Blog: Tokyo - fun and wacky, as ever
Dave Leggett | 24 October 2007
Graeme Roberts has filed an article from the Tokyo Show brimming with fascinating images. Interesting to note that the show has a lighter and more fun feel than Frankfurt did. It's a kind of blessed relief that Tokyo isn't full of the same sort of green concepts along with their rather predictable PR messages. I'm not belittling the environmental challenge this industry faces, but we get more than enough of that and Tokyo this year appears to be a good reminder that cars are about personal mobility and technology is bringing some new solutions there.
And the Japanese manufacturers have let their hair down in the usual wacky Tokyo way, having some fun with stuff that will never see the light of day in the real world (the mind boggles on the possibilities for the robotic assistant on Nissan's Pivo 2 ). Oh, and some of the concept designers appear to take great inspiration from Tonka toys...see for yourself.
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