Honda has filed a patent in Japan for an 11 speed transmission with three clutches. The application gives no hint what sort of car Honda would use the transmission for.
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In Japan, diminutive “kei” cars are popular thanks to their low cost and small size, which makes parking them in the crowded confines of Tokyo’s urban jungle that much easier. Hopping into the Honda N-One Natural concept though, you can be one with nature again thanks to the wood inlaid interior that even stretches to […]
The Daihatsu Copen is a cute little Japanese roadster – but what if you want a different style? Daihatsu is making it easy to 3d print your own custom car!
Soichiro Honda is happily at rest, knowing an all-new for 2015 Honda Beat called the S660 is Set for Production in Japan as Honda’s latest kei-car roadster.
This little bit of automotive nirvana is the 555TES Minute S. Powered by one of Yamaha’s high-revving 250 cc motorcycle/ATV engines coupled to Toyota’s Aqua hybrid drive system, the tiny commuter promises some seriously fun urban commuting. Despite looking for all the world like one of those dynamically flawed 3-wheeled, motorcycle-tired fail-machines (I’m looking at […]
Americans have recently embraced a new wave of economical-yet-refined small cars, abandoning decades of obsession with supersized land yachts. Yet even our compact cars are huge compared to the kei cars of Japan, where government regulations have given rise to a new class of small cars that are light, small, and a whole lot of fun. Japanese automaker Honda is hoping to tug on some nostalgic heart strings with a new line of kei cars based on the popular classic design of the old Honda N-series, which was revealed in recent patent filings.
GM’s marketers succeeded in convincing Gas 2 editor Chris DeMorro that Chevy Volt ownership will help you survive the (almost certainly around-the-corner) zombie apocalypse. Chris is an easier sell than I am, apparently, because I’d want one of these. What you see here is a zombie-ready Suzuki Carry pickup, complete with four wheel drive, stabby […]
Daihatsu, maker of the Pico and several other tiny and adorable prototypes, is branching out from its (fairly solid) base of the small and cute. The Toyota subsidiary will start selling and marketing a few of its parent company’s larger cars, and Toyota is returning the favor. Daihatsu is best known for its kei cars, […]