Lexus Australia Reaches 20,000 All-time Hybrid Sales Milestone

Lexus Australia Reaches 20,000 All-Time Hybrid Sales Milestone

Lexus Australia has hit a significant milestone — 20,000 hybrid vehicles have been sold since 2006.

More impressive than the number is the rate of sale. It took almost eight years to deliver 10,000 hybrid vehicles, but just three-and-a-half years to double the total.

Sumo: Hakuho Gets 1,046th Win, One Shy Of Kaio's All-time Record

Sumo: Hakuho gets 1,046th win, one shy of Kaio's all-time record

Yokozuna Hakuho collected his 1,046th career win Tuesday as he edged rank-and-file grappler Chiyoshoma to stay perfect at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

The Mongolian grand champion notched his 10th win in as many days of the 15-day tourney to grab sole possession of second place on the all-time ranking, surpassing late yokozuna Chiyonofuji and moving within one of former ozeki Kaio's record.

Nissan Introduces 360-degree Jukecam For All-around Fun

Nissan introduces 360-degree JukeCam for all-around fun

Dash cams aren't anything new, as years of police chase footage and Russian YouTube uploads show, but it is unusual for a car company to offer one from the factory, which is exactly what Nissan is doing with the JukeCam. It's not just a rudimentary one, either. It's a 360-degree unit developed with camera maker 360fly. It screws onto a mount that can be fitted to a Nissan Juke dash, and it records in 4K resolution.

Nissan suggests that it could be used to record driving adventures, or more pragmatically, be used to record potential evidence in the instance of a crash. It should be able to record constantly for all but the longest trips, since it's capable of storing up to three hours of footage. Nissan also suggests using it as a sort of 360-degree GoPro for sports, since this little camera can be removed and attached to a helmet mount. To demonstrate, Nissan found some professional pogo stick jumpers who wore the cameras while setting a Guinness World Record for most cars jumped over consecutively, which is three Nissan Jukes. You can check out the helmet cam footage, here.

Baseball: Uchikawa Leads Pl To All-star Game 1 Victory

Baseball: Uchikawa leads PL to All-Star Game 1 victory

Pacific League elder statesman Seiichi Uchikawa scored the tying run and singled in the go-ahead run in a 6-2 All-Star Game 1 victory over the Central League on Friday.

Before 36,111 at Nagoya Dome, the 34-year-old SoftBank Hawks star tied the game after reaching on a seventh-inning pinch-hit single and then singled in the game-winner in the eighth. Uchikawa's two singles earned him the game MVP Award despite three teammates each getting two hits including a home run.

Sumo: Hakuho Edges Closer To All-time Wins Record In Nagoya

Sumo: Hakuho edges closer to all-time wins record in Nagoya

The countdown to another impressive milestone continued for Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Friday as the co-leader made short work of Hokutofuji to preserve his unbeaten start at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

On a day when injury-hit Kisenosato became the second grand champion and fourth wrestler in the top makuuchi division to withdraw from the tournament, Hakuho produced another classy performance in his first meeting with Hokutofuji.

Baseball: Darvish Savoring All-star Experience As Trade Rumors Swirl

Baseball: Darvish savoring All-Star experience as trade rumors swirl

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish said Monday he has no problem being listed as a potential trade target, saying it is part and parcel of life as a Major League Baseball player.

Speaking to reporters at Marlins Park a day before the All-Star Game, Darvish did not rule out the possibility of being exchanged for young prospects as teams start shuffling rosters before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Baseball: Ichiro Beats Jeter To Become All-time Interleague Hit King

Baseball: Ichiro beats Jeter to become all-time interleague hit king

Ichiro Suzuki hit an infield single Wednesday afternoon to rewrite an all-time interleague hits record with 365, highlighting the Miami Marlins' 11-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

After connecting off John Axford in his only pinch-hit appearance in the fifth at Marlins Park, Suzuki went one better than the previous major league record held by former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter.

