The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. will hold the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 this week. It is important for American car buyers and automakers because it demonstrate trends, especially from Japanese automakers. Toyota, Honda, Mistubishi, Nissan and Subaru will show some of its new technology.
All 15 brands from 14 Japanese manufacturers along with 19 brands from 13 international manufacturers will be exhibited at the show. A total of 153 companies and organizations from 10 countries will be represented in this comprehensive show that includes passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, carrozzeria, vehicle bodies, parts, machinery and tools, as well as automobile-related services.
Toyota Today and Tomorrow
The Crown Concept is a concept vehicle developed in pursuit of driving performance and connected technology. It features the blend of the storied Crown tradition with its birth in 1955 and the innovation to be expected in the Crown in a next generation mobility society.
The features of the Crown Concept are:
- Innovative driving performance as part of Toyota’s pursuit of “Fun to Drive”
- To offer customers the enjoyment of driving cars while pursuing a future mobility society, TMC has re-designed cars from scratch, including building the new Crown Concept on a platform based on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), and has conducted testing in Nurburgring, Germany. In addition to responsive handling performance, driving stability is realized whether driving in low-speed areas or high-speed areas and whether on smooth surfaces or rough surfaces. The driver is in control, put at ease, and can enjoy the driving experience.
- Pursuit of innovative evolution in order to fully realize connected technology as a service
- Responding to an IoT society with complete implementation of Data Communication Modules (DCM)
- Toyota hopes to provide new value to customers by utilizing big data that is acquired from DCMs installed in Toyota vehicles. The DCM will come standard in the commercial model of the Crown Concept.
- From “safety realized by one car” to “safety realized by the whole city”
Toyota’s advanced technologies not only include automatic braking, but also ITS Connect, a connected technology service that keeps society safe as a whole through the sharing of information on things like traffic signals and other vehicles. Toyota has contributed to the early development of connected technology by participating in public and private demonstration experiments.
Toyota aims to offer a car that can continue to excite drivers, well into ownership, and believes that the remote technology unique to this connected car, as well as the utilization of a new mobility service, can provide an exciting evolution to the driving lifestyles of its customers. The commercial model of the Crown Concept is scheduled to be released around the summer of 2018.
Toyota GR HV SPORTS
Toyota will unveil the GR HV SPORTS concept car at its worldwide premiere at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017. The GR HV SPORTS concept represents a new way to enjoy cars by integrating the thrill of a sports car with the environmental friendliness of an eco-car.
GR HV SPORTS concept
– The design is reminiscent of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s TS050 Hybrid racing car that competes in the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
– Features a targa top that was also used for Toyota’s legendary convertible sports cars, the Toyota Sports 800 (a.k.a. Yotahachi) and the Supra
– Powered by THS-R (Toyota Hybrid System-Racing) that is infused with hybrid technology refined by the TS050 Hybrid
– While completely embodying functionality as a genuine sports car, the GR HV SPORTS concept features LED headlights, aluminum wheels, and a rear diffuser similar to the TS050 Hybrid. The design evokes Toyota’s bond with motor sports.
– The matte black body color expresses power and aggressiveness.
– A selection switch to choose the automatic gear position is located in the center cluster to achieve a racing car-like ambience.
– The push button ignition switch is playfully located on the shift knob.
Enjoyment of control
– Drivers can delight in the performance of THS-R in a genuine sports car while experiencing a sense of freedom thanks to the targa top.
– Switching to manual mode is possible with the single press of a button, and 6-speed manual-style driving with H-pattern shifting can be enjoyed (the car is an automatic).
– The hybrid battery is mounted near the center of vehicle. Installing the heavy battery in the center contributes to improved performance as a sports car.
Hybrid battery mounted near the body center
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) will demonstrate the “Fine-Comfort Ride,” a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that envisions mobility in a low-carbon society with advanced utilization of hydrogen and renewable energy. The Fine-Comfort Ride proposes “a new form of the premium saloon” by employing a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.
