TOKYO — The 1999 Tokyo Motor Show is going to be the year of the “hybrid” — combination gasoline or diesel and electric-powered cars. In addition, most manufacturers will showcase prototype fuel-cell vehicles along with their latest direct-injection engine and ITS, or intelligent transport system technologies. The 33rd running of the show, which dates back to 1954, will open its doors to the public on October 22; it will run for 13 days through November 3. All together, 53 carmakers and ...

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