hybrid will use a similar powertrain to the “Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive” (i-MMD) set-up used by the CR-V SUV. Under low-demand driving situations, the combustion engine will act as a generator, sending charge to the battery pack and electric motor, rather than driving the wheels directly.

Mazda

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Mazda EV

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Mazda EV

Mazda will launch its first battery-electric production car at Tokyo. Technical details are yet to be announced, but we expect it will use a powertrain similar to the e-TPV prototype with a 138bhp front-mounted electric motor, a single-speed transmission and a 35.5kWh battery pack. Range should be between 120 and 150 miles.

Mitsubishi

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Mitsubishi Hybrid

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Mitsubishi PHEV concept

Mitsubishi will join continue its electrification expansion with a new plug-in hybrid SUV concept. This is the only image the brand has released, which suggests the show car will feature a separated twin-pod cabin. Up front, expect a pair of LED headlights and a bold interpretation of Mitsubishi’s “dynamic shield” radiator grille and bumper design.

The Japanese brand says its new concept SUV will be powered by a “downsized plug-in hybrid EV powertrain” and an electric four-wheel-drive system.

Are you excited for this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show? Let us know in the comments section below…

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