2001

The 35th Tokyo Motor Show (for passenger cars)

Theme:
"Open the Door! The Automobile's Bright Future"
Venue:
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
Period:
Oct. 26-Nov. 7
No. of visitors:
1,276,900
No. of exhibitors:
281
Toyota exhibits:
ES3, FCHV-4, FCHV-5, FXS, RSC, Pod, Ist, Volts, WiLL VC, etc.
Toyota's theme:
"New Mobility Life Filled with Dreams"
"Presenting dream-inspiring cars at the forefront of the network age"
Remarks:
The first passenger car/motorcycle show of the 21st century featured a wide variety of eye-catching concept cars that focused on the environment, safety, and IT.
Toyota presented its innovative efforts at technology development and demonstrated the essential appeal of automobiles -- the joy of driving and the delight of utility.
Two fuel cell-based hybrid cars were exhibited, including the ultra fuel-efficient ES3, demonstrating the superiority of Toyota's environmental technology. The show cars including the sporty FXS and RSC, and the network-enabled Pod and WiLL VC proved popular among visitors.
  • Scenes from venues

    Scenes from venues

  • pod

    pod

  • ES3

    ES3

2001 Frankfurt Motor Show

Venue:
Messe Frankfurt
Period:
Sep. 13-23
Toyota exhibits:
FCHV-4, ES3, etc.
Remarks:
The FCHV-4 fuel cell hybrid car with a high-pressure hydrogen tank and the ultra fuel-efficient concept car ES3 were exhibited.
  • Toyota FCHV-4

    Toyota FCHV-4

2001 New York Auto Show

Venue:
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Period:
Apr. 13-24
Toyota exhibits:
RSC, etc

2002

The 36th Tokyo Motor Show (for commercial-use vehicles)

Theme:
"Sense the Evolution - Commercial Vehicles on Stage"
Venue:
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
Period:
Oct. 29-Nov. 3
No. of visitors:
211,100
No. of exhibitors:
110
Toyota exhibits:
FCHV-BUS2, Flappo, Probox Snow Boarder, Succeed Bio Florist, ALSV, Wish, etc.
Toyota's theme:
"Friendliness to People and the Environment"
"Joint exhibition with Hino and Daihatsu under the common theme of Friendliness to People and the Environment"
Remarks:
Reflecting such social issues as the tightening of environmental regulations and the aging population, the exhibits featured the latest environmental technologies, the next-generation transportation based on the ITS, and new vehicles for the physically challenged and caregivers.
The three companies (Toyota, Hino, Daihatsu) -- manufacturers of a full range of commercial-use vehicles ranging from small pickups to large trucks and buses -- jointly presented their efforts in the fields of the environment, welfare, and ITS under the theme of Friendliness to People and the Environment.
The three companies exhibited a number of concept cars, including the FCHV-BUS2 (a large fuel cell hybrid bus jointly developed by Toyota and Hino) featuring clean emission and CO2 reduction, and the small ultra-low-floor bus Flappo based on the "universal design" concept. In addition, a truck with advanced safety vehicle (ASV) technology and the next-generation transport management system based on the ITS technology were exhibited, indicating the future model for transporting goods and people.
Various types of Welcabs were also displayed to demonstrate the companies' commitment to this category of vehicles. In addition, new commercial-use vehicles including the Succeed Bio Florist (specially customized for use by florists) and the Probox Snow Boarder (customized for snowboarders) were exhibited.
  • FCHV-BUS

    FCHV-BUS2

  • SUCCEED Bio Florist

    SUCCEED Bio Florist

2003

The 37th Tokyo Motor Show (for passenger cars)

