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Acura is the luxury vehicle marque of Japanese automaker Honda.
Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is the study of the motion of air, particularly its interaction with a solid object, such as an airplane wing.
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region.
is a Japanese business executive and the current president of Toyota Motor Corporation.
Alexis Carrington Colby (maiden name Morell; formerly Dexter and Rowan) is a fictional character on the American TV series Dynasty.
An all-wheel drive vehicle (AWD vehicle) is one with a powertrain capable of providing power to all its wheels, whether full-time or on-demand.
Alphanumeric is a combination of alphabetic and numeric characters, and is used to describe the collection of Latin letters and Arabic digits or a text constructed from this collection.
Amati was a luxury marque planned by Mazda in early 1992.
The American upper class is a social group consisting of the people who have the highest social rank and who are usually rich.
André Lotterer (born 19 November 1981) is a Belgian-German professional racing driver currently racing for Rebellion Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 class and for Techeetah in the FIA Formula E Championship.
Andrew Stephen Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American former professional tennis player.
Annika Sörenstam (born 9 October 1970) is a retired Swedish professional golfer.
April Fools' Day is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes.
An assembly line is a manufacturing process (often called a progressive assembly) in which parts (usually interchangeable parts) are added as the semi-finished assembly moves from workstation to workstation where the parts are added in sequence until the final assembly is produced.
Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles.
Audi India Pvt Ltd is a division of the German automobile manufacturer Audi and the Volkswagen Group India.
Auto Express is a weekly motoring magazine sold in the United Kingdom published by Dennis Publishing.
The Autobahn (plural) is the federal controlled-access highway system in Germany.
An automatic transmission, also called auto, self-shifting transmission, n-speed automatic (where n is its number of forward gear ratios), or AT, is a type of motor vehicle transmission that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually.
Automobile is an American automobile magazine published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network.
In automotive design, the automobile layout describes where on the vehicle the engine and drive wheels are found.
Automotive design is the process of developing the appearance, and to some extent the ergonomics, of motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, buses, coaches, and vans.
Automotive engineering, along with aerospace engineering and marine engineering, is a branch of vehicle engineering, incorporating elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety engineering as applied to the design, manufacture and operation of motorcycles, automobiles and trucks and their respective engineering subsystems.
The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles, some of them are called automakers.
The lighting system of a motor vehicle consists of lighting and signalling devices mounted or integrated to the front, rear, sides, and in some cases the top of a motor vehicle.
An automotive navigation system is part of the automobile controls or a third party add-on used to find direction in an automobile.
Autoweek is a car culture publication based in Detroit, Michigan.
A backronym, or bacronym, is a constructed phrase that purports to be the source of a word that is an acronym.
Balance was a 1989 television advertisement for the Lexus LS 400, which also introduced the luxury car make Lexus to American television audiences.
The balance of trade, commercial balance, or net exports (sometimes symbolized as NX), is the difference between the monetary value of a nation's exports and imports over a certain period.
Ball Bearing was a 1992 television advertisement for the Lexus ES 300, which introduced the luxury sedan to American television audiences.
Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.
Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka.
BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.
The BMW E32 is the second generation of the BMW 7 Series luxury cars and was produced from 1986 to 1994.
BMW India is a subsidiary of the BMW Group.
BMW M GmbH (previously: BMW Motorsport GmbH) is a subsidiary of German car manufacturer BMW AG.
A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer.
Brand loyalty is defined as positive feelings towards a brand and dedication to purchase the same product or service repeatedly now and in the future from the same brand, regardless of a competitor’s actions or changes in the environment.
BrandZ is a brand equity database managed by the marketing firm Millward Brown.
Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.
Cambridge (2016 population 129,920) is a city located in Southern Ontario at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.
Car and Driver (CD or C/D) is an American automotive enthusiast magazine.
Governments and private organizations have developed car classification schemes that are used for innumerable purposes including regulation, description and categorization, among others.
