Toyota production facility

Report: Toyota to halve Japanese production

The global downturn in car sales is a familiar topic these days, and even the production juggernaut of Toyota is facing unseen declines in demand for its products. To help realign output with that demand, the carmaker recently announced plans to shut down all 12 of its Japanese plants for a total... read more

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Honda's Japanese-market Odyssey hits the sales floor

Honda's Japanese-market Odyssey hits the sales floor

Americans know the Honda Odyssey as a solid-driving and fun minivan, but the Japanese get a vehicle by the same name that's more wagon than van, and even sportier to drive... read more October 21, 2008 by 

2010 Toyota iQ Modelista minicar

Toyota reveals Modellista enhanced iQ

Toyota’s iQ minicar officially went on sale in Japan this month and to coincide with the launch the company also revealed several new styling packs under the guise of... read more October 16, 2008 by 

Renault F1 Japan 2008

Fernando Alonso takes top honors at Japanese GP

Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso has claimed victory at the Japanese GP at Fuji Speedway today, outpacing the championship leaders after a very chaotic start. The... read more October 12, 2008 by 

2009 Nissan GT-R

Nissan defends GT-R Nurburgring lap time with second video

Earlier this month we reported on accusations hurled by Porsche towards Nissan, accusing the Japanese carmaker of falsifying the blistering Nurburgring lap time of 7m 29s... read more October 9, 2008 by 

Nissan GT-R

Porsche accuses Nissan of falsifying GT-R Nurburgring lap times

There’s something very puzzling about Nissan’s all-new GT-R supercar. Its official output figures read 480hp (358kW) and 588Nm (434lb-ft) of torque and its mass... read more September 30, 2008 by 

Amuse R35 Nissan GT-R

Amuse GT-R crosses the 600hp barrier

Despite fears Nissan’s new GT-R wouldn’t tolerate anyone tinkering around with its innards, Japan’s industrious tuning firms have managed to develop a... read more September 22, 2008 by 

2010 Nissan GT-R Spec-V spy shots

Spy shots: Nissan’s upcoming Spec-V GT-R

Nissan has finally revealed its new GT-R SpecV. Click here for all the images and details. Nissan execs have confirmed the existence of a Spec-V GT-R, a lighter and more... read more September 18, 2008 by 


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