Toyota pursued further possibilities of FCVs through the development of the Fine-Comfort Ride. It offers excellent environmental performance by discharging no CO2 or substances of concern (SoC) while in operation, together with the convenience of a generous cruising range with a hydrogen refueling time of about three minutes. The characteristics of the Fine-Comfort Ride are as follows:
- Adopts a diamond-shaped cabin that narrows towards the rear, while being wider in all dimensions from the front to the center of the vehicle, maximizing the space of the second row seats and aerodynamic performance.
- Utilizes a flexible layout unique to electric-powered vehicles, adopts an in-wheel motor, positions the wheels at the very corners of the vehicle, and utilizes a body underside cover, thereby achieving high running stability and quietness suited to a premium saloon.
- In adopting the concept of “wearing comfort (being wrapped in comfort),” the vehicle embodies future mobility that provides additional value other than movement to the passengers and is not simply just a “ride.”
- The Agent function and the touch display are arranged around the driver and passenger seats. The seats allow for flexible adjustment according to posture, and the displays allow the driver and passengers to freely access information. The seat layout can be flexibly adjusted, so Fine-Comfort Ride can be used as individual space or as a communication space for individuals.
- The Fine-Comfort Ride boasts quietness and smooth running and also makes full use of the large amount of electricity provided by hydrogen as its energy source. The interior features a full range of equipment, and the car can achieve a cruising range of approximately 1,000 km (JC08 test cycle).
*The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 is to be held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo’s waterfront area from October 25 through November 5, with press days on October 25 and 26, a special-invitation day on October 26, a preview day on October 27 and general-public days from October 28 to November 5.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces the launch of the “Sora,” a Toyota fuel cell bus (FC bus) concept. Toyota plans to launch sales of a commercial model based on the concept vehicle in 2018 and expects to introduce over 100 Sora, mainly within the Tokyo metropolitan area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
- Idea 1
- Service vehicle for the entire community
Toyota aims to create a bus that works for the world and for people, is environmentally friendly, and can contribute to communities beyond its role as a mobility service.
- The Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS), which was developed for the Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV), has been adopted to deliver superior environmental performance with no CO2 emissions or Substances of Concern (SoC) emitted when in operation.
- The Sora is equipped with a high-capacity external power supply system, providing high output and a large capacity of electricity supply (9 kW maximum output, and electricity supply of 235 kWh2) and can be used as an emergency power source following disasters.
Universal design and function that is people-centered
Because the bus is envisioned to be used by large and varying numbers of passengers at any given time, Toyota paid close attention to convenience, safety, and peace of mind with the aim to give all passengers a pleasant riding experience, so that they would want to ride the buses regularly.
- Horizontal seats with an automatic storage mechanism improves comfort (first in Japan3)The bus is equipped with horizontal seats with an automatic storage mechanism to provide space for strollers or wheelchairs. This provides extra seating for regular passengers when the space is not needed for strollers or wheelchairs.
- Improved safety from bus peripheral monitoring function (first in Japan3)Eight high-definition cameras fitted inside and outside the vehicle detect pedestrians and bicycles around the bus, providing a peripheral monitoring function that warns the driver with sound and images to improve safety.
- Improved safety from acceleration control function (first in Japan3)The acceleration control function suppresses sudden acceleration and enables gentle acceleration from stops, in consideration of the safety of standing passengers. Also, there is no lurching due to the lack of a need for gear shifting.
- Improved ease of boarding and exiting through automatic arrival control4 (first in Japan3)Adoption of automatic arrival control detects the guidance line on the road surface and uses automatic steering and deceleration to stop the bus with approximately 3 to 6 cm of clearance from the bus stop, and within a range of 10 cm ahead of or behind the bus stop position. This improves boarding and exiting for passengers using strollers or wheelchairs.
- Improved convenience through ITS ConnectBus transportation capability, speed, punctuality, and convenience is boosted by ITS Connect, which utilizes vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications to support safe driving, together with systems that support bus convoys and that provide priority at traffic signals (PTPS5).
- DesignThe design pursues stereoscopic shaping that significantly differs from the hexahedron (box shape) of conventional buses. It also uses LED for the front and rear lights. Such design features make the FC bus instantly recognizable.
