Main

Japanese Cars Archives

January 22, 2015

Mitsubishi wants us to get ready for the "Return of a Legend" in Chicago

Mitsubishi-2015 Chicago Auto Show

Mitsubishi has released this teaser of a model that it is going to reveal at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show next month. It's hard to make out what it is, but it looks like it is some sort of crossover, which has been strategically placed on a sand dune. Either way, Mitsubishi think its debut will be exciting, since it is labeling the event as the "Return of a Legend."

Continue reading "Mitsubishi wants us to get ready for the "Return of a Legend" in Chicago" »

January 21, 2015

Toyota RND concept to preview a new production model

Toyota-RND-Concept-teaser

Toyota has released a teaser of its new RND concept ahead of its debut on January 26. We can't tell much from this photo, but Toyota says that it is "ready for fast-track development that should see it changing the face of motoring within weeks."

Continue reading "Toyota RND concept to preview a new production model" »

Restyled 2016 Acura RDX to debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Acura RDX

Acura has almost revamped its entire lineup, but only one model hasn't received the latest Acura face - the RDX. Acura has just announced that the restyled 2016 RDX SUV is going to debut next month at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

Continue reading "Restyled 2016 Acura RDX to debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show" »

All-new 2016 Honda Pilot teased ahead of its debut in Chicago

2016_Honda_Pilot_Teaser_Sketch

Just yesterday we discussed the fact that Honda is preparing an all-new 2016 Honda Pilot and now Honda has released a teaser of the new SUV ahead of its debut next month at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

Continue reading "All-new 2016 Honda Pilot teased ahead of its debut in Chicago" »

January 20, 2015

All-new 2016 Honda Pilot coming later this year

2015 Honda Pilot

Honda is set to introduce an all-new 2016 Honda Pilot right after the debut of the 2016 HR-V SUV this year. The 2016 HR-V is expected to launch this spring.

Continue reading "All-new 2016 Honda Pilot coming later this year" »

Honda and Toyota part of Tokyo's plan to put 6,000 fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020

Honda_FCV_Concept

Tokyo has set a goal of putting 6,000 vehicles on the road by the 2020 Olympics, which will see the city spend up to $385 million on fuel cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations. Tokyo plans to build 35 stations and is in negotiations with Toyota and Honda, since both automakers plan to release new fuel-cell vehicles within the next year.

Continue reading "Honda and Toyota part of Tokyo's plan to put 6,000 fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020" »

January 19, 2015

2016 Nissan Altima to get "significant" update

2015_nissan_altima

Even though the midsize sedan segment isn't growing nearly as fast as it used to, it's still an incredibly important segment, which explains why Toyota gave the 2015 Camry such a significant update. Now Nissan is reportedly going to follow Toyota's path with a big midcycle update planned for the 2016 Altima.

Continue reading "2016 Nissan Altima to get "significant" update" »

January 17, 2015

Scion to drop the slow-selling iQ

2015_Scion_IQ

In a few months Scion is going to reveal two new additions to its lineup at the New York Auto Show, but one model that isn't going to be sticking around is the slow-selling iQ. The tiny iQ has failed to find many buyers and now its days are numbered.

Continue reading "Scion to drop the slow-selling iQ" »

January 16, 2015

Next-Gen 2016 Lexus RX to debut in New York

2015_Lexus_RX_350

Earlier this week Lexus revealed the 2016 GS F at the Detroit Auto Show, but we were also expected a new RX to take the stage. Instead of debuting the next-generation RX in Detroit, Lexus is now reportedly going to use the 2015 New York Auto Show for its debut.

Continue reading "Next-Gen 2016 Lexus RX to debut in New York" »

January 15, 2015

Next-Gen Nissan Leaf will go head-to-head with 200-mile range Chevy Bolt

2014_nissan_leaf

Now that Chevy has officially upped the ante with the debut of the 200-mile range Chevy Bolt electric vehicle, it's time for other EVs to follow suit. The Nissan Leaf is currently the most popular fully-electric vehicle on the market and Nissan hopes to keep that title with a "high-output" version of the next Leaf that could have an even longer driving range than the upcoming Bolt.

