Main

Japanese Cars Archives

October 1, 2014

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept is the 'Inspiration' for Infiniti's New Flagship

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

Infiniti has unveiled the Q80 Inspiration concept that previews Infiniti's upcoming flagship sedan. Not only does the Q80 Inspiration concept hint at a new model, but it also provides a preview of Infiniti's future design language and powertrain technology.

Continue reading "Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept is the 'Inspiration' for Infiniti's New Flagship" »

September 30, 2014

Restyled 2015 Honda CR-V Gets More Torque, MPG and Features

2015 Honda CR-V

Honda has unveiled the restyled 2015 Honda CR-V, which is getting a long list of updates that should help it stay at the top of the small SUV segment. The biggest updates include a new engine with more torque, a CVT transmission, more available safety technology and a restyled exterior.

Continue reading "Restyled 2015 Honda CR-V Gets More Torque, MPG and Features" »

September 29, 2014

2016 Honda Civic Type-R Will Pack More Performance Than the NSX

2016_Honda_Civic_Type_R_Concept

Next month at the Paris Motor Show, Honda is going to give the world another preview of the 2016 Civic Type-R in concept form.

Continue reading "2016 Honda Civic Type-R Will Pack More Performance Than the NSX" »

September 25, 2014

2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition Debuts in Texas

Toyota_Tundra_BPS

Toyota has unveiled the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition at the 2014 State Fair of Texas.

Continue reading "2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition Debuts in Texas" »

2015 Subaru Impreza Gets a Facelift

2015 Subaru Impreza

Subaru has unveiled the 2015 Impreza, which is getting a facelift that includes revised styling, more technology and better fuel economy ratings.

Continue reading "2015 Subaru Impreza Gets a Facelift" »

September 23, 2014

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept's Rear End Revealed

Infiniti_Q80_Inspiration

Infiniti has unveiled the Q80 Inspiration Concept ahead of its debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. According to Infiniti, the Q80 Inspiration is "Infiniti's vision of category-breaking, supreme luxurious driving - a top-of-the-line, four-seat fastback that rises above the crowd."

Continue reading "Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept's Rear End Revealed" »

2015 Toyota Camry Gets More Emotional [REVIEW]

2015_Toyota_Camry_Review

In the past 30 years the Toyota Camry has never really been associated with the words "style" or "exciting," well maybe with the exception of the Lexus-esque 1992-1996 Camry. Toyota is trying to change that with this new more "emotional" and "stylish" 2015 Camry, but does it succeed?

Continue reading "2015 Toyota Camry Gets More Emotional [REVIEW]" »

September 22, 2014

Next-Generation 2016 Lexus RX 350 Will Use Aluminum to Cut Weight

2015_Lexus_RX_350

Many automakers are starting to use more pricey aluminum to cut weight from their vehicles, like the 2015 Ford F-150 and the 2016 Jaguar XE. Toyota is reportedly getting ready to use more aluminum in its vehicles starting with the all-new 2016 Lexus RX and the 2018 Toyota Camry.

Continue reading "Next-Generation 2016 Lexus RX 350 Will Use Aluminum to Cut Weight" »

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Unveiled

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S

Mitsubishi has unveiled the Outlander PHEV Concept-S that is going to debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is based on the Outlander plug-in hybrid, but with sportier styling.

Continue reading "Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Unveiled" »

Toyota C-HR Crossover Concept Revealed Ahead of its Paris Debut

Toyota CH-R Concept

Toyota has revealed the C-HR crossover concept ahead of its world debut at the Paris Motor Show next month. The small crossover concept is a hint or preview of a new smaller crossover that Toyota could add to its lineup.

Continue reading "Toyota C-HR Crossover Concept Revealed Ahead of its Paris Debut" »

September 20, 2014

Restyled 2015 Honda CR-V Photo Leaked

2015_Honda_CR-V_Leak

Honda has yet to reveal the updated 2015 Honda CR-V crossover, but a single photo has leaked ahead of its official debut.

Continue reading "Restyled 2015 Honda CR-V Photo Leaked" »

September 19, 2014

Scion Teases tC and xB Concepts Ahead of Their SEMA Debut

2014_Scion_AV_Slayer_Sketch

Scion has announced plans to unveil two new concepts at this year's SEMA show in November, which are inspired by metal, music and skateboarding. Scion will unveil the Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC" for heavy metal band Slayer and the "Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB" for pro skateboarder Riley Hawk.

Continue reading "Scion Teases tC and xB Concepts Ahead of Their SEMA Debut" »

September 18, 2014

Nissan Turns the Leaf EV into a Truck [VIDEO]

Nissan engineers marry a LEAF to a Frontier

Nissan's engineers have turned the Leaf EV into something unexpected, a truck. What you see here is Sparky, which is a Nissan Leaf crossed with a Nissan Frontier, brought to life by Nissan's Roland Schellenberg and Arnold Moulinet.

Continue reading "Nissan Turns the Leaf EV into a Truck [VIDEO]" »

September 17, 2014

Honda Jazz Prototype Heads To the Paris Motor Show

Honda_Jazz_Prototype

Honda has revealed the Jazz prototype, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The Jazz is basically a European version of the Honda Fit.

