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North America's Growing Passion for Japanese Kei Cars, Trucks, and Vans

North America's Growing Passion for Japanese Kei Cars, Trucks, and Vans

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March 27, 2024
The love affair between the USA, Canada, and Japanese Kei Cars, Kei Trucks, and Kei Vans, shows no signs of slowing down. The practicality, reliability, and economy offered by these 660cc turbo vehicles are unmatched in their class, making them a favourite choice for both personal and commercial use. From the compact, off-road capable 4x4 Kei vehicles to the robust Kei dump trucks, these Japanese auto giants - Honda, Suzuki, Daihatsu, Nissan, and Subaru, specifically the popular Sambar model, have captured the hearts of North American auto traders and consumers alike.
Turbo vs Supercharger

Turbo vs Supercharger

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Auto Trader Imports
February 8, 2024
Turbo and Supercharger systems in cars both increase power by compressing air into the engine, but their methods differ. The Turbo uses exhaust gases to power a turbine and air pump, providing a power boost and improved efficiency, but could cause 'turbo lag'. The Supercharger, powered by a belt connected to the engine, provides immediate power without lag
Unraveling the History of Turbo Chargers

Unraveling the History of Turbo Chargers

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Auto Trader Imports
January 31, 2024
Modern turbos are not only about raw power but also contribute significantly to fuel economy and efficiency. By allowing a smaller engine to produce the power of a larger one, turbochargers reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, thereby
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, Its Model Range, and Rally Championships

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, Its Model Range, and Rally Championships

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Auto Trader Imports
December 19, 2023
Unleashing a legacy that has left an indelible mark on the world of motorsport, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, renowned for its turbo-charged prowess and rally dominance, has carved a niche of its own in automotive history. This article embarks on a journey through the evolution of this legendary model, from its inception to its celebrated status in the rally championships
A Brief History of Porsche Panamera Turbo

A Brief History of Porsche Panamera Turbo

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Auto Trader Imports
December 18, 2023
The Panamera Turbo, an integral part of Porsche's storied history, was first introduced to the world in 2009. It was envisioned as a grand tourer that could deliver the thrilling performance of a sports car without compromising on comfort or luxury. Packing a 4.8-liter V8 engine that could produce 500 horsepower, the Panamera Turbo immediately made its mark as a powerhouse. The power under the hood coupled with Porsche's top-of-the-line engineering resulted in a car that was as quick as it was smooth.
Toyota Crown and Majesta in the JDM Turbo Era

Toyota Crown and Majesta in the JDM Turbo Era

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Auto Trader Imports
December 17, 2023
The Toyota Crown, a symbol of Japan’s automotive history, has been a key vehicle in the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) since 1955. It’s known for introducing novel technologies like anti-lock brakes and navigation systems. The Crown...
Nissan Silvia Type R Review

Nissan Silvia Type R Review

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Auto Trader Imports
October 3, 2023
The Silvia’s performance truly shines once on the move. Its powerful engine delivers robust acceleration, allowing the car to reach impressive top speeds effortlessly. Moreover, its high-perfo
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