2013 Tokyo Auto Show

About 2013 Tokyo Auto Show

Now that it's fully settled into its new venue, the Tokyo auto show is looking to build on the momentum started two years ago when it relocated closer to the city's center. As is typical of this show, most of the major news will come from Japan's domestic manufacturers, but there may be a few surprises from outside Japan as well.

Expect to see plenty of news from Honda, as it typically uses the Tokyo show to show off concepts from both its car and motorcycle divisions. So far, it has announced an interesting new roadster concept called the S660 but not much else. Expect to see at least one additional concept from Honda and some motorcycle news as well. Mitsubishi will use the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show to introduce three new SUV concepts that all point to potential production models. Mazda has announced that it will unveil a hybrid drivetrain for its compact sedan, along with a natural gas option as well. Look for some interesting concepts from Toyota, too, along with possible news from Volkswagen and Audi.

Due to some scheduling changes, media days for the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show happen to fall on the same days as the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, so look for news out of Tokyo starting on November 20.