Theme:
"The Challenge: Driving Toward A Better Future"
Venue:
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
Period:
Oct. 24-Nov. 5
No. of visitors:
1,420,400
No. of exhibitors:
268
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Fine-N, CS&S, SU-HV1, PM, NLSV, Crown Concept, etc.
Lexus: LF-S, LF-X, etc.
Toyota's theme:
"Ecology and Emotion"
"Exhibiting Lexus brand cars at a separate booth prior to start of domestic marketing"
Remarks:
Featuring hands-on experience including passenger test rides on clean energy vehicles, the show evolved from a spectator show into a participatory event.
Toyota demonstrated its consideration for people and the environment together with the essential appeal of automobiles -- the joy of driving and the delight of utility. Specifically, the improved environmental and driving performance of the advanced hybrid system was presented, along with Toyota's efforts to answer foreseeable social needs through proactive car-making. The show cars included concept hybrid cars, such as the Fine-N that featured a fuel cell hybrid system, as well as the CS&S and the SU-HV1. The personal mobility 1-seater PM also captivated visitors with its cute styling and attractive performance.
This was also the first year when Toyota presented the Lexus brand at a separate booth. Under the theme, "In Pursuit of the Essence of Luxury," the LF-S next-generation premium sedan and the LF-X concept sport utility vehicle were displayed, attracting keen attention from visitors.
  • Fine-N

    Fine-N

  • PM

    PM

  • LF-S

    LF-S

Detroit Auto Show (2003 North American International Auto Show)

Venue:
COBO Conference Exhibition Center
Period:
Jan. 5-20
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: FJ-Cruiser, Fine-S, etc.
Lexus: SU-HV, RX330, LX470, etc.
  • FJ-Cruiser

    FJ-Cruiser

2003 New York Auto Show

Venue:
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Period:
Apr. 16-27
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Prius (second generation), etc.
Lexus: HPX, etc.
  • HPX

    HPX

2003 Frankfurt Motor Show

Venue:
Messe Frankfurt
Period:
Sep. 9-21
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Prius (second generation), CS&S, etc.
Lexus: RX330, etc.
  • CS&S

    CS&S

2004

The 38th Tokyo Motor Show (for commercial-use vehicles)

Theme:
"Vehicles for People. Vehicles as Partner."
Venue:
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
Period:
Nov. 2-7
No. of visitors:
248,600
No. of exhibitors:
113
Toyota exhibits:
Hiace Sound Satellite, Regius Ace My Kart Factory, Welcab Concept, Future Truck Concept, PM, etc.
Toyota's theme:
"Ecology and Emotion"
"Projecting the bright future of commercial and welfare vehicles focusing on Ecology and Emotion"
Remarks:
This was the last show dedicated to commercial-use vehicles. Exhibits included commercial and welfare vehicles that are friendly to people and the earth, featuring the latest environmental and safety technologies.
Toyota suggested a wide variety of uses for commercial vehicles including business and pleasure, and displayed the advancements of its environmental technology. With regards to welfare vehicles, Toyota demonstrated its response to social needs through vehicles that provided comfort and mobility to the elderly and the handicapped.
Toyota also exhibited fun-filled show cars, including the Hiace Sound Satellite -- a special version of the new Hiace customized as a mobile sound studio capable of supporting various businesses in an enjoyable manner -- and the Regius Ace My Kart Factory, which was a customized version of the new Regius Ace designed to carry racing karts and to support race-watching.
Also exhibited were many welfare vehicles on the market, including the Welcab Concept, a new welfare vehicle that enabled those with disabilities to board and exit without assistance.
The Intelligent Multimode Transit System (IMTS), the next-generation public transit system that was to be adopted at the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, was also unveiled at this show, drawing a crowd of visitors.
  • HIACE Sound Satellite

    HIACE Sound Satellite

  • IMTS

    IMTS

Detroit Auto Show (2004 North American International Auto Show)

Venue:
COBO Conference Exhibition Center
Period:
Jan. 4-19
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: FTX, Fine-N, etc.
Lexus: RX400h, GS430, SC430, etc.
Remarks:
Toyota exhibited the full-sized concept hybrid pickup truck FTX, along with the Highlander Hybrid and the Prius. The company demonstrated its superior environmental technology through technical presentations, including one on the Prius.
  • FTX

    FTX

2004 Geneva Motor Show

Venue:
PALEXPO, Geneva
Period:
Mar. 2-14
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: MTRC, Fine-N, etc.
Lexus: GS, RX400h, etc.
Remarks:
Toyota-brand show cars included the MTRC (Motor Triathlon Race Car).
  • MTRC

