The Tokyo Motor Show, which together with the Detroit, Geneva, Munich and Paris shows is one of the five major world motor shows, is scheduled to open its doors on January 14, if the pandemic allows it.
The biannual Japanese show, which was canceled in 2021 due to the coronavirus, is notable for the dominance of local manufacturers and a strong presence of concept cars, which has made it one of the most extravagant shows of the saloon season. of the car.
This year is not going to be the exception and although the large local manufacturers such as Toyota, Nissan, and Mazda have not released a pledge on what they have prepared for the exhibition, other manufacturers have already stimulated our appetite with images of intrigue and some information about what they have prepared for the Japanese sample.
This is what we know for now:
one from two
The small Japanese brand, which became part of the Toyota empire in 2016, will arrive in Tokyo in 2022 with two customized versions of its micro van kai Akari. The Atrai Deck Camper arrives with a rooftop tent, although it is not clear to us where Daihatsu suggests traveling with this vehicle, considering that kai cars are not exactly ideal or safe for long road trips. The other version is the Atri Premium, a super-equipped version, which stands out for its contrasting black roof and 10-spoke wheels.
Honda is the only one of the large Japanese manufacturers that has confirmed at least one of the models that it will take to the Tokyo show. This is of course the highly anticipated 2023 Honda Civic Type-R, the most powerful version of its revered compact. Although Honda refers to the vehicle it will show in Tokyo as a prototype, no one expects more than a slightly modified version of the model that will eventually be produced, making this debut one of the most anticipated at the show.
The younger brother of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, arrives in Tokyo with two confirmed concepts. The first is a new version of the i-MiEV electric kei car, dubbed the Kei EV which is expected to go on sale after the first quarter of 2022. But Mitsubishi’s real surprise for Tokyo 2022 is a mysterious concept that brings back to his Ralliart performance car division of the world of the dead. Mitsubishi says of this concept that, “with a premium feel and strong sense of presence, its style expresses the company’s vision for the return of Ralliart.” For now we have only seen an image of the rear bumper and its diffuser with the Ralliart logo.
Subaru arrives in Tokyo 2022 with the Levorg STI concepts (the Levorg is a long-roof version of the Legacy sold in the US) and the WRX S4 STI whose purpose is to promote Subaru’s in-house modification options to convert regular models. in high performance vehicles. But the highlight of the brand is the STI E-RA concept, a track vehicle that combines electric power with tuning culture. Its name says it all: E means “electric” and RA means “Record Attempt”, or Record Attempt in English.
The Japanese tuning and modification company VeilSide, famous for the special vehicles created for various films in the Fast & Furious franchise, will show a body kit for the Toyota Supra. Thanks to some photos shown in Facebook Per VeliSide you can see a noticeable modification to the front of the vehicle that includes a new hood, a modified rear spoiler and wheels with the VeilSide branding.