This week, The Dashboard On The Road comes to you from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo BIg Sight, where we experience the best and brightest of technological innovation among 180 automotive brands.
Marking the debut of Nissan BladeGlider at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, check out a first look at the narrow front track electric vehicle in motion.
Nissan 3E will make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show this week – a virtual live experience that will show the latest in autos and technology from Japan.
This week, Nissan's autonomous drive vehicle chauffeurs Japan's Prime Minister; a glimpse of the Nissan BladeGlider; and six-second storytelling with Vine.
This year’s Tokyo Motor Show has ended, car booths are being dismantled, and number-crunchers are eying final attendance of about 842,000 visitors, up some 50% from 2009 – in three less days of operation. Motor shows are all about cars, but the staff that populate, present and promote at the vehicle stands are often essential [...]
Nissan designer Francois Bancon continues his tour with the Global Media Center to take a look at the competition at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show. Francois Bancon begins the second part of his tour at the Suzuki stand, moving on to Honda and Mercedes-Benz. SUZUKI Swift EV Hybrid – “So the Swift, starting with a [...]
Nissan designer Francois Bancon takes the Global Media Center for a tour of the competition at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show. Francois Bancon: “This is after the quality issue they were having in the U.S. two years ago – which is a big deal for the company – the earthquake, the tsunami in Japan, the [...]
Dec. 3 – Tokyo – A total of 101,000 visitors flooded Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday morning, as the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show opened its doors to the general public. Returning to the capital city after 24 years seems to improve visitor count for the show, as attendance on the first day was 60% higher [...]
This year has been rough for Japanese automakers, fraught with the challenges of natural disasters in Japan and Thailand as well as economic adversity in the form of the strong yen. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami left automakers grappling with damaged factories in northeast Japan and squeezed production capabilities at home and overseas as [...]
CEOs have public moments, but for those in the auto industry there is probably no greater time of focus in the media eye than at a car show, particularly one in a host country. Concept car debuts, media and analyst roundtables, live interviews, as well as meetings with other executives — all make for a [...]
Nismo President Shoichi Miyatani spoke to the Global Media Center at Tokyo Motor Show 2011 after the first unveiling of the Nismo-tuned Juke concept car. The Juke concept, which could be the first of many Nismo versions of Nissan vehicles, is being displayed at the Tokyo show after a record-breaking year for the automaker’s racing [...]
On the eve of Tokyo Motor Show 2011, Carlos Ghosn spoke with Tatsuo Yamakawa, editor-in-chief of Nikkei Business Publications. The interview covered topics including Nissan’s international expansion, Japan’s spectacular recovery from the March disasters, the bright future for EV vehicles and the pernicious effects of the uncompetitive yen. Q: Ten years ago Japan’s global [...]
The death of the Tokyo Motor Show has been greatly exaggerated. It’s certainly been a rough year for the Japanese automobile industry, and the Beijing and Shanghai shows are vying for global attention these days, but from opening media day signs, TMS is back – and so potentially are its crowds. The industry event opens [...]
When the Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public early next month, Nissan will display a host of futuristic models, with the PIVO 3, futuristic vision of electric motoring, set for center stage. Against the backdrop of eye-catching models, the Tokyo show also will provide Japan’s automakers an opportunity to explain their vision for the [...]