• Short Summary

    THE SHOW WINDOW OF THE
    JAPANESE MOTOR INDUSTRY...THE SIXTH MOTOR SHOW OPENED IN TOKYO (ON OCTOBER?

  • Description

    THE SHOW WINDOW OF THE
    JAPANESE MOTOR INDUSTRY...THE SIXTH MOTOR SHOW OPENED IN TOKYO (ON OCTOBER 23)
    TO PUT ON PARADE THE CARS OF TOMORROW FOR ELEGANCE AND ECONOMY.

    ECONOMY ESPECIALLY WAS THE THEME OF ALL THE JAPANESE PRODUCTIONS, THAT INITIATED
    FOR ELEGANCE THE CURRENT WESTERN MODELS.

    THE SMALL CAR CRAZE IS WELL ON IN JAPAN, TO SUIT THE NARROW ROADS AND LACK OF
    LOCAL RESOURCES IN PETROLEUM. JAPANESE PETROLEUM PRODUCTION IS JUST "SUFFICIENT
    FOR CIGARETTE LIGHTERS".

    THE JAPANESE ALSO HAVE AN EYE ON THE SOUTH EAST AND AMERICAN MARKETS WHERE SMALL
    CAR DEMAND IN GROWING.

    TOYOPET FOR EXAMPLE IS AN EXPORT MODEL. NEARLY THREE THOUSAND WERE EXPORTED TO
    U.S.A. LAST YEAR AT US DOLLARS 2,000 EACH. THIS YEAR THE EXPORT IS EXPECTED TO
    REACH 7,000.

    SMALL CARS OF JAPAN COSTING AROUND US$1,000. AIM AT 80 MILES PER GALLON, AND
    SOME OF THEM HAVE "ELECTRIC MISSION".. A PUSH BUTTON SYSTEM THAT REPLACES GEAR
    CHANGING.

    SOME MODELS OF BRITISH CARS WERE THERE TOO. HILLMAN, ASSEMBLED IN JAPAN WITH
    ONLY A FEW PARTS IMPORTED.

    AIMED AT THE ASIAN MARKET IS HUMBEE, A THREE WHEELED TAXI TO CARRY TWO
    PASSENGERS AND GIVING 80 MILES PER GALLON.

    AMONG MOTOR CYCLES THE HONDA DREAM WHICH HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED ITS REPUTATION
    GETTING FIRST PRIZE IN LONDON LAST YEAR, IS COMING OUT AS HONDA 70 FOR NEXT
    YEAR. MOTOR CYCLES AND SCOOTERS COST AROUND US DOLLARS 400.

    WITH HER NEW ECONOMY CREATIONS JAPAN IS GETTING READY FOR A KEEN FIGHT WITH WEST
    GERMANY AND U.K. IN GROWING SMALL CAR FIELD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEL460MCLGZQ6UJ75MJ1K763LD
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL460MCLGZQ6UJ75MJ1K763LD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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