Showing posts in the category of Japan

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Facelift Brochure Leaked Or Is It Fake?


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Our readers just notified us about a set of scanned pictures allegedly sourced from a leaked brochure for the facelifted 2016 or 2017MY Toyota Land Cruiser, but we're not so sure that they're real.

Audi Gives Japan A8 L Chauffeur and A8 Sport Special Editions


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Two new special editions of Audi's A8 luxury sedan have been announced for the Japanese market.

Jeep Will Be The First US Automaker To Attend Tokyo Motor Show In Nearly A Decade


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You probably wouldn't know it, but Jeep is actually the eighth-best selling import brand in Japan. The off-road branch of the Fiat-Chrysler group is now looking to make itself even more visible in the island nation by being the first US automaker to attend the Tokyo motor show since before the world-wide credit crunch hit (2007).

Mazda Has Built 1 Million CX-5 SUVs In Just Three And A Half Years


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Mazda announced that cumulative production of the CX-5 SUV has exceeded one million units at the end of April 2015, only three years and five months since production started in November 2011.

Rumor Says Toyota Reportedly Readying Radical Open-Wheel Sports Car!


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An Australian report suggests Toyota may be pondering the creation of a small open-wheel sports car for the road.

Honda Launches Jade RS In Japan With 148HP 1.5L VTEC Turbo


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Honda is introducing a sportier version of its Jade six-seater MPV in Japan, the Jade RS powered by the company’s latest generation direct injection VTEC Turbo petrol engine.

All-New Honda Shuttle Goes On Sale In Japan [50 Photos]


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Honda has begun sales of the all-new Shuttle at dealerships across Japan, with the compact wagon starting from 1,690,000 yen (approximately $14,140).

Toyota Reportedly Offering Mazda Fuel Cell Tech In Exchange For SkyActiv Engines


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Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda are reportedly holding talks to expand their technology partnership to fuel cell vehicles. According to two unnamed sources cited by Reuters, Toyota is considering providing fuel cell and plug-in hybrid technology to Mazda.

Japanese Customizers Transform the BMW K 1600 GTL Bike Beyond Recognition [47 Photos]


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Whether or not you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, these two new BMW motorcycles built by Japanese custom shops will definitely make you drool. You may not realize it since they’re so different, but both projects are based on the BMW K 1600 GTL bike with a 1,649cc straight-six cylinder engine.

BMW Cherry Picks Extras For New 3-Series M Sport Style Edge In Japan


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Creating special editions for BMW's Japanese arm sounds like a fun job…or not. Take their new "BMW 3-Series M Sport Style Edge" that was made to celebrate the compact executive model's 40th anniversary, for example.

All-New Step WGN MPV Debuts Honda’s New 148HP 1.5L VTEC Turbo Engine


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Honda has unveiled the all-new Step WGN MPV in Japan ahead of its introduction on April 24 at dealerships across the country.

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X Waves 'Goodbye' With Final Edition Model


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What we have here is a classic case of 'Good news' and 'Bad news' and of course an official version of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition.

All-New Honda Jazz Shuttle, Fit's Longer Brother, Unveiled In Japan


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Following the Grace Hybrid sedan launched in Japan late last year, Honda has unveiled a new model based on the all-new Fit/Jazz architecture, the latest generation Jazz Shuttle.

New Demio Racing Concept Is Japan's Visually Spicier Mazda2


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At this past weekend's "Motor Sport Japan 2015 Festival", Mazda brought along a new concept version of their local market Demio, which we know as the Mazda2.

362HP Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro PHEV Is for Asian Markets Only


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Since diesel-powered cars are not popular in China, Audi has developed a petrol plug-in hybrid version for the new Q7 specifically for Asian markets (China, Singapore and Japan).

Subaru Introduces Exiga Crossover 7 in Japan


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Subaru has introduced the Exiga Crossover 7 in Japan, a seven-seat crossover designed specifically for the automaker’s domestic market.

Here's Your Chance To Buy A 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 In The USA


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Thanks to the National Highway Traffic Safety's Administration (NHTSA) importation exemption rule on vehicles more than 25 years old, you can now legally import a Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 into the USA. Or you can save yourself the hassle and leave Japanese Classics do all the work for you.

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Goes on Sale in Japan


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Nissan has introduced the X-Trail Hybrid in Japan, equipped with a 2-liter MR20DD four-cylinder engine and an electric motor.

Facelifted Toyota Auris Goes on Sale in Japan


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The facelifted Toyota Auris has gone on sale today in Japan with a new turbocharged petrol engine and a new safety package.

Haw-Haw! Audi Japan Launches Special Edition With Built-in Rice Cooker


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Manufacturers these days are careful to tailor their global cars to specific markets by offering unique kit and options. The latest example of this is the built-in rice cooking system that can now be specified on Audi A8 models sold in Japan; it hasn’t been confirmed, but we expect the option to also be made available in China later this year.