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5 Japanese Cars with the Most Ridiculous Names

We take a look at five cars from Japan with the most ridiculous names and some insane TV commercials.

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2017 Tokyo Motor Show | Mega Gallery

See all the motorized machines of Tokyo

Everything from cars to motorcycles.

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Isuzu truck concepts include honeycombed ‘toaster on wheels’

A truck modeled on insect architecture, and an EV named Elf.

A truck modeled on insect architecture, and an EV named Elf.

Florida man found dead inside SUV covered in parking tickets

Nothing is certain except for death and parking tickets.

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Mazda and Isuzu to collaborate on a new pickup truck

The final Ford-Mazda tie-up dissolves with this new partnership.

Of course, there are no plans to bring the truck to the United States.

Recalls
GM re-recalls 11k SUVs

GM is recalling 10,000 examples of the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, and GMC Envoy because they don't have the right fix for an earlier safety campaign.

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GM and Isuzu to partner for medium-duty commercial truck

Chevrolet is returning to the medium-duty truck market in 2016 with several versions of the Isuzu's N-Series models.

Recharge Wrap-up: Minnesota first to require biodiesel, maglev in Israel, Toyota FCV in Aspen

Isuzu Looking Into Biofuel In Japan

A new Minnesota law that requires biodiesel blends goes into effect in just a few days, says KELO. Diesel drivers in Minnesota will be pumping soybeans into their tank beginning July 1. Every year, diesel will be sold as a B10 blend (ten percent biofuel) from April through August, and will scale back to a cold-hardy B5 blend from September through March. The biofuel largely comes from soybean crops grown within Minnesota, and the biodiesel industry pumps more than $900 million into the state eco

REPORT: Isuzu proposes new HD diesel engine for GM?

We're not entirely sure what to make of reports regarding Isuzu's tie-up with General Motors for diesel engines that seem to conflict with one another, but here we go anyway. According to Bloomberg, Isuzu is considering whether it should end its joint venture with The General for the production of large-displacement Duramax diesel engines.

REPORT: Toyota cancels European diesel project with Isuzu

After General Motors severed its ownership ties with Isuzu two years ago, the struggling Japanese automaker hooked up with Toyota. While Isuzu has never really made much of an impact in the car market, they have been successful in commercial vehicles, particularly with diesel engines. Toyota decided to tap that expertise to help develop a new small displacement diesel engine for the European market. Unfortunately, huge losses for Toyota this year have caused it to slash spending on many programs

Diesel-powered Isuzu D-Max caught testing in US

As much as we'd like to tell you that General Motors is considering adding a small diesel engine to its GMT 355 platform, we're not going to. While we do have visual evidence that an Isuzu D-Max, which is built atop the same underpinnings as the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado pickup trucks, has been testing on American roads with a 3.0L four cylinder turbodiesel engine, it's likely just an engineering mule that a powertrain supplier like Bosch or AVL is testing. Too bad. Aside from a mildly crush

Toyota and Isuzu stall European diesel engine venture

Diesel engines are super popular over in Europe and every auto manufacturer that truly wants to play ball there needs to offer world-class oil-burners. Despite this undeniable fact, Toyota has requested a temporary suspension on its joint venture with Isuzu to create small diesels for the EU market. The first expected engine was to displace 1.6-liters and was to be made from aluminum to cut down weight. These small engines were supposed to make their first appearance in 2012, so perhaps there is

Corporate Express will test Isuzu hybrid truck for delivery

Corporate Express has announced that it will be one of the first U.S. companies to test an Isuzu hybrid delivery truck for its operations. The model will be a current Isuzu truck in which Enova Systems will retrofit their HybridPower drive system. The truck is expected to be completed in April 2008 and will be used in Los Angeles, CA.

Isuzu and Toyota expand their relationship

Last week, we told you that Isuzu and Toyota had announced that they were collaborating on a new small diesel engine. This week, they say that they are expanding that collaboration to also include new clean diesel exhaust technology. This agreement is between Hino Motors, Toyota's truck division, and Isuzu.

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