2020 Toyota Supra Four-cylinder Has Less Power, Less Weight

2020 Toyota Supra four-cylinder has less power, less weight

We've known for a while now that the 2020 Toyota Supra would get some four-cylinder variants around the world, but now we finally have official specifications. As expected, it has a 2.0-liter inline-four with a twin-scroll turbocharger coupled solely to an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. In total it makes 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. These specs are identical to the BMW Z4 sDrive30i that the Supra is based on, which is interesting considering that the six-cylinder is rated slightly lower than the equivalent Z4. Toyota says this version of the Supra will hit 62 mph in 5.2 seconds. For reference, that's just over a second slower than the six-cylinder version. So if it's measurably slower with less power, is there any appeal to the Supra four-cylinder? Well it will certainly be cheaper to buy than the six-cylinder version, though exact pricing isn't available yet, and based on Z4 fuel economy numbers, it should be slightly more fuel efficient. But from a performance standpoint, the four-cylinder has a significant weight advantage. Toyota says it weighs about 220 pounds less than the six-cylinder car. Toyota boasts about a 50/50 weight distribution, as well, but the six-cylinder has that same distribution. The four-cylinder Supra will go on sale in Europe in March 2020, with other markets likely at about the same time. It comes standard with 18-inch wheels, black Alcantara-trimmed seats and an 8.8-inch infotainment system. There will also be a special Fuji Speedway edition, pictured above, offered only in white with red mirrors, 19-inch wheels carbon fiber trim, and red and black Alcantara-trimmed seats. Only 200 examples of it will be sold in Europe. We reached out to Toyota to find out if there are any plans for offering the car in the U.S., and Toyota wouldn't comment. There is a possibility it will happen, though, as the powertrain is already certified for the U.S., and of course the body and chassis is, too. It will likely simply come down to whether Toyota sees demand for a less powerful, lighter weight and lower cost Supra.

Police: Kawasaki Attack Took Less Than 20 Seconds

Police: Kawasaki attack took less than 20 seconds

Police say the man who stabbed 19 children and adults near Tokyo on Tuesday carried out the attack in less than 20 seconds.

The man stabbed 17 elementary school girls and two adults on a road in Kawasaki City on Tuesday morning.

2019 Lexus Ux Review And Buying Guide | More Lexus, Less Corolla, Please

2019 Lexus UX Review and Buying Guide | More Lexus, less Corolla, please

The 2019 Lexus UX is the smallest and cheapest Lexus you can buy, and the UX 250h hybrid model just barely misses out being the most fuel efficient. As an entry into the Lexus brand, this subcompact crossover is generally an impressive effort, embodying the design, quality, features and driving experience we've come to expect – albeit with understandable cutbacks made to achieve its lower price.

However, the UX faces stiff competition. It has one of the smallest cabins in a segment not known for its spaciousness, and its Remote Touch tech interface constantly frustrates. And while fuel economy is exceptional for the segment, its acceleration is underwhelming regardless of whether you get the UX 250h or gas-only UX 200. Worse still, you can only get the latter with front-wheel drive. In other words, this is a car with distinct highs and lows.

What's new for 2019?

The Lexus UX is an all-new model for 2019. It is mechanically based on the same platform that underpins most new Toyota models such as the Toyota C-HR and Toyota Corolla, as well as the Lexus ES sedan. It slots into the bottom of the Lexus SUV lineup below the NX.

2019 Honda Passport First Drive Review | Less Is More, Adventure Style

2019 Honda Passport First Drive Review | Less is more, adventure style

MOAB, Utah — The 2019 Honda Passport graces dealer lots on Feb. 4, and we can pinpoint 35,002 reasons for the debutante's arrival. The blatant, bottom-line rationale was that about 35,000 buyers defected from the brand every year because Honda had nothing to serve "adventure-seekers who want ... the more personal and rugged character of a five-passenger SUV." The Honda Pilot looks too much like it has a large family to support, the CR-V looks too much like the central piece in a My First Family Starter Kit.

