2022 Nissan Pathfinder Shows Big Infotainment Screen In Its Spy Debut

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Shows Big Infotainment Screen In Its Spy Debut

The new-generation Nissan Pathfinder (it will be marketed as either a 2022MY or 2021MY in North America, depending on when it launches) has been spied testing under heavy camouflage. While much of the vehicle's exterior design is hidden, our spy photographers were able to snap some revealing images of the interior.

Lexus Postpones 2021 Is Debut Indefinitely

Lexus postpones 2021 IS debut indefinitely

The new 2021 Lexus IS sports sedan was scheduled to make its debut today, but Lexus has made the decision to postpone the digital unveiling indefinitely. Lexus cites respect for "the recent global situation" as the reasoning for the postponement. 

This week, Lexus released a simple statement on the digital debut of the 2021 IS. "Considering the recent global situation, Lexus has respectfully postponed the premier of the new IS, which was originally scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Japan Standard Time, June 10," it said. "Revised timing will be announced soon." With worldwide outpouring of civil protests in regards to the death of George Floyd, police brutality and the movement for police reform — all in the midst of a pandemic — it seems like a malapropos time to unveil a new car.

2021 Lexus Is Teased Ahead Of Debut

2021 Lexus IS teased ahead of debut

While the larger Lexus GS has finally been discontinued after declining sales, its smaller sibling is getting a new generation. The new 2021 Lexus IS will be revealed next week, and in the meantime, Lexus released this teaser image.

It doesn't reveal too much, and the company was smart enough to make some adjustments so that playing with exposure and brightness in Photoshop wouldn't reveal anything more. All we can tell is that it's a sedan, it gets a full-width taillight design, and there's a bit of a diffuser treatment to the rear bumper.

Mazda Gt3 Concept Based On Rx-vision Show Car Has Gran Turismo Debut

Mazda GT3 concept based on RX-Vision show car has Gran Turismo debut

During last year's World Final of the FIA World Tour in Gran Turismo Sport in Monaco, Mazda announced it would become an official video game partner this year, the automaker's centenary. The Japanese automaker then teased a sketch of its RX-Vision GT3 Concept, a GT3-class racer based on RX-Vision Concept shown at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, penned by global design boss Ikuo Maeda and headed for Gran Turismo Sport this year. Polyphony Digital has finished modeling the car and just debuted it on the game's official site. Now dubbed the Gr.3 Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept, the slinky crimson contender will soon become the second GT3-class Mazda in the game alongside the Atenza Gr.3. Polyphony says the race car will arrive on May 25 as part of an online update.  

Usurprisingly, the final product is toned down from last year's teaser sketch, yet the teaser was so wild that the in-game version retains plenty of extravagance. Drivers can see over the hood now, but the front splitter is even more extreme, the nose more chiseled and angry, fenders and hood drawn with new lines and more character, and a front-exit exhaust pokes out of an aero duct behind the front wheel. Revised struts hold the giant rear wing aloft, and a less outlandish diffuser sheds its tall endplates but still makes a menacing sight from the back.

Toyota 4runner, Tacoma, And Tundra Trail Editions Debut

Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra Trail Editions debut

The Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra already are offered in a myriad of off-road-themed trim levels, including TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, and TRD Pro. Now, Toyota is adding 4Runner, Tacoma, and Tundra Trail Editions, because in the great outdoors, there's always room for one more.

In all three cases, the Trail Edition is based on the SR5 trim level, which means it should be more affordable than the TRD variants. Equipment differs slightly depending on the truck, but all are offered in 2WD or 4WD guise. Common elements include the exterior color choices: Army Green, Cement (gray), Midnight Black, and Super White, all with black badging. Black interiors feature tan contrast stitching and floor liners.

Tom's Tuned Toyota Supra And Century Debut In Japan

TOM'S tuned Toyota Supra and Century debut in Japan

TOM'S began as a factory-authorized tuning shop in Japan in the 1970s, and didn't take long to start modifying and racing Toyota Supras. So it's no surprise that the company got its hands on the new A90 Supra, its BMW running gear being no barrier to the company's work. The real surprise is the other vehicle on TOM'S menu: the Toyota Century, the company's luxurious and exclusive VIP transport. Both debuted at the Tokyo Auto Salon recently. At least there's precedent for "tuned" Centuries, even if it's a strange one: Akio Toyoda, the company's CEO, built a "Gazoo Racing Masters of Nurburgring" variant of the luxury sedan. It seems more like a one-off special for the CEO than a production model, but there you go. The TOM'S Century doesn't alter the V8 hybrid powertrain, but does add a bodykit and custom interior (that sadly we don't have any photos of yet). A custom exhaust rounds out the changes. The TOM'S Supra is more involved. The exterior gets a lot of carbon fiber parts — front, side, and rear diffusers, a large rear wing and curvaceous overfenders. TOM'S Advox coilovers and six-pot Brembos help with cornering and stopping duties. The engine gets a tune, larger intercooler, and a better-flowing turbo that breathes through a TOM'S exhaust system. The inside (again, not pictured) gets seats and an aluminum wheel. The mods are good for 120 horsepower over the stock Supra, and it's 3.3 inches wider overall. TOM'S claims increased downforce, too. The TOM'S Supra (roughly $129,180) will be limited to 99 units, and the Century ($255,600) to 36 units. They will not make it to the U.S., although we're sure that if you waved enough money at TOM'S they would send the parts over to do much of the conversion to the Supra yourself. If you're in Japan or have enough cash that where you're located doesn't matter, you can read more about both models at the TOM'S site.

Sixtones' Debut Song Will Be Produced By Yoshiki

SixTONES' debut song will be produced by YOSHIKI

As reported earlier, SixTONES will be making their CD debut on January 22. It's been revealed that their debut song (currently untitled) will be produced by X JAPAN's YOSHIKI. 

This announcement was made on November 19 during SixTONES' one-man live at Tokyo International Forum. It will be YOSHIKI's first time providing a song for a Johnny's artist.