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Lexus LFA: Mystery prototype spied at the Nurburgring

A mystery development vehicle based on the Lexus LFA supercar has been spied at the Nurburgring, raising questions as to what the company is working on...

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Mazda sticking with diesels
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Mazda sticking with diesels

Mazda, the Japanese brand that has bet its powertrain future on the continuation of the internal combustion engine for the medium to long-term, has also acknowledged that work on its SkyActiv D turbo-diesel engines will continue for years to come...


Top ten cars and concepts from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
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Top ten cars and concepts from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda Kai Mazda used the show to unveil a preview of what will become the next-generation Mazda 3, and the design didn't disappoint. Moreover, insiders suggest the production model will look similar - something for which the company has form. Remember the Minagi? The brand has evolved its ‘Kodo’ design language in the creation of the compact hatchback concept...


What sound will a Nissan EV make?
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What sound will a Nissan EV make?

Electric cars may well be capable of driving in relative silence — save tyre noise — but that doesn’t mean regulators are going to let them. As a result, car-makers moving into the EV space must give them artificial ‘notes’ to warn pedestrians — potentially busy on their smartphones...


Isuzu FD-SI concept unveiled in Tokyo
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Isuzu FD-SI concept unveiled in Tokyo

The Isuzu FD-SI delivery van concept has been unveiled this week at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. Every Tokyo motor show features small boxy vehicles designed to maximise every inch of road space they use, and this year was no exception. The Isuzu FD-SI made its debut on the truck and ute specialist's stand and, while it's commendably narrow, it looks to considerably longer than permitted in the kei car class...


Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo revealed
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Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo revealed

Italian design house Zagato has taken to the Tokyo motor show to reveal its IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo, which will star in the new Gran Turismo Sport video game. Named after the Milan-based automaker Iso, the IsoRivolta features a bespoke chassis and is powered by a 6.2-litre twin-turbo V8 from a Callaway Corvette...


Nissan dithering on next-gen Z car
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Nissan dithering on next-gen Z car

Nissan’s chief planning officer, Philipe Klein, has played a very straight bat when asked when — or if — a successor to the nine-year old 370Z halo sports car will be launched, meaning the next iteration seems years away in even the best-case scenario...


Toyota's new Crown fit for Japanese heads only, again
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Toyota's new Crown fit for Japanese heads only, again

Toyota's big Crown sedan has been kept from Australian roads for decades. Some seven generations of Japan's longest-running passenger car have never seen this land, meaning an entire generation of Australians have never laid eyes on a brand-new example...


Yamaha Cross Hub ute concept unveiled
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Yamaha Cross Hub ute concept unveiled

Yamaha has unveiled the Cross Hub ute concept in Tokyo, with room for four people and two motorbikes its compact body. With everything from motorcycles and boats to outboard motors, scooters, all-terrain vehicles, generators, snow throwers, golf carts and snowmobiles in its range, Yamaha Motor says it "knows the potential and possibilities for fun through mobility"...


Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo
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Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo

Subaru has unveiled the limited-edition WRX STI S208 at the Tokyo motor show. The car follows in the footsteps of the S207 launched in 2015, with slew of performance and handling upgrades designed to take the standard WRX STI to another level. Exterior changes are headlined by a mesh grille with red highlights at the front, sitting above an angry-looking splitter finished in gloss black...


Lexus GS F, RC F limited editions announced, here in 2018
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Lexus GS F, RC F limited editions announced, here in 2018

The Lexus GS F and RC F limited editions have been revealed at the Tokyo motor show this week, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Japanese marque's 'F' performance division. Due to arrive Down Under in the second half of 2018, the GS F and RC F feature numerous cosmetic and equipment enhancements over their 'standard' counterparts...


Honda Sports EV Concept revealed
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Honda Sports EV Concept revealed

  Honda has unveiled the hotly-anticipated Sports EV Concept at the Tokyo motor show. The cute coupe follows in the footsteps of the Urban EV launched at the Frankfurt motor show, with compact proportions and a pure-electric powertrain...


Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept revealed in Tokyo
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Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept revealed in Tokyo

Mitsubishi has stopped the teasing and finally unveiled the e-Evolution Concept ahead of its public debut at the Tokyo motor show. The concept is the latest in a string of Mitsubishi show cars, designed to preview the design language that will feature on its upcoming four-wheel drives and people movers...


Subaru VIZIV Performance concept revealed
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Subaru VIZIV Performance concept revealed

The Subaru VIZIV Performance concept has been revealed at the Tokyo motor show this week, previewing a future performance sedan from the Japanese manufacturer. Designed to embody "the brand’s vision for the future of making cars that deliver enjoyment and peace of mind to its customers", the VIZIV Performance is the first sedan in Subaru's 'Vision for Innovation' concept series, which has only included crossovers thus far...


Toyota Crown concept revealed in Tokyo
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Toyota Crown concept revealed in Tokyo

The Toyota Crown concept has been revealed for this year's Tokyo motor show, previewing the company's next-generation flagship luxury sedan. Continuing a legacy started in 1955, the Crown concept is based on the GA-L version of Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA), with a focus on driver engagement and stability...


Lexus LS+ Concept launched in Tokyo
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Lexus LS+ Concept launched in Tokyo

Lexus has whipped the covers off the LS+ Concept at the 2017 Tokyo motor show, providing a peek at how the Japanese marque envisions its luxury flagship of the future. Central to the concept is a suite of autonomous driving systems, designed to deal with driving from “entrance ramp to exit ramp on motor-vehicle-only roadways”...


2018 Toyota JPN Taxi revealed
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2018 Toyota JPN Taxi revealed

The production version of the Toyota JPN Taxi has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. Inspired by the original 2013 concept, the production JPN Taxi doesn't look much different to the revised 2015 preview. All three take their inspiration from London's famous black taxi cabs...


Toyota reveals fuel-cell concepts for Tokyo
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Toyota reveals fuel-cell concepts for Tokyo

Toyota has revealed a pair of hydrogen fuel-cell concepts for the Tokyo motor show - the aptly-named Fine-Comfort Ride concept and the Sora bus concept. Following the announcement of the Concept-i family of autonomous electric vehicles earlier this week, these two new vehicles focus more on Toyota's expertise in fuel-cell technology...


Nissan Intelligent Mobility concept teased ahead of Tokyo debut
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Nissan Intelligent Mobility concept teased ahead of Tokyo debut

Nissan has teased a new concept ahead of the Tokyo motor show on October 25 that "embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility". There are no other details about the car other than the reveal date, though a short video hints at autonomous driving systems, connected vehicle technology and electrification - all key pillars of Nissan's Intelligent Mobility philosophy...


Mitsubishi Emirai 4 concept revealed for Tokyo
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Mitsubishi Emirai 4 concept revealed for Tokyo

The Mitsubishi Emirai 4 concept has been revealed by Mitsubishi Electric ahead of a debut at the upcoming Tokyo motor show. Previewing the company's driver assistance technology, the Emirai 4 is a futuristic roadster that "draws upon" electrification, autonomous driving and connected technologies...