Revving up the future at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015

Janine Tan | Special to
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The future of mobility has rolled out at Tokyo Big Sight.

The 44th Tokyo Motor Show kicked off on October 28 with a focus on cars that drive themselves, eco-friendly technologies, and a digital-savvy generation.

Click ahead to drift into Tokyo's biggest automotive extravaganza.

—By Janine Tan | Special to
Posted on 30 October 2015

Hiroyuki Yanagi, president of Yamaha Motor, unveils the Motobot at a press conference during the motor show.

Built around a fusion of Yamaha's motorcycle and robotics technology, the goal of this model is to develop a robot to ride an unmodified motorcycle at more than 200 kilometers per hour (km/h).

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Toyota's new mobility concept micro-sized electronic vehicle, or simply micro-vehicle, drives during the media preview ahead of the event.

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Daihatsu Motor has unveiled four concept cars at the motor show, along with 10 production models.

One of these concepts is the Noriori (meaning 'get on and off'), which offers easy ingress and egress to and from the vehicle.

The mini car offers an abundance of convenient features including an extremely low platform, large sliding doors, and a electronic ramp that provides easy access for wheelchairs and strollers.

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According to, the M4 GTS is one of the coolest cars BMW has launched in a while.

The GTS stands out by being the first production road-car to use a water injection system and only 700 units will be sold globally.

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Receptionists in futuristic-looking dresses pose at the Yamaha booth, ushering guests and VIPs in to the Tokyo Motor Show.

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What really goes into your car?

Toyota unveils the Kikai, the concept car that brings to light what's usually hidden under panels and metal in cars to the front and center of the driver and their passengers.

The concept is meant to encourage people to appreciate the beauty of machines and the passion behind them.

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The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo was first revealed in June 2014 and released a month later on the driving simulation Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3.

The actual Gran Turismo differs slightly from the digital racer; it appears at Tokyo in fire knight red paint and with Nissan's latest "V-motion" grille graphic.

Gordon Wagner, head of design at Mercedes-Benz displays the new Vision Tokyo, an advanced five-seater concept car.

In the words of the German car maker, the MPV "shows how the car of the future can be turned into a hip living space in the midst of megacity traffic mayhem".

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Honda proposes the FCV 2016, the two-passenger mobility 'wonder stand' concept.

The unusual-looking model has a driving range more than 700km and can also act as a mobile power plant.

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A beautiful car must be accompanied by a beautiful girl.

The exquisite DB9 GT is the epitome of charismatic presence and dynamic automotive performance.

To mark the release of the James Bond film Spectre, 150 DB9 GTs have been placed on special reserve for the creation of individual Bond Edition models equipped with Bond themed accessories.

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MLB star Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins was seen leaving the scene after making a special guest appearance on stage with Toyota Motor's president, Akio Toyoda.