2021 Acura Tlx Revealed: Here Are Details On Performance, Tech, Style

2021 Acura TLX revealed: Here are details on performance, tech, style

We've been given our first official glimpse into the brand-new 2021 Acura TLX sedan, and so far we like what we see. It's clear that Acura wants to be considered a brand that focuses on performance, boosting power with two turbocharged engine options and the return of the Type S variant after a decade-long absence.

Acura stuck close to the well-received Type S concept when styling the new TLX, which means the sedan boasts crisp lines, aggressively creased sheetmetal and a low, wide stance. An angular grille is flanked by Acura's Jewel Eye headlights and Chicane LED running lights to create an expressive face, and similarly shaped taillights at the back end finish off a cohesive design. An A-Spec sport package adds darkened elements along with a unique set of 19-inch wheels and a rear spoiler.

2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid Crossover Revealed With Photos, Specs, Details

2021 Toyota Venza hybrid crossover revealed with photos, specs, details

The Toyota Venza is back, but it's not the same Venture Monza vehicle it was when Toyota discontinued the car-like crossover after the 2015 model year. Instead, the 2021 Toyota Venza is much more SUV-like, and it's only going to be sold in hybrid form. Measuring in at 186.6 inches in total length, the new Venza aligns itself with mid-size two-row crossovers like the Ford Edge, Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer. Though, it is on the shorter side (by about half of a foot) when compared to all of its future competitors.

Toyota has chosen to go with a highly stylized and sharp design for the Venza, mirroring the approach of others in this segment. There's some Highlander in there, but the aggression has been turned up a few notches. The Venza shares plenty with other Toyotas, as it rides on the TNGA-K platform that underpins vehicles like the new Highlander and RAV4. We've had excellent experiences with new TNGA vehicles from a driving dynamics perspective, so we're similarly hopeful about the Venza.

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid Minivan Revealed With Photos, Specs, Details

2021 Toyota Sienna hybrid minivan revealed with photos, specs, details

There's a new minivan on the block. It's the 2021 Toyota Sienna, and the van is totally new from the ground up. Toyota hasn't given us a fresh new Sienna since the current-generation hit the roads for the 2011 model year, so this one is a long time coming. The big news here is the single hybrid powertrain choice Toyota is introducing to the new Sienna. There will be no gas-only option, and there will be no PHEV "Prime" option either.

We'll get into powertrain specifics in a second, but the Sienna's new design inside and out is another huge change. Toyota describes it as a minivan with SUV styling characteristics. One look at RAV4 sales is all you need to know why Toyota wanted to make the Sienna remind people of SUVs. Still, the traditional minivan shape is still very much intact with the short hood and long boxed-off body. The muscular flair and lines arcing down the side, though … that sculpting gives this minivan a much more crossover-like look and an air of aggression not seen in the minivan market today. As we bend around to the back, those taillights catch our eye immediately. The way the bottom black trim piece droops sharply downward, it reminds us of the Atlanta Falcons logo. That rear hatch is full of curves and things that pop out at you, too. The little tail that juts out above the "Sienna" logo even reminds us of the Supra's tail. Bravo, Toyota.

Gesu No Kiwami Otome. Reveal Details On 5th Album

Gesu no Kiwami Otome. reveal details on 5th album

Gesu no Kiwami Otome. have revealed the details on their 5th album "Streaming, CD, Record." Originally, the album was scheduled to be released this month, but it will now be available digitally on May 1. 

Through the album, the band want their fans to enjoy music in various ways. Besides the digital album, there will be a special package available too. 

Isuzu Vehicross History, Specs, Details

Isuzu VehiCROSS history, specs, details

There are plenty of cars I remember existing, but actually know very little about due to the passage of time or just not particularly caring when they were new. Take the Isuzu VehiCROSS, which I fondly recall as this wackadoo off-roader from the late 1990s and early 2000s. But honestly, that's about it.

So, since I've got a little extra time kicking about, I decided to fall into the rabbit hole labeled Isuzu VehiCROSS for an hour to see how much I could find out about this SUV (or "sport/utility" in 1999 parlance) that shared labeling with the watch I wore in 1999. Enjoy.

2020 And 2021 Nissan Frontier Plans On Track, We Get Details On Both

2020 and 2021 Nissan Frontier plans on track, we get details on both

While the coronavirus has majorly disrupted practically every automaker and supplier in the world, some things are still going according to plan. During a roundtable discussion, Nissan representatives said that the 2020 Nissan Frontier with the new 3.8-liter engine is still on track to go on sale this spring. No adjustments have been made to the introduction of the next-generation 2021 Frontier either, which should be revealed by the end of the year. In fact, Nissan's representatives mentioned that next-generation Frontier prototypes are on their way to the U.S. for additional testing.

