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The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 Closes on a Successful Note

45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017
(organized by the
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
), which was held
for ten days from October 27 (Friday) through November 5 (Sunday) at
Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake, Koto-ku, closed November 5 at 18:00 on a
successful note. We would like to thank everyone who joined us this year
to make the event successful.

Under its “BEYOND
” theme, the show saw participation from 153 companies and
organizations and included all 15 brands of Japan’s 14 automobile
manufacturers as well as 19 brands of 13 foreign manufacturers, with a
total of 380 vehicles displayed, including numerous world and Japan
premieres. Exhibitors of parts, machinery and tools also showcased the
latest in technology and services. The
special exhibit, incorporating three
separate, interactive programs and advanced technologies transcending
the scope of the automobile industry, was well attended. Participation
was also high in other show activities such as the test-drive/ride
programs that were held in the Tokyo Waterfront City area.

  • Show visitors totalled 771,200; Female tally 24%; Significant
    increase in the 15-39 age group

    This year’s Tokyo Motor
    Show welcomed a total of 771,200 visitors from around the world. This
    was a slight decrease from the 44th Tokyo Motor Show in 2015
    (812,500), owing mainly to the typhoon that swept across Japan over
    the first weekend the show was open to the public. With the return of
    fine weather, however, November 2 saw the highest daily attendance
    since the show moved to the Tokyo Big Sight venue in 2011. Preliminary
    results from a survey conducted on site during the event show that by
    gender, 75.9% of all visitors (82.3% in 2015) were male and 24.1%
    (17.7%) were female; by age group, 7.1% (4.2% in 2015) were 15-19
    years old, 20.6% (18.0%) were in their 20s, and 23.6% (20.0%) were in
    their 30s. Overall, approximately 1 in 4 attendees were female, and
    51.3% (42.2% in 2015) of visitors were between 15 and 39 years old,
    marking a large increase in female and younger attendees.

  • Cutting-edge technology and a look at mobility’s future at TOKYO

    Future mobility will connect
    drivers, vehicles, and road and communication infrastructure. This
    special exhibit included three programs of interactive participation
    and discussion. In the immersive “THE FUTURE” program, visitors
    experienced mobility in a Tokyo of the future inside a giant dome in
    which were projected the results of their 28,000 responses to a
    questionnaire, available on the show’s official app, on the values
    they desired for future mobility. A summary of those responses will be
    released at a later date.

  • 5,000 participants enjoyed a wider range of test-drive/ride programs

    test-drive/ride programs were conducted in the Tokyo Motor Show
    venue’s neighboring Tokyo Waterfront City area (at the Center
    Promenade, Odaiba Special Event venue, and MEGA WEB Ride-One site). A
    greatly expanded, more diverse range of test-drives/rides than ever
    before was on offer, including drives/rides on passenger cars,
    commercial vehicles and motorcycles as well as on personal mobility
    transport and vehicles featuring next-generation technologies. A total
    of 5,000 visitors enjoyed these programs.

  • Looking ahead to 2018, 2019 and beyond

    initiatives, including questionnaires completed on site by visitors to
    this year’s show, will be used to make the next Tokyo Motor Show an
    even more attractive technology-driven show in the lead-up to 2020,
    when the world’s attention will be focused on Japan! The 46th Tokyo
    Motor Show 2019 will be held in the autumn of 2019 primarily at the
    Tokyo Big Sight venue, but will be expanded to include other venues
    in, for example, the nearby Tokyo Waterfront City. Meanwhile, a
    special event being planned for autumn 2018 will appeal to the public
    in general in addition to car and motorcycle fans. We hope there will
    be high anticipation for both events.

The adventure of mobility’s future evolution is just beginning, and the
Tokyo Motor Show will evolve along with it.

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