The 27th Tokyo Motor Show 1987

1987.10.29-11.9 (at Harumi)

The 27th Tokyo Motor Show marked the final event held at the Harumi venue. Japanese carmakers emphasized domestic demand, while European and American carmakers also got into top gear for the Japanese market. A total of 276 exhibitors joined the motor show from Japan and overseas, together with 2 governments and 2 organizations. The number of visitors to the 12-day event marked a record-high. High profile guests from overseas visited the motor show this year, as the Japan event has been recognized as a famous international show. The exhibition space for foreign cars was extended to two halls, which was nearly equal to 80% of the space for all Japanese vehicles. Concept cars became the stars of the Japanese exhibits again this year, including the Toyota EXV-II, Nissan ARC-X, and Mitsubishi HSR. These vehicles shared the intention of enhancing electronic control, featuring automatic and integrated controls. Also, an exhibition of many concept cars in which "software" was emphasized was another characteristic of the show.