Tokyo, Japan – The 41st Tokyo Motor Show will go ahead as scheduled this fall, but will be scaled back, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. The show had been in danger of cancellation due to the global auto industry crisis.

The show will now run for 13 days, instead of 17 days as originally planned. It is now the same length as the 37th show held in 2003. The organizers have also cancelled a large commercial vehicle and vehicle body section, making it possible to hold the show in a compact format.

Exhibits from three governments, one organization and 122 companies representing eight countries and one region will be on display. This is a reduction of 120 exhibitors from the 40th show of 2007, including one government and 119 companies, primarily in the parts section. The total 22,594 square metres of exhibitor space is also 49 per cent smaller than in 2007.

The theme of the 2009 show will be “Fun Driving for Us, Eco Driving for the Earth.” The show opens October 23, 2009.

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