On 15 January, Dakar Rally racers finally reached the end of their race in South America. Toyota Motors president Akio Toyoda offered some comments regarding the Toyota Group’s participation in the race.
Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) and Subaru Tecnica International (STI) plan to unveil the BRZ and WRX STI Sports Concept models at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon, which runs from January 13 to 15 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
The Japan Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (JAMA) announced that its show theme for the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from October 27 to November 5, 2017 is “BEYOND THE MOTOR.”
The organizers of European Car of the Year have announced the result of the final selection for 2017 European Car of the Year. Of the final 7, the Japanese models were the Toyota C-HR and the new Nissan March.
On December 9, the Daihatsu Move Canbus won for the Small Mobility category in the 2016-2017 Japan Car Of The Year awards. The comment on the official JCOTY website praised it as, "Offering a new image for the kei wagon."
2016-2017 Japan Car Of The Year, which decides "This Year's Car" for Japan, held the final selection on December 9 at the Tokyo International Exchange Center and gave the top spot to the Subaru Impreza Sport / G4.
GLM will be participating for the first time at the 2016 Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival, which commences on November 27 at Fuji Speedway. It will be conducting a drift run of its TommykairaZZ electric sports car.