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.
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.
In summary it is this year an exhibition almost exclusively Asian, resolutely turned to the electrical waiting for visitors until November 4.
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 …
But we will remember for our part the MX30, Mazda's first 100% electric vehicle.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A Tokyo Salon 2019 that opened to the public last Thursday. He will close them on November 4th.