The 2011 Tokyo Motor Show showcased some of Asian car makers' wildest dreams -- and some goofier designs. The 42nd annual event, opened to reporters for a preview on Wednesday, has often signaled the next-gen wave of technology to be featured in many cars a few years down the line. This year, automakers focused mostly on green-tech cars, showcasing some alternative fuel vehicles along with the rest of their lineup. Here are the best and strangest vehicles to emerge.
President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation Toyoda rides self-balancing two-wheeled scooter Winglet at a pre-Tokyo Motor show reception at its showroom in Tokyo. REUTERS
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd's Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept car is seen on display. REUTERS
Toyota Motor Corp's FCV-R, a sedan-type next-generation fuel-cell concept vehicle fueled by hydrogen. REUTERS
Honda Motor Co President Ito poses next to the company's cars. REUTERS
Honda Motor Co President Ito speaks next to the company's electric Micro Commuter Concept. REUTERS
Toyota's concept vehicle Fun-Vii shows a varied display contents on its body during its unveiling at a pre-Tokyo Motor show reception in a showroom. REUTERS
Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Nissan and Renault, poses with Nissan's PIVO3. REUTERS