SAKURA, Chiba Prefecture--To sharpen the interest of inbound tourists, the city government here will offer an experience-based samurai tour starting from autumn this year.
According to city officials, the samurai-themed tour will be offered four to five times a month in Sakura, which is located close to Narita Airport.
Besides its already generous lineup of vehicles, Toyota could soon launch an entirely new product, based on the TJ Cruiser Concept that's displayed in Tokyo until November 5.
Said to combine the best of both worlds by mixing the style of an SUV with the practicality of a van, the study has a good chance of hitting the assembly lines if it gets positive feedback from consumers, Autocar reports.
Nissan finally took the wraps off the 2018 Frontier midsize pickup, releasing photos and pricing for the truck that is now on sale at dealerships. It gets standard RearView Monitor and upgraded base-grade content, including Bluetooth phone system, a 5-inch color display audio system and Apple's Siri Eyes Free integration. An all-new Midnight Edition Frontier, with a gloss-black grille, aluminum-alloy wheels and other features, will be available later in a choice of Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Glacier White exterior colors.
Otherwise, the truck, which comes in a wide variety of King Cab and Crew Cab models and trim configurations, doesn't appear to break the mold much. Signature Nissan themes come standard, including angled strut grille, large bumpers, short front and rear overhangs, a tailgate spoiler and stamped, geometric fender flares. It also gets a tinted front window, rear privacy glass and a rear-bumper hitch ball provision. Upgrade to the SL trim and you get chrome on the front grille, outside mirrors and door handles, tubular step rails, front fog lights and a tilt and power sliding moonroof, also available on the Crew Cab SV.
Nissan is putting a bigger focus on its NISMO road car business.
The Japanese automaker has announced it has established a new unit called the NISMO Cars Business Unit, which is part of Autech Japan, Inc. Autech is a Nissan group company that makes converted vehicles and Nissan hopes with the combined talent along with Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. and other group companies, more appealing NISMO products can be developed in a shorter time.
NARITA, Chiba Prefecture--Rather than just being a place passengers see from high in the sky, officials of areas around Narita Airport want visitors to enjoy the view from up close.
To promote the traditional charms around the international airport such as temples and a historical townscape, regularly scheduled bus tours are now offered mainly for inbound tourists.