Infiniti To Reveal All-new Model In La

INFINITI to reveal all-new model in LA

LOS ANGELES – INFINITI will reveal an all-new model at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, with world-first technologies, stand-out design and class-leading interior space.

The new model will see a fresh interpretation of INFINITI's distinctive Powerful Elegance design language, characterized by flowing sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions – presenting a purposeful aura, while hinting at its dynamic capabilities.

Nashville Soccer Club And Nissan Announce A Multiyear Partnership In Music City

Nashville Soccer Club and Nissan announce a multiyear partnership in Music City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Soccer Club and Nissan today announced a multiyear partnership in which Nissan will become the club's first jersey front sponsor. Nashville SC unveiled one of the club's two Under Armour jerseys with Nissan's logo exclusively featured on the front and announced the fans will select the second jersey through an online campaign.

Nissan has strong ties to Nashville with its North American headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., its vehicle and battery assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn., and powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn., employing more than 12,000 in the area.

Yamaha Motor Shows Off 4-wheeled Series Hev (1)

Yamaha Motor Shows Off 4-wheeled Series HEV (1)

Yamaha Motor Co Ltd unveiled a concept model of a four-wheeled series hybrid vehicle (HEV) at Tokyo Motor Show 2017, which was open to the public from Oct 28 to Nov 5, 2017 (Yamaha to Exhibit 4-wheeled Compact Series HEV).

The HEV, "MWC-4," can be driven with an ordinary motor vehicle license in Japan. The company defines the vehicle as an "ultra-small mobility."

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.

Toyota Hilux Goes To Thailand For A Rugged Facelift

Toyota Hilux Goes To Thailand For A Rugged Facelift

Introduced just a couple of years ago, the current Toyota Hilux won't be due for replacement anytime soon. But it is receiving a bit of a facelift – in one country that is, anyway.

Looking a bit more like the Tacoma we get in the States (particularly up front), the refreshed Hilux is being rolled out first in Thailand, which may seem a somewhat random location until you realize how many pickups we've seen produced and introduced there in the past few years alone (including other versions of the Hilux).

Infiniti's Variable Compression Engine Produces 268 Hp, Debuts In The 2019 Qx50

Infiniti's Variable Compression Engine Produces 268 HP, Debuts In The 2019 QX50

Infiniti is gearing up to introduce the 2019 QX50 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the company recently invited a handful of journalists to try out the model's new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with variable compression technology.

Automotive News was one of the companies that attended the event and they are reporting the new engine produces 268 hp (200 kW) and 288 lb-ft (390 Nm) of torque. This will reportedly enable the QX50 to accelerate from 0-60 mph faster than any of its four-cylinder competitors.

Toyota Still Doesn't Think Electric Cars Are Ready For Mass Consumption

Toyota still doesn't think electric cars are ready for mass consumption

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Battery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan's Toyota Motor Corp told a German magazine, adding that he did not see U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla as a role model. "Battery-powered cars with a long range are very expensive and it takes a long time to charge them," Takeshi Uchiyamada was quoted as saying by Der Spiegel. "Such cars do not fit in our program." Toyota in September established a venture to develop electric vehicle technology with partner Mazda, seeking to catch up with rivals in an increasingly frenetic race to produce more battery-powered cars. Both automakers are somewhat behind their peers, with neither having a fully electric passenger car on the market yet. This contrasts with Tesla, which late on Thursday unveiled an electric heavy duty truck as well as a new roadster. "Tesla is not our enemy and not our role model," Uchiyamada said. "I think it's the German manufacturers that rather see Tesla as a competitor." BMW and Mercedes are betting they can mass produce new electric cars based on conventional vehicles, defying skeptics who say they will need more radical designs to head off the threat from Tesla and other start-up carmakers. Uchiyamada said that Toyota was working on a new type of solid-state battery that is able to store more power and can be recharged much more quickly than current types. "This technology will be a big development step. But that will still take time. We expect mass production in four to five years." On Friday, Toyota and Suzuki Motor Corp said they had agreed to cooperate in selling electric vehicles in India from around 2020, aiming to give each other a leg up in emerging markets and in low-emission technology. (Reporting by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

Toyota Ft-ac Concept Teased

Toyota FT-AC concept teased

Toyota has released a shadowy teaser of its new Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC) ahead of a global unveiling at the Los Angeles motor show.

Not much has been revealed about the new vehicle, but it’s clearly an SUV-styled model.

Self-driving Buses On Road To Practical Use In Okinawa Trial

Self-driving buses on road to practical use in Okinawa trial

Self-driving buses are moving closer to becoming a fixture of Japanese life with a Cabinet Office trial to test one of the vehicles on a public road in heavily congested Okinawa Prefecture.

The bus uses signals from the quasi-zenith satellite Michibiki, which is expected to serve as the Japanese version of GPS.

Amid Global Electric-car Buzz, Toyota Bullish On Hydrogen

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

TOYOTA, Japan--At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care.

The big moment on the assembly line comes when two bulbous yellow tanks of hydrogen are rolled over and delicately fitted into each car's underside.