January 10, 2014
Growing Ac-Customed: Tokyo Auto Salon
Jan 10 – Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture – Nissan, Nismo and Autech are displaying the best in customization at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 from Friday, an industry event in Japan that draws thousands of car owners and enthusiasts.
A tradition for more than 25 years, last year’s Auto Salon featured over 800 vehicles, 450 exhibitors and 3,600 booths.
Suppliers, owners and custom car aficionados are everywhere, along with the usual booth staff, signature goods and apparel.
Vehicles at the joint stand range from the GT-R Nismo to the latest Nissan X-TRAIL or LEAF – all featuring customized touches, while the event puts on display the innovative DNA embedded in 80 years of car making.
Nissan Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga and Nismo President Shoichi Miyatani toured the stand early Friday, then took a walkabout with Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Akio Toyoda.
To watch veteran race driver Michael Krumm and Nismo Chief Vehicle Engineer Noboru Kaneko discuss what went into the GT-R NISMO that set a production car lap time record in Germany in September click here.
Tokyo Auto Salon runs through Sunday and the Nissan Global Media Center will have more multimedia programs, reports and photographs ahead. Stay Tuned!