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.

Isetan Mitsukoshi Chooses Akamatsu As Next Chairman

Isetan Mitsukoshi chooses Akamatsu as next chairman

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. said Monday it has named Ken Akamatsu, a Taiwanese unit leader, as chairman of the holding company for the major Japanese department store group.

Akamatsu, 64, deputy chairman at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Co. of Taipei, will succeed Chairman and Representative Director Kunio Ishizuka, 67, who will step aside to become special adviser. The appointments are set to take effect on June 21 after a shareholder's meeting.

Next-gen Honda Accord Looks Like A Grown-up Civic

Next-gen Honda Accord looks like a grown-up Civic

Although it received a thorough refresh for 2016, the Honda Accord is starting to show its age. Our spy photographer has snapped pics of a heavily camouflaged next-generation Accord prototype. Though this car wears all of the typical detail-hiding wrap and loose covers of an early-build test vehicle, we can make out some Civic-inspired details through the mask. That should be no surprise, as the two cars will share more parts than ever before.

We have photos here of two different cars, but unfortunately the more revealing one was photographed from a great distance. The Accord's new face borrows heavily from the current Civic. There are thin, wide headlights that end at the grille, with LED daytime running lights flowing from the corners down and in. The grill itself is much larger, topped by what's likely a chrome bar with the Honda logo square in the middle. The shape of the foglight housing looks to mirror that of the daytime running lights.

Next 'layton' Game Will Be Arriving On Ios And Android This July

Next 'Layton' Game Will Be Arriving On iOS And Android This July

If you love puzzle games then there's a good chance that the Professor Layton series of puzzle games might be familiar to you. The game has typically been released on Nintendo's handheld 3DS gaming console first before finding its way to other platforms, like mobile, but it seems that the next Layton title could be hitting mobile first.

As reported by Kotaku, the developers at Level-5 have confirmed that the next Layton game titled "Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy" will be arriving to the US on mobile first on the 20th of July. Note that this release date also applies to the 3DS version of the game, but the 3DS version will be launched in Japan first.

Android 7.1.2 Heading To Xperia X Concept Users Next Week

Android 7.1.2 heading to Xperia X Concept users next week

Sony’s Concept for Android developers have not been resting on their laurels. They have been doing a great job of giving Xperia X Concept users regular updates with meaningful new features, as well as the latest Android security patches. If you’re wondering what’s next in store, well the Concept developers are looking to release Android 7.1.2 on the Experimental track of the Concept programme next week.

Sony's Kaz Hirai Says No Plans To Quit Smartphones; Looks To The "next Paradigm Shift Of Communication"

Sony's Kaz Hirai says no plans to quit smartphones; looks to the

Sony’s CEO and President Kazuo Hirai recently spoke to AFR revealing some interesting points about the company’s positioning in smartphones. Kaz Hirai confirmed that it expected to remain in the smartphone business going forward, as well as being commercially viable. Hirai’s says that Sony needs to stay in the smartphone game, to ensure it can be involved in the next “paradigm shift of communication”.

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.