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Mazda3 To Get Fuel-Saving Engine Stop/Start Feature

Mazda3 To Get Fuel-Saving Engine Stop/Start Feature

Before the end of 2009, the European Mazda3 will be fitted with the company's fuel-saving engine stop/start technology (dubbed SISS). We're not certain when this technology will be offered stateside, but we expect Mazda to extend it to U.S.-bound cars soon; the company currently offers neither... read more

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2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Eclipses GM As World's Top Automaker

What seemed unthinkable decades ago when Toyota brought its frumpy, minuscule economy cars to the U.S. has now come to pass: worldwide sales dominance over the mighty GM. A... read more January 21, 2009 by 1

2008 Toyota iQ

Toyota Names New President To Lead Through Turbulent Times

For the first time in 14 years, a Toyoda family member will lead the company as its President. And Akio Toyoda has an undoubtedly big challenge on his plate, that of leading... read more January 20, 2009 by 0

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Lexus Celebrates 20 Years

Toyota proudly notes that its wildly successful Lexus division debuted exactly 20 years ago at 1989's Detroit Auto Show. The cars that started the brand were the LS 400, a... read more January 19, 2009 by 0

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Japanese Lawmakers Not So Interested In Subsidies...Yet

Congress wasn't exactly thrilled about the recent bailout, but clearly legislators understood that something had to be done if the American auto industry was to survive... read more January 16, 2009 by 3

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GM, Chrysler Pull Out Of Tokyo Auto Show

"That's money better spent elsewhere," said GM's Rick Brown in Automotive News, referring to the $2 million price tag for GM's participation in the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show... read more January 14, 2009 by 1

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Tokyo Auto Show Cancelled?

Organizers are considering pulling the plug on the 41st annual Tokyo Motor Show, which is currently slated for October 21 - November 8, 2009. According to the Japanese... read more January 13, 2009 by 0

2008 Toyota RAV4

Tokyo Bloodbath: 2009 Version

 Not that we needed any more bad news on a mid-recession Tuesday morning, but it appears that things in Japan keep getting worse. First comes word from Honda that it's... read more January 6, 2009 by 0

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Cars Not So Big In Japan

As bad as things may seem right now, we know they're likely to improve. America's economy will eventually rebound, Detroit will make itself presentable, and we'll find... read more January 5, 2009 by 0

Takeo Fukui

Honda Saying Sayonara to Japan?

In economics, a strong currency usually means good things for a nation's economy. When the dollar is strong, for example,  the buying power of American businesses and... read more December 23, 2008 by 0

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Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto: Honda Goes Robo For Rose Bowl

On Thursday Honda tested a 49-foot replica of its ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) humanoid robot in a rehearsal for the Rose Parade. The giant robot will be... read more December 19, 2008 by 0

2009 Nissan 370Z

Nissan, Infiniti, and Mitsubishi Back at Cobo Hall

Rejoice, fans of the Nissan 370Z, Infiniti FX50, and Mitsubishi Evo--Nissan/Infiniti dealers and Mitsubishi dealers are footing the bill for their cars to make a showing at... read more December 19, 2008 by 0

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U.S. Auto Slump Felt in Japan

A historically weak auto market in the U.S. is causing strong ripple effects for Japanese automakers. Toyota is making the most dramatic layoffs, ridding itself of 6,000... read more December 15, 2008 by 0

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Mitsubishi Becomes Fifth Automaker to Pull Out of NAIAS

Automakers are pulling out of U.S. auto shows en masse given the current world financial crisis and auto sales decline, and Mitsubishi is the fifth to bail on Detroit's North... read more November 24, 2008 by 12

2009 Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R Clinches Motor Trend 2009 Car of the Year

Continuing its penchant for pithy one-liners, Motor Trend doles out a parade of them while gushing over its winner of the 2009 Car of the Year contest, the 2009 Nissan GT-R... read more November 18, 2008 by 0

2009 Mazda Mazda6

Ford Sells Majority of Mazda Stake to Raise Capital

Today Mazda announced that it and several of its strategic partners will acquire more than two-thirds of Ford's shares in Mazda. This on the heels of GM's sale of it's stake... read more November 18, 2008 by 3


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