New Sony H3213 'avenger' Model Spotted In Benchmark

New Sony H3213 'Avenger' model spotted in benchmark


Sony is planning new mid-range models for 2018, judging by new model numbers found in the GFXBench website and through UAProf's (user-agent profiles). The Sony H3213 ‘Avenger' model was spotted in GFXBench which looks like be a 6-inch 1080p device, running either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 636 or 660 chipset.

Photo Gallery: Lexus Ls 500 Clay Model On Display In Japan

Photo Gallery: Lexus LS 500 Clay Model on Display in Japan

The Lexus INTERSECT design space in Tokyo is displaying the full-size clay model of the fifth-generation LS used during design development:

The detail is amazing, with every single line in the spindle grille mesh shown in full effect. Very cool how the right side of the LS is unfinished, left in raw, unfinished clay.

Convenience Stores Come Far, But Business Model Not For Faint-hearted

Convenience stores come far, but business model not for faint-hearted

Japan's ubiquitous convenience stores have come a long way since a customer made the first purchase from the original outlet over 43 years ago.

Was it a beverage, rice ball, bento lunchbox or other food item, or perhaps a magazine or packet of underwear, all things that convenience stores typically stock nowadays? Legend has it otherwise.

The Fj Company Signature Model Is A $200,000 Toyota Land Cruiser

The FJ Company Signature model is a $200,000 Toyota Land Cruiser

Simply put, The FJ Company builds some pretty sweet vehicles. Go to its website and you can spend hours building and lusting over the perfect classic Toyota off-roader. These high-end, high-quality builds don't come cheap, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better-built and more tastefully done FJ build. At SEMA 2017, The FJ Company debuted its latest model, the range-topping Signature build.

On the surface, it doesn't look all that much different than any other Toyotas to roll out of The FJ Company's shop. Look closely and you'll find all that a number of details have changed. This latest project started life as a 1981 Toyota FJ43 Land Cruiser. A frame-off restoration restored the frame and bodywork to like-new condition. It was painted in Toyota's Dune Beige color with a matte finish. From there things get far more detailed.

Toyota Yaris Grmn Successor To Be Mass-production Model

Toyota Yaris GRMN successor to be mass-production model

Toyota and Gazoo Racing are already planning a successor to the Yaris GRMN hot hatch, which will be a mass-production model and serve as a homologation base for the next WRC rally car.

Speaking with the UK’s AutoExpress, Shigeki Tomoyama, senior manager for Gazoo Racing, said: “We know our current situation and we believe that we need to change the platform for the rally car to be even more competitive”.

Toyota Crown Concept Hails Arrival Of 2018 Production Model

Toyota Crown Concept Hails Arrival Of 2018 Production Model

Toyota's Crown Concept has just made its public debut at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, where visitors can truly get a sense of what to expect from next year's production car.

According to Toyota, the Crown Concept is about two things, driving performance and connectivity, with the automaker looking to provide customers with an enjoyable drive in a future mobility society.

Sony Announces Updated Playstation Vr Model

Sony Announces Updated PlayStation VR Model

While we've seen the various virtual reality (VR) headsets in the market undergo upgrades and improvements, Sony's PlayStation VR headset hasn't seen that much changes, or at least until recently where Sony announced on its PlayStation Blog that there will be an updated PlayStation VR headset on its way.

According to Sony, "A hardware update to PlayStation VR is being prepared. The new version, model number CUH-ZVR2, features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable.  There's also an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without having to disconnect the Processor Unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off."

2018 Subaru Impreza Pricing And Specstech Updates Headline Model-year Changes

2018 Subaru Impreza pricing and specsTech updates headline model-year changes

The 2018 Subaru Impreza is in showrooms now, with the Japanese brand’s small hatch and sedan gaining some added equipment in the higher-spec versions.

There are no cosmetic changes, but the EyeSight forward camera safety system in the Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan models has been upgraded as part of the 2018 model year run. The system’s features include forward collision alert, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

2018 Sony Xperia Model Numbers Already Spied

2018 Sony Xperia model numbers already spied


Last year, it took until the very end of October before we saw any official Xperia model numbers related to next year's models. However, this year, a number of ‘H' denominated model numbers representing the 2018 Xperia range have been discovered through official UAProf‘s (user-agent profiles).

$300 Hand-built Lexus Lc 500 Diecast Model Available In Japan

$300 Hand-Built Lexus LC 500 Diecast Model Available in Japan

It turns out AutoArt will not be the only company to produce a diecast model of the Lexus LC, as the Make Up Company of Japan have just announced their plans to manufacture a right hand drive 1:43 scale LC coupe.

Make Up have built a solid reputation for meticulously crafted hand built models with the utmost of detail. Their cars are made in small numbers and at premium cost.

New Gundam Plastic Model Shop Opens In Tokyo

New Gundam plastic model shop opens in Tokyo

Toy maker Bandai Co. opened a new flagship store Saturday in Tokyo specializing in plastic model kits based on the popular sci-fi television animation series "Mobile Suit Gundam."

The Gundam Base Tokyo, located at the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza complex in the Odaiba commercial district, is the first official plastic model outlet in Japan for the series, featuring giant combat robots wearing mobile suits, and 13th overall, joining the list of shops operating in South Korea and Taiwan.

Suzuki Launches Direct-injection Turbo Engine Model Of 'escudo' Compact Suv

Suzuki Launches Direct-injection Turbo Engine Model of 'Escudo' Compact SUV

Suzuki Motor Corp released a 1.4L direct-injection turbo engine model of the "Escudo" compact SUV (sport utility vehicle) July 26, 2017.

Before the release of the new model, the Escudo came only with a 1.6L naturally-aspirated (NA) engine. This time, Suzuki added the 1.4L turbo engine model that features a higher driving performance than the 1.6L engine model. The new model is manufactured by Magyar Suzuki Corp, a Hungary-based subsidiary of Suzuki, and exported to Japan.

Honda To Launch Hev Model Of 'step Wgn' Minivan

Honda to Launch HEV Model of 'Step WGN' Minivan

Honda Motor Co Ltd announced July 3, 2017, that it will partially remodel the "Step WGN" minivan and add a hybrid (HEV) model in late September 2017.

Specifically, the company will equip "Step WGN Spada," a high-grade model, with the "i-MMD" two-motor hybrid system.