Next-gen Nissan Leaf Debuting This September

Next-Gen Nissan Leaf Debuting this SeptemberNissan is offering quite the incentive to retain Leaf owners when its second-generation model arrives.

The official Nissan EV Twitter account has confirmed the all-new Leaf model will be revealed in September before heading to dealerships before the end of the year. And to entice current Leaf owners to move onto the next-generation model, the automaker is offering them the ability to extend their current leases and even get three months of courtesy payments. In addition, it appears they will have priority for getting on a list for the new model.

Next-generation Lexus Ls To Feature Carved Glass Interior Trim

Next-Generation Lexus LS to Feature Carved Glass Interior TrimToday, Lexus debuted a stunning new interior option for the fifth-generation LS with hand-pleated door trim and carved glass accents — the craftsmanship on display here is next-level.
The door trim was inspired by origami, and were originally rendered in paper by a skilled fabric artisan. The finished pattern is three-dimensional, and repeats the Lexus “L” motif in intricate detail.

Fujifilm Thinks Next-gen Mirrorless Cameras Could Beat Dslrs

Fujifilm Thinks Next-Gen Mirrorless Cameras Could Beat DSLRsBack in the day most photographers were faced with the decision of either choosing between a compact digital camera which was small and portable, or a DSLR which was bigger, clunkier, and heavier. However with the introduction of mirrorless cameras, consumers now have an option where they can snap high-quality photos but in a more compact body.

Next-gen Nissan Leaf Looks Like A Small, Electric Murano

Next-gen Nissan Leaf looks like a small, electric MuranoDespite arriving on the scene nearly seven years ago, sales of the Nissan Leaf have remained relatively strong. Only the combination of cheap fuel and the arrival of competitors with better range, like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, have had enough impact to hurt sales, but that may not be the case for long. These new spy shots give us our first look at the second-generation of the world's best selling highway-capable electric vehicle.

Premium Design And Diesels: Mazda May Be The Next Vw

Premium design and diesels: Mazda may be the next VWAt the Chicago Auto Show, we had a chance to sit down with Jacob Brown, a Mazda PR representative, and Jacques Flynn, a lead exterior designer at the company, to talk about design and where the company is going. One of the themes of our discussion was the company's desire to move its lineup toward a more premium, upscale feel and image – both in terms of vehicle design and powertrains. We realized the company may be looking to take a page from Volkswagen's American playbook, positioning itself as a prime purveyor of affordable, upscale – and most importantly, fun to drive – automobiles.

Next-gen Toyota 86 And Subaru Brz Rumored To Get Hybrid Tech

Next-Gen Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ Rumored to Get Hybrid TechNew rumors are suggesting that the next-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ could get hybrid technology to boost performance.
Fans of the rear-drive coupes have been asking for more power and torque, and a hybrid setup would significantly boost torque at low engine speeds and be more fuel efficient than the Subaru-sourced 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine in the current car.

Mazda's Next-gen Skyactiv Engines Will Drop Spark Plugs In Favor Of High Compression

Mazda's next-gen SkyActiv engines will drop spark plugs in favor of high compressionHomogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI, is the black art of internal combustion engines that aims to produce diesel-like fuel efficiency for the cost of gasoline. Although some of its competitors have developed and subsequently given up on the tech, Mazda confirmed that the next-generation of SkyActiv engines will employ HCCI technology, improving fuel economy by 30 percent and at the same time reducing exhaust emissions.

Qx50 Concept: Infiniti's Vision For A Next-generation Mid-size Premium Crossover

QX50 Concept: INFINITI's vision for a next-generation mid-size premium crossoverMaking its global premiere at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the QX50 Concept showcases INFINITI's vision for a next-generation mid-size premium crossover.
Demonstrating how the design of the 2016 QX Sport Inspiration, its conceptual forebear, could be adapted for a future production model, the QX50 Concept confidently articulates INFINITI's 'Powerful Elegance' design language. A 'cabin-forward' silhouette combines with muscular lines and flowing surfaces to telegraph its purpose as a dynamic and practical crossover.

Next-gen Mitsubishi Outlander Sport/asx Shows Some Skin In New Spy Shot

Next-Gen Mitsubishi Outlander Sport/ASX Shows Some Skin In New Spy ShotAfter shaking Nissan's hand earlier this year, and with Carlos Ghosn taking the reins, Mitsubishi has started working on a replacement of the current Outlander Sport / ASX.

Proof stands an image taken somewhere in Japan by a motorist that shows the brand's compact SUV lacking camouflage, but since it's still in development stage, we cannot say for sure whether this design will hold.

Nissan Australia Planning For Next-gen Leaf

Nissan Australia planning for next-gen LeafNissan is biding its time before launching a renewed assault on Australia’s fledgling electric car market, with the next-generation 2018 Leaf green-lit for a local launch.
The second iteration of Nissan’s pioneering EV is expected to premiere in 2017, with the drip-feed of information likely to start trickling out of Japan around April. Given lead-times, an Australian launch in 2018 seems likely.