2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero Recalled For Takata Airbags: 20,000 Vehicles Affected

2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 20,000 vehicles affected

The 2010-2014 ‘NT’ and ‘NW’ Mitsubishi Pajero has been added to the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week, joining numerous other model years of the Japanese off-roader that have been recalled for the same issue.

In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that could release metallic fragments into the cabin when deployed in an accident.

2016 Mitsubishi Asx, Outlander Recalled For Door Latch Fix: 19,000 Vehicles Affected

2016 Mitsubishi ASX, Outlander recalled for door latch fix: 19,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has recalled 19,131 of its 2015.5 model-year ASX and 2016 model-year Outlander SUVs over concerns a faulty latch could cause the doors to open while driving.

The Japanese manufacturer reports that the “precision” of the door latch assembly is insufficient and may not operate correctly in higher temperatures.

New Suzuki Swift Aimed Squarely At Mazda 2, June Launch Confirmed – Update

New Suzuki Swift aimed squarely at Mazda 2, June launch confirmed – UPDATE

UPDATE, 24/4/17: The company’s Australian arm has now confirmed a June debut for the 2017 Suzuki Swift. Pricing and details will be confirmed closer to launch.

Suzuki Australia says it expects the brand new Swift, due in June this year, to battle the Mazda 2 for sales supremacy in the private (non-fleet) part of the market.

Toyota Fengchao Fun Concept Previews Asian Camry

Toyota Fengchao Fun concept previews Asian Camry

The Toyota Fengchao Fun concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai motor show, and probably points the way to the look of the China and Asian market Camry.

From the side, the concept looks to feature smoothed out versions of the eighth-generation Camry’s doors. At the front and rear, the concept has unique styling, with cleaner and sharper details than the already unveiled North American Camry.

One-off Toyota Picnic Sport Turbo With Mr2 Engine Is Not For Your Average Soccer Mom

One-Off Toyota Picnic Sport Turbo With MR2 Engine Is Not For Your Average Soccer Mom

In 1997, Toyota GB took a standard Picnic GL model and outfitted it with the 3SGTE engine of the second-generation Toyota MR2 Turbo. The Picnic Sport Turbo was born and out of nowhere, the one-off has appeared for sale on eBay.

Thanks to the MR2 engine, the Picnic Sport Turbo delivered 210 hp at 6,000 rpm and 305 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm when it left the factory. This allowed it to accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.5 seconds and through to a 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed.

Honda Preparing To Bring Back The Passport?

Honda Preparing To Bring Back The Passport?

Remember the Passport? It was Honda's first SUV, dipping the Japanese automaker's toes in the proverbial water before it came out with the original CR-V. Now it turns out that Honda could be preparing to bring the name back out of retirement.

Car and Driver located an application filed by Honda with the US Patent and Trademark Office for just that nameplate, suggesting that the plan is already in motion to expand the manufacturer's SUV lineup with another model.

Apple's Autonomous Prototype Outed As A Lexus Rx With A Rear Seat Steering Wheel

Apple's Autonomous Prototype Outed As A Lexus RX With A Rear Seat Steering Wheel

Apple was recently granted a permit to begin testing autonomous vehicles in California and now we're learning more about the company's plans thanks to a public records request by Business Insider.

According to documents released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the company's autonomous driving technology is called the "Apple Automated System." Unlike some of Google's prototypes, the Apple autonomous driving prototype has a Logitech steering wheel and pedal kit with drive-by-wire technology.

Updated Mazda2 Adds Two New Models, Starts From £12,695 In Uk

Updated Mazda2 Adds Two New Models, Starts From £12,695 In UK

Just three years after it debuted, the fourth generation Mazda2 has received a series of updates, meant to keep it at the forefront of the still popular supermini segment.

Exterior revisions are modest, and will likely allow it to fly under the radar, but the automaker focused on improving the suspension and steering, thus delivering enhanced ride comfort and steering response.

Honda Plotting New Ev For China, Could Launch Next Year

Honda Plotting New EV For China, Could Launch Next Year

After Renault-Nissan, Volkswagen and other automakers that plan to launch battery-powered cars in China, it's now time for Honda to follow a similar route.

The announcement was made by the brand's local chief, Yasuhide Mizuno, who spoke to journalists during the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, Reuters reports. Mizuno said that he expects the EV to hit showrooms before the end of 2018.

Perk Up Your Mazda Miata With Bbr's New 248-horsepower Turbo Kit

Perk up your Mazda Miata with BBR's new 248-horsepower turbo kitFor three decades, enthusiasts have argued whether the Mazda MX-5 Miata needs more power. For its part, Mazda seems fine with leaving the Miata as is, even reducing the horsepower from the third- to fourth-generation models, though the car lost a little weight. That's where tuners like BBR in the UK and Flyin' Miata here in the US step in, offering aftermarket solutions for those that crave a little more grunt. BBR announced today that its new 248-horsepower Stage 1 turbo kit is ready and waiting for the new 2.0-liter-powered ND Miatas, including the new Miata RF.

Mazda: The Miata Is Always The Answer, But Which One Is The Answer For You?

The Miata is always the answer, but which one is the answer for you?

If you follow along with our long-term vehicles, you know that we currently have a 2016 Miata Club in the fleet. It's a Miata that has every sporty bit available installed, but there are other ways to spec out an MX-5. Just recently, we had the chance to sample the other end of the MX-5 spectrum, the Miata RF Grand Touring. While they're cut from the same sheetmetal, they're surprisingly different cars. So we thought we'd put together a little guide to help you figure out what bodystyle and trim level of Miata is right for you.

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The Refreshed 2018 Subaru Wrx Starts At $27,855

The refreshed 2018 Subaru WRX starts at $27,855

Subaru has always staggered the release of new versions of the WRX and STI performance twins from that of the more pedestrian Imprezas. While the latter just received a ground-up redesign for 2017, the once and future kings of all-wheel-drive performance sedans make do with some new options and massaged over styling. Pricing for the new cars, which go on sale sometime in the next few months, has finally been announced.

Pricing for the pair is on the high-side of the competition. The 2018 Subaru WRX starts at $27,855. That nets you a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer four-cylinder making 268 horsepower, a six-speed manual, and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive with torque vectoring. For comparison, the Ford Focus ST starts at $25,650 while the Volkswagen GTI starts at $26,415. Pricing for the new Honda Civic Si hasn't been announced, but expect it to be somewhere in the mid $20,000 range.