The 2019 Geneva Motor Show kicks off next week. Along with the usual slew of supercars and a whole array of forbidden fruit like the new Peugeot 208 and the Volkswagen T-Roc R, we'll see the usual batch of concepts. At last month's Detroit Auto Show, Nissan revealed the IMS EV, a sleek all-electric sport sedan. It was a bit odd to see an automaker reveal a sedan in the midst of crossover fever, but it seems the Japanese automaker has another card up its sleeve. Look for the Nissan IMQ crossover concept to debut next week.
We don't have any details on the new model, but the single sketch shows it will look a hell of a lot like the IMS concept. The biggest differences we can see are the longer roof and the taller ride height, but it's so hard to glean details from concept art. We'll have to wait for the full debut next week.
Ikimonogakari will release their new song "Taiyou" on their major debut anniversary day, March 15.
Ikimonogakari halted their activities and entered a 'grazing period' on January 5, 2017, then resumed their activities on November 3 of last year. "Taiyou" was distributed to fans who remained in the group's fan club during their 'grazing period.' It's the first song that the three members wrote and composed together.
We know Toyota is going to reveal a refreshed Tacoma at the Chicago Auto Show, but this teaser hints at a new TRD Pro vehicle coming our way, too. All we have to go on is this nondescript close-up shot with the TRD Pro logo emblazoned on the side, and the brief video below.
Toyota doesn't explicitly say what vehicle is getting the TRD Pro treatment, but it does say a "new" one is coming. Following that, we're told to expect "a host of updates across the TRD Pro lineup." This being separate from Toyota saying a new model is coming, it looks like we're getting a TRD Pro model that isn't currently on the market.
Miyamoto Hiroji's (Elephant Kashimashi) solo debut song "Fuyu no Hana" will be released digitally on February 12.
"Fuyu no Hana" was picked up as the theme song for Fuji TV's drama 'Gosaigyo', which premiered on January 22. Produced by Kobayashi Takeshi, it was written after correspondence between Miyamoto and the drama's staff.
Toyota on Tuesday announced it will show a new version of the Tacoma for 2020 at next month's Chicago Auto Show. The automaker released a darkened photo showing the top part of the midsize pickup truck's front end set against a mountain silhouette at dusk.
That's the extent of what Toyota is saying, and it isn't much to go on, admittedly. But it comes as the Tacoma, which was last updated for 2016, faces what figures to be stiff new competition in the midsize segment as the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2020 Jeep Gladiator try to muscle in on its turf. Toyota says that the 2020 Tacoma "storms" into the Windy City, which may or may not be some kind of clue about what's in store.
Kalafina member Wakana will be making her solo debut from Victor Entertainment with her first single "Toki wo Koeru Yoru ni" on February 6.
"Toki wo Koeru Yori ni" is a nostalgic ballad composed by Shusui and Anders Dannvik. As the coupling track, the single will include a live version of "Tsubasa" which was composed and arranged by Takebe Satoshi, who directed Wakana's first solo tour this fall. Both songs were written by Wakana herself.