The Tokyo motor show is often very different to the European shows, and this year was exactly that. Along with a few production hatches, there were plenty of forward-looking concepts with unique powertrains.
Check out our team's hits and misses below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
Best production car: Honda Jazz
The Subaru WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition, with its soon-to-be pensioned off engine, made its debut alongside the far more modern Levorg Prototype at the 2019 Tokyo motor show.
Based on the WRX STI Type S, the Final Edition is powered by a EJ20 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot boxer engine tuned to produce 227kW of power and 422Nm of torque. All of this is, naturally, delivered to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
Next Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R could switch to electric power
The Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R could be the next iconic sports-cars to make the switch to hybrid or electric power.
The global head of product planning for Nissan, Ivan Espinosa, who oversees all future models, told international media at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show the company has “debated endlessly” about adding an electric boost to the next generation of its performance flagship models.
Alpina has added a sedan to its B3 line-up in Tokyo, bringing all-wheel drive, inline-six power and loads of luxury to the three-box 3 Series.
The new B3 sedan has the same fundamentals as the Touring. That means power comes from an S58 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six (the same engine that'll be used in the new M3) making 340kW and 700Nm, put to all four wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
Suzuki unveils a car with no steering wheel and no driver’s seat
Japanese carmaker Suzuki has opened the 2019 Tokyo motor show by unveiling a car without a steering wheel or a driver’s seat.
The Suzuki Hanare is only a concept car designed as a motor show tease for now, but the company says it's a sign of things to come as the automotive world shifts to autonomous motoring.
The word Hanare is Japanese for “a detached cottage” or separate living space.