The Tokyo Motor Show 2013 is in full-swing this week, with ambitious promises that it will ‘shape a new future’ in the world of cars.
Officially opening on Saturday, the auto show parades the latest releases and concepts of cars to come (or at least to gauge public opinion).
At the biennial event – the 43rd of its kind since it begin in the 1950s – there are over 180 brands participating from 12 countries in all.
The key players from the Japanese car manufacturing industry are in attendance, as you would expect. The likes of Nissan, Honda, Toyota and Subaru, amongst others, are at the event.
As alluding to earlier, the theme of this year’s show is: ‘Compete! And shape a new future.”
Nissan BladeGlider steals show
Whilst the automotive world’s eyes are firmly fixed on Japan anyway for leading the way in motoring technology, the emphasis on the future couldn’t be more poignant, looking at some of the vehicles already featured.
For instance, the Nissan BladeGlider concept has had heads turning. The electric car that wouldn’t seem out of place in Ridley Scott’s BladeRunner (despite the fact cars cannot fly... yet).
The event spans 16 days, closing on 8 December. At the Tokyo Motor Show 2011, there were over 840,000 visitors – this figure is expected to be dwarfed in 2013.
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