Tokyo Preview: Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV Foreshadows a Future Plug-In Hybrid Crossover

Tokyo Preview: Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV Foreshadows a Future Plug-In Hybrid Crossover
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When concept cars look this road-ready, you can be sure an automaker isn’t just interested in design for design’s sake. Called the Concept PX-MiEV, Mitsubishi will unveil this hybrid crossover concept at the Tokyo Auto Show next month. The vehicle’s name combines the automakers “MiEV” nomenclature, which stands for Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle, with a… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Preview: Honda Skydeck Concept Van Gets Sliding Rear Doors and Front Lambo Doors

Tokyo Preview: Honda Skydeck Concept Van Gets Sliding Rear Doors and Front Lambo Doors
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Honda’s latest concept car (van) that is scheduled to debut at the Tokyo Auto Show, looks like something you might see done to an Odyssey minivan at Hot Import Nights. The reason? It has both the typical minivan sliding rear doors, as well as front “Lambo-style” doors. Honda hasn’t released much info about the van,… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Preview: Honda EV-N Concept Is One Ultra-Cute Electric Car

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Tokyo Preview: Honda EV-N Concept Is One Ultra-Cute Electric Car
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Honda intends to put the focus on its environmentally friendly alternative energy vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Show next month, showcasing several products, including the undeniably cute EV-N electric car concept. The car will be in display in the HELLO! Zone (which apparently stands for Honda Electric mobility Loop) next to the hydrogen fuel-cell FXC… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Preview: Subaru WRX STI Carbon Gets Hard-Core Light Weight Roof and… an Automatic Transmission?

Tokyo Preview: Subaru WRX STI Carbon Gets Hard-Core Light Weight Roof and… an Automatic Transmission?
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Along with the Hybrid Tourer Concept, Subaru will have on display a hot-looking Carbon edition of its high-performance WRX STI model at the Tokyo Auto Show next month. The model gets its name from a new carbon fiber roof that has been fitted to the car. Using the light weight and incredibly strong material so… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Preview: Honda CR-Z Concept Is As Close to the Real Thing As Concepts Get

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Tokyo Preview: Honda CR-Z Concept Is As Close to the Real Thing As Concepts Get
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Honda has just announced that a revised version of its CR-Z hybrid hatchback will debut at the Tokyo Auto Show next month. Honda has already produced a concept version of this car, but the new one (shown above) is as close to production as concepts get. The design has been toned down just ever so… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Mazda Kiyora Concept Gets 75 MPG

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Mazda Kiyora Concept Gets 75 MPG
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Just after publishing an article on Mazda’s new SKY engines, which are set to debut at the Tokyo Auto Show in October, Mazda sent us a press release on the Kiyora Concept car. This new vehicle, which is set to debut at the Tokyo Auto Show, is powered by a 1.3-liter version of Mazda’s new… Continue Reading...

Report: Mazda Previews New, More Powerful and Fuel Efficient SKY Engines

Report: Mazda Previews New, More Powerful and Fuel Efficient SKY Engines
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Ahead of their official debut at the Tokyo Auto Show, Mazda has decided to give us just a small preview of what the company’s vehicles could be powered by in the near future. Both a new gasoline and diesel engine have been announced, as well as a new transmission, all under the catchy SKY brand…. Continue Reading...

Spied: Undisguised Lexus LF-A Production Model Caught Testing

Spied: Undisguised Lexus LF-A Production Model Caught Testing
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With the expected launch of the LF-A grand touring supercar at the Tokyo Auto Show in two months time, Lexus was out recently doing some last minute tweaks at the Nürburgring. The folks over at AutoCar snapped these photos of what appears to be an undisguised production ready version of the LF-A. Lexus recently revised… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prepping Supra-Successor

Toyota Prepping Supra-Successor
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According to its sources, 7Tune is reporting that Toyota is in fact preparing a successor to the Supra. This top-level sports car has taken a back seat to the economy-minded 086A – the code name for the yet unnamed joint Toyota/Subaru project. It’s also likely that development of a Supra-successor has been slowed due to… Continue Reading...

Lexus LF-A Gets More Power, Higher Top Speed

Lexus LF-A Gets More Power, Higher Top Speed
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When Lexus initially brought out the LF-A concept it boasted about the car’s engine power and top speed. With a 500hp V10 capable of 199mph the genuine exotic sounded unreal back then. Since the concept car was displayed at the North American International Auto Show back in 2007, it has had an uncertain future. But… Continue Reading...

Lexus to Race LF-A in Nürburgring 24-hour Race… Again

Lexus to Race LF-A in Nürburgring 24-hour Race… Again
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After an embarrassingly dismal experience at last year’s Nürburgring 24 Hour race, Lexus is once again set to take on one of the world’s most challenging endurance races with it’s LF-A sports car. The car will run in the Division 2 SP8 class, meaning that the race car will be close to the production car… Continue Reading...

Lexus LF-A Will Go Into Production… Finally

Lexus LF-A Will Go Into Production… Finally
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With everyone pulling out of the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show, Toyota has chosen wisely to ensure all eyes are on its Lexus luxury brand when it drops the curtain on a production model of the breathtakingly beautiful LA-F supercar… finally! First teased at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit alongside the IS-F… Continue Reading...