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Datsun Has a Hard Time Finding Customers for its Cheap Cars


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Nissan’s budget brand Datsun hasn’t convinced too many buyers during the first months on its main three markets, India, Indonesia and Russia.

Audi Driver Bumping Into Suzuki Has Some Serious Issues


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Nobody and nothing gets into the way of this Audi A5 Sportback driver when he wants to change highway lanes.

Singapore's Running of the Bulls is Our Kind of Street Party


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Note: no animals were hurt during the raging bull meeting held on the streets of Singapore on September 7.

Lamborghini Aventador is Having Clearance Issues


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A brand-new (judging from the plastic-covered seats) Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 was filmed fighting an uphill battle in Jakarta.

We Bow to Thai Coca-Cola Truck Driver for the Unbelievable Save


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Just when you think that this Coke-Cola truck driver from Thailand would crash, there he goes and recovers; mind you, not once, but several times on the super-slippery road.

Small Asian Nation of Bhutan Seeks Help from Japanese Automakers to Rapidly Shift to EVs


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There aren’t that many cars in the small south Asian country of Bhutan, located in the Himalaya mountains. Its only proper urban center is its capital, Thimphu, and even it is not what you’d call big, being home to some 80,000 inhabitants, most of whom are government clerks, officials, members of the country’s royal family and a growing but inconsistent middle class.

Nissan Opens 2nd Thai Plant to Build All-New NP300 Navara Pickup [65 Photos]


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Nissan announced the opening of its second production plant in Thailand, where the Japanese carmaker will build the all-new NP300 Navara (sold as the Frontier in North America), which will be exported to 45 countries worldwide.

Toyota Starts Assembling Fortuner SUVs in Kazakhstan


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Toyota announced that complete knock-down (CKD) production of the Fortuner SUV has begun at a production facility in Kostanay, Kazakhstan, marking the first time the brand has ever produced cars in Central Asia. The production facility belongs to Saryarka AvtoProm LLP (SAP) and will initially manufacture around 3,000 vehicles a year.

Blissful Vietnamese Scooter Girls Trying to Fly Crash land


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This is one of those occasions when you sincerely do not want something bad to happen to the people highlighted in the video footage, but deep down inside, you know the outcome is inevitable…

2015 Nissan Navara / Frontier Unmasked in Thailand!


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It turns out it was the 2015 Navara/Frontier that Nissan was hiding under semi-translucent covers. While still not officially revealed, we found a couple of unofficial photos of the new pickup, which was spotted completely uncovered in Thailand.

Renault to Assemble the Fluence in Malaysia


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Renault and its local partner Tan Chong Motors have announced they will start production of the Fluence sedan in Malaysia, confirming the French brand's offensive in the fast expanding South East Asian market.

Did Singaporean Biker Fall Off a Bridge an Onto a Moving Car Below?


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There are so many questions and so very few answers about this strange accident that was recorded on a dash-cam video, purportedly on the roads of Singapore, that we wouldn't mind some investigative help from our readers, especially if you heard or read about it in the local news.

Mitsubishi Driver Knocks Down a Motorcyclist and a Pedestrian and Runs Away


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Here's a chilling scene with a Mitsubishi (Lancer?) sedan driver taking a right turn as if he/she was competing on the Nürburgring racetrack before crashing into a scooter rider and his passenger, and a pedestrian, who were injured, but fortunately made it out alive.

Lotus Appoints Ex-PSA Peugeot-Citroen Boss as New CEO


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Malaysia's Proton Holding, the parent company of Lotus, has named former CEO of the PSA Peugeot-Citroen Group Jean-Marc Gales as the new chief executive officer of its British sports car unit, approximately two years after it fired previous boss Dany Bahar over alleged misconduct.

Hollywood Take Note on How to Film a Moving Carriage Scene


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Who needs green-screen magic when you can trick the cinematic audience with some very creative (and even more cost-efficient) work in the real world with real actors and henchmen (or is that hedge-men)?

Nissan 350Z Thinks it's Related to the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Reventon


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It's not one of the most beautiful designs in the automotive world, but the Nissan 350Z (made from 2002 through 2008 in coupe guise) is arguably one of the better looking and perhaps more importantly, distinctly styled sports cars of our times, which kind of makes you wonder why anyone would proceed with the changes you see in the example pictured above.

Three Stinging Motorcycle Fails, Including a Cliff Fall


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No one likes being involved in a crash, but the four motorcyclists shown in the following videos really don't have anyone else to blame for their misfortunes other than themselves.

This is Why You Should Always Stop Well Inside the Breakdown Lane


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Unfortunately, the imprudent actions of one individual can have dire consequences on many drivers on the road. You can see that in this dramatic incident that took place on a highway in Thailand on Sunday, when what appears to be an overloaded pickup truck pulled over to the shoulder, but the driver didn't move the vehicle safely inside the emergency lane leaving it stepping on the regular lane.

Break My Mirror, I Break Your Head…


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I don't know who's the biggest tool in this incident; the scooter rider who broke off, and if we understand correctly, allegedly stole the exterior mirror from the Mercedes, or the driver of the vehicle who chased the two men down the road, intentionally ramming into them.

Malaysia's Capital Kuala Lumpur to Get BMW Group-Designed Trains


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Malaysia has been the focus of the world for the past couple of weeks after the baffling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 8, and while efforts to find the plane continue, in another area of transportation in the country, we have some lighter news with fresh photos of the BMW DesignworksUSA penned train.