Tokyo Auto Salon: Big Beautiful Benz

It's big.

It’s big.

Mercedes has rented a monstrous booth at the Auto Salon. This being a tuner show, the booth is mostly dedicated to Daimler’s in-house tuner AMG. The booth rivals in size that of neighboring Honda, and that’s an indigenous car company. According to the Japan Automobile Importers Association JAIA, Mercedes is the second-best-selling imported car brand, with 53,731 units sold in Japan in 2013.  That’s eleven times the sales of the best-selling U.S. brand in Japan, Jeep.  Which proves that with a little will and marketing, imports can be sold in Japan.

Narrow streets? Ignore them.

Narrow streets? Ignore them.

Did I mention the booth is big?  That truck looks downright tiny.

 

Honestly. No more.

Honestly. No more.

But isn’t it finally time that they sell out that final edition? This has been on so many car shows, it can fly free on miles.