Tokyo Motor Show Offers Glimpse at Upcoming Car World with Cutting-Edge EVs

Economy Technology Guide to Japan

Tokyo, Oct. 23 (Jiji Press)--The 46th Tokyo Motor Show kicked off a two-day media preview on Wednesday, offering journalists from Japan and other countries a glimpse of a near-future automobile world, by showcasing electric vehicle concepts and commercial models in the pipeline.

At the motor show, to be open to the public from Friday to Nov. 4 at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Koto Ward, automakers will tout their electric vehicles at a time when development competition is intensifying amid the tightening of environmental regulations on a global scale.

The biennial event is joined by some 190 companies and groups including not only vehicle manufacturers and parts suppliers but electronics firms playing roles in developing technologies linked to electric vehicles and autonomous driving.

Among the electric vehicle manufacturers, Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> is displaying a two-seater micromini model to be released around winter 2020 and the LQ self-driving concept car.

Nissan Motor Co. <7201> is putting on the show the Nissan IMk, which meets Japan's minivehicle standards, and the Nissan Ariya Concept sport utility vehicle.

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