Showing posts in the category of Japan

Honda Launches New Grace Hybrid Sedan Based on Fit in Japan [50 Photos]


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Honda today began sales of the all-new Jazz / Fit -based Grace Hybrid at dealerships across Japan. According to Honda, the compact sedan combines the handling and fuel economy of a compact vehicle with the spacious cabin of an upper-middle-class sedan.

Japanese Cops Get Diesel-Powered Mazda CX-5 Patrol Cars


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Mazda has released a new police car version of its current, pre-facelift CX-5 crossover, for the Hiroshima Prefectural Police who will use it for highway patrol purposes.

Tokyo’s Car and Motorcycle Culture Comes Alive at Night [4K Video]


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One of the world biggest cities, Tokyo transforms at night into a playground for speed freaks and car crazy people.

Nissan GT-R Gets 45th Anniversary Edition in Japan [w/Video]


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After the United States and Europe, the new Nissan GT-R has finally gone on sale in Japan as well, with the automaker also launching a limited edition model exclusively for its home market.

Subaru Releases 280PS Forester tS in Japan, Only 300 Will Be Made


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Subaru has unveiled the limited-edition Forester tS SUV in Japan and, as you can see, the car looks exactly like the Forester STI tS Concept revealed in September.

Awkward Just Got Stranger With the Mitsuoka Orochi Evangelion Edition


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Mitsuoka as a brand is typical Japanese oddity but translated into cars. Their idea of a sports car is the Orochi, a two-seater that would probably get you noticed more than a new Ferrari would.

It was supposed to be taken out of production this year, but apparently they will be doing eleven more of them with this crazy paint job…

Japan Gets 110 Units of New BMW 740i Executive Edition


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Another month, another special from BMW for Japan, and by special, we mean it comes with numerous standard features which you could already get on regular models.

Toyota Names New Fuel Cell Car Mirai [w/Video]


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While Honda is teasing us with its FCV concept, Toyota's new hydrogen-powered car has been presented in its production form with the brand confirming its name as the Mirai, which means "future" in Japanese.

Honda's FCV Edges Closer to Production with New Concept


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Honda has unveiled a more realistic version of its FCV hydrogen-powered concept to prepare us for the production car that will launch in Japan by March of 2016, followed by the US and Europe.

Toyota Aygo Fights Off Godzilla in Magna Tale


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Even though it's the child of a Japanese immigrant in Europe and a French parent (PSA Group), Toyota sees no reason why the new Aygo shouldn't embrace its Japanese side.

2016 Mazda6 Facelift Shows More of Itself in New Photos


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When it leaks, it pours; after the first brochure shots of the revised 2016 Mazda6 (and let's not forget, the 2016 CX-5 too) leaked out, our friend Mitko pointed us to some additional images.

Lexus RC Media Event in Japan Canned Due to Lack of Interest


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This is kind of embarrassing for Lexus. Their racy-looking RC coupe, which has been quite prevalent on the scene ever since it was revealed, failed to garner enough interest for the manufacturer to justify holding a press drive event for journos in Japan.

All-New Honda Legend Is Japan’s Acura RLX


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The fifth-generation Honda Legend has just been unveiled in Japan, but to our US-based readers there’s nothing “all-new” about it.

Toyota Explains its Most Iconic Model Names


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Toyota and the Japanese in general are known for being notoriously bad at naming their cars, though most of that's in the past now...

We’re sure you already have a dozen examples that you want to share with us. However, what are the origins of their most popular models’ names?

Toyota FCV Enters Japanese Rally as Opening Car


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Toyota wants to prove fuel-cell vehicles have a racing future, so the automaker decided to enter a FCV sedan in the final stage of the Japanese Rally Championship.

Can You Find the Connection Between Batman and Toyota's New Esquire Minivan?


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Maybe it’s the language barrier or the confusion caused by the new Toyota Esquire's Transformers-like nose plate, but somehow we're not seeing the connection between the minivan and Batman in the firm's ads.

Toyota Recalls 1.67 Million Vehicles for Three Separate Issues


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Toyota has been hit with a new significant recall involving  1,67 million vehicles worldwide for three separate defects including a faulty brake master cylinder that could affect braking performance.

Honda Reveals its Turbocharged F1 Engine [w/Video]


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Not only is Honda hard at work finalizing development (and testing) of its first ever turbocharged VTEC engine, for use in the upcoming Civic Type-R, but it’s also working on a very different force-fed unit for F1.

We knew about the collaboration it announced with McLaren back in May of 2013, and now we get to lay eyes on the turbo V6 for the very first time.

Nissan's New JDM Note Nismo is the One You Might Want


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In the US, the Versa Note is a no-frills sub-compact with a 109hp 1.6L engine and a fairly low starting price of around $15k, but in Japan, Nissan has given buyers a livelier option with the Nismo badge.

Toyota Invents Sports Utility Cruiser Segment with 520PS Ponam-31 Boat [w/Video]


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Collaborations between automakers and boat manufacturers are not new, but for Toyota such a move would be pointless, since the Japanese company has been building boats since 1997.