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Toyota Starts Building Mirai In Japan, Shares "How It's Made" Videos


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As the world’s first mass produced fuel cell car, the Toyota Mirai may be recalled in the future as a pioneer in the history of the automobile, provided that all goes well and the technology is widely embraced by the market.

Aston Martin Backs GB Campaign In Japan With GREAT-Themed Rapide S


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Aston Martin pulled the wraps back on a unique Rapide S created by their 'Q' customization division in Japan today.

In Japan, It Could Be Easier To Charge A Car Than Fill It With Gas


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Japan now has more electric car charging points than fuel stations, but does that actually make it practical to drive an EV every day there?

Subaru Has Built 15 Million Horizontally-Opposed Boxer Engines since 1966


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There are few automakers so dedicated to a type of engine as Subaru is to the horizontally-opposed “Boxer” unit. In fact, the Japanese automaker identifies itself with the Boxer engine, which powers all the passenger cars it currently sells, including the diesel-powered ones.

Toyota Releases 86 style Cb Exclusively for the Japanese Market


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Remember Toyota’s 86xStyle Cb Concept unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon? Well, the automaker has decided to bring it to production, but only for the Japanese market.

Subaru Gives BRZ Some Light Improvements in Japan for 2015


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Subaru's BRZ coupe has been updated for the 2015 model year in Japan, benefitting from tweaks to the chassis and equipment.
Without getting into specific details, the Japanese carmaker said it made some changes to boost chassis stiffness and improve the feel of the electric steering.

On the inside, there's new decorative satin silver trims, while Subaru also added two new exterior colors, including "Lapis Blue Pearl" and "Pure Red".

For 2015, the no-frills BRZ "R" grade is joined by the self-explanatory "R Customize Package" that allows buyers who aren't only interested in motor or drifting sports to add select amenities such as air-conditioning, a "floor silencer" and a trunk mat.

Finally, the top "S" grade gains a new cruise control system and an 8-speaker audio system. Sales of the updated BRZ will start in Japan this April.




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Japan Gets 5 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition Coupes


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Out of a worldwide production of 23 units, Japan will get five examples of the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition Coupe, made to celebrate Marco Wittmann’s title win.

Toyota Unveils New Alphard and Vellfire Minivans in Japan


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Toyota today launched the redesigned Alphard and Vellfire minivans on the Japanese market, with the new models promising a roomy interior, a comfortable ride and “exceptional handling stability,” thanks to a newly developed double-wishbone suspension at the rear.

Toyota Delivers First Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle to Japanese Prime Minister [w/Video]


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The first man to take delivery of the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle was Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. During a ceremony on January 15 in Tokyo, Toyota president Akio Toyoda delivered the first Mirai fuel cell sedan to the high-ranking state official.

Toyota Gets 1,500 Orders for the Mirai in Japan in One Month


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Toyota has announced that the Mirai fuel-cell sedan has racked up approximately 1,500 orders in Japan, a month after sales began on December 15, 2014.

New Subaru Levorg S Concept Edges Closer to STI Model


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We're suckers for quick station wagons here at Carscoops and Subaru's new Levorg S Concept that made its debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon today has our attention.

Toyota Brightens Up Crown Sedan for its 60th Anniversary


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It might be an unknown quantity in most parts of the world, but Toyota's Crown sedan series has been around for quite a long time – 60 years to be precise.

Subaru Warms Up Legacy B4 Blitzen Concept for Tokyo Auto Salon [w/Video]


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The new Legacy is one of the blandest-looking cars in its segment, which probably explains why Subaru is experimenting with its styling at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Ken Okuyama Designs Two Special Edition Alfa Romeo Giuliettas


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Japanese designer Ken Okuyama has placed his name on a pair of Alfa Romeo Giulietta special editions made exclusively for Japan.

Subaru's XV Sport Concept Looking Good


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Now here's something a little bit more interesting from Subaru than the U.S. market limited-run XV Crosstrek Special Edition announced the other day.

Honda Jade Hybrid Six-Seater MPV Debuts in Japan


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For our China-based readers, the Honda Jade is not a new model: the automaker has been selling it there since 2013. The car debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show that year as the production version of the Concept S and subsequently went on sale as a China-only model.

Watch The Utterly Heroic R35 Nissan GT-R Drift Car Attack The Hakone Hillclimb!


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There is nothing more quintessential to Japanese tuner car culture than the touge run. In Motorhead magazine's latest video feature, Takada and his crew sent an invitation to an eclectic range of racing teams to gather at the amazing Mazda Turnpike of Japan's Hakone Mountain for a special hillclimb event.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Spawns 473HP Final Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon


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As a Mitsubishi USA executive said in a report a month ago, Mitsubishi will say goodbye to the Lancer Evo X with a special edition model that will bring performance and styling upgrades. Scheduled to be unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon (January 9-11), the last model based on the Evolution X is called Final Concept and is based on the GSR variant.

This Suzuki Alto Turbo RS Concept is For Real


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Earlier today, we showed you a rendering for a sported-up version of the new Alto hatch, but as some of you pointed out, Suzuki just presented a real-life turbo'd concept of its kei-car.

Suzuki Unveils All-New Alto Kei Car in Japan, Averages 2.7 L/100 KM


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Suzuki has launched the all-new eighth-generation Alto kei car on the Japanese market. Based on a newly-developed platform, the new Alto is up to 60 kg (132 lbs) lighter and features the lowest fuel consumption among non-hybrid gasoline vehicles in Japan, according to Suzuki.