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The LC lends itself well to Super GT racing.

Lexus' styling is polarizing, but when outfitted for high-level racing in its home country, the effect on a car like the LC500 is transformative.

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The reason? Tighter emissions laws.

Naturally, details are extremely limited here in 2016.

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More governments expected to follow suit for safer, more efficient, and better looking vehicles.

Replacing traditional mirrors with high-res video cameras offers a number of intriguing benefits.

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The North American market is still on pace for a late autumn debut.

Toyota is reducing initial production of the Japanese market Prius PHV – North America's Prius Prime – and delaying its introduction from fall to winter.

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New stakeholder Nissan is also planning on Mitsubishi improvements.

One investigator said it was a 'collective failure.'

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Number of Japan's CHAdeMO stations have surged in the past five years.

Japan's 7,000 CHAdeMO charging stations outnumber those in the rest of the world, combined.

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The compact car benefits from G-Vectoring Control.

Mazda updated the Mazda3 with the automaker's G-Vectoring Control, which will go on sale today in Japan and make its way to the US later this year.

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The ProPilot autonomous technology is designed for highway use in moderate-speed traffic.

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New e-Power powertrain was shown off in the Gripz concept last year.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says that a new compact car in Japan will get the e-Power system, which is a range extender for an EV.

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Let's get all future-y on this one.

The University of Tokyo is working on in-wheel motors that get their energy through wireless induction charging, which hints at one amazing EV future.

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Daihatsu teams up with 3D printing company Stratasys for custom panels

If you want your Daihatsu to look like the surface of the moon, you got it.

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At least not yet.

The option will miss the US-market Prius Prime because it won't meet safety regulations.

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CR-Z Final Edition debuts in Japan, will be the quasi-sporty hybrid's swan song.

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Resignations and pay cuts happening at executive level in Japan.

Suzuki executives are either stepping down, taking a pay cut, or not stepping into CEO position after the admission that the company lied about mpg numbers.

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Nissan delivered a trio of 370Z Nismo patrol cars to the Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo, putting street racers on notice.

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Two of the top executives at Mitsubishi are stepping down as the company is shaken by the scandal surrounding its fuel-economy figures. However the chairman and CEO is keeping his seat – at least until Nissan can replace him.

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Following the Mitsubishi scandal that prompted a merger with Nissan, Suzuki admits to using improper tests for fuel consumption.

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Carlos Ghosn of Renault-Nissan says merger will save billions in development costs.

Carlos Ghosn of Renault-Nissan says merger will save billions in development costs.

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The widening scandal could lead to Nissan gaining control.

Mitsubishi says its shady fuel-economy test practices may have been used on all vehicles it sells and has sold in Japan.

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It's like a time machine that likes to go sideways.

What's it like drifting a performance car that's using decades-old technology? Find out right here.

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It would make the 2020 Olympics look extra shiny and clean.

Toyota will reportedly broaden the Mirai lineup with a smaller, cheaper model for Japan, and it will launch in 2019 just before the Tokyo Olympics. The launch would be the perfect time to take advantage of the country's hydrogen push.

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