Watching the population of a small American city abandon the brood every year is awful enough. Beyond that, according to Honda's numbers, the Passport's segment will grow 25 percent in the next five years to about 725,000 vehicles. At the soft-core end, Ford sold 134,122 Edges in the U.S. last year. Among the hardcore set, Toyota rang up 139,694 4Runner sales in 2018. The Jeep Grand Cherokee triggered the "TILT!" sign with 224,908 sales. Numbers of that magnitude cast a tall shadow, and Honda got tired of living in it.

Sony's Latest Aibo Dog Is Considerably Less Creepy

Sony's Latest Aibo Dog Is Considerably Less Creepy

Sony’s Aibo robot dogs were designed to be “realistic”, but we have to admit that it can come off a bit creepy as smiling robots tend to be a bit disconcerting. However Sony’s latest Aibo, which was launched in the US last year, was a huge improvement over the first-generation model, but over in Japan Sony is trying their hand at making it more “realistic”.

The company has recently launched a new variation of the Aibo where it has a body painted in various shades of brown, giving the illusion that it looks more like a beagle than a robot. This is only a paint job which means that everything we know about the Aibo in terms of functionality and features remains exactly the same.

Fujifilm X-t3 Rumored To Cost Less Than The X-t2

Fujifilm X-T3 Rumored To Cost Less Than The X-T2

The problem with most flagship products is that generally speaking they aren’t cheap. The same can be said for flagship cameras which are usually priced rather high, such as the Fujifilm X-T2 which is priced at $1,600. However the good news for those looking to jump into Fujifilm’s system, the rumored X-T3 could actually be cheaper.

In a report from Fuji Rumors, they claim to have heard from a trusted source that the upcoming X-T3 will be priced less than the X-T2. It is unclear as to how much less we are talking about, but given that the X-T2 is priced at $1,600, realistically we don’t expect it to be much cheaper and could be around $1,400-$1,500, or as Fuji Rumors notes, it could have a special launch price of $1,300 which was what the X-T1 was launched at (fingers crossed!).

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Spied With Less Camo

2020 Toyota Corolla sedan spied with less camo

We've already seen the Toyota Corolla hatchback and you'll be able to read about what it's like to drive April 30, but we still have yet to hear much about the sedan. That's a bit surprising, since the Corolla is Toyota's compact bread and butter, making up nearly 94 percent of the Corolla's almost 330,000 sales in 2017. We may not have much longer to wait, though, since the Corolla prototype in the spy shots above look pretty close to production. Notably, the heavy black plastic of the last prototype we spied has been replaced by camouflage.

The minimal coverings show that the Corolla sedan should be more closely related to the hatchback than the current generation. The headlights look as though they're directly shared with the hatchback. The emblem area also looks similar, and in fact, the area around the A-pillar and mirrors also looks nearly identical. The latter isn't particularly shocking since the Corolla sedan surely uses the TNGA modular platform that also underpins the hatchback, as well as the Prius and C-HR.

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Will Cost Thousands Less

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid will cost thousands less

Following up on official fuel economy numbers, Honda has announced when the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid midsize sedan goes on sale, and how much it will cost. It goes on sale on March 23, and it could cost you far less than the outgoing model, since Honda says the base model starts at a whopping $4,505 less than the old one.

That specific price is $25,990, which will net you the basic Accord Hybrid and includes destination charge. The base model includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control and adaptive cruise control, among other features. There are four other trims above Accord Hybrid that all append extra letters or words to the base name (and presumably features), including EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi, and Touring. Pricing for those trims, including destination charge, are as follows: $29,780, $32,330, $33,330 and $35,600.

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Fuel Economy Revealed, Slightly Less Than Old Model

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid fuel economy revealed, slightly less than old model

Finally, the fuel economy for the newest generation of Honda Accord Hybrid has been revealed, thanks to the EPA posting it on its website. The numbers, or number actually, for the electrified Accord is 47 mpg. Whether in the city, on the highway, or something in between, that's the fuel economy the Accord Hybrid returns.

Interestingly, this is actually slightly worse than the previous generation of Honda Accord Hybrid. That model also returned 47 mpg on the highway, but in town, it managed 49 mpg, and the combined rating was 48 mpg. Both cars also produced the same 212 horsepower between the gas engine and electric motor.