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Toyota has just released its first hybrid full-time 4WD for its Crown series  (Majesta, Royal, and Athlete).

All the new models have a hybrid system that combines 2.5-liter 2AR-FSE engine and motor, torsen LSD transfer and newly-developed hybrid transmission. Regarding high fuel-efficiency, the Royal series and Athlete series offer 21.0km/liter and Majesta offers 19.0km/liter.

Toyota unveiled their first commercially-available FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle). This new-type FCV is based on the SEDAN series.

Reno J. Tibke - June 22, 2014

SCENE IN TOKYO: Tokyo Toy Store - AkihabaraNews.com
Long before Michael Bay, and even before Hasbro's incarnation, Transformers were Takara Tomy's Microman and Diaclone, and Nintendo's Super Mario, long a global phenomenon, was first a game for Nintendo's Japan-only Famicom console.

Daihatsu's new-style convertible kei-car (light automobile) - COPEN - went on sale today.

The model released today is called COPEN Robe and it's now available for JPY 1,798,200, which roughly equal to USD17,660. Daihatsu is scheduled to launch another new model called COPEN X (cross) in autumn this year. The COPEN X's exterior looks more sporty than COPEN Robe.

Mazda UK today unveiled the fact that they have secured 750 out of 1,000 cars of the 25th anniversary MX-5 Miata for their customers in the UK.

Last month, we reported about the special edition car made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their famous MX-5 Miata (known as Roadster in Japan).

Only 1,000 cars in total will be available all over the world.

Takara Tomy made a die-cast toy police car Toyota 86 (one of the TOMICA series toy cars) into an actual car.

Nissan and Polyphony Digital officially unveiled Nissan "Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo". It is a virtual sport car made for "Gran Turismo 6" (a game software) for PlayStation3.

Polyphony Digital is a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment and develops video games. They are well known as a developer of the Gran Turismo Series.  

Nayalan Moodley - June 13, 2014

Tesla's Exclusive docomo Data Deal

In addition to Nayalan's news below, many of you probably saw today's huge announcement, and if not, have a read of Elon Musk's Tesla blog post from a few hours ago. The patents, as the kids say, are out of the barn.   -Ed.

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Nissan announced that they are going to implement a joint promotion activity with Tsuburaya Productions that is a Japanese famous special effect studio.

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