Mitsubishi Outlander To Get Nissan Engine, Give Phev To Rogue Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander to get Nissan engine, give PHEV to Rogue Sport

A report in the Japanese business daily Nikkei, picked up by Automotive News, said Mitsubishi anticipates using a Nissan engine in the next-generation Outlander headed our way later this year. If the report comes true, the engine swap would be a first for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance partners outside of Japanese kei cars. Mitsubishi engineers will have an easier time slotting in a Nissan engine as the next-gen Outlander gives up its GS platform — an architecture Mitsubishi co-developed with Daimler Chrysler almost 20 years ago — to move to a modified version of the CMF platform that supports the Nissan Rogue and Qashqai, our Rogue Sport.   

Last December, Auto Express spoke to Ponz Pandikuthira, Nissan's European vice president of product planning. The exec said Nissan had two hybrid powertrains under consideration for the next-generation Qashqai, the first being Nissan's serial hybrid ePower system that's fared well in Japan where overall speeds are low, but that might not be suited to Europe's higher average speeds. As for a PHEV, Pandikuthira said, "We're not pursuing a big plug-in hybrid strategy. On some car lines we'll try it out, but the business case for plug-in hybrids is not very good."

Govt. To Give Guidelines On Tougher Closure Action

Govt. to give guidelines on tougher closure action

Japan's minister in charge of anti-coronavirus measures says the government plans to announce as early as Thursday guidelines for prefectural governors to take tougher measures against businesses that defy the government's request to stay closed.

Economic Revitalization Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi spoke to reporters on Wednesday after he met with Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko.

Suga Comments On Port To Give Supply To Destroyer

Suga comments on port to give supply to destroyer

The Japanese government's top spokesperson has said a Maritime Self-Defense Force ship will receive supplies at a port in the Middle East on waters where an information-gathering mission is planned. But he did not name a specific port.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Wednesday about a government plan to send the destroyer Takanami to the area next month. The ship will gather information to ensure the safety of commercial ships with ties to Japan.

Koizumi: Japan To Give Positive Message At Cop25

Koizumi: Japan to give positive message at COP25

Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi says he will do his best to explain the country's use of coal-fired power generation at the UN climate conference in Madrid.

Koizumi is to attend a ministerial-level meeting at the COP25 summit next week.

Police To Be Allowed To Give Antidote Shots

Police to be allowed to give antidote shots

Japan's health ministry is to allow police and firefighters to give antidote injections on the spot to people hit by chemical terrorism.

Japan's law in principle allows only doctors and nurses to administer injections.

2021 Nissan Rogue Spy Shots Give Us Our First Look At The Next-gen Crossover

2021 Nissan Rogue spy shots give us our first look at the next-gen crossover

Here's our first look at what we think is the next-gen Nissan Rogue, and it looks like Nissan is shaking it up this time. The swoopy and swept-back design on the current Rogue's front end is nowhere to be found, as it's replaced by a blocky, straight up and down look. If not for the semi-visible V-Motion grille seen through the wrappings, it would be rather difficult to I.D. this car.

Much of that is due to the rather generic crossover shape seen through the camouflage. The closest thing to a Rogue-like concept car we've seen from Nissan as of late is the Xmotion, and this doesn't exactly take much inspiration from the wild concept. That particular car is much more rugged in appearance, while this one remains a staid crossover, making sure it doesn't rock the boat. One specific design element we can pick out is a separate headlight/driving light setup. Similar to cars like the Hyundai Santa Fe or Chevrolet Blazer, the Rogue appears to be splitting up the DRL from the main headlight. The size of the gap between the two visible headlight fixtures is just too large for it all to be one massive headlight unit. With headlights getting smaller all the time, and this design trend starting to take off, it's no big surprise to see it here.

Japan Soccer Coach: 'give It Their All' In France

Japan soccer coach: 'give it their all' in France

Japan's women's soccer team coach says she wants her players to "give it their all" in the World Cup in France.

Coach, Asako Takakura and captain, Saki Kumagai, spoke to reporters in Paris on Sunday, a day before playing Argentina in their first match.

Does Huawei's Android Ban Give Sony Xperia A Fighting Chance?

Does Huawei's Android ban give Sony Xperia a fighting chance?

Some shocking news emerged over the weekend that is likely to have huge ramifications for the Android market. Reuters reported that as of last week, Huawei has been added to the ‘Entity List’ which means that US companies will no longer be able to conduct business with Huawei, without explicit approval from the US government first.

Swimming Star Ikee Says She Will Not Give Up

Swimming star Ikee says she will not give up

Eighteen-year-old Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, who is battling leukemia, says she will not give up her efforts to take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Ikee updated her social media posts on Wednesday to express her determination to compete in the Tokyo Games.

Gaza Artists Give Talk At Yokohama Exhibition

Gaza artists give talk at Yokohama exhibition

Three artists from the Gaza Strip visited a Yokohama art gallery on Tuesday to talk about their work and the difficulties of life in the enclave.

Mohammad Al-Hawaziri said he thought it would be impossible to get out of Gaza and visit Japan. He said he is grateful to many people for taking an interest in his home.

Japan To Give Aid To Bangladesh For Rohingya

Japan to give aid to Bangladesh for Rohingya

The Japanese government will provide more than five million dollars to Bangladesh to help Rohingya refugees.

Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh after Myanmar's security forces began an operation targeting Rohingya militants in the country's Rakhine state in August 2017.

The Oral Cigarettes Give A Dance Performance In Pv For 'wagamama De Gomakasanaide'

THE ORAL CIGARETTES give a dance performance in PV for 'Wagamama de Gomakasanaide'

THE ORAL CIGARETTES have uploaded the PV for their new song "Wagamama de Gomakasanaide" onto YouTube. 

"Wagamama de Gomakasanaide" will be released digitally on January 8, and it will serve as the opening theme to anime 'revisions' starting in January. The PV scrolls through 14 different situations, and in each situation, Yamanaka Takuya (Vo, G) makes an appearance in a different outfit. The members also challenged themselves to a dance performance for the PV.