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This is How the Japanese Pronounce Local Car Brands


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After decades of debates on whether Porsche is pronounced "Porsh-e", "Porsh-ah", "Porsh" or "Porsh-uh-oh", the internet is now interested about the correct pronunciation of Japanese brands.

VW Skeptical of Fuel-Cell Success Outside Japan


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There seems to be a lot of skepticism surrounding the feasible commercial success and use of fuel-cell electric vehicles.

This is What Wald Wants to do to the Maserati Ghibli


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Maserati's reawakening has inspired Japanese tuning firm Wald International to give the new Ghibli sport sedan a more forceful appearance.

Subaru's New Forester STI tS Concept Heats Up Our Imagination


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Just like it did with the previous generation Forester, Subaru has unveiled an STI tS concept in Japan to test the waters for a sportier (at least in terms of looks) Forester.

What's The Dark Knight Doing on a Bat-Trike in Tokyo?


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We think you'll agree that a Japanese highway is one of the least likely places you would expect to see Batman - or at lease someone dressed like the Dark Knight.

Japan's Subaru WRX STI Gets 304HP from a 2.0-Liter Turbo Engine


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As with the more potent Subaru WRX S4, Japan also gets a different WRX STI model, which surprises because it has a 304hp 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine under the hood.

Toyota Re-Makes Original Land Cruiser 70 for One Year in Japan [w/Videos]


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To celebrate 30 years since the launch of the Land Cruiser 70, Toyota has announced it will build the original model for one year in Japan. That’s because there is still strong demand from Japanese customers for this model, which was discontinued in 2004 in Toyota's home market.

Subaru Launches 296HP WRX S4 in Japan


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While in the United States, the Subaru WRX is rated at 268 horsepower, in Japan, the automaker has launched it directly with an upgraded version which comes with 296 horsepower.

Watch What Japanese Drivers Do When You Let Them in Your Lane


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It may come as a surprise to many of our Offbeat News viewers, but there are actually drivers who freely let you in their lane without any vulgarities or pistol-whipping drama!

Lexus Starts Production of NX, Has 6,500 Pre-Orders from Japan [w/Videos]


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Lexus has begun production of the NX, its first compact crossover and the brand’s first ever vehicle to offer a turbo engine, at the Miyata plant in Japan.

What an American Journalist Went Through to Get his Japanese License


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Japan is renowned for being one of the world’s safest places to drive, with an impressive 4.8 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, per year.

BMW M235i with E46 M3 CSL Wheels Looks Pretty Kewl, Don't You Think?


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In a lot of ways and for a lot people, the new 2-Series Coupe is the spiritual successor to the 3-Series up to the E46 generation, and until BMW shows us the M2, the closest you can get to the M3 E46 is the M235i.

Ingolstadt Would be Proud: New Subaru WRX Edition Named S4


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Unless Subaru has used it in the past, someone might want to tell the Japanese brand that the S4 badge has been taken by Audi.

Nissan Note Gets the Nismo Treatment in Japan [18 Photos]


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Following the 370Z, Juke, March and GT-R, Nismo continues its tuning offensive of Nissan vehicles with the unassuming Note hatchback. The Nissan Note Nismo has been unveiled in Japan ahead of its commercial launch scheduled for this autumn.

All-New 2015 Mazda2 / Demio Hatch Photos Leaked? Looks Like it…


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The first images of the eagerly anticipated 2015 Mazda2 sub-compact, also known as the Demio in Japan, have emerged on the web, prior to the supermini's official reveal, which may take place in front of the public at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October.

New BMW X1 Exclusive Sport Limited Edition for Japan


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If it seems that not a week goes by without BMW treating Japanese consumers with some sort of a limited edition, that's because it was actually…seven days ago that the Bavarians released the Z4 sDrive 20i GT in the Land of the Rising Sun.

New 2015 Mazda2 Test Driven around Japanese Track – Interior Fully Revealed


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An all-new Mazda2 is seriously overdue in the manufacturer’s range. The current model, which is based on the same underpinnings as a Ford Fiesta, was launched seven years ago and it really feels its age, especially compared to the latest and most modern rivals.

BMW's New Special Edition Z4 sDrive 20i GT Limited to 60 Copies for Japan


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BMW has given Japan another special edition version named the Z4 sDrive 20i GT, which was made to commemorate the Z4 GT3's 1-2 finish in the opening round of the 2014 Super GT racing series.

Toyota Reveals New Fuel Cell Sedan, Starts from $68,690 in Japan


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If you are familiar with Toyota’s FCV Concept that was revealed at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, you won’t be surprised with the design of the production model, which stays remarkably close to the study.

Sharp Promises to Revolutionize Dashboards with Free-Form Digital Display Tech


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Japanese tech giant Sharp has just announced that it’s hard at work on creating what it calls a Free-Form Display. It basically is a screen like that of any infotainment system or digital gauge cluster you already know, yet it’s one that doesn’t need to have the usual regular (rectangular) shape in order to work.