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Honda today announced the release of their new hybrid sedan, Grace. It equips Honda's HV System (hybrid system) using a 1.5L engine and 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission).

Editor - November 21, 2014

Tamiya is going to release a Kumamon radio-controlled tractor called R/C Tractor Kumamon Version. It will be sold as a construction kit and finished goods.
Toyota is releasing the world's first commercial hydrogen FCV called MIRAI. It's a super eco-friendly car that discharges only water, not exhaust gas.

Yamaha Motor's lightweight two-seater car, MOTIV, which was unveiled in last year's Tokyo Motor Show, is rumored to be out for sale in 2015, starting in Europe.

MOTIV was jointly designed with a team including Gordon Murray (Gordon Murray Design) who has worked with McLaren F1. It's built based on the skeleton frame "i-Stream" technology that consists of steel pipes and carbon.

Seven Eleven and Mitsuoka Motor jointly announced the release of a premium car - Evangelion Orochi - today. It is a one of a kind car and the price will be ¥16,000,000.

They will accept orders from November 11 through November 30. In the case of multiple orders, a winner will be selected by lottery.

Hokkaido University and RIKEN AICS are researching aerodynamics simulation, to simulate the air flow around automobiles.
Investigating the force exerted by air on a moving car is essential for improving fuel efficiency and safety. In particular, using a supercomputer called K has made it possible to simulate air resistance, which is the most important factor, with a precision equivalent to wind tunnel tests.

Takara Tomy is going to release a Mothra (one of the Toho tokusatsu monster characters) version of Tomica for 700 yen on December 26 from its Dream Tomica series.

Tomica is a series of Takara Tomy die-cast toy vehicles. Its Dream Tomica series has collaborations with well-known characters including Mario, Godzilla and Snoopy.

On the same day, Kumamon's police car will be released for 700 yen. It's a police car with a Kumamon face on the front.

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