While the U.S. had its first glimpse at the 2018 Toyota Camry at January’s Detroit Auto Show, the automaker has only just previewed the vehicle in Japanese guise and with it, offered us an unimpeded view of the TRD and Modellista packages available.
At this stage, it is thought that the TRD and Modellista visual options will only be available in Japan, although worldwide markets are expected to receive a full-blown TRD variant in the not too distant future.
The Monster Yamaha Tech3 team and Johann Zarco, the high-flying sensation, have reached an agreement that will see the double Moto2 World Champion remain with the French team for the 2018 season. The 26-year-old has undertaken a superb start to the current campaign, where he has highlighted his supreme talent by instantly adapting to the 1000cc Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike. His impressive performances have triggered the option of a second year with Tech3 and he will determinedly continue to fight for top tier finishes.
With a good build quality, a more appealing exterior, and spacious cabin equipped with plenty of fresh tech, ConsumerReports found it hard not to like the fifth generation Honda Odyssey.
In fact, besides the multi-push transmission lever that replaced a more traditional shifter, it's hard to find any flaws with it, especially when listing the quiet, smooth and comfortable ride, responsive steering for a car in its class, and plenty of active safety features, available on higher trim levels.
We’d already seen the 2018 Toyota Camry – but that vehicle was the one developed for the North American market. Here you see the 2018 Toyota Camry in Japanese domestic market spec: in other words, the version that’ll be sold here from late this year.
There are minor visual changes between the model seen here and the North American version, including different front bumpers and headlight inlays (with clear indicator lenses rather than the amber tinted ones on the US models), and tail-lights with marginally different lenses.
Australian order books for the 2018 Honda Civic Type R have opened today, ahead of the hot hatch’s October 1 on-sale date. Don’t expect to learn the exact price just yet, though.
Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia, said: "Our dealers have been telling us that customers are eager to put their names against a car so we've opened the order books early to allow them to secure their orders”.
Konami today confirmed the release date for its FIFA rival. Fans of the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise have long been waiting for the new title to arrive. While they have known that one was in the pipeline, Konami hadn’t confirmed when it would be released. It has finally confirmed the Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 release date for PC and consoles.
Konami confirmed today that Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is going to be released on September 12th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game will also be making its way to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 so last-generation console owners will be able to get in on the action as well.
While Sony might be slightly late to the camera game compared to the likes of Canon and Nikon, the company has quickly made up for time lost by pushing out cameras that are ahead of the competition. For example Sony launched full-frame compact cameras and even a full-frame mirrorless camera, prompting some professionals to make the switch.
However Canon is certainly not about to let Sony get too far ahead because according to a report from Canon Rumors, the company could be working on a full-frame mirrorless camera of their own. If their sources are right, it seems that Canon's full-frame mirrorless is set for an unveiling at Photokina 2018, which means that we still have more than a year of waiting before we see it, or rather if we see it.
Toyota introduced the Yaris GRMN at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and it now appears the company is working on a five-door variant.
Recently caught undergoing testing in Southern Europe, this hot hatch is a dead-ringer for the Yaris GRMN as the only noticeable differences between the two models are body-color mirror caps, chrome trim, and a stock rear bumper. However, those will likely be replaced with production components in the near future.
People apparently love black-painted trim. Nissan, Chevrolet, and Honda have all recently offered special-edition packages to ditch chrome and color-coded parts for the dark hue, and Subaru is the latest to join the party. Its offering comes in the form of the 2018 Forester Black Edition.
The package is only available on the 170-horsepower, naturally aspirated, Forester 2.5i Premium. It also costs an extra $1,150. For that money, you get the following in the eponymous color: 18-inch wheels, fog light trim, badges, mirror caps, and the grille. Inside, the interior is also black. The steering wheel and shifter are leather-wrapped, and the upholstery is cloth with faux leather bolsters. The package isn't all aesthetics, though. It also comes with steering LED headlights and paddle shifters for the CVT, allowing the driver to pick from six preset ratios. The latter feature was previously exclusive to the turbocharged Forester 2.0XT.