The design pursues stereoscopic shaping that significantly differs from the hexahedron (box shape) of conventional buses. It also uses LED for the front and rear lights. Such design features make the FC bus instantly recognizable.
Mistubishi Autonomous Driving
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced todait has been conducting expressway-based field testing of its xAUTO vehicle and related autonomous-driving technologies for self-sensing and network-based driving, since May 2016. The xAUTO will be exhibited during 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex.
Mitsubishi Electric named its autonomous driving technologies, Diamond Safety, which have been developed under the concept of “Thinking of people at any time”. Mitsubishi Electric’s self-sensing driving technology combines various peripheral-sensing technologies, including a forward-monitoring millimeter-wave radar with wide viewing angle, a forward-monitoring camera and a backward side-monitoring millimeter-wave radar. Its infrastructural driving technology uses high-accuracy 3D mapping in combination with a centimeter-level augmentation service (CLAS) broadcast from the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). Together, Mitsubishi Electric’s self-sensing and network-based driving technologies enable autonomous driving with high levels of safety and convenience.
Overview of Field Tests
1) Autonomous driving tests on expressway
Field tests of the xAUTO and its autonomous driving technologies were carried out on two Japanese expressway ─ the Sanyo Expressway (Kobe junction to Ako interchange) and the Douo Expressway (Shibetsu Kenbuchi interchange to Fukagawa interchange) for more than 300 hours*. The tests confirmed that Mitsubishi Electric’s autonomous driving technologies operate practically under various road conditions, including bad visibility during dense fog and snow.
* Using simulated signals because CLAS from the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System were not yet available.
2) Utilization of CLAS from Quasi-Zenith Satellite System
In the world’s first field test of CLAS-based autonomous driving on expressway, which took place on September 19, it was confirmed that this technology has advanced to the practical level. In tunnels and other locations where CLAS reception is difficult, autonomous driving was achieved with high-definition location technology to determine the vehicle’s exact position in real time combined with various sensors that monitored the vehicle’s motion, and a forward-monitoring camera.
1) Globalization of advanced driving-assistance system and autonomous-driving technologies
To enable positioning augmentation when CLAS is not available, Mitsubishi Electric plans to build a worldwide wireless network for centimeter-level positioning compatible with CLAS. Mitsubishi Electric is collaborating in this field with Sapcorda, a German joint-venture formed by Mitsubishi Electric and other companies. Mitsubishi Electric is also collaborating with Dynamic-Map Platform Co., LTD. and Here Technologies to develop high-accuracy 3D mapping for an envisioned global system. Verification tests are planned in Europe and North America.
2) Further improvement of self-sensing driving technology
Mitsubishi Electric will continue developing its original self-sensing driving technology using millimeter-wave radar and forward-monitoring cameras, focusing on collision avoidance at crosswalks on public roads and safe, convenient autonomous driving on highways and expressways. Efforts will also target vision-based forward-monitoring camera technology in collaboration with Mobileye.
The new MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT will make its world debut at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show on October 25, 2017. Offering the public a glimpse of the future of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), the new MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT takes the brand’s EV knowhow and all-wheel drive SUV expertise to a new level with the addition of Artificial Intelligence (AI), combining these elements seamlessly to deliver safe and enjoyable performance that mirrors driver intent under all weather conditions and on all surfaces.
Using high-torque and high-performance electric motors, supplied by a high-capacity battery system, the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT delivers the smooth and powerfully responsive performance that distinguishes EVs from conventional petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles. The triple motor 4WD system employs a single motor to drive the front wheels and a new Dual Motor AYC (Active Yaw Control) system to couple two rear motors through an electronically controlled torque-vectoring Active Yaw Control unit. Whether driving around town, on motorways or along winding roads, the system always provides crisp and nimble handling that faithfully mirrors driver intent.
The brain of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that augments the driver’s capabilities. An array of sensors allows the AI system to instantly read changes in road and traffic conditions, as well as the driver’s intent. Seamlessly coordinating driver intent with vehicle performance, the system supports drivers of all abilities and by making it easier and safer to control the vehicle, thereby bringing the motoring experience to a new level.
