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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Test Drive: Despite Making Striking Debut 3 Years Ago, There’s Still That Competitive Edge

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV debuted in 2013. At the time, the only other plug-in hybrid available was Toyota’s Prius PHV, and it was uncertain whether the plug-ins would be able to take off. It is commendable and courageous of the plug-ins to still be in the fray, but if you thinking about the attraction of a plug-in, then you can tell there was a lot of foresight into that with this model.
Top Grade Daihatsu Move Canbus G Make Up SA II (2WD)

Daihatsu Move Canbus Test Drive: More Than Your Mother’s Minivan

There are plenty of drivers looking for cars with high roofs, those that want something stylish with sliding doors. Daihatsu addresses these and more with its new style wagon, the Move Canbus.
New Honda NSX

Honda NSX Test Drive: Y. Moroboshi "They've Built the Sports Car of the Future"

It's certainly been many moons since we got out first peek at the new NSX, but we finally just got the chance to take it for a test drive on the open road.
New Toyota Prius PHV

Toyota Prius PHV Test Drive: “One Can Truly Feel Toyota’s Commitment To Craftmanship” Says Hideaki Kataoka

The Prius, the hybrid car responsible for opening up the hybrid car market and instigating a whirlwind of eco-cars that followed, has propelled itself towards the next step in its evolution.
Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki Ignis Review: "Has stable performance & enticing design" by Naoki Aoyama

The Ignis is a compact crossover SUV that adopts Suzuki's latest A-Segment platform from the Solio.
Mazda CX-3 Review: "B-segment SUV with improved comfort, a premonition for its comeback in popularity" by Yoichi Moroboshi

Mazda CX-3 Review: "B-segment SUV with improved comfort, a premonition for its comeback in popularity" by Yoichi Moroboshi

The B-segment SUV Mazda CX-3, which has an unusual configuration and is produced only with a diesel engine, has been improved.
Mazda Demio XD Touring

Mazda Demio XD Touring Review: "Has better output with improvements on specific parts" by Yoichi Moroboshi

The Mazda Demio, which was unveiled in September 2014, had a minor update after a year and three months.
Toyota Land Cruiser 200

Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Review: "Has better design & safety equipment, but has old-style performance" by Hiroshi Matsushita

The Land Cruiser 200 has been well received all over the world as a classic 4WD off-road vehicle. Customers, who drive cars off-road as if they're driving on the road, gave high evaluation to this model for its high maneuverability, low failure tendencies, easy servicing and the like.
Front view of the all-new Toyota Prius (A Premium Touring Selection) Photo taken at Shimoguri Village

Toyota Prius 900km Review: "Surmounted its flaws, turning it into a car for long road trips" by Koichiro Imoto

In December 2015, Toyota Motor Corporation launched the 4th generation Prius (Prius Four hereafter), a hybrid in the C-segment. As I was able to test drive it covering a distance of 900km, I am posting a review about it.
Honda Odyssey Hybrid Absolute

Honda Odyssey Hybrid Review: "I won't make them say that the Absolute has sharp ride quality anymore" by Naoki Aoyama

The 5th-generation Odyssey, which has newly-equipped sliding doors on both sides, was released on October 2013.
Lexus RX450h version L · AWD

Lexus RX450h Review: "An earnestly gentle luxury car" by Naoto Shimazaki

The new Lexus RX450h has been marked as a flagship model. It is also available in the sportier F Sport grade, but the model that I test-drove was the Version L luxury grade, which has an AWD system and has high quality equipment and power performance.
Honda Odyssey Hybrid

Honda Odyssey Hybrid Review: "Its price and cost-effectiveness are regrettable" by Takahito Nakamura

Honda introduced a hybrid version of the Odyssey. I then immediately did a comparative test drive with both the Odyssey's gasoline version and hybrid version.
Mazda Demio XD Touring

Mazda Demio XD Touring Review: "An all-new model that has been properly updated" by Takahito Nakamura

It's been more than a year since I personally drove the diesel variant of the Mazda Demio. At the time, the distance I have traveled reached 17,000km. More or less, I have discovered its good and bad points. At that juncture, I immediately took the opportunity to test drive the all-new Demio that just came out.
Honda Odyssey Hybrid

Honda Odyssey Hybrid Review: "Has excellent fuel consumption & ride quality, a family's ideal minivan" by Naoki Aoyama

A long-awaited hybrid model has been added to the lineup of the Honda Odyssey.
Suzuki Ignis (FF model)

Suzuki Ignis Review: "The FF model is nimble, but its performance and utility is somewhat lacking" by Naoto Shimazaki

The FF model is 40kg lighter than the 4WD model and offers a better fuel economy of 28.8km/l (the 4WD has 25.4km/l mileage). It is easy to drive because of its minimum turning radius of 4.7m, its excellent maneuverability, good visibility, and the upright A-pillar.
Suzuki Ignis (4WD model)

Suzuki Ignis Review: "The 4WD model offers a smooth and comfortable ride" by Naoto Shimazaki

It is small, yet it looks impressive. It didn't feel like it referred too much to the design elements of previous Suzuki vehicles (the C-pillar shape is sufficient, I guess?). Its ride comfort shows its forwardness and liveliness.
Subaru WRX S4 Sporvita

Subaru WRX S4 Sporvita Review: "A car that has the performance of a discerning adult" by Naoto Shimazaki

One of the trademarks of the fastidious group of Subaru car owners is the sticker of the image of the Nurburgring race course. Nevertheless, the WRX S4 Sportiva has proposed something new by having Italy emblazoned on its body.
Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki Ignis Review: "An existence that calls for a challenge in the B-Segment class" by Takahito Nakamura

I'm not particularly a patron of Suzuki cars, but recently, I was very satisfied with the latest Suzuki cars that were been introduced; they're worth riding. The all-new Ignis is definitely not an exception to that.
Suzuki Alto Works

Suzuki Alto Works Review: "This is a kei sports car" by Takahito Nakamura

When the Alto Turbo RS had its debut, I admired its exhilarating performance and affordable price. However, it only had a 5AGS transmission, so the Alto Works was created.
Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki Ignis Review: "The 'samurai spirit' that outshines European compact cars" by Yoichi Moroboshi

I test drove the Suzuki Ignis, which drew attention at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and was released in the market just this 2016.