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Japanese Automakers Halt Production After Massive Earthquake Due To Parts Shortages, Rolling Blackouts or Damages to Plants

  The major Japanese automakers had recently announcing its impacts, damages and plans after the resulting from the March 11, 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami.   Toyota announced to resume production on March 28 for the Prius and two Lexus hybrids – the HS 250h and CT 200h. The Prius is made at the Tsutsumi factory in western Japan, while ...

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Revealed of the 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power and Associates

  The above is the report from J.D. Power and Associates – 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). The statistics is work based on Problem per 100 Vehicles in North America.   Based on the reliability survey ranks Mini last and it is not surprising us that Porsche is more reliable than Toyota. Frankly, the real Porsche is really solid ...

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Japanese Automakers Halt Production Lines Due To Power Shortages

While Tokyo Electric Power Co. battling a possible meltdown at a nuclear reactor 220km north of Tokyo. To conserve power in Japan, the authority had planned rolling blackouts.     As results, many manufacturer plants are out of production. However, Japan’s automakers may be able to make up for lost output by using excess production capacity at unaffected plants and running ...

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Japan Quake And Tsunami Destroys Fleet Of Cars At Yard

A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan and triggered tsunami. A 23-foot tsunami swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland and prompted a nuclear emergency. This natural disaster has created many losses of lives as well as damages to a couple hundred of automobiles.     The photo of the fleet of cars as seen above was taken ...

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New Daihatsu Charade will be based on Toyota Yaris XP90 hatchback in Europe

The current generation of Toyota Yaris (XP90) hatchback will be replaced with the new generation of Toyota Yaris (XP120). In Japan, the new Yaris was launched on December 22, 2010 and we sent one of our journalists to check out the new compact passenger car in Tokyo. You can check the previous post here.   According to AutoEvolution, Daihatsu (Toyota’s ...

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2011 Toyota Vitz in Japan (exclusive)

The third generation of Toyota Vitz (which also called as Toyota Yaris in other region) was launched on December 22, 2010 in Yokohama, Japan. The codename of the new Vitz/Yaris (XP130) is the all-new model which replacing the outgoing second generation (XP90) Vitz/Yaris. It will be launched in Europe and other region by the end of 2011.   FastMotoring crew ...

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2012 Toyota Prius V in Detroit 2011

Remember the Toyota Prius Puzzle Teaser that posted on end of last year? Now, the car is revealed in the 2011 Detroit Motor Show. The car is named as Toyota Prius V.     The Prius V is 5 inches longer and an inch wider than the on-going Prius with the same 1.8-liter four cylinder hybrid powerplant. Of course, the ...

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Toyota FT-HS Hybrid Sports Concept will be exhibiting at KLIMS 2010

[singlepic id=4806 w=630 h= float=] [singlepic id=4805 w=630 h= float=] The Toyota FT-HS is a hybrid sports car concept was initially introduced during the 2007 North American International Auto Show. Now, this car will be exhibiting at Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2010 (KLIMS 2010) together with other concept model – 1/X. This car is design to fill the place ...

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