Tag: Japan

Toyota Fights Throttle Misapplication With New Acceleration Suppression System

Toyota continues to make its cars safer, and the latest technology gear will help reduce accidents occurred while mistaking the gas for the brake pedal. Launched today in Japan as ‘Plus Support’ for new cars, it’s also available as a retrofit device for use with existing vehicles, with the latter being dubbed the ‘Pedal Misapplication […]

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Nissan Slams Reports Of Conspiracy Against Carlos Ghosn

Nissan has denied recent media reports that suggested a conspiracy within the company to oust former chairman Carlos Ghosn. The report in question quoted leaked emails from 2018, when Ghosn pledged to strengthen the alliance between Nissan and Renault, coming from senior managers at the Japanese carmaker, revealing a campaign to “neutralize [Ghosn’s] initiatives before […]

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2021 Nissan Kicks Facelift Launches In Japan With Revised Styling, Electrified Powertrain

Nissan has introduced the facelifted Kicks to its home market, where it will go on sale from June 30, priced from 2,759,900 yen ($24,845). Presented last month in Thailand, the 2021 Kicks will be sold with the e-Power electrified powertrain, which uses an electric motor to drive the wheels. The motor takes its juice from […]

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2021 Toyota Harrier Gets A TRD Makeover In Japan, Will America’s Venza Follow It?

The new generation Toyota Harrier, aka America’s Venza, has tapped into its sportier side in Japan, with the addition of new TRD parts. Mind you, they don’t improve the performance of the crossover, but they do help boost the visual appearance, giving it a more youthful flair. The aero kit includes the new front apron, […]

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Power Struggle At Nissan? Board Pressured To Promote COO Ashwani Gupta To Co-CEO

Nissan’s board of directors is reportedly pressured by a team of current and former executives behind the scenes to promote Ashwani Gupta, the company’s COO, to co-CEO alongside Makoto Uchida. Gupta was instrumental in the creation of Nissan’s latest revival plan and apparently his allies now want him promoted in order to make sure the […]

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