AUTOSHOW-Yamaha Morphs From Bike to Car Maker

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TOKYO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Japan has a new carmaker - although road users will know the name well. Yamaha Motor Co is looking to sell cars for the first time as it faces shrinking motorcycle sales. The company unveiled its Motiv concept microcar at the Tokyo Motor Show this week and said it plans to bring the car to the mass-market by 2019. The car could be powered with an electric motor, a gas-electric hybrid system, or carry an 1,000 cc three cylinder gasoline engine, Yamaha ...

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