A car dealership or vehicle local distribution is a business that sells new or used cars at the retail level, based on a dealership contract with an automaker or its sales subsidiary.
A car platform is a shared set of common design, engineering, and production efforts, as well as major components over a number of outwardly distinct models and even types of cars, often from different, but related marques.
A car wash (also written as "carwash") or auto wash is a facility used to clean the exterior and, in some cases, the interior of motor vehicles.
A certified pre-owned car or CPO is a type of used car.
Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in India that serves as the capital of the two neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab.
The, Central region, or Central Japan (中部日本) is a region in the middle of Honshū, Japan's main island.
Chennai (formerly known as Madras or) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.
Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates, Inc., Doing business as Chip Ganassi Racing Teams or simply Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR), is a professional auto racing organization with teams competing in the IndyCar Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and Xfinity Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Circuit Mont-Tremblant is a race circuit about south of the village of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
A code name or cryptonym is a word or name used, sometimes clandestinely, to refer to another name, word, project or person.
A collision avoidance system is an automobile safety system designed to prevent or reduce the severity of a collision.
A compact executive car is a premium car smaller than an executive car.
A computer mouse is a hand-held pointing device that detects two-dimensional motion relative to a surface.
Consumer Reports is an American magazine published since 1930 by Consumers Union, a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy.
The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is a grand touring and touring car racing series run by the International Motor Sports Association.
A continuously variable transmission (CVT), also known as a single-speed transmission, stepless transmission, pulley transmission, or, in case of motorcycles, a twist-and-go, is an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios.
A convertible or cabriolet is a passenger car that can be driven with or without a roof in place.
Country of origin (COO), is the country of manufacture, production, or growth where an article or product comes from.
A coupé — also known as coupe — is a car with a fixed-roof body style usually with two doors, however some four-door cars have been marketed as four door coupés or quad coupés due to their coupé-like roofline at the rear.
A crossover or crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is a vehicle built on a unibody car platform combining in highly variable degrees features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with those of a passenger vehicle, especially a station wagon or hatchback.
Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase.
Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.
Delhi (Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India.
A design language or design vocabulary is an overarching scheme or style that guides the design of a complement of products or architectural settings.
Dinan Cars designs and manufactures aftermarket performance parts for BMW automobiles.
Distribution (or place) is one of the four elements of the marketing mix.
A division of a business, sometimes called a business sector or business unit (segment), is one of the parts into which a business, organization or company is divided.
The Driver Monitoring System, also known as Driver Attention Monitor, is a vehicle safety system first introduced by Toyota in 2006 for its and Lexus latest models.
Dumping, in economics, is a kind of injuring pricing, especially in the context of international trade.
Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989.
was a Japanese industrialist.
Electrical wiring is an electrical installation of cabling and associated devices such as switches, distribution boards, sockets and light fittings in a structure.
Electroluminescence (EL) is an optical phenomenon and electrical phenomenon in which a material emits light in response to the passage of an electric current or to a strong electric field.
Electronic stability control (ESC), also referred to as electronic stability program (ESP) or dynamic stability control (DSC), is a computerized technology that improves a vehicle's stability by detecting and reducing loss of traction (skidding).
Endurance racing is a form of motorsport racing which is meant to test the durability of equipment and endurance of participants.
Engine displacement is the swept volume of all the pistons inside the cylinders of a reciprocating engine in a single movement from top dead centre (TDC) to bottom dead centre (BDC).
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
In finance, an exchange rate is the rate at which one currency will be exchanged for another.
A facial recognition system is a technology capable of identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source.
A fastback is an automotive styling feature where the rear of the car has a single slope from the roof to the rear bumper.
Financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit-card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds, individual managers and some government-sponsored enterprises.
A focus group is a small, but demographically diverse group of people and whose reactions are studied especially in market research or political analysis in guided or open discussions about a new product or something else to determine the reactions that can be expected from a larger population.
A four-stroke (also four-cycle) engine is an internal combustion (IC) engine in which the piston completes four separate strokes while turning the crankshaft.
Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a form of engine and transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only.
The fuel economy of an automobile is the relationship between the distance traveled and the amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle.
is a motorsport race track standing in the foothills of Mount Fuji, in Oyama, Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
is a prefecture of Japan on Kyūshū Island.
"Full-size car" is a marketing term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car.
G-Book is a telematics subscription service provided by Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan Description of all services offered as of 28 August 2002 for its Toyota- and Lexus-branded vehicles.
Georgetown is a home rule-class city in Scott County, Kentucky, in the United States.
A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played.
Grand-Am Road Racing or Grand-Am was an auto racing sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize road racing competitions in North America.
The Great Recession was a period of general economic decline observed in world markets during the late 2000s and early 2010s.
A grille or grill (French word from Latin craticula, small grill) is an opening of several slits side by side in a wall or metal sheet or other barrier, usually to let air or water enter and/or leave but keep larger objects including animals in or out.
Gurgaon, officially named Gurugram since 2016, is a satellite city of Delhi located in the Indian state of Haryana and is part of the National Capital Region of India.
Haptic or kinesthetic communication recreates the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user.
A hatchback is a car with a hatch-type rear door that opens upwards and often a shared volume for the passenger and cargo areas.
A headlamp is a lamp attached to the front of a vehicle to light the road ahead.
High-end audio is a class of consumer home audio equipment marketed to audiophiles on the basis of high price or quality, and esoteric or novel sound reproduction technologies.
(), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is the second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture.
is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment.
The Honda Legend is a V6-engined full-size/ mid-size luxury/ executive car produced by the Japanese automaker Honda since 1985 that currently serves as its flagship vehicle and provides the basis for the Acura Legend, RL and RLX the flagship vehicle of Honda's luxury Acura division in North America.
Human factors and ergonomics (commonly referred to as Human Factors), is the application of psychological and physiological principles to the (engineering and) design of products, processes, and systems.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort.
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain).
Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) is the brand name of Toyota Motor Corporation for the hybrid car drive train technology used in vehicles with the Toyota and Lexus marques.
A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine to drive an electric generator that powers an electric motor, e.g. in diesel-electric trains using diesel engines to drive an electric generator that powers an electric motor, and submarines that use diesels when surfaced and batteries when submerged.
An import quota is a type of trade restriction that sets a physical limit on the quantity of a good that can be imported into a country in a given period of time.
An incentive is something that motivates an individual to perform an action.
is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan.
The Infiniti Q45 is a full-size luxury car which was sold by Nissan's Infiniti brand from 1989 until 2006.
Infrared radiation (IR) is electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with longer wavelengths than those of visible light, and is therefore generally invisible to the human eye (although IR at wavelengths up to 1050 nm from specially pulsed lasers can be seen by humans under certain conditions). It is sometimes called infrared light.
An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that compels a party to do or refrain from specific acts.
Intelligent Parking Assist System (IPAS), also known as the Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS) for Lexus models in the United States, is the first production automatic parking system developed by Toyota Motor Corporation in 1999 initially for the Japanese market hybrid Prius models and Lexus models.
Interbrand, a division of Omnicom, is a brand consultancy, specializing in areas such as brand strategy, brand analytics, brand valuation, corporate design, digital brand management, packaging design, and naming.
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) is a North American various auto racing sanctioning body based in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America.
J.D. Power is an American-based global marketing information services company founded in 1968 by James David Power III.
James Joseph Sloyan (born February 24, 1940, in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American actor.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
The term "Japanese domestic market" refers to Japan's home market for vehicles.
Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán (born September 20, 1975) is a Colombian racing driver.
is a former Japanese racing driver who was a 2002, 2006 and 2009 champion in Japan's Super GT series in the GT500 category.
Kanji (漢字) are the adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system.
