Honda will end the production of the Civic Hybrid in Japan, as sales have dropped and a hybrid version of Fit (Jazz) has also been launched. Production will end in December.
Production of the JDM Honda Civic Type R (FD2) was ceased at the end of August (earlier post) and also, the "normal" Civic equipped with the R18A1 engine is no longer available either. However, production in overseas markets (e.g. US) will continue.
I really do like the JDM Civic, but the current model has reached the end of its life cycle and a successor is underway (earlier post)... sadly!
Nissan Leaf (earlier post) has won the "Good Design Gold Award 2010" hosted by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization. This award was not given only based on the actual design of the car, which employs a design concept called "Smart Fluidity", but also for Nissan's overall holistic approach to design "Life with EV".
Nissan has updated in Japan the Skyline Coupe (aka Infiniti G Coupe) and the Skyline Crossover (aka Infiniti EX). The changes are minor and for the Skyline Coupe (earlier post) include a different front bumper, with a sportier design, and a new alloy wheel design. Also, two new colours have been added, a shining blue (シャイニングブルー) and a dark metal grey (ダークメタルグレー), with the total number of available exterior colours now being seven.
In terms of the updates for the Skyline Crossover, those are limited only to the exterior colour selection, where the dark metal grey has been added and also, a ceramic blue (セラミックブルー) and a framboise red (フランボワーズレッド) are also available. The total number of exterior colours has now gone up to six.