Nissan Leaf Autech to go on sale in Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The Nissan LEAF Autech will go on sale in Japan next month, adding exclusive styling to the world’s best-selling electric car. The customized model, based on the Nissan LEAF, will be launched June 21 by Autech Japan, Inc., a Nissan subsidiary. The Nissan LEAF Autech is the fourth model released under the Autech brand, following the Nissan Serena, […]

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The master craftsmanship of the Century, Japan’s only chauffeur-driven car

A look inside Toyota Motor East Japan’s Higashi-Fuji Plant, which is responsible for producing every Century model, reveals the many ways master craftsmen leave their mark. A full model change in June 2018 led to the development of the third-generation Century, which remains Japan’s only chauffeur-driven automobile. Each Century model has been handcrafted at Higashi-Fuji Plant of Toyota Motor East […]

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Suzuki Reveals All-new Carry in Indonesia

Suzuki revealed a global truck, the all-new Carry in Indonesia. In 1976, Suzuki started export of the Carry from Japan, and started production in Indonesia in the same year. Since then, the Carry has been acclaimed for its ease-of-use and durability. It has supported working people in various industries including agriculture, fisheries, construction and delivery in 145 countries and regions […]

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Mazda Production and Sales Results for March 2019 and for April 2018 through March 2019 (Flash Report)

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for March 2019 and for April 2018 through March 2019 are summarized below. I. Production Breakdown March 2019 Apr 2018 – Mar 2019 Jan – Mar 2019 Units YoY Change (%) Units YoY Change (%) Units YoY Change (%) DOMESTIC PRODUCTION Passenger Vehicles 89,136 -4.2 998,312 +2.3 268,096 +5.5 Commercial Vehicles 982 -12.2 […]

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Japan Decides on Basic Hydrogen Strategy

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has recently decided on a Basic Hydrogen Strategy to build a world-leading hydrogen-based society. The strategy outlines future visions that Japan should achieve with an eye on 2050, and serves as an action plan to accomplish these visions by 2030. As part of the strategy, Japan aims to reduce hydrogen costs […]

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Toyota Closes Another Gap in Sustainable Mobility

Green driving just got one option richer in Japan. At one of its largest press conferences since introducing the Mirai two years ago, Toyota launched its new Prius PHV plug-in hybrid. The automaker is shooting to sell each month 2,500 of the car it considers to be a key to sustainable mobility. Consumers nowadays have a broad range of electrified […]

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