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Worried About Natural Disasters? Akio Toyoda Says Buy A Prius

Worried About Natural Disasters? Akio Toyoda Says Buy A Prius

Toyota president Akio Toyoda -- scion of the Toyoda family for which the company is named -- recently held a press conference on the subject of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan on March 11. And in the middle of it all, in response to what could've been a pre-arranged... read more

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2011 Toyota Prius

Small Cars Getting Big Price Hikes Soon

If you're planning to replace your current vehicle with a new one at any point this calendar year—especially a small car—you might want to step up the timeframe... read more April 14, 2011 by  0


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

Currency, Supply Issues A Window Of Opportunity For Detroit Automakers?

This spring and summer, General Motors [NYSE: GM] and Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] both have an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and bolster their small-car... read more April 13, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Acura TL

Honda Cuts U.S., Canadian Output By Up To 50% Due To Parts Shortages In Japan

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan on March 11 has affected millions of Japanese citizens, their families, and businesses. The country's auto... read more March 30, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Ford Focus

Ford: Supply Limited For Black, Red Vehicles

If you're looking for one of several Ford or Lincoln vehicles in black or red, you'd better be ready to settle with what's out at the dealership—and potentially even... read more March 25, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Friends With Benefits? Mitsubishi Offers One Facebook Pal A Trip To Japan

Some of us have been fortunate enough to travel to Japan and see the Tokyo Auto Show in person. Others have had to make do with our formidable powers of imagination and hunks... read more August 30, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Nissan Leaf Off To Strong Start, Poised To Become The Next Crown Vic

Just three weeks into the pre-order phase, Nissan has recorded an impressive 3,754 reservations for its all-new Nissan Leaf EV in Japan. That's over half the automaker's... read more April 23, 2010 by  8


 
2009 Nissan Quest 4-door S Angular Front Exterior View

Nissan: No 2010 Quest Minivan in the Plan

Large SUVs and minivans have fallen on the hardest of times in the industry's late downturn, and casualties of the recession mount daily. Nissan today confirmed in an email... read more January 3, 2010 by  0


 
Japanese travel poster

Detroit Cries Foul On Japan's Cash-For-Clunkers Program

As congress planned the controversial Cash-for-Clunkers program over the spring and summer of this year, there was some discussion of limiting new car subsidies to American... read more December 11, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible

Self-Healing Paint Makes The Jump From Fenders To Phones

Nissan developed self-healing paint to protect vehicles from the surface damage caused by parking lots, home garages, and the like. Known as "Scratch Shield", it's appeared... read more November 30, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Subaru Impreza Sedan GT

Subaru To Intro Additions To WRX Line at LA Auto Show

With the Los Angeles Auto Show around the corner, rumors of new-car introductions are beginning to swirl with latest intro information coming through the AutoWeek website and... read more November 29, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Mazda2 facelift

Mazda2 Joins Electric Vehicle Project In Japan

Mazda may be a little late to the table when it comes to electric vehicle technology but the automaker is determined to catch up and has since announced that it will start... read more November 29, 2009 by  0


 
Mitsubishi i minicar

Driven: Mitsubishi i Minicar

Would you buy a K-Car? It's probably not what you might think. So-called kei cars (or K-cars) are popular in Japan because of their tax exemptions and parking advantages. In... read more November 25, 2009 by  5


 
Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn: Auto Sales Have Bottomed, Nowhere To Go But Up

Speaking at a World Economic Forum in New Delhi, Carlos Ghosn -- head of Nissan Motor Company and Renault SA -- had some interesting things to say about the global auto... read more November 9, 2009 by  0


 
Mazda Miata from 20th anniversary celebrations in Japan

Mazda Miata Makes 20 (Yet Again)

We've mentioned before that the Mazda Miata (aka the Roadster or the MX-5) is celebrating its 20th birthday. In fact, we may have mentioned it a couple of times. But since... read more September 30, 2009 by  0


 
Panasonic's HD in-dash satnav

Panasonic Launches Pricey Blu-ray Player, In-Dash HD Satnav

Tech fans and early adopters, take note: Panasonic is prepping for the Japanese release of its new in-dash high-def navigation system and an in-car Blu-ray player. The latter... read more September 3, 2009 by  0


 

 
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