, not to be confused with the backwards throw used in sumo and jujutsu with the same name, and with a literal meaning of "cutting repeatedly", is a kendo exercise, combining the practice of attacking and receiving strikes and is meant to develop physical strength, spirit, and vigor.
is one of two designated cities in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, together with Fukuoka, with a population of just under 1 million people.
Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea.
is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands.
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States.
In road-transport terminology, a lane departure warning system is a mechanism designed to warn the driver when the vehicle begins to move out of its lane (unless a turn signal is on in that direction) on freeways and arterial roads.
Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Spanish, French and Portuguese are spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.
Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhides, mostly cattle hide.
Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger upper case (also uppercase, capital letters, capitals, caps, large letters, or more formally majuscule) and smaller lower case (also lowercase, small letters, or more formally minuscule) in the written representation of certain languages.
LexisNexis Group is a corporation providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services.
The Lexus CT 200h (Japanese: レクサス・CT, Rekusasu CT) is a hybrid electric automobile introduced by Lexus as a premium sport compact hatchback.
The Lexus ES (Japanese: レクサス・ES, Rekusasu ES) is a series of compact, then mid-size car sold by Lexus since 1989.
The Lexus F marque represents the high-performance division of cars produced by Lexus.
The Lexus GS (Japanese: レクサス・GS, Rekusasu GS) is an executive car sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota.
The Lexus GX (Japanese: レクサス・GX, Rekusasu GX) is a mid-size luxury SUV sold in North American and Eurasian markets by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota.
The Lexus HS (Japanese: レクサス・HS, Rekusasu HS) is a dedicated hybrid vehicle introduced by Lexus as a new entry-level luxury compact sedan in 2009.
The Lexus IS (Japanese: レクサス・IS, Rekusasu IS) is a compact executive car sold by Lexus since 1999.
The Lexus IS (XE20) is the second generation of the Lexus IS line of compact premium cars and sport sedans.
The Lexus LC (Japanese: レクサス・LC, Rekusasu LC) is a grand tourer/personal luxury car from Lexus, Toyota's luxury division.
The Lexus LF line is a series of concept cars built by Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation.
The Lexus LFA (Japanese: レクサス・LFA, Rekusasu LFA) is a two-seat supercar from Lexus.
The Lexus LS (Japanese: レクサス・LS, Rekusasu LS) is a full-size luxury car (F-segment in Europe) serving as the flagship model of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota.
The Lexus LX (Japanese: レクサス・LX, Rekusasu LX) is a full-size luxury SUV sold by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota since January 1996 having entered manufacture in November 1995.
The Lexus NX (Japanese: レクサス・NX, Rekusasu NX) is a compact luxury crossover SUV sold by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota.
The Lexus RC (Japanese: レクサス・RC, Rekusasu RC) is a compact executive coupé manufactured by Lexus, Toyota's luxury division.
The Lexus RX (Japanese: レクサス・RX, Rekusasu RX) is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV that is based on the Toyota Highlander and sold since 1998 by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota.
The Lexus SC (Japanese: レクサス・SC, Rekusasu SC) is a grand tourer that was retailed by Lexus, and built from 1991 through 2010.
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source.
Lippincott is an American brand strategy and design company.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Luxury vehicle is a marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury—pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity—at increased expense.
Mark Levinson is an American high-end audio equipment brand established in 1972 by eponymous founder Mark Levinson.
Market research (also in some contexts known as industrial research) is any organized effort to gather information about target markets or customers.
Marketing strategy is a long-term, forward-looking approach to planning with the fundamental goal achieving a sustainable competitive advantage.
, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
The Mazda 929 is a full-size car which was sold by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Mazda between 1973 and 1997.
The Mazda Luce is an executive car that was produced by Mazda in Japan from 1969 until 1991.
Mercedes-AMG GmbH, commonly known as AMG, is the high performance brand used by Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz is a global automobile marque and a division of the German company Daimler AG.
Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Daimler AG founded in 1994, with headquarters in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
The Mercedes-Benz W126 is a series of S-Class automobiles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz between 1979 and 1992.