Continue reading "Honda Jazz Prototype Heads To the Paris Motor Show" »

September 16, 2014

2015 Honda Civic Sedan Special Edition Unveiled

2015_Honda_Civic_Sedan_SE

Honda has announced the updates to the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe. Following last year's long list of updates that included a facelift for the Coupe and a new CVT, Honda is keeping it simple for 2015 with the biggest addition being the release a Special Edition version of the Civic Sedan.

Continue reading "2015 Honda Civic Sedan Special Edition Unveiled" »

Mazda6 Diesel U.S. Introduction Still a Year Away

2015_Mazda6

Two years ago Mazda confirmed plans to offer a diesel-powered version of the Mazda6 in the U.S., but fast forward to today and the Mazda6 diesel has yet to arrive. According to the latest report, the Mazda6 diesel is now still at least a year away.

Continue reading "Mazda6 Diesel U.S. Introduction Still a Year Away" »

September 15, 2014

2015 Toyota Tundra Says Goodbye To its V6

2015_Toyota_Tundra_Platinum

Toyota has announced the updates for the 2015 Toyota Tundra, which was all-new for the 2014 model year. The biggest change to the 2015 Tundra is the deletion of the V6 engine, which Toyota reportedly decided based on the fact that barely any Tundra buyers ever chose the base engine.

Continue reading "2015 Toyota Tundra Says Goodbye To its V6" »

Toyota C-HR Crossover Concept Teased Ahead of its Paris Debut

Toyota_C-HR_Crossover_Concept_Teaser

Toyota has released this teaser photo of the new C-HR crossover concept that is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show on October 2. Toyota says that the concept "combines a powerful new design language with an engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain."

Continue reading "Toyota C-HR Crossover Concept Teased Ahead of its Paris Debut" »

September 12, 2014

2015 Infiniti QX70S Design Blacks Out for Paris

Infiniti_QX70S Design_Teaser

According to Infiniti, "Dark Chrome is the new black" or at least it is for the Infiniti QX70S Design which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.

Continue reading "2015 Infiniti QX70S Design Blacks Out for Paris" »

September 11, 2014

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Specs Revealed, Base Version Gets a 128-HP 1.5L?

2016_Mazda_MX-5

When Mazda unveiled the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata last week, Mazda kept most of the specs under wraps, but now some of the specs have reportedly leaked out. If the leak is accurate, the base MX-5 Miata will be powered by a 1.5L four-cylinder, which will be borrowed from the new Mazda2.

Continue reading "2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Specs Revealed, Base Version Gets a 128-HP 1.5L?" »

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Will Not Get a Power Hardtop

2016 Mazda MX-5

Mazda officially unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata last week, but even though we go to see its exterior and interior, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. For example, Mazda has yet to announce any specs for what lies under that more stylish hood and we also haven't received word on the power folding hardtop version, until now.

Continue reading "2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Will Not Get a Power Hardtop" »

September 10, 2014

Toyota Urban Utility Concept is a Cargo Van for the City

Toyota_Calty_U2_Concept

Toyota has unveiled the Urban Utility Concept today at a private panel discussion hosted by Make: magazine in San Francisco. With a footprint that's the same size as a compact car with the functionality of a compact truck and the spaciousness of a cargo van, the Utility Concept is perfect for the urban driver.

Continue reading "Toyota Urban Utility Concept is a Cargo Van for the City" »

Honda HR-V is Ready for its Europe Debut Next Month in Paris

Honda_HR-V_Euro

Honda has released two photos of the Euro-spec HR-V small crossover that is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The HR-V is Honda's new entry in the small SUV segment and will compete with models like the Nissan Juke.

Continue reading "Honda HR-V is Ready for its Europe Debut Next Month in Paris" »

September 9, 2014

2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 Starts at $30,760

2015_Scion_FRS_ReleaseSeries1.0

Scion has announced that the limited edition 2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 is now available with pricing starting at $30,760.

Continue reading "2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 Starts at $30,760" »

September 8, 2014

Scion FR-S to Borrow the Subaru WRX STI's 305-HP Four-Cyl?

2015_Scion_FR_S_RS1

One of the biggest criticisms of the current Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are their lack of power, since 200 horsepower isn't too exciting. There have been countless rumors about more powerful versions, but nothing has come to fruition. Now we have a new rumor that states that the Toyota is working a more powerful GT86/ Scion FR-S with a turbocharged engine that sends its power to all four wheels.

Continue reading "Scion FR-S to Borrow the Subaru WRX STI's 305-HP Four-Cyl?" »

Tesla and Toyota Could Release Another Model in 2-3 Years

Toyota_RAV4_EV_001.jpg

With the Toyota RAV4 EV set to disappear by the end of the year, what's in the future for Tesla and Toyota? The two automakers teamed up for the electric RAV4 and now Tesla CEO Elon Musk sees another "significant" joint project that could be released in the next two to three years.

Continue reading "Tesla and Toyota Could Release Another Model in 2-3 Years" »

September 5, 2014

500-HP Lexus GS F and RC F Four-Door Coupe Planned?