    MTRC

2004 New York Auto Show

Venue:
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Period:
Apr. 8-18
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: MTRC, FTX, etc.
Lexus: LF-C, etc.
  • LF-C

    LF-C

2005

The 39th Tokyo Motor Show (for passenger cars)

Theme:
"Driving Tomorrow!" from Tokyo -- Brand-new Proposals to Automobile: Our dream Comes Alive.
Venue:
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
Period:
Oct. 21-Nov. 6
No. of visitors:
1,512,100
No. of exhibitors:
239
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Fine-X, Estima Hybrid Concept, i-swing, FSC, bB Concept, RAV4 Concept, TF105, etc.
Lexus: LF-Sh, LF-A, GS450h, etc.
Toyota's theme:
"Ecology and Emotion"
"Demonstrating Toyota's commitment to ecology and pursuit of attractive cars"
Remarks:
Marking the 50th year since the first Tokyo Motor Show, the event featured many world premieres as well as advanced environmental and safety technologies.
Toyota's presentation emphasized the company's car-making efforts that combined the consideration for the environment with the essential appeal of automobiles, including the joy of driving and the delight of utility.
The Toyota-brand show cars included the new concept fuel cell hybrid car Fine-X, the new-generation hybrid minivan Estima Hybrid Concept, and the i-swing personal mobility unit that came close to a wearable vehicle.
  • Fine-X

    Fine-X

  • i-swing

    i-swing

The Lexus brand, which aimed to become the global premium brand for the 21st century, exhibited the LF-Sh concept car of the flagship Lexus LS. Only the image of headlamps had been pre-released as a teaser before the car was unveiled on the first press day, attracting considerable attention from visitors and others.
  • LF-Sh

    LF-Sh

Detroit Auto Show (2005 North American International Auto Show)

Venue:
COBO Conference Exhibition Center
Period:
Jan. 9-23
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: FT-SX, etc.
Lexus: LF-A, LF-C, etc.
Remarks:
The Toyota-brand show cars included the FT-SX concept car that combined the maneuverability of a sedan with the versatility of a sport utility vehicle. The Lexus-brand concept cars such as the LF-A super sport and the LF-C also proved very popular.
  • FT-SX

    FT-SX

2005 Geneva Motor Show

Venue:
PALEXPO, Geneva
Period:
Mar. 1-13
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: FJ-Cruiser II, etc.
Lexus: IS 220d, LF-A, etc.
Remarks:
The Lexus IS 220d was exhibited.
  • IS220d

    IS220d

2005 New York Auto Show

Venue:
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Period:
Mar. 23-Apr. 3
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: i-unit, FT-SX, etc.
Lexus: GS450h, LF-A, IS, etc.
Scion: T2B, etc.
Remarks:
The Scion brand T2B, the concept car for the xB, was exhibited.
  • T2B

    T2B

2005 Frankfurt Motor Show

Venue:
Messe Frankfurt
Period:
Sep. 13-23
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Endo, i-unit, etc.
Lexus: LF-A, GS450h, etc.
Remarks:
The Toyota brand featured the world premiere of the super small concept car Endo and the European premiere of the i-unit.
The Lexus brand exhibited the LF-A concept sports car.
  • Endo

    Endo

2006

Detroit Auto Show (2006 North American International Auto Show)

Venue:
COBO Conference Exhibition Center
Period:
Jan. 8-22
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: F3R, Fine-T, etc.
Lexus: LS460L, LS460, etc.
Remarks:
The Toyota-brand show cars included the F3R concept minivan with three rows of seats. The vehicle featured six doors (three on each side), with front-hinged first- and second-row doors and rear-hinged third-row doors. This unique design was conceived in order to appeal to younger generations of users.
  • F3R

    F3R

  • LS460

    LS460

2006 Geneva Motor Show

Venue:
PALEXPO, Geneva
Period:
Feb. 28-Mar. 12
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Urban Cruiser, i-swing, etc.
Lexus: LS460, etc.
Remarks:
The show featured the world premiere of the Urban Cruiser concept car and the European premiere of the i-swing. The Urban Cruiser was conceived as a new type of mini SUV combining a sturdy form with simple functionality.
  • Urban Cruiser

