Infiniti Etherea Concept Debut

Infiniti EthereaInfiniti today releases the first images of its concept car for the Geneva Motor Show in March. Called ETHEREA, it is a compact luxury model that previews how a future entry-level Infiniti could look.

The pictures show an evolving Infiniti identity along with a profile distinctly different from anything currently available in the premium compact class.

Toyota To Build Hybrid In Miyagi

ToyotaToyota Motor Corp. will build a new compact hybrid model at a plant in Miyagi Prefecture as it reorganizes domestic production, a source familiar with the company's plans said.

Central Motor Co., an assembly unit of Toyota, will produce the model at a plant in Ohira, according to the person, who declined to be identified as the plans are private.

Mitsubishi Global Small Vehicle

Mitsubishi Global Small vehicleMitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will give the global premiere of the Mitsubishi Concept Global Small (show model), a concept car based on the features of "compact", "affordability", and "high fuel efficiency" at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 1 through March 13 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 3).

Detroit 2011 Toyota Prius C

Detroit 2011 Toyota Prius CWhile the current Prius has ushered hybrid technology into the mainstream, and the Prius v will provide the additional room and versatility for active families, compact shoppers are interested in a smaller hybrid at an entry price point and with superior fuel economy.

The Prius c Concept, with c representing a "city"-centric vehicle, will appeal to young singles and couples who want an eco-sensitive, high-mileage, fun-to-drive Prius.

Toyota Considering Prius Pickup

Toyota A-Bat ConceptCould Toyota’s shelved A-BAT hybrid compact pickup truck concept return as a member of Toyota’s newly announced Prius vehicle family?

Something similar could happen, according to Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager of Toyota Division at Toyota Motor Sales USA.

Mazda2 2011

Mazda2 2011Go ahead. Follow your Inner Driver to the all-new 2011 MAZDA2. With killer style, great fuel economy and an affordable price tag, the all-new 2011 MAZDA2 subcompact is Zoom-Zoom in its most concentrated form.

The Mazda2 2011 brings style, economy and fun to buyers who think that affordable small cars like the Honda Civic are just too big.

Honda Fcx Clarity

Honda FCX ClarityHonda FCX Clarity is the world's first dedicated platform hydrogen vehicle. It's the zero-emission sedan of the future. A reality today.

In developing the FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), Honda has managed to strike the perfect balance between futuristic technology and the very human desire for a thrilling ride. The result amounts to zero emissions and maximum driving experience.

Suzuki Small Cars To Mitsubishi

Suzuki Solio 2011Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have mutually agreed on OEM supply of Suzuki's SOLIO compact passenger vehicle to MMC.
Suzuki will supply MMC with about 800 SOLIOs per month beginning from spring 2011.

Toyota Launches Redesigned Vitz

Toyota Redesigned VitzToyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces the launch in Japan today of the redesigned "Vitz" compact car.

Since the launch of the first-generation in 1999, the Vitz has achieved cumulative sales in more than 70 countries and regions around the world—including many European countries—exceeding 3.5 million units.  With more than 1.4 million of those units having been sold in Japan, the Vitz is truly a core model of the Toyota brand.

Mitsubishi New Factory In Thailand

Mitsubishi new factory in ThailandMitsubishi Motors conducted a Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for a new third factory of its Thailand producer and distributor, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh) at the site where the new factory is to be built in at the Laem Chabang Industrial Estate in Chonburi province.

The ceremony was attended by dignitaries including Thailand's Minister of Industry Chaiwut Bannawat and MMC President Osamu Masuko.

Honda Brio City Car

Honda Brio City CarHonda debuted the world premiere of a prototype of Honda BRIO, the new small-sized vehicle developed for Asian markets and scheduled to be introduced in Thailand and India in 2011, at the 27th Thailand International Motor Expo starting November 30, 2010.

Honda BRIO Prototype is being developed with Honda's advanced technologies, while further advancing Honda's "man maximum, machine minimum" concept*1.

Toyota Ractis Redesigned

Toyota RactisThe second-generation Ractis seeks to unite class-leading levels of interior spaciousness and comfort with maximum utility in a compact body, which, at less than 4 m in length, maintains the appeal of the first-generation Ractis while pursuing the amenity of a compact hatchback.

The Ractis remains compact on the outside, but on the inside there is ample room for passengers and cargo.

Honda Will Cease Civic In Japan

Honda Civic ceased in JapanHonda will cease selling the Civic brand car in Japan, ending domestic production of the hybrid-version for the home market in December amid sputtering demand for passenger sedans.

The automaker will continue selling the Honda Civic outside Japan.

Nissan New Mobility Concept

Nissan New Mobility CONCEPTNissan , today announced a proposal for new mobility in a sustainable zero emission society and an electric vehicle (EV) embodying its proposal, 'NISSAN New Mobility CONCEPT'.

Nissan continues to envision new possibilities realized by EVs. One proposal is a sustainable, efficient and convenient mode of transportation focusing on the increase of elderly and single households, as well as the trend of driving short-distances or in smaller groups.