New Nissan Cima

[Nissan Cima New Model Announcement] "Determined to compete with a full line-up" Says Nissan Executive Vice President Saikawa

Nissan Motor's Executive Vice President Hiroto Saikawa offered his thoughts with regard to the new Cima that was announced the 25th, "I hope it will be seen as an expression of Nissan's determination to compete with a full line-up."
Nissan Sunny

Nissan's global production reach new heights, figures for March

Nissan’s global production in March 2011 increased on a year-to-year basis 23% to 470,680 units, hitting a record high for a single month, according to domestic production, sales and export figures announced by the company on 25th.
Prius α

Toyota's domestic production for FY2011 increase after 4 years of decline

Toyota’s global production for FY2011 (April 2011 - March 2012) increased on year-to-year basis from 2.6% to 7,529,693 cars, according to the company’s production, domestic sales and export figures released on the 25th.
New Nissan Cima

Nissan planning on introducing 5 new models to the Japanese market

Nissan’s Vice President Takao Katagiri announced, on 25th, the company’s plan to introduce more than 5 models for the Japanese market in 2012.
Toyota Plant, Mississippi

Toyota to introduce flexible assembly line, cutting 40% of investment costs

April 24, Toyota Motor held a briefing session about their innovative efforts on production technology at their Motomachi Plant (located in Toyota City, Nagoya). Their innovative efforts are targeted to increase competitiveness by understanding low-cost production, even for small scale production. According to Vice President Atsushi Niimi, with this plan the company can reduce development costs for their new models by 40% compared with figures from 2008.
Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor

[2012 Beijing Motor Show] Toyota China shows confidence in production capacity

April 24, Executive Deputy Manager Dong Changzheng of Toyota Motor Investment, Toyota’s managing company for Chinese business, said to the media that they are “not worried at all” about increasing production capacity in China.
Honda Concept S

[2012 Beijing Motor Show] Honda unveils 2 concept cars

23rd, Honda world premiered 2 concept cars, Concept C and Concept S, at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show in China.
Diagram of where improvements

Rolls Royce ghost vehicle fire risk

Rolls Royce is 23, electric auxiliary coolant pump of the Rolls Royce 'ghost' bug, kicker recall
Mitsubishi Mirage (2011 Tokyo Motor Show)

[2012 Beijing Motor Show] Mitsubishi Mirage will be made in China, too

Masuka, President of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced to the Japanese press at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show that they plan to manufacture their global compact car, the Mirage, in China alongside their new Thai factory.
Toyota (2012 Beijing Motor Show)

[2012 Beijing Motor Show] Majority of Toyota’s cars to become hybrids

23rd, Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, unveiled 3 new hybrid vehicle concepts at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show.
2013 Subaru Legacy for Chinese market

[2012 Beijing Motor Show] Subaru unveils Legacy for China

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. unveiled the 2013 Subaru Legacy for the Chinese market at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The 2013 Legacy for the North American market was revealed at the 2012 New York Auto Show earlier this month, but the designs for the Chinese market is slightly different.
Lexus RX450h "version L - Air Suspension"

[Lexus RX Face-lift] RX450h photo gallery

April 12th, Lexus announced their face-lifted RX line to the public.
Teaser image 1 for Toyota's new concept vehicle set to be revealed at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show

[2012 Beijing Motor Show] Toyota's mystical concept car, will it be another hybrid?

The 2012 Beijing Motor Show is set to open on the 23rd in China and Toyota is planning on revealing a new concept car.
Mitsubishi's new factory in Thailand

Mitsubishi's new factory in Thai opens house

19th, Mitsubishi Motors opened house to their new production factory of the Mirage to the press. The Mirage went into full production at the industrial establishment in Thailand the same day.

Toshiba planning for Smart Community in Ishinomaki

Toshiba, Ishinomaki City and Tohoku Electric Power announced a plan to build a Smart Community in Ishinomaki. It has been selected for the Project of Promoting Introduction of Smart Communities for FY2011 where the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) invited applications from the public in February of this year.
Life-sized Gundam at Odaiba, Tokyo

Scale Gundam lights up in Diver City Tokyo

A scale-sized Gundam has been on public exhibition in Diver City Tokyo in Odaiba. A illumination show was shown to the public on April 17th, prior to the grand opening on the 19th.
Opened Tokyo Tokyo Gundam front and life-size Gundam exhibition exhibitors diversity 4/19

Life-sized Gundam reappears in Odaiba with new complex

An 18 meter tall, full-sized Gundam statue re-appeared in Tokyo, Odaiba. The full-sized Gundam, which was set in Shiokaze park of Odaiba in 2009 attracted approximately 4,150,000 people in a span of 52 days. This year, the statue will be displayed at Diver City Tokyo in Odaiba, which is set to open on April 19th.
Cars at the Datsun meet

[Photo Gallery] Datsun roll call

The all Japan Datsun society held the "14th Shinagawa classic car review in Konan" in Minato-ku, Tokyo on the 15th.
Mazda CX-5

[Mazda CX-5 Debut] SCBS automatic brakes standard on all models

The Mazda CX-5 utilizes the Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) automatic braking system. The system, planned over the course of development to become standard equipment on all models, is manufactured inexpensively, avoiding the use of expensive parts such as cameras in order to keep costs down.
Kamui Kobayashi (2012 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

Kamui Kobayashi "I'm not just dreaming about winning"

Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber) finished his official preliminary run for the Chinese Grand Prix in 4th place. However, Lewis Hamilton received a gearbox penalty, sliding Kobayashi up to the 3rd grid.