A special coaching function allows the AI system to transfer knowledge to the driver and to unobtrusively enhance the driving expertise. After building a picture of the driver’s skill level, the system constructs a training program that provides advice through voice dialogue and a large dashboard display. As a result, drivers of all abilities quickly experience a vehicle that behaves the way they want it and soon they find themselves enjoying the driving experience to an even greater degree.
At the Tokyo Motor Show, the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT will be one of 12 Mitsubishi models on display. It will be joined by the new Eclipse Cross coupe SUV (Japan market model), unveiled in Japan for the first time, the Outlander PHEVand other leading MMC models sold in Japan.
In addition to the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT and the other vehicles on display, the Mitsubishi stand will also feature innovative technical exhibitions: AI Personal Assistant and Smart Speaker Demonstration.
AI Personal Assistant
Mitsubishi Motors’ onboard AI Personal Assistant builds up a comprehensive understanding of the vehicle’s occupants and delivers a connected motoring experience by providing the right kind of information to make driving safer and less stressful and by supporting communications between the driver and their family at home.
Here are AI Personal Assistant’s main features:
1) Dialogue System
AI Personal Assistant uses the latest in AI technology including voice recognition and natural-language processing to correctly understand what occupants are saying and to converse with them in natural-sounding language, accounting for the usual ambient noise.
Voiceprint technology and person recognition allow the system to identify individual passengers, learn about them from their speech and behaviour and provide services that best match their tastes and needs.
The system allows the driver to voice-control functions such as climate control, wipers, headlights and more. It also provides vehicle status information, including any malfunction alerts, should they occur.
AI Personal Assistant’s speech recognition uses a hybrid system combining cloud-based with onboard or local processing. The local system provides high speech recognition accuracy, even when there is no network connection or when network performance is degraded.
Mistubishi EMIRAI 4
Mistubhishie will show its EMIRAI 4 concept car featuring next-generation driving-assistance technology, which is expected to help reduce traffic accidents and contribute to increasingly safe, convenient and environmentally friendly transportation. The EMIRAI 4 will be exhibited during 45th Tokyo Motor Show.
Under the theme of “Feeling with you; convenient, safe and comfortable for each one”, development of the new concept car has drawn on three specific fields of research: electrification, autonomous driving, and connected. The EMIRAI 4 features next-generation driving-assistance technologies such as human machine interface (HMI), driver sensing and lighting system. HMI innovations incorporated in the EMIRAI 4 design include:
- Heads-up display with augmented reality: augmented reality, using high-accuracy locator combined with high-accuracy 3D mapping and positioning technology, emphasizes road and white lane displayed on heads-up display to guide drivers safely even in bad weather and other low-visibility conditions.
- Knob-on-display: an intuitive sliding knob enables drivers to operate various functions without taking their eyes off the road. Functions accessible via the sliding knob can be easily amended and consolidated into specified groupings, helping to simplify the center interior.
- Crossed images display: a half mirror with diagonal LCD panel and vertical virtual image from another LCD panel provide clear 3D images of the environment around the vehicle and easy-to-see alerts in the form of vertical images.
A wide-angle interior camera monitors both the driver and the front passenger by detecting the passengers’ heads and postures to alert potentially dangerous driving behavior and provides safe and smooth switchover between automated to manual driving. This system also provides comfort for each one by changing air conditioning settings, etc.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will also exhibit a range of cutting-edge technologies and products.
- A video will present Mitsubishi Electric’s vision of transportation in the era of smart mobility, which incorporates advanced technologies from three fields: “electrification” to support sustainable, low-carbon societies; “autonomous driving” for safer, more convenient driving through self-sensing and network-based driving technologies; and “connected” to provide riders connectivity for more comfortable and enjoyable rides under its concept of “Feel the EMIRAI”
- Mitsubishi Electric will display next-generation electrification systems, including a crankshaft-integrated starter-generator system for 48V mild-hybrid vehicles that uses an inverter to control the electric motor.
