Honda Beat Successor Rumored With Dual-Clutch Transmission

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Honda Beat Successor Rumored With Dual-Clutch Transmission
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Beat it, just Beat it! Honda is looking to revive its adorable, legendary (adoregendary?) kei-class convertible, the Lilliputian Beat, this time with motorcycle technology. The last Beat was built from 1991 to 1996 and featured a 650cc engine in the middle, three cylinders, 63 horsepower, rear-wheel drive, and a name that endlessly amuses Westerners. The… Continue Reading...

Honda Planning Toyota FR-S/FT-86 Competitor, Combining S2000 and Beat

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Honda Planning Toyota FR-S/FT-86 Competitor, Combining S2000 and Beat
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Honda is planning a rival to the Toyota FR-S (formerly FT-86) sports car, combing the concepts of the S2000 and the Beat minicar. According to a report by Motor Trend, the new two-seater roadster would use a modified version of the Fit platform using a a rear-mid engine layout. What isn’t clear is if Honda… Continue Reading...

Toyota Planning iQ Cabriolet

Toyota Planning iQ Cabriolet
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Toyota appears to be readying a convertible version of the iQ minicar that is currently on sale in Japan and Europe. The report comes from Japan’s Best Car magazine, which suggests much of the basics will be kept including a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 99hp and 92 ft-lbs of torque. Fuel-economy for this engine… Continue Reading...