When Nissan unveiled the Ariya concept in October in Tokyo, it said the electric crossover would not only go into production, but was pretty much the same deal buyers would find in showrooms. Now, new images purportedly pulled from Argentina's patent office appear to back that up.
Instagram account @cars_secrets spilled the beans with a series of rough black-and-white renderings, similar to those ones found recently showing the next-generation Rogue, that look almost indistinguishable from the Ariya concept EV. The only thing that suggests this remains more concept than production model is the lack of side mirrors.
Nissan has already re-affirmed its commitment to launching an all-new version of its venerable Rogue crossover this fall, and new images purporting to be that vehicle have surfaced on a French web forum, giving us our best look yet at the automaker's best-selling model, inside and out.
So far we've seen the new Rogue in camouflage and crude black-and-white digital renderings from a patent filing in Brazil. The new images, from the Worldscoop forum, line up pretty closely to the latter images. They show a crossover that appears to have been hitting the gym since its last refresh in 2017, with more athletic lines and angles, a larger V-motion grille, redesigned headlights and a more upright, boxy rear end with a pronounced silver skid plate and more extensive plastic cladding.
Nissan is planning to introduce the next-generation Rogue before the end of 2020, but the Brazilian government appears to have ruined its surprise. Patent images published online by the country's Ministry of Economy give us an excellent look at the company's next crossover several months before we're supposed to see it.
The images suggest stylists moved the Rogue -- which is known as the X-Trail in some global markets, including Brazil -- in a brawnier direction. Its front end looks taller and more upright, and it falls in line with Nissan's current design language by gaining thinner lights and thick u-shaped trim that underlines the grille. Out back, its hatch is more sculpted than the current model's and its lights are smaller. The basic proportions don't change.
Last month, Motor1 said it received information on Toyota and Lexus product plans for the next few years from an inside source who attended a dealer presentation. To protect the source, Motor1 didn't publish any slides or proof from that presentation. A snippet of what happened behind closed doors has found its way online, Allcarnews posting one of the slides yesterday, as well as its own recap of the Japanese automaker's plans that mirrors the Motor1 report. If all of this is true, not only is there a ton of product in the works, but Toyota and Lexus lineups will get more interesting while answering the requests of several enthusiast groups.
We'll start with the 86, then go by model year after that. The next-gen coupe developed with Subaru should sit on Toyota's TNGA platform and get a rebrand to wear the GR86 name, for Toyota's Gazoo Racing division. The real hallelulah happens under the hood, where a turbocharged four-cylinder is expected to produce 255 hp, a 50-hp jump over the present model. Look for an upgraded interior, too. The debut is slated for summer 2021, possibly July.
Sony was due to announce its latest Xperia smartphones at its MWC video reveal tomorrow morning, however it looks like everything has been revealed ahead of time. XDA writer Max Weinbach who has a good reputation for previous leaks, has just revealed full details of both Sony phones due to be announced – meet the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 10 II.
For those shopping about for a new compact camera, Fujifilm’s X100 series is actually a pretty popular choice amongst photographers. In fact, if the rumors are to be believed, Fujifilm is working on a new model in the form of the Fujifilm X100V and whose specs were recently leaked on Twitter by Nokishita.
In terms of the megapixel count, we’re looking at a 26MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor where it will come with a 23mm lens that sports an aperture of f/2.0. This effectively makes the X100V pretty similar to its predecessor, the X100F, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as a 23mm lens does make it rather versatile.
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If the rumors are to be believed, Fujifilm is expected to officially launch the fifth camera in the X100 lineup as early as next month. What this means is that the camera should be just about ready and should already be in production, or at the very least gearing up to be produced.
The Nikon D750 was originally launched back in 2014, which means that it is about time that the camera gets a refresh. If you are interested in perhaps getting your hands on the potential successor of the D750, the folks at Nikon Rumors have managed to obtain what they claim could be the leaked specs of the upcoming camera.
