Three big Japanese brands without world premieres at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
The organizers of the Tokyo Motor Show have put together a very helpful Booth Guide, which provides detailed information on the list of exhibits and exhibitors. Yet, there is a surprise. While all major Japanese brands use the show to make world premieres in addition to Japanese premieres e Lexus, Isuzu and Kawasaki have no world premieres scheduled at the show.
Lexus will have five exhibits at the Motor Show in Tokyo. It will have two Japanese premieres, but no world premieres. Toyota, for example, which is the parent company of Lexus, will have 16 exhibits, five world premieres and one Japanese premiere. Toyota will have the largest world premieres at the 2011 show. Honda is scheduled to have the biggest number of exhibits, 22. But it will not have as many world premieres as Toyota. Honda will only have 3 world premieres and 4 Japanese premieres.
From commercial vehicles Isuzu has the biggest number exhibits, 8. Yet, it has no world premieres, and only two Japanese premieres. In fact, Isuzu made its latest world premier, introducing new-generation D-Max in Thailand in latest September of 2011. There is good reason why in Thailand and it's a subject of a different story.
From the Japanese motorcycle makers Kawasaki has the third biggest number of exhibits following Honda and Yamaha. Kawasaki has eight exhibits and no world premieres, but it has three Japanese premieres.