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Grassroots Motorsports' Tim Suddard picks ten future Japanese collector cars

First generation Mazda Miata - Click above to see entire list of future Japanese Collector Cars

Toyota's drastic overhaul to reportedly replace 40% of management

In an effort to slow the crash, Toyota Motor Corp. is undertaking a massive overhaul and management reorganization next month when Akio Toyoda takes over as president. Toyoda, the grandson of Toyota's founder, will be officially appointed on June 23 at the annual shareholder's meeting. With the new president in place, the Financial Times is reporting that the company will replace 40% of its senior managers and bring back Yoshimi Inaba, a former senior executive, to lead U.S. operations.

Nissan confirms the "Cube," a 37 MPG, hybrid, Scion-look-a-like, is coming to the US

Shiro Nakamura, Nissan's global design director says "the Cube is coming to the U.S. market." The Cube gets 37 MPG and has something called Lascelles Linton

2006 Volvo S40 T5 AWD in the Autoblog Garage Day 3-4

Some automakers do things differently just to be different. Volvo is one of those brands, and the interior of the S40 bears out the company’s antiestablishment ways. From the ultra-slim center console to the Dynamic T-Tec seating material to the vertically stacked stereo and HVAC controls, it’s clear the interior of the S40 has been developed by designers who march to the beat of a different drum.

Diesel's star on the rise in Japan?

As in the U.S., Japan isn't exactly known for their voracious consumption of diesel-powered vehicles. In point of fact, just a single derv-burning model, the Toyota Landcruiser Prado, remains on sale in the entire country.