With Solo, the latest Star Wars film, on the way, it was only a matter of time before we saw yet another custom Nissan made to look like a starship from the series. And for a film about Han Solo, the only logical ship to recreate was Solo's famous Millennium Falcon. It's built in the same impressive fashion as past custom Nissans, even if the proportions are a little odd translated to a car. This Rogue features the key exterior components of Solo's ship, from a panel over the windshield to replicate the circular cockpit of the Falcon, to the glowing blue thrusters at the back. On top is the radar dish and a cannon.
Sony Corporation reported its FY17 results yesterday, for the 12 months to 31 March 2018. Overall, at a Group level, Sony's results were good, with a 12% increase in revenues to 8,544 billion yen, and significant growth in operating income to 735 billion yen (from 289 billion yen last year). However, we've been accustomed to a less-rosy picture on Sony's smartphone business in recent years. This latest report was no exception.
Autocar cites "senior officials from Nissan" for confirmation that a next-generation Z-car is on the way. The UK mag says the two-door has the internal codename Z35, will get coupe and convertible versions, and will arrive in time for the 240Z's 50th anniversary in 2019, in concept form at very least. Problem is, after reading through everything, we can't tell if this is merely another mutation of the same body of rumors that has been treading water for at least three years now.
Autocar said that according to its intel, Nissan would show a concept version of the coming Z at the 2018 Tokyo Motor Show, a production version debuting at the LA Auto Show in 2019, retail sales to begin in 2020. But there's no Tokyo show this year; the biennial motor show won't return until 2019. So now we're left to wonder what, if anything, is coming, and when? And those are the same questions we've had for years.
By Toyota’s own admission, it no longer wants to be associated with building boring cars and its current design language is a reflection of that.
However, the firm’s range continues to be predominantly made up of vehicles that sell in high numbers and are a reflection of what regular consumers demand, not what car enthusiasts desire. The all-new Supra is set to play a role in solving this issue but is there anything else Toyota could do? Perhaps launch a new sports car even smaller than the 86?
The Nintendo Switch has a fair number of games at the moment, and so far it seems like Nintendo has managed to land themselves some pretty decent titles as well, but of course having big publishers and developers create game for the Switch is always a welcome prospect, and that could soon be the case with EA.
In a recent interview with EDGE, EA"s executive vice president Patrick Soderlund suggested that the publisher could be thinking of bringing more games from EA's catalogue onto the Switch, although it seems that this will largely hinge on how well FIFA 18 does on the platform, which is expected to be released towards the end of next month.
The mystery sedan spotted on the Nürburgring last week has been identified by Best Car as the next-generation Toyota Crown, a Japan-only rear wheel drive sedan that shares a platform with the Lexus GS:
The new Toyota Crown is expected to be on a rear-wheel drive TGNA platform modified from the Lexus LC & Lexus LS, which begs the question — if Toyota is building a mid-size sedan exclusively for Japan, wouldn't it make sense to share development costs with a next-generation GS? Could the rumors of the GS's demise be premature?