Continue reading "Next-Gen Nissan Leaf will go head-to-head with 200-mile range Chevy Bolt" »

January 14, 2015

Acura NSX Type-R could be Acura's answer to the Ford GT

2016_Acura_NSX_Detroit

This week two supercars debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show - one was expected, but another stole the show. It had been rumored that Ford was working on a new GT supercar and Ford started the Detroit Auto Show off with a bang by pulling the covers off the new GT, unfortunately the dust hadn't settled by the time that Acura pushed the start button on the 2016 NSX. For the most part it seemed that most of the media at the show was more excited about the Ford GT, but Acura may have something else up its sleeve to put the NSX on top - the NSX Type-R.

Continue reading "Acura NSX Type-R could be Acura's answer to the Ford GT" »

2016 Lexus IS to get 2.0L turbo four-cyl, Turbo could also power the ES and GS

2015_Lexus_IS_250_F_SPORT

The Lexus NX 200t was the first Lexus to introduce a turbocharged engine and now Lexus has confirmed that the 2.0L from the NX will start infiltrating the rest of the Lexus lineup later this year. Compared to its competitors, Lexus is a little late to the turbocharged game, but Lexus is now finally ready to replace the slow 2.5L V6 with the more efficient and powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine.

Continue reading "2016 Lexus IS to get 2.0L turbo four-cyl, Turbo could also power the ES and GS" »

Honda will introduce VTEC Turbocharged engines in the U.S. this year

2016_Honda_Civic_Type_R_Concept

It was rumored and now Honda has officially confirmed it. Before the end of the year Honda will begin introducing four-cylinder turbocharged VTEC engines in the U.S. The new turbocharged engines are an extension of Honda's Earth Dreams Technology powertrain lineup.

Continue reading "Honda will introduce VTEC Turbocharged engines in the U.S. this year" »

January 12, 2015

2016 Toyota Tacoma gets new styling and a new V6 to keep it at the top

2016_Toyota_Tacoma_Family

The Toyota Tacoma basically owns the midsize pickup segment, but that could change with new models like the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Toyota knows this and now after a decade, Toyota is finally giving the Tacoma an update.

Continue reading "2016 Toyota Tacoma gets new styling and a new V6 to keep it at the top" »

2016 Acura NSX debuts in production form with a new twin-turbo V6

2016 Acura NSX Exterior

It's been a very long three years since Acura unveiled the NSX concept and now Acura has unveiled the new NSX in production form. Luckily most of the design details from the original concept have translated into the production 2016 NSX.

Continue reading "2016 Acura NSX debuts in production form with a new twin-turbo V6" »

2016 Nissan XD debuts with 310-hp 5.0L Cummins Diesel

2016_nissan_titan_xd

Nissan has unveiled the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan pickup at the Detroit Auto Show. The Titan XD is the first of the new generation of Nissan Titan models. According to Nissan it offers the effortless towing and hauling of the larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks - yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability of half-ton pickups.

Continue reading "2016 Nissan XD debuts with 310-hp 5.0L Cummins Diesel" »

January 9, 2015

Nissan and NASA to Partner on Autonomous Vehicles

Nissan_NASA

Nissan and NASA have announced the formation of a five-year research and development partnership to advance autonomous vehicle systems. Nissan's U.S. Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., will focus on autonomous drive systems, human-machine interface solutions, network-enabled applications, and software analysis and verification.

Continue reading "Nissan and NASA to Partner on Autonomous Vehicles" »

January 8, 2015

2016 Toyota Tacoma Revealed Ahead of its Detroit Debut

2016_Toyota_Tacoma

Toyota is going to reveal the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma in just a few days on January 12, but Toyota has been kind enough to release a few official photos now. What we have here the first photos of the next-generation 2016 Tacoma, but Toyota has yet to release any other details.

Continue reading "2016 Toyota Tacoma Revealed Ahead of its Detroit Debut" »

January 7, 2015

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition Priced at $26,140

Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition

Subaru has unveiled the 2015 XV Crosstrek Special Edition that is slated to arrive this spring. The limited-edition XV Crosstrek Special Edition comes exclusively in Sunrise Yellow and starts at $26,140.

