The motoring year is rounded off by the Tokyo Motor Show, which is held every other year at the Makuhari Messe in Japan.
Not to be confused with the Tokyo Auto Salon, which is held at the start of the year and is a tuning show along similar lines to the SEMA show held in Las Vegas, the Tokyo Motor Show is held late every odd-numbered year at the Makuhari Messe in Japan.
The Tokyo Auto Salon is uniquely Japanese in flavour, and frequently attracts larger numbers of interesting concept cars than other shows, particularly from the domestic manufacturers like Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Subaru.
In the past, Nissan has shown its Land Glider concept which leant into corners, the Toyota Pod, which featured artificial intelligence, and also debuted the electric Toyota iQ.
International brands also contribute concepts to show, including the Audi Shooting Brake, which previewed the current Audi TT; Mercedes F600 Hygenius fuel cell MPV, and Volkswagen W12 supercar and EcoRacer. BMW also debuted its hybrid 5 Series at the show.