Isuzu Ute sales jumped by 10.4 per cent year-on-year in 2017, making it the brand’s ninth successive year of double-digit growth.
The company sold a total of 25,804 cars in 2017, up from 23,379 in 2016. The growth was largely driven by the MU-X, with 8087 examples finding a home last year, while the D-Max ute overtook the Nissan Navara in fifth place on the one-tonne sales charts.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) today reported its third consecutive all-time annual sales record on sales of 1,641,429 Honda and Acura vehicles in 2017, an increase of 0.2 percent over its previous best set in 2016. AHM also set new annual and monthly sales records for light trucks, recording 840,450 sales in 2017 for a 3.3 percent gain, and 86,740 sales in December, rising 1.4 percent. The Honda Division also reported record annual sales, gaining 0.7 percent on total vehicle sales of 1,486,827 while Honda trucks set new December and annual records, rising 3.4 percent on December sales of 75,856 and 4.1 percent on 2017 sales of 734,269. Total Acura Division sales declined 12.2 percent in December on sales of 15,062, and 4.2 percent in 2017 on total vehicle sales of 154,602.
With eight completely new or refreshed models in 2017, including a new generation of electrified vehicles, the Honda brand continued its commitment to strengthening passenger car light truck sales by leveraging its North American production operations to attract a record number of customers for the 4th consecutive year.
In 2006, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift brought into the mainstream a once-popular sub-culture of car tuning that saw vehicles fitted with the wildest chrome wheels, exhausts, paint schemes and interiors imaginable. This 1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX currently up for grabs on Car Sales in Australia is one of the victims of that era.
Initially produced exclusively for the Japanese market and later exported to markets including the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the FTO was a popular front-wheel drive sports car that can now be purchased on the cheap.
Nishida Orchard raises 30 different kinds of fruit, giving priority to natural, organic cultivation. This is an advanced orchard that uses biodynamic agriculture methods where fruit is harvested according to the waxing and waning cycles of the moon.
Marushibori Straight Juice is made with shiranui citrus (usually called "dekopon") and Mochizuki Mikan (mandarin orange) only, all from the Nishida Orchard, squeezing the entire fruit, including the skin. A luxurious two kilograms of dekopon is used for a single liter of juice. In addition, the squeezed juice is bottled at low temperatures, unlike ordinary concentrated and reduced fruit juice. That is why the original, rich, fruity flavor of the fruit is preserved. Once the flowers fall off the trees and fruit forms, no pesticides are used for a completely safe and natural product.
One of the things that is really baffling about current automobiles is the way by which they all cover their advancement under a famous bushel. You pop the hood, and nine times out of 10, you're gone up against with some measure of dull plastic disguising the utilitarian bits. On a couple automobiles the plastic covers irrefutably the base to have a "respectable" engine. Others have each tank, hose, wire and screw secured under a layer of smooth plastic. Few encapsulate this practice better than anything engine strait of the current Lexus LS 460, seen underneath. If Lexus was this embarrassed about its engine, conceivably it should have essentially impacted the hood shut.