Autonomous Driving Zone
- This zone will showcase the xAUTO autonomous-driving vehicle, which is undergoing field testing on actual expressways.
- A demonstration video will introduce driving tests that are being conducted on public roads to confirm Mitsubishi Electric’s self-sensing and network-based driving technologies.
- An augmented-reality display will present a variety of products incorporated in the xAUTO autonomous-driving vehicle.
- The zone will also showcase high-accuracy 3D mapping technologies and products.
- A variety of driver-support technologies, such as a next-generation car navigation system using AI, will also be on display at the Mitsubishi Electric booth.
DENSO will be have a booth atthes Tokyo Big Sight. DENSO is committed to developing the core technologies that are required to improve mobility in the future, and had identified three priority fields: “DENSO Automated Driving,” “DENSO Efficient Driving,” and “DENSO Connected Driving.”
At the event, DENSO will present its vision for these key technology fields using a wireless and mobile virtual reality system and by displaying a mock-up car featuring DENSO’s latest innovations. The company will hold a press conference to unveil its vision.
DENSO will be also offering three unique and immersive experience at the event. These include:
A virtual reality demonstration titled “Future Tech Lab – Three Secrets of Future Vehicles” where visitors can see DENSO’s latest technology developments firsthand.*
A comprehensive explanation of DENSO products that are incorporated into vehicles on the road today that cannot be seen directly via a mock-up car located at the DENSO booth.
Sumitomo Electric will present its sophisticated products and technologies related to futuristic cars in a joint booth with Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
Subaru Corporation announced that it will exhibit at the Tokyo Motor Show with the concept of “New SUBARU Story – From a company making things, to a company making people smile.” Through the vehicles on display and its entire booth, Subaru will showcase the embodiment and future vision of the Subaru distinctive value of “Enjoyment and Peace of mind”, and provide visitors with an experience that will bring smiles to their faces.
A number of concept cars will be exhibited, with Subaru VIZIV Peformance Concept*1 taking center stage. The model expresses the enjoyment of driving by adopting a sports sedan style based on Subaru’s shared design philosophy of “DYNAMIC x SOLID”, while realizing its future vision for safety with advanced driver-assist technology, centered on Subaru’s original EyeSight driver-assist system. Subaru will also premier new retail models, and exhibit the models that will race in the Super GT series.
The new retail models that will premiere at the show are the S208 (only 450 units available, sale by lottery), based on the WRX STI, and the SUBARU BRZ STI Sport (Cool Grey Khaki edition only limited to 100 units, sale by lottery). With the display of these two models, the company will promote Subaru’s distinctive “enjoyment” of driving, and continue the enhancement of the STI*2 brand outlined in the product strategy in its mid-term management vision.
Honda announced its lineup of production and concept-model automobiles and motorcycles as well as other products at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017.
This year, Honda’s entire booth will promote the expanding possibilities of people through mobility and enriched lifestyles.
Honda will be exhibiting many electrified models such as the Honda Sports EV Concept which will be world premiered during the event, and global models such as the Japan premiere all-new Honda CR-V. Featuring a new model celebrating cumulative production of the Super Cub reaching 100 million units in October this year, the Honda booth will also be exhibiting about 60 years of Super Cub history, its current models, and its future.
The Motorsports section of the booth will treat visitors to fun activities such as riding or touching real racing machines, and in the center area of the booth will welcome visitors to relax and gather.
Honda will also be participating in the Tokyo Motor Show organizer’s “TOKYO CONNECTED LAB 2017” display, promoting its “Spend more time with the family” concept, exhibiting unique mobility such as “Honda Ie-mobi Concept” (“Ie” is a Japanese word for “home”) focused on being connected with family.
- Honda Sports EV Concept (World premiere)
The Honda Sports EV Concept aims to realize a feel of unity with the car, combining EV performance and AI with a compact form. While sharing the platform with Honda Urban EV Concept, its unforgettable silhouette, friendly front fascia that naturally blends into any lifestyle, and supple surfaces make it a next-generation sports car that brings joy and emotional attachment in ownership.
