Honda's Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup Makes Us Want To Live In Japan

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The cars are so small and adorable.

The 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon is shaping up to be an interesting show. Held from January 14 to 16, the event will host several exciting new reveals from Japanese automakers, including an all-electric Subaru STI concept, a Mitsubishi Ralliart Concept, and the first in-person appearance of the next-generation 2023 Honda Civic Type R. Last week Honda announced plans to show off the Type R in prototype form at the Auto Salon, but that's far from the only vehicle the company plans to bring.

This week Honda announced its full Tokyo Auto Salon lineup and unfortunately if you live outside of Japan, there's not much to get excited over. The Auto Salon is a notoriously Japan-centric show, so Honda's booth will mostly feature JDM-only models outside of the Type R.

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Among the reveals, Honda has teased a sportier version of its Vezel crossover called the HEV Modulo X Concept. The Vezel is essentially the JDM version of the HR-V we get here in the states, though Honda has already said the next-generation HR-V will be a completely different car. Sharing a platform with the Vezel, Honda will display the Fit e:HEV Crosstar, a hatchback equipped with rugged off-road features. Honda no longer offers the Fit here in the US, which makes us especially jealous seeing this rad little off-road version.

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The other products on display have zero marketability outside of Japan. These include the N-One K-Climb Concept with sporty body work, the N-Van Third Place with a built-in cafe, N-Box Custom Style+ Black Edition with black accents, and Step WGN e: HEV Spada. If you've never heard of these Honda models, that's because they are all Kei cars, a tiny vehicle class specific to Japan. Some of these cars were announced previously, but never shown to the public because the 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon was cancelled.

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