The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 will be held from November, 22 till December, 1, 2013 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Automobile manufacturers from all across the globe will gather at this platform to reveal their latest and upcoming models, in their effort to gain attention of the car-lovers, who would be closely monitoring this event. November 22 is scheduled to be the preview night of the event, while the motor show will be open for general public from the next day till closing of the occasion.
The first Tokyo Motor Show was held in an outdoor venue, Hibya Park, in 1954, with 267 vehicles been displayed. Only 17 of those vehicles were passenger cars, while the show primarily consisted of buses, trucks and motorcycles. During the initial years of the show, it was held every year with the name ‘All Japan Motor Show however, since 1973, the Tokyo Motor Show has been organized on biennial basis.
The show is hosted by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) and is recognized as an international show by the Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles.
Thousands of journalists from different countries as well as international media are expected to cover the event. Special arrangements, including guides, have been made for media in order to enhance the coverage.
Akio Toyoda, the Chairman of JAMA, will present ‘Mobilityscape Tokyo’ for 1,000 journalists from Japan and other countries as well on November 19, 2013. This event will be held for the first time in the Tokyo Motor Show and its purpose is to enhance the understanding of press members about the show.
Tickets of the Tokyo Motor Show 2013 can be bought online from anywhere in the world. There are no delivery or handling fees involved.
The prices of the tickets are:
- Preview Night (November 22, 2013) – 3,000 yen
- General Public Days (if bought in advance) – 1,300 yen for adults and 400 yen for senior high school students
- General Public Days (if bought on the same day) – 1,500 yen for adults and 500 yen for senior high school students
- It needs to be remembered that elementary school students and under will not be charged but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- The sale will be limited to just 10,000 tickets.
Some of the expected highlights of the show are:
Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has recently revealed its intentions of taking the home advantage by having the biggest pavilion at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. The Japanese manufacturer looks to utilize this opportunity to showcase its latest vehicle, S660 roadster, which is regarded as an updated version of the S2000. Other than that, Honda plans to present the production-ready version of the Honda Urban SUB concept, the Acura NSX hybrid sports car and the N-WGN.
Another Japanese automobile manufacturer, Mazda will be introducing its Mazda 3 Skyactiv-CNG Concept during the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013.
With three takes on the idea of a fuel-sipping SUV, Mitsubishi plans a new concept car bonanza at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. The three concepts include: GC-PHEX, XR-PHEV and AR.
In order to present a stiff competition to GT 86, Nissan is expected to introduce the latest Nissan Juke in the Tokyo Motor Show this year. The vehicle possesses a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which has the capacity to produce about 197 horsepower.
The 43rd edition of the Tokyo Motor Show is expected to be a massive hit amongst the car lovers from different parts of the world. However, it remains to be seen which car manufacturer is able to make the best use of this platform.