You’ve got to admire the Japanese automakers. Despite their country’s deep and ongoing economic slump, offerings at the recent Tokyo Motor Show were both technically innovative -- such as Suzuki’s egg-shape fuel-cell Covie, designed to run on hydrogen from natural gas supplied to your home (which it accomplished with help from its alliance partner General Motors) -- as well as just plain wacky, as in Honda’s chunky metallic Bulldog concept car, with its built-in midget motor scooters, that ...

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