About 130 domestic and foreign automakers and auto parts manufacturers will exhibit over 260 buses, trucks and vans and the latest components at the 34th Tokyo Motor Show, which will focus on commercial vehicles, its organizing association said Tuesday.
The five-day show will begin Oct. 31 at Makuhari Messe in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture, and will open to the public Nov. 1.
Since last year, the Tokyo Motor Show has been separated into passenger and commercial vehicle segments. This is the first show devoted solely to commercial vehicles, with the passenger vehicle show to be held in 2001.
Thirteen carmakers — 11 Japanese firms plus DaimlerChrysler AG and Volvo Truck Corp. — will display a variety of commercial vehicles. Other exhibitors include 26 auto body firms and 90 auto parts manufacturers from seven countries, according to the Japan Motor Industrial Federation.
About 20 percent of the vehicles displayed are multipurpose vehicles and cars equipped to accommodate disabled people, federation officials said.
The organizer expects to attract 120,000 visitors to the show. Two symposiums on commercial vehicles and distribution systems are scheduled for Nov. 1 and 3, and test rides on 26 vehicles are available during the event. Admission is 1,000 yen for adults. For more information, call (03) 3211-8829 or check its Web site at www.motorshow.or.jp/
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