2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV

Nismo to begin renting upgraded GT-R electronics to customers in Japan

Earlier today we told you how Nissan is now offering to upgrade original-spec GT-Rs with a host of better parts including suspension upgrades and engine mounts. Now Nissan's racing and tuning arm, Nismo, has decided to release upgraded engine and transmission management software, but in a novel... read more

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2009 Honda Insight hybrid

Honda's Insight first hybrid to rank as best-seller in Japan

As forward-looking and advanced in technology as the Japanese are perceived to be, they haven't been huge adopters of hybrid technology. But this month marked a tipping... read more May 11, 2009 by

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Wald releases new photos of Nissan GT-R Black Bison

Japanese tuning house Wald International has a wide range of styling and performance kits for nearly every major luxury car brand on the market, but this time the company has... read more April 27, 2009 by

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Nissan sends Infiniti EX to Japan as Skyline Crossover

Re-badging has stereotypically been the domain of U.S. carmakers, especially when crossing national borders, but Nissan/Infiniti are engaging in a bit of their own shell game... read more April 16, 2009 by

2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV

Nissan GT-R chief engineer confirms ”high-performance” model

While the GT-R SpecV is one of the fastest and best-handling cars currently in production, it’s safe to say that almost every car enthusiast on the planet was hoping... read more March 30, 2009 by

2009 Honda Insight Hybrid

Honda struggling to meet demand for Insight, U.S. production still a long way off

Honda’s new Insight hybrid vehicle has been on sale in the U.S. for just over a week but demand for the car is already pushing production at the company’s Suzuka... read more March 26, 2009 by

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Toyota unveils redesigned JDM Crown Majesta flagship

In most markets, the best Toyota sedan you could buy would be a Camry or Avalon but in Japan (and a few other select markets) you could step into one of several luxury... read more March 26, 2009 by

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota and Honda continue cutting output as Japan's sales head for 32-year low

In the highly reflexive world of modern markets, forecasts are often self-fulfilling, and that's just more reason to fear the word coming out of Tokyo today. The Japan... read more March 24, 2009 by

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World’s automakers shun Tokyo Motor Show, but event will go on

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA) has decided not to cancel this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, despite most of the world’s automakers pulling out... read more March 24, 2009 by

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GReddy USA in safe hands following successful reorganization of Trust in Japan

Last September Japanese tuning and aftermarket parts firm Trust filed for bankruptcy in its home country, but despite the hairy situation the tuner’s U.S. extension... read more March 12, 2009 by

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Nissan announces new EV program in Tucson, Arizona

ECOtality has partnered with Nissan and the Pima Association of Governments to bring a new zero-emissions initiative to the Tucson, Arizona region. By pairing prototype EVs... read more March 9, 2009 by

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New focus on R&D expected at Honda with announcement of new CEO

Honda, like most major carmakers, is experiencing one of its worst performance slumps in decades. Shrinking demand worldwide for new vehicles and a strengthening yen have had... read more February 23, 2009 by

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Honda's new Insight doubles first-month sales targets in Japan

Making plans for the future is tough when the market is as shaky as it is now, but Honda is trying to find a way to get its Insight hybrid to market in the U.S. for less than... read more February 16, 2009 by

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Zele reveals pricing for Infiniti G37 Gran Turismo edition

Art imitates life, they say, though with video games getting so lifelike they look like playable movies, it's getting harder to tell which is life and which is art. Zele... read more February 16, 2009 by

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IDING Power Ferrari F460GT conversion

With more power and even more aggressive aerodynamics than the factory-built 430 Scuderia, IDING Power's new F460GT offers a new take on a super-performing F430 variant... read more January 26, 2009 by

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Live photos: 2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV

Nissan earlier this month revealed details for its new limited-production GT-R SpecV model, which goes on sale in Japan early in February and is expected to arrive in the... read more January 19, 2009 by


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