    Urban Cruiser

2006 New York Auto Show

Venue:
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Period:
Apr. 12-24
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: F3R, etc.
Lexus: GS450h, LS600h/600hL, etc.
Scion: Fuse, etc.
Remarks:
The show featured the Fuse, Toyota's Scion-brand concept sport coupe. Inspired by the design of race cars entering Japan's Super GT championship, the personal coupe featured an aggressive styling and gull-wing doors. The Lexus brand show cars included the full-time 4-wheel-drive hybrids such as the LS600h/600hL.
  • Fuse

    Fuse

2006 Paris Motor Show

Venue:
Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles
Period:
Sep. 28-Oct. 15
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Auris, Yaris TS, etc.
Lexus: GS450h, LS600h/600hL, etc.
Remarks:
The show featured world premieres including the new Auris and the new Yaris TS.
For the unveiling of the Auris (its name derived from the Latin word "aurum" or gold), gold was chosen as the theme color, and the luxurious presentation amazed the visitors.
Toyota also exhibited a cross-section of the Prius to demonstrate its advanced hybrid technology.
  • Auris

    Auris

2007

The 40th Tokyo Motor Show

Theme:
"Catch the News, Touch the Future"
Venue:
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
Period:
Oct. 26-Nov. 11
No. of visitors:
1,425,800
No. of exhibitors:
241
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: 1/X, Rin, i-REAL, iQ Concept, Hi-CT, FT-MV, FT-HS, etc.
Lexus: LF-Xh, LF-A, etc.
Toyota's theme:
"Harmonious Drive: Moving with People and the Earth toward a New Tomorrow"
"Presenting corporate commitment to realize Sustainable Mobility"
Remarks:
The passenger cars & motor cycle show and the commercial-use vehicle show that had been held separately in alternate years were newly integrated as a comprehensive show covering auto parts and related products as well.
Toyota's presentations demonstrated the company's environmental commitment to Sustainable Mobility, while the show cars represented the joy of driving and the delight of utility. The Toyota brand show cars included the environment-friendly concept car 1/X which revolutionized the design of a car from the viewpoint of Sustainable Mobility, the i-Real personal mobility vehicle that one could control easily like a part of the body, and the ultra-efficiently packaged iQ Concept Car that challenged the accepted wisdom of car-making, all of which attracted visitors' attention.
The Lexus-brand show cars included the LF-Xh specialty hybrid SUV that embodied the brand's design philosophy of L-finesse, and the LF-A premium sport 2-seater that symbolized the emotional appeal of the Lexus's performance.
  • 1/X

    1/X

  • RIN

    RIN

  • i-REAL

    i-REAL

  • LF-Xh

    LF-Xh

Detroit Auto Show (2007 North American International Auto Show)

Venue:
COBO Conference Exhibition Center
Period:
Jan. 7-21
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: FT-HS, etc.
Lexus: LF-A, etc.
Remarks:
The FT-HS hybrid sports car (front-engine, rear-wheel-drive) and the premium sport 2-seater LF-A were exhibited.
  • FT-HS

    FT-HS

2007 Geneva Motor Show

Venue:
PALEXPO, Geneva
Period:
Mar. 8-18
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Hybrid-X, etc.
Lexus: FT-HS
Remarks:
The show featured the world premiere of the Hybrid-X, the next-generation hybrid concept car.
  • Hybrid-X

    Hybrid-X

2007 Frankfurt Motor Show

Venue:
Messe Frankfurt
Period:
Sep. 13-23
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Concept Car iQ, F1, etc.
Lexus: LS600h, etc.
Remarks:
Exhibited the Concept Car iQ as the new means to provide urban mobility.
  • Concept Car iQ

    Concept Car iQ

2008

Detroit Auto Show (2008 North American International Auto Show)

Venue:
COBO Conference Exhibition Center
Period:
Jan. 13-27
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: A-BAT, etc.
Lexus: LF-A Roadster, etc.
Remarks:
The A-BAT hybrid pickup truck and the LF-A super sports car with a V-10 engine were exhibited.
  • A-BAT