A mid-size car (occasionally referred to as an intermediate) is the North American/Australian standard for an automobile with a size equal to or greater than that of a compact.
Milan (Milano; Milan) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,380,873 while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,235,000.
The Milan Furniture Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano) is a furniture fair held annually in Milan.
was a town located in Kurate District, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
is a city located in Fukuoka, Japan.
Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan.
is a Japanese consumer electronics brand that originated in Japan and gained a name from the 1970s onwards for innovative and high quality audio cassette decks.
The National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China (NDRC), formerly State Planning Commission and State Development Planning Commission, is a macroeconomic management agency under the Chinese State Council, which has broad administrative and planning control over the Chinese economy.
The Nürburgring is a 150,000 person capacity motorsports complex located in the town of Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
In business and engineering, new product development (NPD) covers the complete process of bringing a new product to market.
The New York International Auto Show is an annual auto show that is held in Manhattan in late March or early April.
, usually shortened to Nissan (or; Japanese), is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama.
The Nissan Cedric is a large automobile produced by Nissan since 1960.
The Gloria (日産・グロリア) is a large luxury car made from 1959 by the Prince Motor Company, and later by Nissan Motors since its merger with the former - hence being originally marketed as Prince Gloria and later as Nissan Gloria.
The Nissan President (Japanese: 日産・プレジデント Nissan Purejidento) was a Japanese luxury limousine produced by Nissan from 1965 to 2010.
Nordstrom Inc. is an American-based chain of department stores, also operating in Canada and Puerto Rico, headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is an annual auto show held in Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Center, usually in January.
Oil Depletion is the decline in oil production of a well, oil field, or geographic area.
Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada.
, formerly known as, is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.
A parking lot (American English) or car park (British English), also known as a car lot, is a cleared area that is intended for parking vehicles.
A patch is a set of changes to a computer program or its supporting data designed to update, fix, or improve it.
Paul Gentilozzi (born February 6, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan) is a race car driver and businessman.
Peter Erling Jacobsen (born March 4, 1954) is an American professional golfer and commentator on Golf Channel and NBC.
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona.
Plano is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located approximately twenty miles north of downtown Dallas.
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change.
Porsche India Pvt Ltd is a division of the German automobile manufacturer Porsche and the Volkswagen Group India.
In a motor vehicle, the term powertrain or powerplant describes the main components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface, water, or air.
Premium pricing (also called image pricing or prestige pricing) is the practice of keeping the price of a product or service artificially high in order to encourage favorable perceptions among buyers, based solely on the price.
Profit margin, net margin, net profit margin or net profit ratio is a measure of profitability.
In business, engineering, and manufacturing, quality has a pragmatic interpretation as the non-inferiority or superiority of something; it's also defined as being suitable for its intended purpose (fitness for purpose) while satisfying customer expectations.
Quality control, or QC for short, is a process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production.
A quarter panel (British English: rear wing) is the body panel (exterior surface) of an automobile between a rear door (or only door on each side for two-door models) and the trunk (boot) and typically wraps around the wheel well. The similar front section between the door and the hood (bonnet), is called a fender, but is sometimes incorrectly also referred to as a quarter panel. Quarter panels are typically made of sheet metal, but are sometimes made of fiberglass, carbon fiber, or fiber-reinforced plastic. A quarter panel is typically a welded-on component of the unibody structure. Replacement of a sheet metal quarter panel typically requires it to be cut off the vehicle and a replacement part to be welded (or sometimes bonded) to the vehicle. Due to the high amount of specialized labor, a quarter panel may often be repaired rather than replaced by hammering the damaged area to a relatively flat surface and then applying a body filler to smooth out the damaged area to match the original surface. The panel is then usually painted and often clear coated.
Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.
A ranking is a relationship between a set of items such that, for any two items, the first is either 'ranked higher than', 'ranked lower than' or 'ranked equal to' the second.
