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Tokyo Mo­tor Show

All that’s good from the land of the ris­ing sun


Liv­ing up to its theme - Be­yond the Mo­tor, the 2017 Tokyo Mo­tor Show un­rav­eled some bold fu­tur­is­tic con­cepts, which mostly shied away from the bizarre we're used to see­ing from Ja­pan

Nor­mally, the Tokyo Mo­tor Show is a dis­play of strength by the Ja­panese man­u­fac­tur­ers. This time around, it was a dis­play of the fu­ture. Most con­cepts and there were many, hinted at au­ton­o­mous cars, elec­tric cars and cars with ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence. It was not all doom and gloom though as many of the fu­tur­is­tic con­cepts were im­me­di­ately like­able and there were some out­rightly beau­ti­ful cars as well. Honda made our day by an­nounc­ing six big launches in the next three years in In­dia while Toy­ota stopped our hopes from soar­ing by an­nounc­ing that there was no like­li­hood of Dai­hatsu to make its In­dia de­but in the near fu­ture. Such a pity that, be­cause the range of Dai­hatsu small cars and SUVs would have made per­fect sense for In­dia. The over­all take­away from Tokyo was that the fu­ture may be here sooner than we ex­pect.

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