- Honda Urban EV Concept (Japan premiere)
The Honda Urban EV Concept is built on a newly developed, EV-only platform, signaling the future of mass-produced EV models and directions in design. Its compact size is ideal for urban driving, and its simple design brings “joy of lively driving” and “friendliness that inspires attachment” to the customer. The Urban EV Concept realizes natural communication between people and cars through technologies such as AI and the car’s front display that shows messages and greetings to onlookers.
- Honda NeuV (Japan premiere)
The Honda NeuV is an EV concept model that explores the growing possibilities of mobility through autonomous driving technology and AI. It determines the driver’s stress level from facial expressions and voice tones to support safe driving, and by learning the driver’s lifestyle and preferences, provides suggestions to the driver according to the situation, realizing natural communication between driver and mobility. The NeuV also explores autonomous car-sharing use, with permission from its owner, when it is not being used.
- CR-V (Japan premiere)
The Honda CR-V is an SUV with the driving performance of a sedan yet with high functionality, and is supported in over 160 countries and regions worldwide. The fifth-generation CR-V includes a series-first hybrid model equipped with Honda’s unique “SPORT HYBRID i-MMD” two-motor hybrid system, which will be available in front-wheel drive and 4WD variants. Utility has been enhanced, adding a 3-row seat gasoline model to the line-up. Honda’s advanced safe driving support system “Honda SENSING” is now a standard feature.
Nissan Fridge Concept & ProPilots
Nissan will show a number of concept cars and production vehicles at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, giving customers a glimpse of the company’s newest and future innovations.
The 45th Tokyo Motor Show, held at Tokyo Big Sight, is open to the public from Oct. 27 to Nov. 5. Press days are Oct. 25-26.
The Nissan booth, in East Hall 5, will feature a “spiral” design theme symbolizing the company’s past, present and future commitment to making exciting products. A simulator will let visitors experience the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
Nissan will unveil two new fully customized vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show to improve city mobility: the new Paramedic Concept and the all-electric e-NV200 Fridge Concept.
Packed with new technologies and features, the new Paramedic Concept will be Nissan’s fifth-generation ambulance and builds on the success of the previous versions, which are sold exclusively in Japan. The next-generation ambulance is based on Nissan’s NV350 Caravan, providing better comfort for the patient and a better work environment for paramedics and drivers.
The company will also lift the lid on its solution to urban delivery challenges and launch a modified, all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept.
The Fridge Concept’s compact size will make it easier to park in urban environments, where large delivery trucks are often prevented from stopping. Equipped with an additional battery pack in the cargo space to power a refrigeration unit, the Nissan e-Fridge will be able to store chilled foods.
“Our fifth-generation ambulance will offer enhanced features that will make a real difference to people’s lives,” said Ashwani Gupta, senior vice president of the Renault-Nissan LCV Business Unit. “The new Paramedic Concept contains vital life-saving equipment to respond to emergencies, often in remote areas.
“Meanwhile, the e-NV200 Fridge Concept will create huge value for commercial users – generating more business, as well as reducing the cost of ownership. With zero emissions, it’ll be perfect for busy urban environments where larger vehicles are often prohibited.”
Other unique elements packed into the new ambulance include Nissan’s industry-leading Intelligent Around View Monitor and technology to reduce the spread of germs.
The ambulance also carries a lithium-ion auxiliary battery that supports life-saving medical equipment when patients are in remote areas or in need of emergency assistance. It also contributes to CO2 reduction, as well as external and internal noise reduction.
Nissan plans to start sales of the ambulance in Japan in fiscal year 2018 and aims to double annual sales of the ambulance compared with the previous model.
Also featured at the Tokyo Motor Show will be the NV350 Caravan, which was launched in Japan in the summer.
Intelligent Emergency Braking, Vehicle Dynamic Control with traction control system functions and Hill Start Assist, previously available only on some two-wheel-drive van grades, are now standard on all NV350 Caravan van models. In addition, Intelligent Around View Monitor has been installed for the first time in vehicles of this class in Japan.