Last we saw of the redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue was the car itself, leaked in some fuzzy but revealing photos online. Today, some details are trickling out about what's better in the new compact crossover. Power figures and fuel economy numbers were uncovered by CarsDirect, showing minor improvements to both.
The current Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Citing an early document meant for fleet customers, the report claims the new Rogue will make 180 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are only slightly better than before, so we imagine Nissan is simply using an updated version of the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder under the hood.
Education authorities in Tokyo are thinking about keeping metropolitan high schools closed until early May to deal with the surge in the number of coronavirus infections in the capital.
Schools were temporarily closed in March, in line with Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's request for shutdowns through spring break to contain the coronavirus.
A Japanese medical trainee says he heard that health care workers in Wuhan may have been infected with the new strain of coronavirus weeks before the media reported about it. He made the comment during a telephone interview with NHK.
The man in his twenties graduated from a university in China and trained at a hospital in Wuhan until around January 10.
Subaru held a technology briefing this week in Tokyo where it announced ambitious sustainability goals, but nearly lost amid the discussion of converting its fleet over to electricity was the unveiling of what appears to be an early concept version of a forthcoming battery-electric crossover. Thanks to the Japanese YouTube account LoveCars!TV!, we get a walkaround look. It appears to be Subaru's version of the crossover EV it is jointly developing with Toyota, to be built atop a flexible platform that can accommodate multiple production vehicles from both brands. What we're shown is an athletic-looking crossover with its wheels pushed to the corners that borrows design elements, for better or for worse, from Cadillac, the Pontiac Aztek and the Tesla Cybertruck. Up front, the crossover borrows and exaggerates Cadillac's signature squared-off corners and deep fog-light scoops that also reminds us of Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept from the 2018 Detroit auto show. It opts for narrow LED headlamps, and it notably omits any aesthetic concession to even a faux grille, save for a hexagonal shape outlined by the panel seams. Coupled with the black cladding on the lower bumper, the crossover's face has a certain Batman-logo shape to it. Moving around to the side, we see heavy black cladding — it doesn't appear to be standard plastic, since it reflects light — around the wheel wells, lending them a semi-octagonal shape that evokes the strongest comparison to the polarizing Cybertruck. Coupled with some interesting side creases, the cladding also gives the appearance that the wheel wells bulge out, and that the doors pinch inward, more than they probably do in reality. There are also no door handles or brakes, the side mirrors are rearview cameras and the windows are blacked out, so there's nothing to divine about the interior and how far along that is in conceptualization. In back is where things get especially weird and Aztek-like, with a blunt and upright rectangular body panel making up the tailgate underneath a generously long, sloping rear window. It's beveled at the top to tuck underneath the rear LED light bar, which stretches the length of the glass, and curved on each end to integrate with the sides. The LED treatment also dives down 90 degrees from the horizontal rear bar and then makes another sharp 90-degree jag to bracket the rear panel in hard-angled brake lights. All in all, we're left with a busy concept full of sharp angles but a not-altogether unsuccessful silhouette that overall seems like a work in progress. The idea behind the tie-up with Toyota is that Subaru will bring its expertise in designing all-wheel-drive systems, while Toyota will add powertrain know-how to the pot, with both parties obviously saving money in development costs. Subaru also confirmed at the briefing that every model it makes will get an electrified powertrain by the mid-2030s and that it aims to reduce the average emissions from new vehicles sold by 2050 by 90% compared to 2010 levels.
Two elderly sisters of a Japanese woman abducted to North Korea nearly 40 years ago have called for her early return to Japan.
Keiko Arimoto was abducted by North Korean agents while she was traveling in Europe after she completed a study program in London in 1983. She was 23 years old. She turns 60 on Sunday.
ACID ANDROID will hold a one-man tour titled 'ACID ANDROID LIVE 2020 #1' in early summer of 2020.
2019 was a fulfilling year for ACID ANDROID; hold two tours, participating in battle-of-the-bands, and performing in Asia. His first tour of 2020 will kick off on May 20 at BananaHall in Osaka and wrap up on June 27 at Veats shibuya in Tokyo.
A large and violent typhoon is approaching mainland Japan, and volunteers are calling on residents in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, to make an early evacuation. The area was hit hard by a powerful typhoon a month ago.
Typhoon Faxai damaged more than 34,000 homes in Chiba Prefecture and many residents are still forced to live in unrepaired houses even one month after the disaster.
In case Canon’s existing EOS R mirrorless cameras aren’t “pro” enough for you, you might have heard that the company could be working on a new model with an even higher megapixel count. Now according to Canon Rumors, it seems that we will be able to expect an EOS R camera with an 80MP+ sensor in the first half of 2020.
In addition to reporting on a potential launch date, the report also reveals some additional specs and features of the camera. This includes how this new model will feature a larger body and grip compared to the existing EOS R, which will come in handy for photographers with larger hands who might be able to appreciate such a design.
Weather officials say extremely heavy rain is likely to continue in southwestern Japan's Kyushu region through Thursday. Some parts of the region are already facing a high risk of mudslides and flooding.
The officials may issue emergency warnings if downpours continue for several hours in the same areas. They are encouraging people in the region to evacuate without waiting for advisories to ensure their safety.