Badge engineering, sometimes called rebadging, is the practice of applying a different badge or trademark (brand, logo or manufacturer's name/make/marque) to an existing product (e.g., an automobile) and subsequently marketing the variant as a distinct product.
Regenerative braking is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle or object by converting its kinetic energy into a form which can be either used immediately or stored until needed.
Remote Touch is a vehicle interface system present in some Lexus cars for use in conjunction with in-car information, configuration, and entertainment systems.
In physics, resonance is a phenomenon in which a vibrating system or external force drives another system to oscillate with greater amplitude at specific frequencies.
Ride quality refers to a vehicle's effectiveness in insulating the occupants from undulations in the road surface (eg bumps or corrugations).
Riley Technologies LLC is an American auto racing constructor and team which specializes in the design and manufacture of complete race cars, as well as prototype development for racing and manufacturing applications.
Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile (4.088 km) road course located just north of Braselton, Georgia, United States.
The Rolex Sports Car Series was the premier series run by the Grand American Road Racing Association.
Saatchi & Saatchi is a global communications and advertising agency network with 140 offices in 76 countries and over 6,500 staff.
Safety Connect is a subscription-based telematics system introduced by Toyota Motor Corporation in 2009 for its Toyota-branded and Lexus models.
Salvador Durán Sánchez (born 6 May 1985) is a Mexican race car driver who raced in the FIA Formula E Championship for the Amlin Aguri team.
is a Japanese tuning company and racing team from Toyota, Aichi, mainly competing in the Super GT series and specialising in Toyota tuning parts.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
Scott Donald Pruett (born March 24, 1960) is a former American race car driver who has competed in NASCAR, CART, IMSA, Trans-Am and Grand-Am.
A sedan (American, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand English) or saloon (British, Irish and Indian English) is a passenger car in a three-box configuration with A, B & C-pillars and principal volumes articulated in separate compartments for engine, passenger and cargo.
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 by Roy Richter, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, Robert E. Wyman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand, Jr., Al Segal, Dean Moon, and Vic Edelbrock, Jr. and now consists of 6,383 companies worldwide, bringing together aftermarket manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), media, car dealers, specialty equipment distributors, installers, retailers and restoration specialists.
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu.
A showroom is a large space used to display products or show entertainment.
The Slide (stylized SLIDE) is a hoverboard developed by Lexus.
A smart key is an electronic access and authorization system that is available either as standard equipment or as an option in several car models.
Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.
Southern California (colloquially known as SoCal) is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises California's southernmost counties.
Sport-utility (vehicle), SUV or sport-ute is an automotive classification, typically a kind of station wagon / estate car with off-road vehicle features like raised ground clearance and ruggedness, and available four-wheel drive.
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is an American automobile club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rallying, and autocross in the United States.
Sports Car International (SCI) was an automobile magazine published in the United States from 1986 to 2008 by Ross Periodicals Inc, first in Newport Beach, but then later in Novato, California.
Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.
A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.
Super Bowl LI was an American football game played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, February 5, 2017, to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2016 season.
Super GT (stylized as SUPER GT) is a grand touring car racing series that began in 1993.
Surround sound is a technique for enriching the sound reproduction quality of an audio source with additional audio channels from speakers that surround the listener (surround channels).
is a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Suspension is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two.
The Tahara plant (Japanese: 田原工場) is an automobile plant in Tahara, Aichi, Japan owned by Toyota Motor Corporation.
is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Takumi (匠) is a Japanese word meaning "artisan".
Targa Newfoundland is a tarmac-based rally race in Newfoundland.
A tariff is a tax on imports or exports between sovereign states.
Team One is an advertising agency based in Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California.
Telematics is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses telecommunications, vehicular technologies, road transportation, road safety, electrical engineering (sensors, instrumentation, wireless communications, etc.), and computer science (multimedia, Internet, etc.). Telematics can involve any of the following.
The Championship by Lexus was an annual event on the Japan Golf Tour.
