Tokyo Motor Show 2017

By: Cameron Officer, Photography by: Cameron Officer


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Deals on Wheels writer Cameron Officer travels to Japan to check out the Tokyo Motor Show 2017

In among all the wacky Japanese domestic market ‘kei’ cars, autonomous concept vehicles, and acres of new metal from the mainstream auto industry at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, we stumbled across a rather decently stocked truck section, too.

Naturally, the local industry was well represented with Isuzu, Hino, Mitsubishi Fuso, and UD all taking advantage of the space at Tokyo’s colossal multi-hall Big Sight exhibition centre. Scania was there, too, with new models to unveil.

Unfortunately, our minders (car company ones at that) didn’t want to wait around until the end of the day when the Swedes unveiled whatever they had under those big silk covers, but there was still plenty of swish product in Scania blue to check out beforehand, like a P410 Highline and the incoming 350hp-550hp DC13 inline six-cylinder engine.

Front and centre on the Isuzu stand were 80th anniversary editions of the manufacturer’s Forward, ELF, and GIGA models, while UD went all out to celebrate the arrival of their updated Quon—the first significant refresh for this model in nearly 15 years—with a huge show stand incorporating all manner of technical displays, simulators and cab cut-downs.

Add in some die-cast models, smiley Japanese girls handing out non-English language brochures, and a mad Hino race truck from the Dakar Rally, and the 45th running of the Tokyo Motor Show was certainly all the better for having some big stuff on-stage alongside all those more diminutive desirables.

Here’s a quick selection of what our man in Tokyo, Cameron Officer, managed to aim his lens at before he was whisked off to nod sagely at passenger cars. 

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