As has been mentioned previously, the big draw of the 2020 Nissan Frontier is that it gets the same 3.8-liter V6 and 9-speed automatic transmission as the redesigned 2021 truck. It's 93% different from the slightly larger displacement 4.0-liter engine of the old truck, and it's substantially more efficient and powerful. Despite the major changes, Nissan's powertrain expert who was leading the roundtable confirmed that it is still part of the VQ series of engines, which has been around since at least the Nissan 350Z, and a 3.7-liter version is used in the current 370Z. The powertrain expert also explained that the truck's increased efficiency is a result of multiple factors. In part, the engine is more efficient all around because of improved design, but it's also lighter than the old 4.0-liter engine.

Ayaka Unveils Details On Her Upcoming Cover Album

Ayaka unveils details on her upcoming cover album

Ayaka has unveiled the details on her second cover album "Yu-on Club ~2nd grade~" that's scheduled to be released on May 13. 

Ayaka's first cover album was released about 7 years ago. Her upcoming album will feature a total of 10 tracks including covers of Mr.Children's "everybody goes ~Chitsujo no Nai Gendai ni Drop Kick~," back number's "Heroine," Hirai Ken's "Love Love Love," Nakajima Miyuki's "Ito," and more. 

Details Emerge On 2nd Emergency Package

Details emerge on 2nd emergency package

NHK has learned the details of a second emergency package by the Japanese government to fund programs and enforce new regulations for containing the coronavirus outbreak.

Sources say one measure will provide funding to improve the availability of testing for the virus.

Details On Flower Flower's New Album Unveiled

Details on FLOWER FLOWER's new album unveiled

The details on FLOWER FLOWER's new album "Target" have been unveiled.

"Target" will feature 12 songs including "Yume" and a new song titled "Atsui Aitsu" with odol's Mizobe Ryo as the guest vocalist. The Limited Edition will come with a blu-ray containing footage from the band's tour 'Inko no have a nice day Tour 2019' and a photo book.

Details On Kis-my-ft2's New Album 'to-y2' Unveiled

Details on Kis-My-Ft2's new album 'To-y2' unveiled

The details on Kis-My-Ft2's new album "To-y2" (March 25 release) have been unveiled.

The album will consist of 16 songs including "Edge of Days," "Smilest," "memento," and "My Place." The Regular Edition will come with a second disc containing four unit songs. 

Japan Cultural Expo Ceremony Details Unveiled

Japan Cultural Expo ceremony details unveiled

Organizers of an event to showcase Japanese culture in line with this summer's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled on Friday the details of the opening ceremony.

The ceremony for the Japan Cultural Expo will be held on March 14 in two parts at the Tokyo National Museum.

2020 Honda Civic Type R Gets A Performance Upgrade: Here Are The Details

2020 Honda Civic Type R gets a performance upgrade: Here are the detailsCHICAGO — Honda surprised us with a Civic Type R update at the Tokyo Auto Salon a short time ago, but today's Chicago Auto Show was the first chance we had to get up close and personal with the refreshed hot hatch. Many of the changes are minor, but we were able to learn a lot more about what the updated Type R is bringing to the table. We walked around the car with Honda spokesperson Davis Adams to gain some insight into the design changes.


"Every car gets a mid-cycle halfway in, and also, if anything has been one of our design complaints, it's been the mesh, the fake grille. It's just changed," Adams tells us.

More Honda E Details, Video, Photos Emerge, And It's Still Cute

More Honda E details, video, photos emerge, and it's still cute

Thanks to Honda hosting media in Valencia, Spain, for first drives of the Honda E, we have more details on the city car we're condemned to lust after from afar. The power and range specs we already knew — either 134 horsepower from the base model, or 152 hp in the upper Advance trim, and 232 pound-feet of torque from both, deliver a 137-mile range from the 35.5-kWh battery pack. The distance figure is measured on the more accurate WLTP cycle, not the old NEDC; however, it requires the standard 16-inch alloys to achieve. Opting for the 17-inch wheels cuts range to 130 miles. The E hits the scales with 3,338 pounds, balanced 50:50 over the wheels. The weight makes the two-door about 350 pounds heavier than the old Fiat 500e, which was 11 inches shorter, and the E is exactly 200 pounds lighter than a Nissan Leaf, which is 23 inches longer.