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In Pictures: Weird, wacky and wonderful cars in Tokyo

We bet you've never seen some of these strange-looking vehicles before

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Suzuki Q-Concept

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Honda Motor Co.'s Asimo humanoid robot opens the top of a bottle to pour a drink into a cup during a news conference at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo November 30, 2011.

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Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn introduces the company's Leaf Nismo concept vehicle

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Toray TEEWAVE AR1 concept electric vehicle.

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Daihatsu Motor Co. FC Sho Case concept car

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Toyota FCV-R, a sedan-type next-generation fuel-cell concept vehicle fueled by hydrogen.

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Porsche 911 Carrera S (type 991) at the 42nd Tokyo Motor show in Tokyo on November 30, 2011.

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The life-size model of the Cars 2 charactor, McQueen, is on display at the 42nd Tokyo Motor show in Tokyo on November 30, 2011.

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A concept electric vehicle by General Motors called the "Chevrolet EN -V" (Electric Network-Vehicle) at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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President of Japan's auto maker Daihatsu, Toyota's small car affiliation, Koichi Ina displays the company's concept two-seater open car called "D-X", which has a 660cc turbo charged engine.

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Daihatsu's two-seater electric personal mobility concept vehicle called the "Pico".

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Honda Motor Company President Takanobu Ito speaks next to the company's electric Micro Commuter concept city vehicle

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BMW Active Hybrid 5

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Mitsubishi Mirage, a emission compact vehicle with a 1-litre engine. Energy-saving electric cars with advanced green technology were vying for attention as the Tokyo Motor Show opened with robots and computers becoming ever more part of the vehicles on display.

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'Scooter xciting 400i' from Taiwanese maker Kymco.

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Osamu Suzuki, chairman of Suzuki Motor, inspects the company's Burgman fuel cell motorcycle.

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Suzuki Q-Concept

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Toyota Aqua compact hybrid vehicle

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Toyota Fun-Vii's whole body can be used as a display space is shown in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled the futuristic concept car resembling a giant smartphone to demonstrate how Japan's top auto maker is trying to take the lead in technology. The car works like a personal computer and allows drivers to connect with dealers and others with a tap of a touch-panel door.

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Toyota Boshoku Corp.'s car interior space concept "T-Brain" is displayed during the press preview of Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.

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Volkswagen Beetle

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Volkswagen Cross Coupe all-wheel drive hybrid vehicle

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Yamaha EC-Miu three-wheeled electric motorcyle.

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Yamaha Pas With electrical power-assisted bicycle which can easily fold into compact dimensions.

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