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The Rest of Honda’s Tokyo Show Stand: A Tiny Box, an Electric Bike, and a Few Scooters The Rest of Honda’s Tokyo Show Stand: A Tiny Box, an Electric Bike, and a Few Scooters
Honda, as you may know, makes more than just cars and SUVs. For one, it’s the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. The Big H also dabbles in solar cells, airplanes, personal watercraft, and humanoid robots. So it’s no surprise that the company’s Tokyo auto-show stand featured more than...
The Rest of Honda’s Tokyo Show Stand: A Tiny Box, an Electric Bike, and a Few Scooters »
Honda EV-STER Small Sports Car Concept: A Futuristic Take on the Old Beat Microcar Honda EV-STER Small Sports Car Concept: A Futuristic Take on the Old Beat Microcar
A futuristic take on the old Honda Beat microcar. Please forgive Honda for the silly EV-STER moniker; we like everything else about this concept that debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show. Yoshinori Asahi, Honda’s Creative Director for the Styling Design Development Division (yes, that’s his full...
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Honda Micro Commuter Concept: Japan’s Urban Mobile Power Suit Honda Micro Commuter Concept: Japan’s Urban Mobile Power Suit
Dear Japan, Thank you for making the Tokyo Motor Show happen. This biennial event is truly a grand showcase of some of the best design and engineering your country has to offer. Which makes us wonder why you continue to show silly personal-mobility vehicles like the Honda Micro Commuter concept that...
Honda Micro Commuter Concept: Japan’s Urban Mobile Power Suit »
Honda AC-X Concept: Is This the Future of Acura Design? Honda AC-X Concept: Is This the Future of Acura Design?
This concept seems like sci-fi, but some of it is closer to reality than you might think. The Tokyo Motor Show is always good for a few (dozen) far-out concept cars, and the Honda AC-X is one of them. The theme of the car is “Dual Solid Motion”; to further quote the press materials, “The upper...
Honda AC-X Concept: Is This the Future of Acura Design? »
2012 10Best Cars, Test Day 2: Family Sedans Come Into Focus 2012 10Best Cars, Test Day 2: Family Sedans Come Into Focus
This is the second of four behind-the-scenes looks at our 2012 10Best Cars competition; you can read the rest of the posts here. Don’t forget to come back next Tuesday, December 6, to see the full list of this year’s winners. The coffee is early today, even though some of us aren’t. No one,...
2012 10Best Cars, Test Day 2: Family Sedans Come Into Focus »
Meet the Munich Motorsport Coffee Table, In All Its Pantone Glory Meet the Munich Motorsport Coffee Table, In All Its Pantone Glory
Remember that time you woke up in the middle of the night with a great idea? Remember how you wrote it down, went back to sleep, and then never actually did anything about it? Consider Jason Phillips. His great idea was to build this awesome coffee table; it resembles something we once thought of in...
Meet the Munich Motorsport Coffee Table, In All Its Pantone Glory »
BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo and B3 GT3 Debut at Tokyo Auto Show BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo and B3 GT3 Debut at Tokyo Auto Show
Japan is not exactly a big market for Alpina. In the past 32 years, the BMW tuning house has sold just over 3300 cars there. On the other hand, Alpina is on track to sell just 1200 or so cars worldwide in 2011, so it doesn’t really have any big markets. And it wouldn’t be reasonable to expect Alpina...
BMW Alpina B6 Biturbo and B3 GT3 Debut at Tokyo Auto Show »
NHTSA Investigation Shocks Chevy Volt’s Battery NHTSA Investigation Shocks Chevy Volt’s Battery
We knew it was only be a matter of time when an automotive safety alarm bell would sound over an electric vehicle. One of the heaviest promoted vehicles unleashed on the North American marketplace in the past few years, the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt represented a new way that automobile producers...
NHTSA Investigation Shocks Chevy Volt’s Battery »
Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 115 Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 115
Hit play for an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note, and then share your guesses or get a few hints from other visitors in the comments below. Be sure to check back on Thursday for the answer!
Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 115 »
Nissan Juke NISMO Concept Revealed, Points to More Factory-Tuned Models Nissan Juke NISMO Concept Revealed, Points to More Factory-Tuned Models
Starting now, expect to hear more from Nissan’s performance division. Nissan’s performance division has had a fairly narrow scope in the U.S. of late—a NISMO-badged 370Z here and a few upgrade parts there, but little else. Nissan wants that to change, and plans to expand NISMO’s influence...
Nissan Juke NISMO Concept Revealed, Points to More Factory-Tuned Models »

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