2014_Lexus_GS_350_F_SPORT

According to a recent report, Lexus is going to expand its high-performance F lineup with the addition of a new GS F late next year, which will be followed by a four-door version of the RC F.

Continue reading "500-HP Lexus GS F and RC F Four-Door Coupe Planned?" »

2015 Lexus RC F Arrives With 467-HP and $63,325 Price Tag

2015 Lexus RC F Solar Flare

Lexus has released all the details and pricing for the 2015 Lexus RC F, which will go head to head with the BMW M4. The Lexus RC F is now on sale with a price tag that starts at $63,325, which is slightly less than the M4's starting price.

Continue reading "2015 Lexus RC F Arrives With 467-HP and $63,325 Price Tag" »

September 3, 2014

All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Officially Unveiled!

2016 Mazda MX-5

As promised Mazda has unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at an event in Monterey, California. The all-new fourth generation MX-5 Miata adopts Mazda's latest design Kodo design language with an exterior that is far more dramatic than the outgoing model.

Continue reading "All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Officially Unveiled!" »

2015 Infiniti Q70 Priced, Extended-Wheelbase Q70L Introduced

2015-Infiniti-Q70L

Infiniti has announced the updates to the 2015 Infiniti Q70, which is now available in a new extended wheelbase model, the Q70L. For the new model year, the Q70 gets revised styling and interior updates.

Continue reading "2015 Infiniti Q70 Priced, Extended-Wheelbase Q70L Introduced" »

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept Previews a New Flagship

Infiniti_Q80_Inspiration

Infiniti has released a new sketch of the Q80 Inspiration concept that is going to debut on October 2 at the Paris Motor Show.

Continue reading "Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept Previews a New Flagship" »

2015 Toyota Sienna Starts at $29,485

2015_Toyota_Sienna_Limited

Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan, which starts at $29,485. The updated Sienna gets a few tweaks to its exterior and an updated interior.

Continue reading "2015 Toyota Sienna Starts at $29,485" »

September 2, 2014

Restyled 2015 Toyota Camry Starts at $23,795

2015_Toyota_Camry

Toyota has announced the pricing for the significantly restyled 2015 Toyota Camry, which starts at $23,975. The 2015 Camry was originally unveiled earlier this year at the New York Auto Show and even though the current generation was all-new for the 2012 model year, the 2015 Camry is getting far more than a standard mid-cycle facelift.

Continue reading "Restyled 2015 Toyota Camry Starts at $23,795" »

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Previewed Ahead of Its Paris Debut

mitsubishi-outlander-phev-concept-s-teaser

Mitsubishi has released teaser photos of its new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Concept-S, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.

Continue reading "Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Previewed Ahead of Its Paris Debut" »

September 1, 2014

Duran Duran to Headline the Debut of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata on Sept. 3

Mazda MX-5 Miata and Duran Duran

Mazda has announced that Duran Duran will headline the world debut of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at a live event in Monterey, California on September 3. Mazda will also hold simultaneous global reveals in Tokyo and Barcelona.

Continue reading "Duran Duran to Headline the Debut of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata on Sept. 3" »

August 31, 2014

2015 Nissan Rogue Starts at $23,650

2015_nissan_rogue

Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2015 Nissan Rogue, which starts at $23,650. The Rogue was all-new for 2014, so in its second model year, it's just getting a few small updates.

Continue reading "2015 Nissan Rogue Starts at $23,650" »

August 28, 2014

Mitsubishi to Say Goodbye to the Lancer Evolution with a Special Action Model

2015_Mitsubishi_Lancer_Evo

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution fans won't be able to get their hands on a new Lancer Evolution for much longer, since 2015 will be its last year.With the Lancer Evolution's days numbered, it's being reported that a limited Special Action Model will be released to give it a big send off.

Continue reading "Mitsubishi to Say Goodbye to the Lancer Evolution with a Special Action Model" »

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Priced at $42,385

2015_Toyota_TRDPro_Tundra

Toyota has released the pricing for the ultimate off-road version of the 2015 Toyota Tundra, the Tundra TRD Pro. Pricing ranges from $42,385 for the Double Cab with a 5.7-liter V8 and $45,000 for the CrewMax V8 with.

Continue reading "2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Priced at $42,385" »

August 26, 2014

Subaru To Use a Single Platform For Its Entire Lineup

2015_Subaru_WRX

VW and Volvo have boasted several times about their new platforms that will underpin most of their respective lineups and now Subaru is about to follow suit. It's being reported that the next-generation of Subaru's lineup will all use a single platform.

Continue reading "Subaru To Use a Single Platform For Its Entire Lineup" »

Nissan IDx Concept Gets More Modern and Borrows the Next Z Platform

Nissan IDx

Just last month it was reported that Nissan may not release a production version of last year's IDx concept - citing concerns that it needed a lower cost and lighter rear wheel drive platform. Although Nissan has yet to release any production details about the rear-wheel-drive coupe, a new report claims that it will be built on the same platform as the next-generation Nissan Z.

Continue reading "Nissan IDx Concept Gets More Modern and Borrows the Next Z Platform" »

The Torque Report is part of Bestofmedia LLC