Lexus earned top honors in the Luxury Brand category of Kelley Blue Book’s 2013 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. Key models contributing to Lexus’ strong performance include the CT 200h, ES and IS models. In addition to capturing the luxury brand award, the 2013 GS 350 sport sedan took top honors in the Luxury Car category.
Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own information is developed usingKelley Blue Book® Residual Values to calculate depreciation costs for new cars. The analysis also considers costs such as fuel, insurance, maintenance and repair costs.
Today Sony Reader Store has announced the launch of its inaugural virtual Book Club, the ‘Sony Readers Book Club.’ Each month, Sony Reader Store will select a book of the month. During each month, Reader Store will host a virtual Book Club meeting, an online chat with the author, on the Sony Reader Store Facebook and Twitter pages, giving participants the opportunity to interact with the author and each other and ask questions related to the book. The Sony Readers Book Club will also offer special discounts and book club extras for download, available to U.S. customers at Reader Store.
Infiniti today confirmed the FX Sebastian Vettel version, shown first in concept form at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, is to enter a strictly limited production run of 200 units to be sold across Europe and Middle East regions. The announcement was made by Bernard Loire, Infiniti Vice President for Europe and the Middle East.
A book has been published featuring photographs taken by children in areas hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, expressive of their feelings for their families, lost homes, schools and separated friends. In the photo album ''3/11 Kids Photo Journal'' published by Kodansha Ltd. and put on sale last Thursday are pictures taken by 33 elementary and junior high school students in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures.
Publishing house Shueisha Inc. put on sale the latest volume of the popular comic series ''One Piece'' on Friday with initial publication of the 65th edition totaling a record 4 million copies. The initial run ties a record in Japanese publishing history, matching the 4 million copies for the 64th volume of ''One Piece,'' a pirates fantasy saga by cartoonist Eiichiro Oda, published in November.