2019 Tokyo Auto Salon Report
The Japanese tuning industry gathers for the 36th annual show in Chiba City
The Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba City, Japan, was abuzz with activity over the weekend of January 11-13. It hosted the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, which is considered the largest car show in the country.
For three days, automakers, the domestic aftermarket industry, and consumers converge on Makuhari Messe to view the latest vehicle and parts development. It’s also a great place to spot new market trends.
The stars of the show are the cars – and since there is no bigger JDM show than Auto Salon, it’s only fitting that ENEOS, the Original JDM Motor Oil, takes a look at the finest vehicles TAS has to offer.
The HKS booth featured its 4G63-powered TRB-004 Suzuki Swift. This car recently broke the FWD track record at Tsukuba Circuit in the capable hands of NOB Taniguchi.
The Voltex Honda S2000 was clad in a new dry carbon aero kit and Volk Racing TE37SAGA rims
Top Secret to show off new aero parts for the Nissan GT-R
Jun Auto also had aero parts for the R35 plus a spectacular set of custom intake manifolds
The influence of Kei Miura and Pandem was as strong as ever, with the man himself introducing a new conversion for the Mercedes-Benz 190E
The BN Sports booth featured a candy-colored Nissan S15 Silvia with an aggressive widebody treatment
Garage Active displayed its multi-piece, precision-fit carbon fiber kit for the R32 Skyline GT-R in blue, one of a handful of R32 and R33 in their booth
Racing Factory Yamamoto brought its individual throttle bodied S2000 to Auto Salon, complete with massive carbon rear wing
We also spotted a new kit from Varis sub-brand Hurtling Solid and Joker, one of the newer companies to offer body bits for the Mk4 Toyota Supra
Legendary Mazda rotary tuner RE Amemiya had several FD3S RX-7s in its booth, including a pair with its Super GT-inspired widebody, which is said to add a staggering 50mm in width
Car Modify Wonder built a Nissan Silvia S14 to match the S13 it displayed last year
To view more highlights of the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, please view the gallery below
Photographs courtesy of Super Street Online/David Ishikawa