Toyota Investing $28 Million in Michigan Facilities

Toyota Investing $28 Million in Michigan Facilities
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Michigan, it’s more than just Great Lakes, the Big Three and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. To the surprise of many, GM, Ford and Chrysler aren’t the only games in town. Practically every major OEM and supplier company has offices, technical centers or test facilities in the mitten state, and Toyota is making… Continue Reading...

Commute, Toy or Destroy – Iconic Japanese Sports Cars

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Commute, Toy or Destroy – Iconic Japanese Sports Cars
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It’s not every day that AutoGuide launches a new weekly feature. Today, however, is not just any day; it’s first installment of an interactive segment we call ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’. Continue Reading...

Detroit Three, Koreans Steal Small-Car Market Share from Japanese

Detroit Three, Koreans Steal Small-Car Market Share from Japanese
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General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, along with their South Korean competitors are increasing sales to the coveted youth demographic. Their growth comes at the expense of Japanese automakers that are losing ground in this segment. Continue Reading...

Real World Fuel Economy Top Complaint Among Green Car Buyers: Study

Real World Fuel Economy Top Complaint Among Green Car Buyers: Study
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In a recent study released by J.D. Power Asia Pacific, overall customer satisfaction with new-vehicle sales has declined, while fuel efficiency is the most frequently cited factor in choosing a new vehicle. Continue Reading...

Toyota Auris Stars in Japanese ‘Spanking Orchestra’

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Toyota’s new Auris campaign in Japan has already spawned a music video featuring a singer who identifies as transgender. The Auris is now also the center of an art display called “Spanking Orchestra.” Continue Reading...

Lexus LFA Sold Out – Almost

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Lexus LFA Sold Out – Almost
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Horsepower keeps climbing, sports cars outperform each other year after year and with so many new toys breaking into the market it’s hard to keep a sense of wonder about any of the latest supercars – a problem Lexus tackled differently than the Italians its LFA competes with. Continue Reading...

Toyota GT86 Price is Double in Netherlands over US

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Toyota GT86 Price is Double in Netherlands over US
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Bummed about not being one of the lucky few to snag a Scion FR-S this year? Just be glad you’re not living in the Netherlands where the same car costs an awful lot more. Continue Reading...

Honda Plans to Extract Rare Earth Metal from Used Hybrids

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Honda Plans to Extract Rare Earth Metal from Used Hybrids
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Honda announced today that it will start a mass-production recycling program to extract rare earth metals from used car parts.  Partnering with Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., the automaker will begin extracting the materials, which are 95 percent controlled by China. The majority of material harvesting will be from nickel-metal hydride batteries collected from used hybrid… Continue Reading...

Subaru BRZ GT 300 Makes Its Super GT Racing Debut- Video

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With the Subaru BRZ due to arrive in showrooms very soon, Subaru is out promoting its new sports coupe in full force. One way to get your car noticed is by taking it racing, and that is exactly what Subaru did on April 1, 2012. The BRZ race car made its public racing debut at… Continue Reading...

Nissan Establishes Renault Japon Co. to Sell Renault’s in Japan

Nissan Establishes Renault Japon Co. to Sell Renault’s in Japan
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Since Renault and Nissan formed a strategic alliance in 1999, the two companies have made tremendous strides in streamlining their business, with sales performances significantly improving for both companies. To further its efforts, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it will establish a new company, Renault Japon Co., Ltd., to import and sell Renault… Continue Reading...

Toyko’s Office-K Holds Rolls-Royce “Dubai Street” Meet

Toyko’s Office-K Holds Rolls-Royce “Dubai Street” Meet
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Office-K, a high-end aftermarket automotive store in Tokyo, Japan, organized an incredible Rolls-Royce meet along a swanky cobblestone street in the heart of Tokyo for its owners to celebrate their favorite luxury marque. A nod to Middle Eastern extravagance, Office K’s event was named “Dubai Street, Phantom Party.” From standard Phantoms, to Extended Wheelbase models, Coupes,… Continue Reading...

Auto Sales In India Poised To Overtake Japan

Auto Sales In India Poised To Overtake Japan
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At one point, Japan was among the world’s leading auto markets but the country has yet to regain its stride after last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Japanese auto sales dropped to half the peak rate and a recovery has yet to take hold. Global information company IHS Automotive conducted a study that shows sales in India… Continue Reading...

Japanese Exotic Car Pile Up Becomes World’s Most Expensive Automotive Graveyard [Video]

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About two months ago we reported a collection of luxurious and exotic machines that were involved in a bizarre accident in Japan that claimed at least eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini, a Nissan Skyline and a Toyota Prius. The exotic car crash occurred on the Chugoku Expressway out in the Yamaguchi Prefecture and fortunately… Continue Reading...

Toyota Pickup Powered By Honda S2000 Engine Spotted In Japan

Toyota Pickup Powered By Honda S2000 Engine Spotted In Japan
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When we think of tuners and enthusiasts shoehorning engines into other vehicles, the thought of Honda‘s F20C S2000 powerplant making its way into a Toyota Pickup isn’t exactly on our list… at all. Honda’s high-revving 2.0L naturally aspirated engine found in the original S2000s is one of the world’s most potent and beloved engines and… Continue Reading...

Future GM Vehicles To Use More Carbon Fiber

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Future GM Vehicles To Use More Carbon Fiber
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g General Motors is taking steps to make carbon fiber a major component in their future production vehicles by working with Teijin Ltd. of Japan. Carbon fiber is a labor-intensive product, meaning it is expensive to implement in production vehicles. That expense generally restricts its use to low-production models like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. That will all… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Evolution May Become A Plug-In Hybrid

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Mitsubishi Evolution May Become A Plug-In Hybrid
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For nearly two decades, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (more commonly known as just the ‘Evo’) has been the benchmark sports sedan around the world. It might have arrived a bit late in the American market, only going on sale in 2003 with the Evo VIII model, but it has well-established itself as a giant killer… Continue Reading...