    A-BAT

  • LF-A Roadster

    LF-A Roadster

2008 Geneva Motor Show

Venue:
PALEXPO, Geneva
Period:
Mar. 4-16
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: iQ, etc.
Lexus: LF-A Roadster, etc.
Remarks:
Exhibited the ultra-efficiently packaged iQ that challenged the accepted wisdom of car-making.
  • iQ

    iQ

2008 Paris Motor Show

Venue:
Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles
Period:
Oct. 2-Oct. 19
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Avensis, etc.
Lexus: IS250C, etc.
Remarks:
Exhibited the new Avensis and the IS250C, the convertible version of the intelligent sport sedan IS250.
  • Avensis

    Avensis

  • IS250C

    IS250C

2009

The 41st Tokyo Motor Show

Theme:
"Fun Driving for Us, Eco Driving for Earth"
Venue:
Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center)
Period:
Oct. 23-Nov. 4
No. of visitors:
614,400
No. of exhibitors:
108
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: FT-EV II, FT-86 Concept, Prius PHV, Sai, etc.
Lexus: LFA, LF-Ch, etc.
Remarks:
In order to emphasize the fun elements of cars in addition to the ongoing concern for the environment, Toyota exhibited such models as the FT-86 Concept (a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports vehicle) and the LFA premium sports model, which embodied the joy of driving and the pleasure of ownership-the fundamental appeal of motor vehicles.
To showcase Toyota's CO2 emission control and energy diversification measures, the company also presented the Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept and the FT-EV II small electric vehicle (suited to short-distance driving), demonstrating Toyota's response to environmental concerns that was going far beyond regular hybrids. At the technical exhibition corner, Toyota's hybrid systems used in three generations of Prius were displayed to trace the evolution of hybrid technology.
  • FT-EVII

    FT-EV II

  • FT-86 Concept

    FT-86 Concept

  • LFA

    LFA

Detroit Auto Show (2009 North American International Auto Show)

Venue:
COBO Conference Exhibition Center
Period:
Jan. 11-25
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: FT-EV, Prius (third generation), etc.
Lexus: HS250h, etc.
Remarks:
Toyota exhibited the third-generation Prius and the FT-EV concept electric vehicle, and the Lexus brand showcased the HS250h (a front-engine, front-wheel-drive sedan), representing the first hybrid-only model line of Lexus.
  • FT-EV

    FT-EV

  • Prius(3rd generation)

    Prius(3rd generation)

2009 Geneva Motor Show

Venue:
PALEXPO, Geneva
Period:
Mar. 3-15
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Verso, etc.
Lexus: RX450h, etc.
Remarks:
Exhibited the Verso, a new small minivan dedicated to the European market.
  • Verso

    Verso

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

Venue:
Messe Frankfurt
Period:
Sep. 15-27
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Auris HSD Full-Hybrid Concept, etc.
Lexus: LF-Ch, etc.
Remarks:
The Auris HSD Full-Hybrid Concept (a prototype of the first locally-manufactured hybrid car) and the LF-Ch luxury compact hybrid concept were presented.
  • Auris HSD Full-Hybrid Concept

    Auris HSD Full-Hybrid Concept

  • LF-Ch

    LF-Ch

2010

Detroit Auto Show (2010 North American International Auto Show)

Venue:
COBO Conference Exhibition Center
Period:
Jan. 11-24
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: FT-CH, etc.
Lexus: LF-Ch, etc.
Remarks:
The FT-CH small hybrid concept car was exhibited.
  • FT-CH

    FT-CH

2010 Geneva Motor Show

Venue:
PALEXPO, Geneva
Period:
Mar. 2-14
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Auris HSD, etc.
Lexus: CT200h, etc.
Remarks:
The Auris HSD (a hybrid model of the Auris line that was to be exclusively marketed in Europe) and the CT200h (the first premium compact model of the Lexus brand) were presented.
  • CT200h

    CT200h

2010 Paris Motor Show

Venue:
Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles
Period:
Sep. 30-Oct. 17
Toyota exhibits:
Toyota: Verso-S, etc.
Lexus: CT200h, etc.
Remarks:
Toyota exhibited the Verso-S, a compact next-generation 2-box car that could satisfy diverse user needs.
  • Verso-S

    Verso-S