TOKYO (TR) – Beginning Saturday, the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show will highlight the latest in environmentally friendly vehicles from automakers worldwide.
The week-long event, held at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward, will feature cars powered by plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell, and next generation hybrid systems from among the approximately 179 exhibitors expected to attend.
Yet attracting the most attention at a press event on Wednesday was a flashy prototype from Toyota for which the power source is undecided. The Fun-Vii is a slim and sleek three-seat concept car that uses capacitance-screen technology to emit messages on its door panels. “It’s a four-wheeled smart phone,” said Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota.