2019 Tokyo Motor Show preview
Tokyo plans for more outdoor activities along with driving demos and music acts
Organizers of the Tokyo Motor Show, led by Akio Toyoda as chairman of the country’s industry lobby, are pulling out all the stops to reverse the expo’s falling attendance.
Their goal is to morph it into a different kind of auto show, with plenty of action outside the main halls to draw people to the site, from drift driving demos and music acts to e-sports competitions.
But a dearth of participating foreign brands means the Japanese automakers will have to step up their game.
To do that, the home-market players are planning to deliver a vision of a green-car future. On tap is a parade of electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles covering everything from concepts to production car debuts.
Here is an A-to-Z look at world premieres on show in Tokyo, which will begin making headlines next week.