Baseball: Ex-yankee Matsui Named To 2018 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Baseball: Ex-Yankee Matsui named to 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

Former New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui was among the 33 players on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot that was released Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Matsui, who played for the Yankees, the Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays during his 10-year major league career, is the second Japanese after Hideo Nomo in 2014 to make the candidate list.

In-depth Review Finds Very Few Faults With 2018 Toyota Prius

In-Depth Review Finds Very Few Faults With 2018 Toyota Prius

If you're in the market a practical and fuel efficient hatchback, the only thing that might keep you from considering buying a Prius straight up could be its looks.

Let's face it, it does look futuristic, but it's not the prettiest thing on the road. However, if you move past this aspect (or better yet you like the way it looks, since this is highly subjective), you'll likely end up enjoying your purchase.

2018 Honda Cr-v Pros And Cons

2018 Honda CR-V Pros and Cons

The first-generation Honda CR-V went on sale in 1997 and it helped start the crossover craze that’s still going on today

Nissan Announces U.s. Pricing For 2018 Murano

Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2018 Murano

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2018 Murano, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP of $30,5501.

For the 2018 model year, Murano receives a number of significant enhancements, including:

2018 Accord Named Overall Best Buy Of 2018 As Honda Models Win 7 Of 12 Kelley Blue Book Awards

2018 Accord Named Overall Best Buy of 2018 as Honda Models Win 7 of 12 Kelley Blue Book Awards

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord was named the Overall Best Buy of 2018 by Kelley Blue Book (KBB) as Honda vehicles took top honors in 7 of twelve 'Best Buy' award categories. The all-new Accord bested every other new vehicle in the market because, according to the expert team of editors and evaluators at KBB, "it outclasses the competition in almost every meaningful measure. It also sells for far less than the average new car while providing more features, better fuel economy and a more proven reputation for quality and reliability."

Honda led the industry with seven 2018 Best Buy winners including:

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Pricing To Start At $33,400

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Pricing to Start at $33,400

Just in time for the holidays, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale December 1, 2017 at dealerships nationwide. The midsize plug-in hybrid starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $33,400 with highly equipped standard equipment and is offered with a Touring trim for $36,600.1

"The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid takes a big step forward in bringing Honda electrified vehicles into the mainstream with no compromise to performance, range or comfort," said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. "The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid leads the pack with the highest all-electric range rating of any plug-in hybrid sedan and the most comprehensive standard equipment, spacious five-passenger cabin and a roomy trunk – all at an affordable price point."

New 2018 Toyota Rush Leaked Ahead Of Next Week's Unveiling

New 2018 Toyota Rush Leaked Ahead Of Next Week's Unveiling

Details about the 2018 Toyota Rush have surfaced, with the car indeed looking like a production version of the Daihatsu FT Concept from 2015.

Of course the Toyota Rush and the upcoming Daihatsu Terios should be very similar, and features found on the Toyota will probably be there on the Daihatsu as well.

Evo Review: The 2018 Lexus Lc 500

EVO Review: The 2018 Lexus LC 500

EVO Magazine has reviewed the 2018 Lexus LC 500 in a most positive manner:

Every aspect of the car – the engine, the steering, the feel from the chassis – allows you to be so precise when it's close to its limits that you have the ability to be neat and tidy, an absolute hooligan and everything in between.

2018 Toyota Hilux Gets A Beastly Make Over

2018 Toyota HiLux gets a beastly make over

Images of the 2018 Toyota HiLux facelift have surfaced online, revealing a new front end and a rugged, off-road oriented model for the Thai market.

The pictures, published by MZ Crazy Cars on Facebook, show the range of HiLux exterior visual changes, along with interior updates and a model called the ‘Rocco’.

2018 Mazda6 Gets More Power, Efficiency To Go With Updated Looks

2018 Mazda6 gets more power, efficiency to go with updated looks

The 2018 Mazda Mazda6 will debut at the L.A. Auto Show later this month, and the company released teaser images of the exterior and interior Wednesday – both of which tell us a lot about the new car. Mazda also said the sedan will have more efficient and more powerful engines.

Starting with the visuals, the car doesn't look extraordinarily different from the current model, but there are notable changes. Up front, the Mazda6 now has a deeper-set grille with a 3D mesh instead of slats. The chrome strip that wraps around the lower part of the grille extends across the width of the headlights, too. Both of these cues are pulled from the Mazda CX-5. From what we can tell in the image, it looks like most of the sheetmetal along the sides and top are roughly the same as the current model.

2018 Lexus Ls 500 Body Kit From Wald International

2018 Lexus LS 500 Body Kit from Wald International

Japanese tuners continue to bring the heat with body kits for the new Lexus LS — first off was Artisan Spirits and Modellista, followed by TRD Japan, and now we can add Wald International to the mix:

Pricing and availability are still unknown, but we’ll be sure to update when more information becomes available. The LS has proven to be quite the starting canvas for these tuners — has there been a stronger set of body kit options since the spindle grille was introduced?

Nhk To Shelve Reception Fee Price Cut In Fiscal 2018-2020 Business Plan

NHK to shelve reception fee price cut in fiscal 2018-2020 business plan

NHK is moving to shelve lowering its reception fees as the public broadcaster debates its business plan for fiscal 2018-2020, it has been learned.

The NHK Board of Governors reportedly has no objections to the move, and the broadcaster is instead continuing to consider exemptions for low-income households and other trade-offs instead.

2018 Infiniti Qx80 Reveals Fresh Face In Dubai

2018 Infiniti QX80 reveals fresh face in Dubai

Infiniti has finally revealed its refresh for the Infiniti QX80 at the Dubai auto show, and it's amazingly mild. Not that we were expecting a particularly wild redesign, since even the QX80 Monograph concept that previewed the SUV still looked similar to the existing vehicle, but this is still a pretty low-key update.

The main changes are in the front fascia, which was teased not long ago. It features headlights that sit higher up and inline with the top of the grille. The lights are more slender and swept back, too. The tops of the fenders sit higher as well, providing a more squared-off look, and the side fender vents have a new design.