Just when we thought that the Nissan Juke couldn’t possibly get any funkier, in comes this set of CGIs that reveal one of the most bold designs of the subcompact SUV so far.
According to their creator, Adan Lopez, the images were "inspired by the different movements of water, after its calm is briefly perturbed by a Katana sword, from the most pronounced and almost angular waves to the most tense and calmed curves of its surface when it returns to its peace" - yes, we'll let you digest that.
Subaru have refined their Crosstrek by launching a new generation, which feels more mature and better, overall, than its predecessor.
It adds a few rugged styling touches, such as the plastic cladding on both ends and around the wheel arches, which should protect its paint from scratches. However, don’t expect a true off-roader as, according to ConsumerReports, which took the SUV out for a short drive, its 8.7in (22cm) of ground clearance simply isn’t enough.
Subaru announced pricing on the 2018 Impreza sedan and five-door. The model was all-new for 2017, riding on a new platform with new sheetmetal and interior. Since there weren't any changes for 2018, prices only jumped by $100 over the 2017 model. As with nearly all Subarus, the 2018 Impreza comes with standard all-wheel drive and a flat-four engine. 2018 models will hit dealerships sometime this fall. The Impreza-based 2018 Subaru Crosstrek starts at just a few thousand more.
The Impreza will be offered in 2.0i base, Premium, Sport, and Limited trim levels. All models come with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-four making 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through either a five-speed manual or a CVT. In an attempt to alleviate some complaints about CVTs, Subaru says pre-selected gear ratios will mimic a seven-speed automatic.
Regenerative braking is great. When it's strong enough to let you drive with just one pedal, it's even better. You'll be able to enjoy one-pedal driving in the next-generation Nissan Leaf EV, and the automaker is teasing the new feature in the video above.
According to Nissan, its e-Pedal is better than one-pedal driving in other vehicles in that it can bring the car to a complete stop and hold it, even on a hill. Nissan says drivers can use e-Pedal in 90 percent of their driving, even in heavy city traffic, without having to ever touch the brake. Just press the pedal to go, ease off to slow down, and lift off completely to bring the Leaf to a stop.
Japanese magazine Mag-X is reporting the upcoming Lexus UX will be enter into its final stage of testing this fall and will launch in October of 2018.
It’s expected the UX will share a platform with the new Toyota Prius — the design will draw deeply from the UX Concept from last year’s Paris Motor Show, with a full lightbar across the trunk and a coupe-like profile.
Fresh from the unveiling of the all-new 2018 YZ450F in Ottobiano, Italy, earlier this month - Yamaha Motor Europe and Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP are pleased to announce that Wilvo Yamaha's Arnaud Tonus will race the all-new 2018 machine at the MXGP of Czech Republic in Loket on the weekend of July 23rd.
Making an impressive debut in the FIM EnduroGP World Championship last year, Yamaha's WR450F has assisted Loïc Larrieu in securing the top spot of the podium no less than three times so far. Larrieu rode the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team's WR450F to two Enduro 2 class victories during the 2016 season and the Frenchman secured his first outright victory of 2017 at the recent EnduroGP of Italy. Yamaha-racing.com takes an in-depth look at the machine that powered him to those triumphs.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII and IX are arguably the most potent Evo generations ever produced and utilize technology, including torque vectoring, which many current performance cars have only started to use in recent years.
Consequently, the Evo 8 and Evo 9 remain formidable performance sedans and have always been a favorite among aftermarket tuners around the world. While some look to improve not only the straight-line performance of the Evo but also its cornering ability, the tuner behind this build has focused on one thing; creating the world’s fastest Evo at the drag strip.
One of the most accomplished manufacturers in sports prototype racing has announced a renewed assault on the American circuit, and it's partnered with one of the winningest teams in endurance racing to make it happen.
Starting next season, Mazda will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship together with Joest Racing. That'd be the same Joest that ran Audi's dominant Le Mans program until it was shut down last year.
The R35-generation Nissan GT-R may be the fastest Godzilla ever, but in the collector car world, it is the Skyline R34 that has really surged in value in recent years. In particular, the various special edition models built during its production run.
Of all R34 models created, the GT-R Nismo Z-Tune remains the most valuable with some examples fetching in excess of $575,000 USD but just one step below the Z-Tune is the V-Spec II Nür Nismo R-Tune, reportedly limited to between 25 and 30 units.
Wondering what an all-electric midsize sedan from Infiniti could look like eight years from now? Check out this hypothetical successor to the Q50.
The designer, one Navneeth Kannan, started out by imagining a futuristic Infiniti-badged model, with a driver-focused design inside and a bold architecture that will subtly hint at its electrified powertrain.