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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...


Nissan plans self-driving road cars from 2022
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Nissan plans self-driving road cars from 2022

Nissan plans to offer "fully autonomous" cars in 2022, and will take responsibility for any incidents that occur on the road with them from this time onwards, as Volvo and a few other brands have committed to do. The company discussed its plans for vehicle autonomy with media at its headquarter city of Yokohama this week, sharing findings from testing conducted in Tokyo, London and Silicon Valley dating back as early as 2013...


Mazda: RX-9 not coming in 2020
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Mazda: RX-9 not coming in 2020

Mazda says it’s already too late to introduce a rotary sports car to celebrate its 100 year anniversary, as it seeks to firm up its financials before it dives head first into a halo product. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Tokyo motor show this week, Mazda’s director and senior managing executive officer of R&D, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, confirmed the reported 2020 timeline of the next-generation rotary sports car, first previewed by the RX-Vision in Tokyo two years ago, is now unlikely...


Nissan expects EV and combustion cost parity in 2025
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Nissan expects EV and combustion cost parity in 2025

Nissan has flagged 2025 as the year where electric vehicles and conventional combustion-engined vehicles will hit price parity, rapidly escalating their popularity in key markets, particularly those with the requisite charging infrastructure...


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"...


Nissan to join Formula E from 2018
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Nissan to join Formula E from 2018

Nissan will become the first Japanese manufacturer to join Formula E when it lines up on the grid in the 2018-19 season. The company says its participation in the electric championship will be a great platform to share its Nissan Intelligent Mobility message, which focuses on how vehicles drive, are powered and integrated into society...


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”...


Nissan IMx concept: First look at Japanese Tesla Model X rival
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Nissan IMx concept: First look at Japanese Tesla Model X rival

This is the Nissan IMx concept, a fully autonomous electric crossover SUV that looks like an origami creation and has eye-based gesture control. It’s the star of the company’s stand at this year’s bustling Tokyo motor show...