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  The 2003 Tokyo Motor Show

Unfortunately for us, we have not yet had the chance to visit Japan for the annual wacky exhibition that is the Tokyo Motor Show. The 2003 show continues the trend of weird and wonderful concepts, with the added bonus of a number of nearly-production cars such as the Honda HSC and the Mazda Ibuki which are very obvious (and exciting) pointers towards the NSX and MX-5 replacements respectively.

As usual, we will add more images and news as it comes in and after the show for a couple of weeks, so make sure you come back and check out the image galleries.

 
 
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Honda
  Honda Kiwami concept car image gallery. Image by Honda.   2003 Honda Kiwami concept car (image gallery)
Honda's attempt at a crossover between sportscar and MPV is the Kiwami concept shown in Tokyo. The gallery of photographs is online now.

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  Honda guarded on NSX and Insight replacements. Image by Honda.   2003 Honda HSC & IMAS concepts (update)
Honda refused to confirm that its Tokyo concepts will become a reality.

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  Honda reveals Tokyo 2003 line-up. Image by Honda.   2003 Honda show stand (preview)
Among Honda's line-up for the 2003 Tokyo motorshow is the HSC - surely the next NSX!

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Land Rover
  Land Rover looks for growth in Asia. Image by Land Rover.   Land Rover interview
After a few years of uncertainty under different owners sales are picking up in Japan for Land Rover.

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Lexus
  Lexus to start selling...  in Japan. Image by Lexus.   2003 Lexus show stand (comment)
BMW and Mercedes-Benz better watch out - Lexus is gunning for their titles as top dogs in the world of premium cars.

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Mazda
  Something Blue. Image by Mazda.   2003 Mazda Ibuki concept (comment)
Adam Jefferson takes a look at the Ibuki concept car in Tokyo - a big clue to the design of the next Mazda MX-5.

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Nissan
  Cute Jikoo. Image by Nissan.   2003 Nissan Jikoo concept car (comment)
Nissan has chosen to make use of Edo influence in its new concept, the Jikoo. Adam Jefferson takes a closer look.

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  Nissan Serenity concept car image gallery. Image by Nissan.   2003 Nissan Serenity concept car (image gallery)
The Nissan Serenity is more of a show car than a concept car. It could easily be sold tomorrow as a Primera-based MPV. The gallery of photographs is online now.

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  Nissan Redigo concept car image gallery. Image by Nissan.   2003 Nissan Redigo concept car (image gallery)
Nissan also showed the Redigo concept in Tokyo. Don't expect it in your local Nissan showroom soon. The gallery of photographs is online now.

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  Nissan Fuga show car image gallery. Image by Nissan.   2003 Nissan Fuga show car (image gallery)
The Fuga is Nissan's latest (and possibly greatest) attempt to lure buyers away from BMW and Audi. It certainly has potential. The gallery of photographs is online now.

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  Nissan Effis concept car image gallery. Image by Nissan.   2003 Nissan Effis concept car (image gallery)
The Effis may be dismissed as just another city car concept car. However, it is bristling with technology and clever thinking. It's good to know that Nissan are at least looking at some of these things! The gallery of photographs is online now.

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  Nissan C-note car image gallery. Image by Nissan.   2003 Nissan C-note show car (image gallery)
The Renault influence is clear in the styling of the Megane-based C-note show car. This is the look for the next Almera. We have a few more images.

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  US 4x4 headed for Japan - and the UK? Image by Nissan.   2003 Nissan Murano (comment)
Nissan's Murano, a US-built SUV, could be heading for the UK.

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  Conran makes a Japanese impression. Image by Nissan.   2003 Nissan Cube3 (update)
London-based Conran & Partners teamed up with Nissan stylists for a new concept car unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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Subaru
  The wings of history. Image by Subaru.   Subaru B9 Scrambler concept car (comment)
The new face of Subaru draws on the history of parent Fuji Heavy Industries and its role as an aerospace company.

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