Tokyo Motor Show: the best of the rest
From a VW Evoque rival concept, to a car with a gigantic ear attached. Dan Read reports
Posted: 30 Nov 2011
It's been a tough couple of years for the Japanese car industry, with the devastation of an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. But the carmakers have dusted themselves down and orchestrated a remarkable recovery. Some are even posting better sales figures than this time 12 months ago.
This year's Tokyo motorshow, then, isn't just a bunch of new cars. It's a celebration of Japan's new dawn. Today was the first press day and the atmosphere was buzzy. As you've read elsewhere on TG.com we've had big debuts for Toyota and Subaru with much-anticipated FT86/BRZ duo, a revived performance sub-brand from Nissan, a roadster concept from Honda.
Plus, as always, the usual array of weird and wonderful fantasy cars that might or might not be coming to a driveway near you soon. And here are some of the highlights you may not have seen...