Motor sports

Toyota Land Cruiser #327 that won the commercial vehicle class

Dakar 2017: Toyota president takes pride in group's participation

On 15 January, Dakar Rally racers finally reached the end of their race in South America. Toyota Motors president Akio Toyoda offered some comments regarding the Toyota Group’s participation in the race.
Subaru BRZ STI Sports Concept

2017 Tokyo Auto Salon: Subaru to unveil BRZ STI Sports Concept

Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) and Subaru Tecnica International (STI) plan to unveil the BRZ and WRX STI Sports Concept models at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon, which runs from January 13 to 15 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
Show theme for the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017

JAMA announces “BEYOND THE MOTOR” as theme for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

The Japan Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (JAMA) announced that its show theme for the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from October 27 to November 5, 2017 is “BEYOND THE MOTOR.”
Honda CR-V

Honda’s all-new CR-V selected as one of 10 best SUVs for 2017

In early December, American Honda announced that its all-new CR-V has been selected as one of the 10Best Trucks & SUVs for 2017 by Car and Driver magazine in the U.S.
Toyota Museum main building complete renewal

Toyota Museum complete renovation aims to present Japanese, US and European cars together

Toyota is renovating the main building's permanent exhibit at its Toyota Museum in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, and it reopens January 4.
Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9 honored as one of Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks & SUVs

In early December, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced that its all-new CX-9 was selected as one of Car and Driver magazine’s 10Best Trucks & SUVs for 2017.
Vitz TGR Concept and Aqua TGR Concept

2017 Tokyo Auto Salon: Toyota to present Vitz and Aqua TGR Concept cars

Toyota Gazoo Racing will hold an exhibit at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon custom car event from January 13 to 15 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
New Nissan Micra (March)

Toyota C-HR and Nissan March make it to the final 7 for 2017 European Car of the Year

The organizers of European Car of the Year have announced the result of the final selection for 2017 European Car of the Year. Of the final 7, the Japanese models were the Toyota C-HR and the new Nissan March.
Infiniti Q50 (U.S. model)

Three Japanese models selected for 10 Best Engines of 2017

On December 12, WardsAuto magazine in the U.S. announced its selections for the 10 Best Engines of 2017, which included three Japanese models.
Mazda CX-5

2017 Tokyo Auto Salon: Mazda planning to display new CX-5 and MX-5 Miata RF

Mazda plans to display the new CX-5 and MX-5 Miata RF at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon, which will be held January 13 to 15 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
The 2017 Honda Accord (U.S. model)

Honda Accord selected for 10Best Cars by Car and Driver magazine

American Honda announced that in late November, the Accord was selected as one of Car and Driver magazine’s 10Best Cars of 2017.
Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

Infiniti’s 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo named one of WardsAuto’s 10 best engines

On December 12, Infiniti announced that Nissan’s newly developed 3.0-liter V6 twin turbo engine was named one of the 10 Best Engines of 2017 by WardsAuto magazine.
Honda NSX press conference (August 25) (Photo by Kei Takagi)

Honda NSX gets special Japan Car Of The Year award

On December 9, the judges of Japan Car Of The Year gave the Honda NSX a special 2016-2017 Japan Car Of The Year award.
Daihatsu Move Canbus (Photo by Kei Takagi)

2016 Car Of The Year: Small Mobility category award goes to Daihatsu Move Canbus

On December 9, the Daihatsu Move Canbus won for the Small Mobility category in the 2016-2017 Japan Car Of The Year awards. The comment on the official JCOTY website praised it as, "Offering a new image for the kei wagon."
Meeting for final decision

2016 Car Of The Year: Subaru Impreza Sport / G4 gets top spot

2016-2017 Japan Car Of The Year, which decides "This Year's Car" for Japan, held the final selection on December 9 at the Tokyo International Exchange Center and gave the top spot to the Subaru Impreza Sport / G4.
Toyota Setsuna

Toyota Setsuna wins Japan Wood Design Awards grand prize

On December 8, the Japan Wood Design Awards gave its grand prize, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award, to the Toyota Setsuna concept car.
2016 Honda Thanks Day cart race

2016 Honda Thanks Day: Alonso, Marquez and Takuma run a tight race at this year's Thanks Day

On December 4, Honda held the 2016 Honda Racing Thanks Day at Twin Ring Motegi, where there were "dream races" given by this season's F1 drivers and MotoGP riders.
2016 Honda Thanks Day

2016 Honda Thanks Day: This year's "dream races" feature Alonso, Pedrosa and more

On December 4, Honda held the 2016 Honda Racing Thanks Day at Twin Ring Motegi, where there were "dream races" given by this season's F1 drivers and MotoGP riders.
The all-new Honda Ridgeline

Three finalists announced for 2017 North American Truck of the Year

The three finalists for the truck category of the 2017 North American Car of the Year (NACOTY) were announced at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, which commenced on November 16 in the US.
TommykairaZZ

2016 Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival: TommykairaZZ to undergo first drift run in Japan

GLM will be participating for the first time at the 2016 Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival, which commences on November 27 at Fuji Speedway. It will be conducting a drift run of its TommykairaZZ electric sports car.
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