Continue reading "2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Special Edition Priced at $26,140" »

2016 Nissan Titan Teased Again in 'Truckumentary' Series [VIDEO]

2016_Nissan_Titan

Nissan has released another teaser video of the 2016 Titan pickup, which is part of its multi-chapter "Nissan Titan Truckumentary." This chapter is titled "The Quarterback" and it features Rich Miller, Director of Product Planning and Titan Chief Product Specialist.

Continue reading "2016 Nissan Titan Teased Again in 'Truckumentary' Series [VIDEO]" »

Scion Confirms New Sedan will Debut at the New York Auto Show

2014_LAAS_Scion_iM_Concept

It's no secret that Scion needs to update its lineup and last November Scion previewed the first of two models with the iM concept. Now Scion has announced that a new sedan will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April.

Continue reading "Scion Confirms New Sedan will Debut at the New York Auto Show" »

January 6, 2015

2016 Lexus GS F Officially Unveiled with 467-HP

2016_Lexus_GS_F

Lexus has just revealed its latest high-performance F model - the 2016 GS F, which is going to have its world debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. With 467 horsepower on tap, the GS F will go head-to-head with other high-performance sedans, like the BMW M5.

Continue reading "2016 Lexus GS F Officially Unveiled with 467-HP" »

Here are More Photos of the Infiniti Q60 Coupe Concept

Infiniti-Q60-Concept

More photos of the Infiniti Q60 Coupe concept have been released ahead of its debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. The concept is very close to the 2016 Q60 that will be introduced later this year, while a convertible version is expected within the next two years.

Continue reading "Here are More Photos of the Infiniti Q60 Coupe Concept" »

January 5, 2015

Infiniti Q60 Concept Revealed Prior to its Detroit Debut

Infiniti_Q60_Concept

Infiniti has released the first official photo of the Q60 concept that is going to debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. The Q60 concept is a thinly disguised concept version of the next-generation 2016 Q60 coupe.

Continue reading "Infiniti Q60 Concept Revealed Prior to its Detroit Debut" »

January 2, 2015

2015 Nissan Sentra Gets Some Upgrades

2015 Nissan Sentra

On the outside the 2015 Nissan Sentra hasn't changed since the current generation arrived at the end of 2012, but on the inside Nissan is giving the Sentra a number of interior comfort and convenience enhancements.

Continue reading "2015 Nissan Sentra Gets Some Upgrades" »

December 29, 2014

560-HP Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge May Not Happen

Infiniti_Q50_Eau_Rouge_Concept

At the beginning of this year Infiniti revealed the Q50 Eau Rouge concept, which previewed a high-performance version of the Q50 that borrowed its engine from the Nissan GT-R. With 560 horsepower on tap, the Q50 Eau Rouge would give Infiniti a much needed performance model, but now it may not happen.

Continue reading "560-HP Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge May Not Happen" »

December 28, 2014

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Concept Packs 480-HP

Mitsubishi_Lancer_Evolution_X_Final_Concept

Mitsubishi has revealed the Lancer Evolution X Final Concept, which is going to debut next month at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The Lancer Evolution X Final Concept is likely a preview of a special edition model that will celebrate the end of the Lancer Evolution.

Continue reading "Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Concept Packs 480-HP" »

December 26, 2014

Subaru is Bringing Three New Concepts to the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon

Subaru_2015_Tokyo_Auto_Salon

Subaru has announced that it will unveil three new concept cars at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon next month. The Tokyo Auto Salon is basically Japan's version of SEMA.

Continue reading "Subaru is Bringing Three New Concepts to the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon" »

December 23, 2014

Subaru May Say Goodbye to Six-Cylinder Engines

2015 Subaru Outback

Almost every automaker is looking at ways to downsize its engines and now Subaru is reportedly looking at a plan that would see the end of its 3.6L six-cylinder engine.

Continue reading "Subaru May Say Goodbye to Six-Cylinder Engines" »

December 18, 2014

Scion Could be Re-Positioned as a Small Premium Brand

2014_LAAS_Scion_iM_Concept

When Scion launched in the early 2000's it was positioned as a brand for young car buyers with models like the boxy, but fun xB. Over the past few years Scion's lineup as aged with the only new models being the FR-S and tC coupes. So what does the future hold for Scion? Scion is about to release a host of new models, that may re-position the brand with premium small cars.