According to the report, they claim that the D750’s successor might actually not be named the D760, which is the logical progression as far as model numbers are concerned. Instead, they claim that the camera could instead been known as the D770 or D790, but it will still hover between D760 to D790.
We reported yesterday on the first pictures of Sony's newest handset expected to launch at IFA 2019. The device will not be called the Xperia 2 – instead, you need to think of it as a smaller sibling device to the Xperia 1. This new Xperia is likely to have a 6.1-inch 21:9 display with flagship features, including a triple-camera setup, as seen in the Xperia 1.
The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD takes a different approach to its place in lineup than the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD. Cars Direct, having seen order guides for the Camry TRD, says the sedan will start at $31,955 after a $955 charge for destination. That makes it about $2,000 more than the most expensive four-cylinder Camry trim, and $3,410 less than the least expensive six-cylinder Camry, the $35,405 XLE V6. The Camry TRD has just become the most cost-effective way to get the 93 additional horsepower that comes with the 3.5-liter V6. Compare that to the Avalon strategy. The Avalon TRD came in at $43,255, which is $4,000 more than the sport-inclined Avalon XSE with the same 3.5-liter V6 engine, and not even $1,000 from the most expensive Limited Hybrid trim. When Cars Direct asked Toyota about the positioning, the carmaker responded that the Carmry TRD should be judged against the mid-grade, four-cylinder SE trim that sits two levels below the four-cylinder XSE trim, and costs $5,000 less than the V6 Camry TRD. Since the TRD version gets performance and appearance mods like a tuned, lowered suspension, larger brakes, a TRD exhaust, black wheels, aero tweaks, and interior eye candy, the standard equipment list stays modest. The TRD sticks with SofTex synthetic leather seating and can't be optioned with the Navigation or the Driver Assist Packages. If the TRD trim mirrors the SE package options across the board, a moonroof, a blind spot monitor and keyless entry, and an Entune 3.0 audio system that bundles dual-zone climate control will be the only possible upgrades. Cars Direct didn't break out pricing for all Camry trims, but price increases are coming based on order guide figures for the SE, XLE V6 and XSE V6. The SE goes up by $200 to $26,995, the XLE V6 will cost $150 more, and the top-tier XSE increases by $110.
It appears that despite Canon pushing forwards with its new EOS R lineup of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the company is still interested in maintaining its EOS M lineup of mirrorless cameras. This is according to a report from Canon Rumors who spotted a leaked promotional video from Canon, advertising the EOS M6 Mark II.
Thanks to the leaked video, we know that the company is indeed working on the camera and now we also have an idea of what kind of specs we can expect. This includes the use of a 32.5MP APS-C sensor, the use of the DIGIC 8 image processor, 14fps shooting speeds, a RAW burst rate of up to 30fps, and an ISO range of 26,500, eye-detection AF, AF capable of stepping down to -5 EV, 4K video shooting, and also Full HD video shooting at 120fps. There will also be a removable OLED viewfinder.
According to the recent rumors, Nintendo could be planning on launching a couple of new Nintendo Switch consoles later this year. One of the models is said to be an upgraded version of the current Switch where it will feature an upgraded version of the NVIDIA Tegra X1 chipset. The other version is said to be a more affordable version of the Switch designed to be portable.
It seems that the existence of the latter console could have been revealed, according to a recent tweet by WickedCoolToys’ CptxAlex. According to the tweet, it seems that he received an email from a Chinese accessory maker who claims to have plans to release new accessories for what they are calling the “Nintendo Switch Mini”.
The thing about cameras is that some of them can be quite fragile. This means that using them in extreme weather conditions or settings might not be the best idea. However, Olympus has over the years released cameras part of its Tough TG lineup that have been designed to weather more extreme conditions.
If you liked what the company had to offer with the Tough TG-5 from 2017, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the company could be close to officially announcing its successor. Thanks to the folks at Photo Rumors, they have managed to get their hands on alleged specs of the upcoming camera.