Skyline Car Series Turns 60

Skyline car series turns 60

An event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the release of Nissan Motor Co.'s Skyline — the auto manufacturer's signature car — was held at Roppongi Hills in Minato Ward, Tokyo, on Thursday. All 13 models, including the current one, are on display through Monday.

The first model of the car was released on April 24, 1957, by Prince Motors Ltd., which merged with Nissan in 1966. The sports-car-based sedan series was especially attractive to young car buyers, with domestic sales topping 3 million cars.

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Motogp: Assertive Start For Movistar Yamaha In Austin

MotoGP: Assertive Start for Movistar Yamaha in AustinThe Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team showed competitive form on the first day of the Grand Prix of The Americas. Maverick Viñales rode his YZR-M1 to the top of the FP1 time sheet and secured third place in the afternoon session. Valentino Rossi took a little bit more time to get a feel for the Circuit of The Americas (COTA), ultimately wrapping up the day in fourth place in the combined standings.
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2017 Honda Cr - V Earns Autotrader “must Test Drive” Award

2017 Honda CR-V Earns Autotrader “Must Test Drive” AwardThe editorial experts at Autotrader have recognized the CR-V with a 2017 Autotrader "Must Test Drive" Award. The Honda CR-V was fully redesigned and reengineered for the 2017 model year with new styling and an available turbocharged engine. The Autotrader editors noted the CR-V's great exterior styling, well-designed interior and host of standard features as contributing factors to its win.
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Yamaha: Fontanesi Set For Mx2 Debut

Yamaha: Fontanesi Set for MX2 DebutKiara Fontanesi will make history this weekend in the sand of Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, as the first ever female to race the FIM MX2 World Championship on Dutch soil. The Italian star will make her MX2 debut as a temporary replacement for the injured Jorge Zaragoza on the Aussio Yamaha Supported team on a YZ250F.
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Toyota Supersizes Fuel - Cell Plans

Toyota Supersizes Fuel-cell PlansToyota has supersized its commitment to zero tailpipe emissions by adapting its advanced hydrogen fuel-cell technology for use in heavy-duty trucks.
The company has scaled-up its proprietary fuel-cell technology from the ground-breaking Mirai passenger car to develop a strong yet silent power source for a 36-tonne semi-trailer.
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Good News For Mazda Miata Racers

Good News For Mazda Miata Racers

The Mazda MX-5 Miata may be dismissed by those who don't know better as a “chick car,” which is a bit of a shame considering that it's one of the best-handling rear-drive roadsters on the market.

But it's not just appreciated by fans on the road. It's hugely popular on the race track as well. And to those for whom Miata means racing, Mazda has made two small announcements that could mean the world to some weekend warriors.

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Expect A Cheaper, Base Model Honda Civic Type R To Join Lineup In 2018

Expect a Cheaper, Base Model Honda Civic Type R to Join Lineup in 2018

A base Type R model will reportedly join the lineup for the 2018 model year.

The production Civic Type R made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and at the time, Honda confirmed it would be priced in the mid-$30,000 range for the U.S. and it would only be offered in one trim model. HondaPro Jason, who is privy to inside dealer information, now reports it is likely the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be introduced late spring in the U.S. in just Touring trim while a likely cheaper base model will join the lineup in 2018.

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Honda May Build A Two - Row Pilot Crossover On A Shorter Wheelbase

Honda may build a two-row Pilot crossover on a shorter wheelbase

According to WardsAuto, Honda has a new crossover on the way. The news outlet says the company will build a short-wheelbase version of the current Pilot SUV, and production will begin September of next year. Such an SUV would have a lower price, fewer seats, and compete with similar-sized crossovers including the Nissan Murano, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, and Ford Edge.

Honda certainly has space in its lineup for a two-row, midsize SUV, both physically and price-wise. There's about $6,000 worth of breathing room between the compact CR-V's base price of about $24,000 and the large Pilot's roughly $30,000 price. The two crossovers' lengths differ by about 14 inches as well. With that in mind, it wouldn't be crazy to expect this predicted SUV to split the difference of both numbers with a price of about $27,000 and a length of around 187 inches. This hypothetical SUV wouldn't step on the toes of existing Honda models, and it would give Honda another offering in a crossover market that shows no signs of cooling off anytime soon.

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This '72 Toyota Land Cruiser Fj40 Was Inspired By Tonka Trucks

This '72 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 was inspired by Tonka trucks

Companies like Singer Vehicle Design and Icon 4x4 are famous for building "perfect" versions of classic cars like the Porsche 911 or Ford Bronco. The vehicles are an amalgamation of the best bits from a manufacturer's product line and are built to a standard that far surpasses the original factory design. In addition, the bespoke pieces are tailored to each customer's whims. In Miami, the FJ Company has just completed one of the coolest custom builds we've seen so far, a Tonka truck-inspired 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40.

An unnamed customer worked with the FJ Company to design a Land Cruiser that would help them pursue all the childhood fantasies of off-roading in Tonka trucks. From a distance, this FJ40 doesn't look like anything other than a very clean example of an original model, but nearly every part has been improved, restored, or massaged in some way.

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The Nv Of All Other Tv Trucks: Nissan Nv3500

The NV of all other TV trucks: Nissan NV3500Cary Clark, a 33-year veteran broadcast technician for WTVF-TV in Nashville, begins his workday by arriving at the ABC-affiliate station at 3 a.m. where he meets up with his partner: a Nissan NV3500 broadcast truck.
"There was only one truck in the industry that the TV stations dealt with, but now Nissan has come up with this NV3500 and it's an awesome truck," said Clark.
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