Continue reading "Scion Could be Re-Positioned as a Small Premium Brand" »

Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo Concept Revealed [VIDEO]

INFINITI_CONCEPT_Vision_Gran_Turismo

Infiniti has now joined other automakers like BMW, Nissan and VW that have created unique vehicles for the Gran Turismo 6 video game. Infiniti has revealed the Vision Gran Turismo concept, which is now available to download.

Continue reading "Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo Concept Revealed [VIDEO]" »

December 17, 2014

Toyota Reveals the Face of the 2016 Tacoma

2016_Toyota_Tacoma_Teaser

Last week Toyota revealed the first teaser of the all-new 2016 Tacoma and now Toyota has released a second photo that reveals the Tacoma's new face.

Continue reading "Toyota Reveals the Face of the 2016 Tacoma" »

Lexus Teases a New F Model for Detroit, Likely the GS F

Lexus_F_15NAIAS

Lexus has released two teaser photos of its new F model that is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The new F model will be the second addition to the high-performance F lineup, following the introduction of the RC F earlier this year.

Continue reading "Lexus Teases a New F Model for Detroit, Likely the GS F" »

2016 Nissan Titan Teased Again, Debuts on Jan 12 [VIDEO]

2016_Nissan_Titan_Teaser_Towing

Nissan has released another teaser spot for the 2016 Titan pickup that is going to debut at the Detroit Auto Show on January 12.

Continue reading "2016 Nissan Titan Teased Again, Debuts on Jan 12 [VIDEO]" »

2016 Acura NSX Teased Ahead of its Detroit Debut [VIDEO]

2016_Acura_NSX_Teaser

Acura has just announced that the next-generation 2016 NSX is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. To get the world ready for the debut of the 2016 NSX, Acura has released a few teaser photos and a 30-second teaser video that gives an early glimpse of the production car and the sound of its three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid powertrain.

Continue reading "2016 Acura NSX Teased Ahead of its Detroit Debut [VIDEO]" »

December 15, 2014

Toyota Delayed the Next-Gen Prius to Make Last Minute Design Changes

Toyota CH-R Concept

Production of the next-generation Toyota Prius was supposed to kick off next spring, but it's already been reported that it is delayed until the end of 2015. We're now learning that the reason for the last minute delay is due to some last minute styling changes.

Continue reading "Toyota Delayed the Next-Gen Prius to Make Last Minute Design Changes" »

December 12, 2014

Infiniti Q60 Concept Previewed Ahead of its Debut at the Detroit Auto Show

Infiniti_Q60_Concept Teaser

Infiniti is going to preview the next-generation Q60 coupe with the Q60 concept that is going to debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Infiniti has already stated that the concept will be very close to the production model.

Continue reading "Infiniti Q60 Concept Previewed Ahead of its Debut at the Detroit Auto Show" »

December 10, 2014

Honda May Finally Bring the Civic Type-R to the U.S.

2016_Honda_Civic_Type_R_Concept

Yup you read that right! For years Honda has neglected its U.S. buyers, while buyers in Europe and Japan have been able to get their hands on sportier models like the Civic Type-R. Now it's being reported that Honda may have finally given the green light to a version of the Civic Type-R for the U.S. market.

Continue reading "Honda May Finally Bring the Civic Type-R to the U.S." »

2016 Toyota Tacoma Teased Ahead of its Detroit Debut

2016_Toyota_Tacoma_Teaser

Toyota has officially announced that the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show next month. While Toyota hasn't released any significant details, we do have a teaser photo to hold us over until Jan 12.

Continue reading "2016 Toyota Tacoma Teased Ahead of its Detroit Debut" »

December 8, 2014

Lexus IS Convertible Could be Replaced by Production LF-C2

2014_LA_Auto_Show_Lexus_LF_C2_Concept

Lexus unveiled the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show last month and although it was expected that the concept previewed a new RC convertible, those rumors were quickly put to rest thanks to a new Lexus SUV. Now it's being reported that Lexus could continue with plans to build the RC convertible.

Continue reading "Lexus IS Convertible Could be Replaced by Production LF-C2" »

The Torque Report is part of Bestofmedia LLC