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Tokyo Autoshow 2009 - Displays Scaled Way Back
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 10:53pm

The Tokyo Autoshow is a biannual (every other year) event that, in the past, has been the place where debuts such as the RX-7, and the RX-EVOLV occurred. This year, however, the autoshow is barely an international event, with all major non JDM car manufactures pulling out of the show. Even the Japanese domestic market manufactures have pulled back their plans, including Mazda. This will not be the year we see a new RX-7 concept, as confirmed by Mazda now. The displays at the 2009 Tokyo Autoshow will consist of a new piston engine line named "Sky" and a recycled concept small city car first debuted at the Paris Autoshow in 2008.

Mazda will be featuring the Hydrogen Rotary in the "Technologies for Tomorrow" display at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid will be featured next to the Kiyora concept. Other parts of the display the will include the next-generation direct injection gasoline piston Mazda SKY-G engine and the Mazda SKY-D clean diesel engine. Both offer improved eco-friendliness and torque thanks to optimized combustion efficiency. Mazda will also reveal the first next-generation automatic transmission, the Mazda SKY-Drive, which offers first-rate fuel economy and a direct driving performance feel.

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It's Over!
September 29, 2009 - 7:22am
Didn't Tokyo get the memo that the recession is over? Bernanke said so!
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Advanced planning
September 29, 2009 - 9:12am
Unfortunately, the planning for autoshows is anywhere from 10 to 20 months out. So the lead time for the Tokyo autoshow was dead smack in the middle of the market trough. Now that the market is picking up, expect to see the planning ramp back up again over the next year or two. 2011 could be very interesting.
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