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Car. Tokyo, a very Asian and very electric show

The Tokyo Motor Show, a popular Japanese event held every two years in the Japanese capital. (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

Certainly no car show can be spared by mass desertion.

Like Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt or even Detroit, the Tokyo Salon, which is held every two years, and which opened this week to visitors, is no exception.

The Toyota Mirai 2020, powered by a fuel cell, its electric motor would offer a range greater than 600km.
The Toyota Mirai 2020, powered by a fuel cell, its electric motor would offer a range greater than 600km. (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

At the heart of the show, Japanese hostesses.
In the “heart” of the show, the Japanese hostesses. (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

Except for Daimler, for whom the Japanese market is a “business”, come to expose its Premium vehicles, Renault, because of its alliance with Nissan, and Alpine, no other European manufacturer has deigned to make the move leaving the share beautiful Japanese brands.

At Toyota, a stripped stand representing the future ...
At Toyota, a bare stand representing the future … (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

In summary it is this year an exhibition almost exclusively Asian, resolutely turned to the electrical waiting for visitors until November 4.

The Mitsubishi MI-TECH Concept, a prototype with a plug-in hybrid powertrain in a
The Mitsubishi MI-TECH Concept, a prototype with a plug-in hybrid powertrain in a “cabriolet” version. (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

Electric so with a lot of hybrid models. Whether at Honda with a 4th generation for its Jazz, Mitsubishi and a Mi-Tech prototype featuring a new rechargeable hybrid powertrain, Nissan and its IMk concept indicating what will be the future of Japanese K-cars, not to mention its Arya Concept prefiguring his future electric SUV, or Suzuki with his Hanare, neo-retro perspective of the autonomous combi, not to mention the Lexus LF 30 and its butterfly doors and Toyota with its LQ Concept and its Mirai 2020 powered by a fuel cell …

The Lexus LF 30 Electrified Concept has electric blocks installed in each wheel.
The Lexus LF 30 Electrified Concept has electric blocks installed in each wheel. (SER)

But we will remember for our part the MX30, Mazda's first 100% electric vehicle.

The Mazda MX 30, a Crossover, the first 100% electric vehicle of the brand.
The Mazda MX 30, a Crossover, the first 100% electric vehicle of the brand. (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

Located between the CX-3 and the CX30 which seems to be very strongly inspired, the MX30 becomes the first 100% electric vehicle of the Japanese brand.

Scheduled to be marketed next year (early autumn in France), this electric crossover, pure product of the brand before having to share its future (electric) with Toyota and Denzo should, according to David Barrière, the communication director from Mazda France, being sold around 34,000 euros (excluding ecological bonus).

The dashboard of this Mazda CX 30 and touches of cork recalling the origins of the manufacturer.
The dashboard of this Mazda CX 30 and touches of cork recalling the origins of the manufacturer. (MAZDA FOR FRANCE INFO)

Attractive visually with its counter-opening doors, this MX30, which has a special feature of including cork on its dashboard reminding that Mazda originally manufactured plugs suffers however, given its “small” battery compact (35.5 kWh) of a low autonomy announced at 200km.

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The Nissan Ariya Concept foreshadows the future of Japanese K-cars. (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

But it must be said, as to pass this “handicap”, that this MX30 is considered by the makers of the brand as a second vehicle in homes.

The future of urban mobility seen by Japanese Suzuki.
The future of urban mobility seen by Japanese Suzuki. (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

Few manufacturers therefore in Tokyo, except for all national brands, but it must be recognized, many innovations and imagination in the land of the Rising Sun where the car remains, whatever the future, a real institution.

The very avant-garde side of the Tokyo Salon.
The very avant-garde side of the Tokyo Salon. (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

A Tokyo Salon 2019 that opened to the public last Thursday. He will close them on November 4th.

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The “combi” of the future designed by Honda. (SERGE MARTIN FRANCE INFO)

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