Autocar Tokyo motor show 2013 preview

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    Tokyo motor show[/URL] takes place later this month, with a large number of big-name car launches expected alongside new concept cars, facelifts and production models.
    Autocar's team of roving reporters will be bringing you the very latest from the show floor, but here's our pre-show roundup of what to expect at the event in 2013.
    And remember, you can keep up to date with all the latest show news at
    Daihatsu Kopen concept
    At the same time as Honda announces its S660 concept, Daihatsu responds with this new Kopen model. Built around the same Kei-car principles as its predecessor, the Kopen concept features a 660cc engine mated to a CVT paddle-shift gearbox.
    Lexus turbocharged LF-NX concept
    Lexus's avant-garde SUV concept, a potential rival for the Range Rover Evoque, comes to Tokyo in new turbocharged form, ditching the hybrid powertrain seen in Frankfurt earlier this year for a new 2.0-litre engine.
    Lexus RC coupé
    This all-new concept two-door coupé is designed to introduce a new generation of buyers to the Lexus brand. Taking some of its styling cues from the LF-LC concept seen in Detroit last year, the RC will be shown with both V6 and hybrid powertrains.
    Mitsubishi GC-PHEV concept
    A new plug-in hybrid SUV from Mitsubishi which will use the firm's all-wheel drive system. It'll also offer wi-FI support for drivers as well as the latest safety tech.
    Mitsubishi XR-PHEV concept
    Taking the plug-in hybrid platform even further, this compact SUV is focused around nimble handling and coupé style. It's expected to form the basis of a replacement for the ASX crossover.
    Mitsubishi Concept AR
    The AR marks the return of Mitsubishi to the MPB segment following the axeing of the Grandis in 2011. It uses the same hybrid powertrain as the XR-PHEV and includes seating for up to seven passengers.
    Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500
    Due to join the new Honda NSX and Lexus LF-CC racers in the 2014 Super GT Championship in Japan, the GT-R Nismo GT500 has been developed jointly with the Williams F1 team. It's expected to get a power boost and plenty of extra aerodynamic tweaks.
    Porsche Panamera Turbo S facelift
    There's more power and some subtle styling changes for the revised Panamera Turbo S, which will go on sale in February next year following its reveal at the show.
    Subaru Levorg concept
    The full styling details of this radical sports tourer concept from Subaru are still unknown, but we do know it'll lead a three-strong concept lineup from the firm. It uses a horizontally opposed 1.6-litre direct-injection turbocharged boxer engine for power.
    Suzuki Crosshiker concept
    A new compact crossover design from Suzuki, which is destined to act as an alternative to the Regina/G70 concept seen in 2011. It's compact-car size and gets a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine.
    Suzuki X-Lander concept
    The X-Lander rides on the same platform as the Suzuki Jimny, and is powered by a 1.3-litre engine in combination with an electric motor. It offers four-wheel drive and is connected to an automated manual gearbox.
    Suzuki Hustler concept
    Suzuki describes the Hustler as a crossover for the minicar segment, and with it comes plenty of SUV-esque styling and a large interior. No powertrain options are known at the moment, though a coupé version of the Hustler will also be shown.
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