But with none of the US big three, Mercedes, BMW, or even VW due to make an appearance, the Japanese domestic manufacturers are apparently stepping up to the plate to keep their home motor show alive.
First up came the news that Toyota’s on/off replacement for the Supra could be on show in near-production form.
Now there are rumblings from the Japanese Best Car magazine that the Toyota/Subaru rear-drive coupe will make its debut in some form at the show.
The new RX – possibly labelled RX-9 – is likely to be cleaner and greener than the RX-8 and yet will thankfully have more power too, courtesy of an increase in swept capacity from 1.3 litres to a heady 1.6 litres.
Don’t get overly excited, though. Best Car magazine reckons there is only a ‘55 per cent chance’ that the new RX will appear at Tokyo. Quite how they arrived at such a precise figure, we’re not sure…