What You Should Know About the Tokyo Motor Show
There’s nothing more exciting than seeing what’s coming next in the automotive industry. Motor shows happen throughout the year in different countries, each one showcasing the best of the best and the future developments of our favorite auto manufacturers. For Toyota (our personal favorite auto brand), we’ve seen the unveiling of the new Toyota Supra, the introduction of concepts like the TJ Cruiser or the FT-4X, autonomous ride sharing vehicles, and so much more. At Toyota of Clermont we love keeping up to date with all motor shows to see what could be coming next to the dealership and the next up is the Tokyo Motor Show taking place from October 24th to November 4th this year. If you’re interested in what’s next in the automotive industry, check out the latest details on the Tokyo Motor Show from us at Toyota of Clermont.
What’s the Tokyo Motor Show?
The Tokyo Motor Show has been hosted in Japan biennially since 1954. Each year the show hosts a variety of automakers, but namely Japanese makes like Toyota, Honda, and Subaru (to name a few). These companies, along with many other makes, showcase the latest technology and vehicles they’ve been working on. In recent years, due to international energy crises, the shows have been focused on renewable energy and vehicle driving autonomy. During the last show, held in 2017, Toyota unveiled several concepts, including the Clermont Toyota TJ Cruiser, the FT-4X, and a Toyota Crown Concept.
What’s Expected Ahead of This Year’s Tokyo Motor Show?
While the upcoming motor show is only a short time away, much of what’s expected to be showcased this year can only be speculated. But, because of recent news and different auto industry experts’ published information, we have a fairly good idea of what to expect. Here are a few things you might see at the Tokyo Motor Show in October:
- A first look at the GRMN Toyota Supra. While the 2020 Toyota GR Supra just recently made it to our lot here at Toyota of Clermont, an even more performance-heavy version is expected to be released by Toyota within the next model year or two. This model is expected to come equipped with greater horsepower, more performance-specific suspension, and a lighter body.
- A new Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. Toyota’s chief engineer of the new GR Supra has repeatedly stated that there are plans to keep their performance vehicle line a trio. While we’re not sure of the third vehicle in this sub line-up, the Clermont Toyota 86 is next in line behind the Supra. It’s rumored that a new Toyota 86, built on a new platform and featuring some modified engineering, will be arriving soon. It’s likely this vehicle will still be a collaborative effort with Subaru.
- More info on the possibly upcoming Toyota TJ Cruiser. The “spiritual successor” to the Toyota TJ Cruiser might get some additional information during the Tokyo Motor Show, as it has been recently rumored to have gone into production. We might also see info about the FT-4X as well.
The Tokyo Motor Show is coming soon and Toyota of Clermont will have all the info as its released. Stay tuned and feel free to reach out to us at (352) 404 – 7000 with any questions.