Yamaha Teases Motoroid Electric Motorcycle as an AI-powered companion for riders set to launch at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Show later this month.
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We’re big fans of Japan’s diminutive Kei-car segment, and even bigger fans of Honda’s latest mid-engined S660 Beat and newer, “retro” Kei-cars, in particular. Earlier this week, Honda gave us something really special: a new S660-based coupe concept that marries modern Kei-car tech with the old-school style of the “classic” Honda roadster. The car is […]
The Sports Ride concept from Yamaha and Gordon Murray Design may be headed for production. It uses an innovative carbon fiber chassis called iStream by GMD.
The Nissan IDS concept features artificial intelligence technology and autonomous driving systems built into an electric car with 250 miles of range.
Another all-electric concept car from Mitsubishi, but- as the 3rd EMIRAI xDAS concept- this one may be the closest yet to a new production EV.
Meet the Suzuki Air Triser. It’s the fun, versatile, fuel efficient small camper van that really should have become the 2017 VW Microbus!
With sporty styling and turbocharged power, the Suzuki Recursion concept was easy to love- but would they ever build it? It seems like they will, and soon!
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 […]
If the tiny pod cars of the future end up anything like the Toyota i-Road, you can sign me up right now, because it looks fun as hell.
Everyone needs a hobby, but what if you’re a Toyota engineer and building technologically advanced prototypes is your hobby? Don’t you get enough of that at work? Apparently not, since that was the motivation behind the plug-in sportscar you see here. Built on an old MR2 platform using from Toyota’s corporate Prius/Corolla parts bins by […]
When Suzuki brought its latest Recursion concept sportbike to light at this week’s Tokyo Autuo Salon, it looked a little … familiar. That’s not a bad thing, of course, the Recursion looked like a light, nimble, and quick little traffic ninja, with everything a sharp rider would need to break lots of laws and have […]
Toyota is set to launch its newest Lexus hybrid at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon. Called the RC300h and based on the compact Lexus IS sports sedan, the RC300h “sport hybrid” promises sporty, RWD handling in a curvaceous coupe body meant to take on BMW’s upcoming 4 series coupes and convertibles and the new Acura […]
Toyota said Wednesday that its half-year net profit soared 82.5 percent while it raised its annual earnings forecast as a weak yen and improving sales in North America boosted its bottom line. The world’s biggest carmaker said it earned 1.0 trillion…
In an effort to shake off its reputation as a stodgy and boring automaker, Toyota has debuted some pretty wild concept cars, including a 400-horsepower Yaris and a three-wheeled electric trike. Toyota has saved its craziest concepts for the Tokyo Auto Show, where it rolled out some straight-up sci-fi vehicles looking far, far into the […]
If you’re an American, you probably feel like Mitsubishi has fallen off the map in recent years- but rest assured, the brand has just been gathering strength, building the highest non-hybrid MPG car you can buy in the US and developing innovative new diesel-hybrid technology that could find its way into the next, all-conquering Evo […]
Honda said Wednesday its net profit soared 46.4 percent in the three months to September as Japan’s third largest carmaker benefited from a weaker yen and stronger North America sales. Net profit for July-September rose to 120.37 billion yen ($1.23…
The automotive world is downsizing in every conceivable way, and automakers are trying to find new ways to delivering a sporty ride while steadily increasing fuel economy. The Honda S660 is a new concept car that is small-car personified, with a tiny engine, low weight, and rear-wheel drive. This is the car Honda needs to make.
Mitsubishi is hoping that a trio of green concepts foreshadowing possible future vehicles will get them back in the game, though it might already be too late.
The Central Japan Railway Co. (JRC) is resuming trials on the L-Zero maglev line between Nagoya and Tokyo with a maximum speed of a mind-bending 310 mph. That will cut the time it takes to make the 177-mile journey in half. Maglev stands for magnetic levitation, and in place of having a train run on […]
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 […]