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Back to Basics With the Honda S660 Neo Classic Concept

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 […]

January 21st

Honda N-One “Natural” Brings Nature To You

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 […]

February 19th

Toyota Hybrid Roadster Wows Japanese Audiences

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 […]

February 2nd

Toyota Reveals Wild Concepts For Tokyo Auto Show

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 […]

November 6th

Honda S660 Is The Small, Sporty Honda We Deserve

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.

October 24th

555TES Minute S is Best Thing at Tokyo's 2013 Auto Salon (w/ video)

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 […]

January 12th