Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: The Euro Exposition Part 1

Continuing from our BMW coverage, let’s move on to all the other “import” cars of the Tokyo Auto Salon of which there were indeed many! Since we left off with cars from the BMW group, let’s start off with some Minis.

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RK Designs from our Abarth feature brought along this very bright example loaded with Rotora brakes and given a nice ride height.

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A rather ususual Clubman converted to Van-spec with a full Cali-style exterior and interior. I couldn’t get a full shot of the car as a news crew was doing a shoot on it.

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The biggest Mini-specific booth was from the boys at Giomic. It was a very tastefully done setup too!

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Which really shouldn’t be a surprise as they have collaborated with a fashion/lifestyle brand for the showcase.

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Their cars looked pretty good too.

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Of course being Tokyo Japan, there were plenty of Benzos around the show floor.

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This S-Class from M’z Speed looked pretty good and nowhere near the OTT-ness of some infamous tuners.

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One of the best looking big coupes currently on offer, the C217 S-Class Coupe. Looking especially tasty with on those Work Wheels and a drop in ride height.

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If the closed coupe doesn’t do it for you, how about a big full-sized S-Class Cabriolet instead? Personally, i think the Coupe looks better.

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T-Demand’s A-Class looked pretty good…

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But i think Fairy-Design’s widebodied car had them beat in terms of visual pow-wow!

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Over at the official Mercedes-Benz booth, they brought along a Kei car.

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Speaking of Kei-cars, don’t you just love it that this Caterham slots into the Kei-car scheme as well? I need one of these in my life. Perfect for those supper runs.

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With the Defender now out of production, interest (and values) of this British icon has strangely skyrocketed.

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I’m sure we will be seeing more Defenders in future Auto Salons.

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Volvo tuners ERST gave the new XC90 their understated touch.

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As well as some interesting goodies for Volvo owners. There’s something for everyone!

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They also brought along a black XC90 just for kicks.

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Over at VW’s booth, everyone seemed to be interested in this GTI by COX.

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I wonder why…

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It was nice to see a manufacturer embrace the tuner culture by having tuned cars on their booth.

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This one though was sited quite far aways, yes, another creation by Kei Miura-san of Tra-Kyoto/Rocket Bunny/Pandem. These boxy-era cars sure take to the wide-body box flared look really well don’t you think?

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And finishing off Part 1, here’s the i-Robot film inspired TT we saw years ago.

Stay tuned for Part 2 where the bling bling really starts!

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