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Toyota Division Is No. 1 Retail Brand In First Half Of 2014

On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Toyota-Logo Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total June 2014 sales results of 201,714 units, an increase of 11.9 percent from June 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 24 selling days in June 2014 versus 26 selling days in June 2013, sales increased 3.3 percent from year-ago month. For ...

Two New Top Models With Higher Performance – Boxster GTS And Cayman GTS

On Friday, July 25th, 2014
Boxster-GTS The two most powerful and fastest mid-engine sports models from Porsche are ready and raring to go: with uprated engines and excellent PASM chassis the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS set new benchmarks for sportiness in their segment. The independent front and a modified rear end, blackened bi-xenon headlights – with the Porsche Dynamic Light ...

Nissan’s Self-cleaning Camera Is The Clear Choice For Winter Driving

On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Note-Self-Cleaning-Camera With so many road accidents caused by bad weather, Nissan’s engineers have developed a self-cleaning camera to make sure Note drivers have a clear advantage. The intelligent self-cleaning rear view camera showcases Nissan’s passion for accessible technology, intelligent design and outstanding practicality. The all-new Nissan Note is packed with innovative technology to make driving safer. ...


Kia Pioneers Energy-saving Ventilation Systems For Soul EV

On Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Kia Soul EV A comprehensive winter testing programme is being carried for the Soul EV pure electric vehicle ahead of its launch in the second half of 2014, finalising development of the car and testing several innovative new drivetrain and on-board technologies. Engineers are subjecting the car to the most extreme sub-zero conditions that Soul EV owners are ...

History of the Toyota Previa

On Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Previa-014 From the world’s first MPV with a mid-mounted engine to the epitome of people-carrying functionality, we look at the history of the Toyota Previa After creating the modern multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) market in 1983 with the launch of the Toyota Spacecruiser, Toyota sent further shockwaves through the industry with that vehicle’s futuristic replacement – the ...

Consumers To Test Ultra-compact ‘i-Road’ EV In Tokyo

On Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Toyota i-Road Toyota Motor Corporation announces the start of consumer trials of the “i-Road” personal mobility vehicle in the Greater Tokyo Area. The limited trials, which aim to gauge the effectiveness of the electric vehicle in everyday situations in urban areas, will run from March 24 through early June. The i-Road offers a novel riding experience, combining ...

2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT The 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT is a five-door compact hatchback that offers a lot of flexibility, and the latest version offers some new goodies. Chris Wardlaw, Autobytel’s Road Test Editor, checked out an Elantra GT to see how it stacks up against the expectations for the compact car segment. The most important new feature is ...

Take A Look Under The Skin Of The Nissan ZEOD RC

On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Nissan ZEOD RC It features thousands of parts, brand new technology, has taken countless hours of design, engineering, construction and testing and now Nissan has revealed what is under the skin of the revolutionary prototype. With every single component on the car down to the smallest nut and bolt modelled in computer aided design (CAD) technology, Nissan has ...

Honda Builds 20 Millionth Automobile In The U.S.

On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Honda Assembly Line The 10 millionth U.S.-built Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line today at Honda’s first U.S. auto plant in Marysville, Ohio, as all four Honda auto plants in America celebrated the cumulative production of 20 million automobiles in the U.S.  Honda also marked the achievement at two engine and two transmission plants that build the ...