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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Japanese Concept cars: Past to Present

Here are some interesting Japanese Concept Cars from the makes of Toyota, Daihatsu, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi etc.

Some of the cars are actually very futuristic in design! Wonder how come they never made it to production? Perhaps due to cultural shock?


Toyota Proto, 1957



Nissan Prince Sprint 1900 Prototype, 1963

Toyota Concept, 1966

Mazda RX 87 (Bertone), 1967

Isuzu Bellett MX1600 (Ghia), 1969

Toyota EX-1, 1969

Toyota EX-II, 1969 (PS: How come the EX-I looks so much better than the EX2?)

Toyota EX-III, 1969

Mazda RX-500, 1970

Mazda RX-500, 1970

Isuzu MX1600-II

Nissan 126X, 1970

Nissan 216X, 1971

Toyota EX-7, 1972

Nissan NX-21, 1983

Daihatsu TA-X80, 1987

Mitsubishi HSR II, 1989

Mazda London Taxi, 1993

Mitsubishi ESR, 1993

Nissan AP-X, 1994


Nissan TrailRunner, 1997

Mazda Miata Mono-Posto, 1999

Honda KIWAMI, 2003
Toyota MTRC, 2004

Infiniti Kuraza, 2005

Mazda Senku, 2005

Mitsuoka Orochi, 2005 - It was actually test drove in Top Gear before!

Mazda Nagare, 2006

Mazda Kiyora, 2008

Honda P-NUT,2009

Lexus Minority Report Concept, 2054 -Lexus' vision of cars  in the future!

Source: http://pinktentacle.com/2010/09/photos-50-years-of-japanese-concept-cars/