The Luxury Institute is a New York based ratings and research organization that conducts research on the luxury industry.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC is an American company that operates the luxury hotel chain known as The Ritz-Carlton. The company has 91 luxury hotels and resorts in 30 countries and territories. The current company was founded in 1983, when the previous owners sold the Ritz-Carlton brand name and the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The brand was subsequently expanded to other locations. The company is today a subsidiary of Marriott International.
Top Gear (stylised in-magazine as TopGear) is an automobile magazine owned by BBC Studios and published under contract by Immediate Media Company.
A touchscreen is an input and output device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system.
Touring car racing is an auto racing competition with heavily modified road-going cars.
, usually shortened to Toyota, is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
is a Japanese automotive component manufacturer.
The is a large four-door limousine produced mainly for the Japanese market, serving as Toyota's flagship car within Japan; globally the unrelated Lexus LS series is Toyota's flagship luxury model outside Japan.
The Toyota Crown (Japanese: トヨタクラウン Toyota Kuraun) is an automobile which has been produced by Toyota in Japan since 1955.
The Toyota Mark II was a mid-size sedan manufactured and marketed in Japan by Toyota between 1968 and 2004.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) is an automobile manufacturing factory in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA.
Toyota Racing Development (also known by its abbreviation TRD) is the in-house tuning shop for all Toyota, Lexus and formerly Scion cars.
The is a sports car/grand tourer that was produced by Toyota Motor Corporation from 1978 to 2002.
is a city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open national championship of golf in the United States.
The U.S. Senior Open is one of the five major championships in senior golf, introduced in 1980.
The United States Amateur Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Amateur, is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for amateur golfers.
The United States courts of appeals or circuit courts are the intermediate appellate courts of the United States federal court system.
The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States' national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico.
The United States Women's Open Golf Championship, one of thirteen national championships conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), is the oldest of the LPGA Tour's five major championships, which includes the ANA Inspiration, Women's PGA Championship, Women's British Open, and The Evian Championship.
The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament.
A V6 engine is a V engine with six cylinders mounted on the crankshaft in two banks of three cylinders, usually set at either a 60 or 90 degree angle to each other.
A V8 engine is an eight-cylinder V configuration engine with the cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two sets (or banks) of four, with all eight pistons driving a common crankshaft.
Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is an integrated vehicle handling and software control system developed by Toyota.
The VLN, properly the Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring (Association of Nürburgring Endurance Cup Organisers) is an organisation of motorsport clubs of which each hosts one event of a ten-race series held on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the "VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring" (VLN Endurance Racing Championship Nürburgring).
Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point.
A vice president (in British English: vice-president for governments and director for businesses) is an officer in government or business who is below a president (managing director) in rank.
Virginia International Raceway (commonly known as "VIR") is a road course located in Alton, Virginia, near Danville.
A voluntary export restraint (VER) or voluntary export restriction is a government-imposed limit on the quantity of some category of goods that can be exported to a specified country during a specified period of time.
Web Therapy is an American comedy series that premiered on Showtime on July 19, 2011.
Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion, which is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.
In both road and rail vehicles, the wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels.
Wheels is an Australian automotive magazine owned by Bauer Media Group.
Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension, although the exact injury mechanisms remain unknown.
A window is an opening in a wall, door, roof or vehicle that allows the passage of light, sound, and air.
The 2009-11 Toyota vehicle recalls involved three separate but related recalls of automobiles by Toyota Motor Corporation occurred at the end of 2009 and start of 2010.
The 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series season was the 11th season of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.
The was a magnitude 9.0–9.1 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011, with the epicentre approximately east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately.
The 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was the 47th season of International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GT Championship that traces its lineage to the 1971 IMSA GT Championship, and the fourth as the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California.
The 24 Hours Nürburgring is a 24-hour annual touring car and GT endurance racing event on the Nordschleife (north loop) of the Nürburgring in central Germany.
The 24 Hours of Daytona, currently known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona for sponsorship reasons, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
3GT Racing is an American racing team formed by Paul, Tony and John Gentilozzi.