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Honda S660 Bruno Leather Edition (2017 Tokyo Auto Salon)

Show Car Library: 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon – Honda S660 Bruno Leather Edition

The Bruno Leather Edition of the S660, which has a slightly more "adult" feel than the existing model, has a calm brownish body color. The interior also is done in brown. The color used for its dashboard, steering wheel, seats and other areas offers a relaxed and luxurious feel.
Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR: Advanced orders reach 8 times monthly sales goal at 48,000 in first month

Reporting on the status of advance orders, Toyota revealed on January 19 that approximately one month after its release, orders for the new C-HR have reached a total of 48,000.
New Nissan Selena

Automotive World 2017: 70% of customers satisfied with ProPILOT tech says Nissan's Tokuoka

On 18 January, chief of Nissan Motors' ADAS department Shigetoshi Tokuoka gave a lecture at Automotive World 2017 where he praised the lane-maintaining, self-driving technology known as ProPILOT included with the company's minivan the Selena, stating that "driving has become much easier."
Honda BR-V

Honda India sales down 22.9% at 150,000 units in 2016

In early January, Honda Cars India Limited released its India sales figures for 2016. Total sales were 156,107. This is 22.9% down from the previous year.
Tamiya 1/10 Electric RC Car Series Mazda Demio

Mazda Demio 1/10 Electric RC on the way from Tamiya

Tamiya announced that it would release a new RC model car kit, the Mazda Demio, as part of their 1/10 Electric RC Car Series on 21 January, with a pre-build variant of the same model to be released on 11 February as part of the company’s Expert Built Series.
Suzuki Gixxer

Suzuki introduces Gixxer to Japanese market, set for January 27 release

Suzuki announced that it is releasing the Gixxer in Japan and it goes on sale January 27. The Gixxer is a 150cc road sports bike that is produced and sold in India.
Nissan Motors Global Headquarters (Stock Image)

Nissan and Tan Chong Motors to start production of Sunny in Myanmar

On 18 January, Nissan and Tan Chong Motors (Myanmar), announced that they would begin production of the Nissan Sunny in Myanmar.
Automotive World 2017 Tape Cutting

Automotive World 2017: 900 companies and 20% more floor space makes event the biggest yet

“Automotive World 2017,” an exhibition gathering all of the next generation automotive technology gathered under one roof, was held on 18 January at Tokyo Big Sight. With 120 more companies participating than last year, this year saw over 900 companies both from Japan and around the world displaying the latest in automotive technology. The event took up 20% more space than last year and was the biggest the event has ever been.
Kansai International Airport

Visitors to Japan set new record at 24M in 2016

The Japan National Tourism Organization reports that 2016 saw 24,039,000 foreign visitors to Japan. This is up 21.8% from the previous year and marks the highest number of visitors since it started keeping records in 1964.
Subaru president Yoshinaga (photo by T. Ikehara)

Fuji Heavy Industries president Yoshinaga: CKD production of Forester in Thailand to start "with 10,000 units"

On 17 January, Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga held a press conference in Tokyo where he announced that the company was planning for 10,000 units to be produced in Thailand via complete knock-down production (CKD) and joint ventures by 2020 in Thailand. The model to be produced is set to be the Forester.

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