Dropouts adding up for the Tokyo Motor Show

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Show: 41st Tokyo Motor Show
Dates: October 24 – November 4
In Brief: A number of major automakers—the latest being Hyundai—are pulling out of the biannual show, leaving host Honda in the driver's seat, so to speak.

The Word

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA) is still holding on to its plans to hold the Tokyo Motor Show in late October, despite the fact that numerous major automakers have decided in the recent weeks and months to pull out of the event.


The list of drop-outs began back in May, as the economy went into a tailspin. The show's organizers have already announced that the exhibitor list—and the floor space—has been cut in half, and the length of the event has been cut short by four days. Major automakers who have already announced their intentions to pull out include General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Porsche, Maserati, and makers from France, China, and Sweden, among others.

And so …

For what it's worth, last year's show in Detroit saw its share of dropouts as well (Nissan, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Porsche for starters).

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