Yamaha Hit 500th Grand Prix Racing Victory Milestone

Yamaha hit 500th Grand Prix Racing Victory MilestoneYamaha is proud to celebrate a momentous landmark in its successful motorcycle racing history, having secured its 500th race win at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France.

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team is known as one of the most successful teams in Grand Prix racing and it has further underlined its reputation today. Maverick Viñales rode a brilliant race at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France, and sealed the 500th Grand Prix win for Yamaha.

Yamaha Racing Riders Gear Up For Endurogp Of Italy

Yamaha Racing Riders Gear Up For EnduroGP Of ItalyAs the FIM EnduroGP World Championship moves to Italy for its third round for 2017, Yamaha Racing riders have their sights set on battling for victory in three different classes of the series this weekend in Spoleto.

Gearing up for the Italian round of the championship, Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team riders Loïc Larrieu and Jamie McCanney are ready to take on what's promising to be a long and demanding weekend of racing.

All-new 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan On-sale Tomorrow

All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan On-Sale TomorrowThe completely redesigned, all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey arrives at Honda dealerships nationwide tomorrow with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 starting at $29,990. The Odyssey has been the best-selling minivan in America for the past seven years and is leading again in 20172. This fifth-generation Odyssey continues its evolution to meet the needs of changing American families, raising the bar for performance, cabin quietness, family-friendly interior space, comfort and connectivity in the minivan segment.

Internal Mazda Magazine Hints At Hydrogen-powered Rotary Engine

Internal Mazda Magazine Hints At Hydrogen-Powered Rotary Engine

The latest edition of Mazda’s internal magazine, Zoom-Zoom, may hint at the arrival of a Hydrogen-powered rotary engine sportscar from the Japanese automaker.

In an article marking the 50th anniversary of the rotary-powered Cosmo Sport, Mazda explained that the rotary engine’s biggest drawback is poor fuel economy and emissions. A rotary engine has plenty of positives, however, including its compact size, and smooth, free-revving nature, so it’s easy to see why Mazda is reluctant to kill it off.

Japanese Automakers To Reach Record R&d Investment Levels

Japanese Automakers To Reach Record R&D Investment Levels

Japan’s leading automakers are expected to spend a record $25.5 billion on research and development in the 2017 fiscal year.

According to the Nikkei Asian Review, R&D costs for Honda, Suzuki and Subaru will all reach record highs this year while Toyota and Nissan will maintain their record levels from 2017. What’s more, Mitsubishi’s research and development outlays are expected to climb by 20 per cent this year.

Nissan Preparing Electric Crossover Concept

Nissan Preparing Electric Crossover Concept

Nissan has commenced work on a new concept that will preview an all-electric crossover.

The vehicle is expected to debut later this year, be dubbed the Vmotion 3.0 and will follow in the footsteps of the Vmotion 2.0 that debuted earlier this year. According to company executives, it will focus on electrification, on-the-go connectivity and autonomous driving.

Subaru Phev Possible Next Year, Pure Ev In 2021

Subaru PHEV possible next year, pure EV in 2021

Despite what its larger competitors are doing, Subaru has avoided the draw to create its own electric vehicle. Tighter emissions regulations around the globe, though, have the company reconsidering its options. The company is pouring a record amount of money into research and development, according to a report from Bloomberg, and that includes EV technology. Also, Subaru could introduce a plug-in hybrid as early as next year, and an all-electric vehicle by 2021.

Subaru CEO Yasuyuki Yoshinaga tells Bloomberg that the company doesn't need a dedicated platform for battery-powered cars, and will likely put plugs into existing models. This way, the automaker doesn't have to partner with another company beyond finding a supplier for the motor and battery, and can extract the full value out of its current nameplates. A previous report suggests that Subaru would electrify the Outback or the Forester, but Yoshinaga doesn't confirm this in his interview with Bloomberg. Instead he uses a model that recently ditched its hybrid version in a hypothetical example: "If there's already an attractive Subaru model, for example the XV crossover, and if a customer in Beijing wants one but is only allowed to buy an electric vehicle, if there's no electric version then he can't buy it. Providing the choice of an EV means the customer can still desire the same Subaru."

Akio Toyoda & His Path To Becoming Lexus Master Driver

Akio Toyoda & His Path to Becoming Lexus Master Driver

Hans Greimel of Automotive News has turned in an engrossing profile of Toyota president Akio Toyoda, whose love of racing shapes both Toyota and Lexus vehicles:

The wealthy grandson of Toyota Motor Corp.’s founder took his first tentative competitive racing laps only 10 years ago, just two years before assuming the helm as president. His family discouraged him from driving. Fearful for his safety, fellow company officers did, too.

Daihatsu Cuts Weight Of 'mira E:s' Light Car By 80kg

Daihatsu Cuts Weight of 'Mira e:S' Light Car by 80kg

Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd has fully remodeled the "Mira e:S" light car for the first time in six years and released it May 9, 2017.

The most distinguishing feature of the vehicle is its mass, which is 80kg lighter than the mass of the previous model. It uses the same platform and engine as the previous model.

Toyota: Bates Aims For Victory At His Home Rally

Toyota: Bates Aims for Victory at His Home RallyRising rally star Harry Bates is aiming to accelerate his 2017 Australian Rally Championship (ARC) campaign at his "home" rally around Canberra this weekend.
Bates is a leading title contender in his Toyota Genuine Parts Corolla S2000, holding third place in the championship ahead of this weekend's National Capital Rally.