New Marketing Campaign For All-new Honda Odyssey

New Marketing Campaign for All-new Honda Odyssey Shows How Innovative Features and Imaginative Solutions Keeps Everyone in the Family Happy

As the all-new, completely redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey arrives in dealerships across the U.S., Honda is introducing a new integrated marketing campaign highlighting the vehicle's innovative technology and imaginative solutions that will keep everyone in the family happy. Debuting during the NHL and NBA Finals, as well as ahead of summer's most anticipated family films, the campaign creative focuses on the Odyssey's new advanced available features that provide the ultimate in family-friendly versatility and comfort, with the new Magic Slide second-row seats™ as the star of the campaign. 

The Odyssey campaign leads off with a new :60 TV spot titled, "Keep the Peace" (, which shares how the new Odyssey was developed for families and how the unique features of the vehicle can help keep the peace among children. The spot will launch in theatres on June 16, with incredible sound and picture quality equivalent to that used in motion pictures. The in-cinema creative is meant to capture families as they head to the movies during the summer blockbuster season and will air in advance of family films like Despicable Me 3, Cars 3 and Captain Underpants.

Yamaha: All New 2018 Yz450f With The World's First Power Tuner Smartphone App

Yamaha: All New 2018 Yz450f with the World's First Power Tuner Smartphone AppRebuilt from the ground up with cutting edge technology, including new engine, frame and bodywork.
Yamaha today unveiled their all-new electric start YZ450F featuring the world's first smartphone tuning app on a production motocross bike. Powered by a new reverse-head engine, this completely restyled YZ450F gives Yamaha riders the power to discover their real potential.

All-new Mazda Cx-5 Looks Confident In Fight Against Toyota Rav4

All-New Mazda CX-5 Looks Confident In Fight Against Toyota RAV4

With reviews of Mazda's new CX-5 starting to roll it, it's becoming clear that this might be the segment conquering SUV you were looking for.

If the wider exterior and improved road presence doesn't do it for you, the revised high-quality interior just might, with its 10-speaker Bose premium sound system, Mazda Connect infotainment system and extras such as the heads up display.

Michael Van Der Mark To Replace Kohta Nozane For Round 5 Of The All Japan Jsb1000 Championship

Michael van der Mark to Replace Kohta Nozane for Round 5 of the All Japan JSB1000 ChampionshipYART Yamaha Official EWC Team rider Kohta Nozane will participate in Round 4 of the Endurance World Championship (EWC) at the Slovakia Ring on June 23–24, continuing his role as a member of the YART Team. As this falls on the same race weekend of Round 5 of the All Japan Road Race Championship, Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team rider Michael van der Mark will replace Nozane as the rider of the YAMAHA FACTORY RACING TEAM.

All-new 10th Generation Honda Accord Launching This Year With Advanced New Powertrain Lineup

All-New 10th Generation Honda Accord Launching This Year with Advanced New Powertrain Lineup

Honda will launch the most stylish and fun-to-drive Accord ever later this year. The all-new, completely redesigned and reengineered 2018 Honda Accord is the tenth generation of America's best-selling midsize sedan, the number one choice of individual American car buyers cumulatively since 20101. A new-from-the-ground-up design that features a more aggressive stance and proportion than any previous Accord complements the lineup of advanced new powertrains.

The three powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains in the 2018 Accord will include two direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, a new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic transmission and a sporty 6-speed manual transmission that will be available on both turbo engines, as well as the next-generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid powertrain technology. The new Accord design will have a dramatically lower and wider appearance that creates a more aggressive and athletic stance. Additional details on the all-new 2018 Accord design, technology and performance will be released in the weeks ahead.

All-you-can-drink Deal 'strikes Out' Fans At Osaka Baseball Game

All-you-can-drink deal 'strikes out' fans at Osaka baseball game

OSAKA -- Seven ambulances were called to a professional baseball game here on the evening of June 6 after fans who had purchased all-you-can-drink tickets claimed they were suffering symptoms of acute alcohol poisoning, it has been learned.

The game was between the Orix Buffaloes and the Hanshin Tigers at Kyocera Dome Osaka in the city's Nishi Ward. Sales of the all-you-can-drink tickets are limited to only certain games, and buyers can enjoy free refills of draft beer and "shochu highballs" until the bottom of the seventh inning.