Nissan 370z Roadster Is Dead After 2019 Model Year

Nissan 370Z Roadster is dead after 2019 model year

The Nissan 370Z Roadster will be discontinued for the 2020 model year. This has no effect on the availability of the regular 370Z coupe, which Nissan confirms will be sold alongside the Nismo and 50th Anniversary Edition coupes in the 2020 model year. After Motor Authority broke the story, we got confirmation directly from a Nissan representative:

"Yes, I can confirm that for model year 2020, Nissan will focus on the sale of the 370Z Coupe, NISMO and 50th Anniversary Edition. We will not offer the Roadster variant for the current-generation Z beginning with model year 2020."

2019 Toyota Rav4 Trd Off-road Improves On Toyota's Best-selling Model

2019 Toyota Rav4 TRD Off-Road improves on Toyota's best-selling model

Crossovers are king, and, for the past few years, the best-selling non-pickup on the market has been the Toyota Rav4. The Rav4 was completely revised for 2019, replacing an aging model that was one of the oldest vehicles in the class. The new model gets far more aggressive styling inside and out, taking quite a few cues from the midsize Toyota Tacoma pickup (check out the refreshed Taco right here). At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota seems to be doubling down on the rugged-crossover theme with the new Rav4 TRD Off-Road.

The Rav4 has never really been an off-road sort of SUV. That's what the Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser have been for. Even the early Rav4 models, as spartan as they were, were designed with on-road dynamics first. Still, with a bit of work, Toyota has shown its Rally America entry that the Rav4 has the bones to be fairly capable in the dirt. The Rav4 TRD Off-Road, while not exactly derived from Ryan Millen's rally car, is at least inspired by it.

Toyota Teases New Trd Pro Model For Chicago Auto Show Debut

Toyota teases new TRD Pro model for Chicago Auto Show debut

We know Toyota is going to reveal a refreshed Tacoma at the Chicago Auto Show, but this teaser hints at a new TRD Pro vehicle coming our way, too. All we have to go on is this nondescript close-up shot with the TRD Pro logo emblazoned on the side, and the brief video below.

Toyota doesn't explicitly say what vehicle is getting the TRD Pro treatment, but it does say a "new" one is coming. Following that, we're told to expect "a host of updates across the TRD Pro lineup." This being separate from Toyota saying a new model is coming, it looks like we're getting a TRD Pro model that isn't currently on the market.

Canon's Next Eos R Announcement Will Be For A Budget Model

Canon's Next EOS R Announcement Will Be For A Budget Model

A recent rumor claims that Canon has a major announcement that could take place this month. Now according to a report from Canon Watch, it seems that the upcoming camera announcement from Canon could be for a budget EOS R model that could be priced around the $1,600 mark.

Now we know that $1,600 isn’t exactly cheap, but it will be cheaper than the current EOS R offering and it is pretty affordable as far as full-frame mirrorless cameras are concerned. This is actually a bit of a surprise as most of the rumors we have been hearing so far have been talking about a high-end EOS R camera with a 100MP sensor.

New Shinkansen Model To Debut In July 2020

New Shinkansen model to debut in July 2020

A Japanese railway operator says a new Shinkansen bullet train model will be put into service in early July next year, just before the start of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Central Japan Railway has been test-running the N700S model since last year.