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Old 25th November 2013, 18:45   #31
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Good pics mate!

I some how feel the Tokyo auto show lacks the finesse of the other motors shows from around the world. Majority of the models from even top manufacturers like Toyota and Honda, looks very comical and stupid. Wonder why the companies spend so much on these disastrous designs!!
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Good pics mate!

I some how feel the Tokyo auto show lacks the finesse of the other motors shows from around the world. Majority of the models from even top manufacturers like Toyota and Honda, looks very comical and stupid. Wonder why the companies spend so much on these disastrous designs!!
Well, I won't say disastrous because at the end of the day, the manufacturers are doing business and they must address to the need of the customer. If a particular design/s is/are well acclaimed in the zone then the task is cut-out to produce more variants on those lines.

Overall, the visit to the show was satisfactory for me. IMO, I felt it better than our very own Delhi Motor Show.

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Pics from my visit to the Tokyo Motor Show

The Audi eTron. It won at LeMan - impressive!
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We cant ignore the R8, can we?! The V10 engine supercar with engine borrowed from Lamborghini
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The VW Golf Gti - a legend in its own right
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The star unveiling at the rest: the gorgeous Jaguar F-type coupe. Pictures courtesy Jaguar Japan.
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The K-wall!
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Enter the KTMs:

Superduke 1290
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And the sci-fi track-focussed Cross-Bow
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The Mazda CX5. If only wishes were horses!
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The new Mini was launched. This is for my fellow moderator Suhaas
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No story will be complete without the GT-R
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The other Nissan offering of note, the Note!
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The Porsches. Also for Suhaas!

Turbo S
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eHybrid
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JLR also displayed its critically acclaimed new Range Rover Sport.
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A particularly interesting new compact SUV from Renault. The Captur. India potential?
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Suzuki's interesting offering: the new dual-jet engine. Potential for future India launch for larger models.
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And their new 35 kmpl Alto Eco. No, not a hybrid - just a very efficient petrol.
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The sharp end of the grid - the Tesla. The all-electic supercar from America.
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Toyota's futuristic launches:
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Euro muscle - the Volvos.

S60
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V40 Cross Country
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And finally, the VWs again:

A very India-relevant new 1.4L engine:
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And the Golf WRC
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Great Shots theMag. By the time I reached Nissan Bay, it was well over 6 hours in the motor show and my legs were feeling nonexistent; so as the knees. You know the pain one needs to take to get a clear picture of the car in a crowded motor show.

So perhaps didn't venture the Nissan section fully and slandered them for being so miserly with their presence. Looking at your photos, I feel, I miss out on something good, from the Nissan section at least
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Good pictures! I was at the show too at around the same day. While nothing out of the world in terms of launches, the atmosphere was good with a lot of enthusiasm from the crowd. Nissan had a good presence with nice sound, light and dance - others like Toyota and Honda didn't seem to look best in their home event.

Here are a few more interesting finds:

Futuristic tyre tech from Bridgestone - go airless! This still is some time away from mainstream use, but very good to see that these guys are pushing the envelope.....
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In wheel motor system concept from NTN - I personally see huge potential in this line of thinking....
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Can't believe this is from Renault!
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Finally Volvo seems to be getting it right.....
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Nice color on a Panamera
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This one from Toyota is headed straight to W&W!
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Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed the show .

Not sure how many of these will hit Indian roads in near future. Atleast Toyota should introduce some soon.
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