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Nissan 'Not Intending To Play A Leadership Role In Hybrids'
Nissan 'Not Intending To Play A Leadership Role In Hybrids'

Speaking of the Tokyo Motor Show, hybrid vehicles, and executive pronouncements, Nissan's head honcho, Carlos Ghosn, has made some interesting statements about Nissan's technology plans. Speaking from the exhibition floor, Ghosn said that Nissan doesn't want to be a big player in the hybrid market...Read More»

2009 Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept
Subaru Will Launch A Hybrid Vehicle By 2012

There hasn't been much groundbreaking news to emerge from the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, but the event has generated some intriguing statements from the handful of automakers in attendance. For example, Ikuo Mori, the president of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, the manufacturer of Subaru vehicles, noted...Read More»

Honday EV-N concept [video screencap]
2009 Toyko Motor Show: Honda's EV-N Minicar Concept Video

The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show kicks off today, and even though the event will be much smaller than it's been in recent years, there's already some fun stuff on view. Take, for example, the Honda EV-N concept, a retro minicar with some very distinct styling features, as shown in the weirdly silent video...Read More»

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Honda Officially Considering Battery Electric Vehicle

Back in August, Viknesh Vijayenthiran reported on rumors that Honda would launch a zero-emission battery electric vehicle in the US by 2015. The vehicle in question was described as a lithium-ion battery-powered minicar, and there was some speculation that Honda would unveil a prototype at the...Read More»

2009 Toyota FT-86 Concept
And Now, Subaru's Take On The 'Toyobaru' Experiment

It's no secret that Toyota and Subaru have been collaborating on a new coupe for some time. In fact, we've mentioned the mythical "Toyobaru" on numerous occasions, and even hazarded a guess that Toyota's version of the lovechild might fill the gap left by the long-lost Celica. On Tuesday, Marty...Read More»

Tom Kennedy and his wife, Haideen Anderson, in Kennedy's Hippopotamobile
Link Love From The Car Connection: Leno Picks The Hits, Madoff Standoff Ends, And What Ho, Bring On The Dancing Girls

On the black list -- You know how when you go to the DMV, they have a list of naughty, no-no words for vanity plates? Well, Saudi Arabia has a similar list. At the top of it? "USA". Daaaaamn. [Autocar] Better than Walter Mercado-- Jay Leno is a multifaceted kind of guy--part entertainer, part...Read More»

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