Toyota C-hr Gets New Base Trim That's About $1,400 Cheaper

Toyota C-HR gets new base trim that's about $1,400 cheaper

Toyota has announced pricing and trim levels for the 2019 C-HR crossover. A rather substantial price drop for the cheapest C-HR is at hand: while the 2018 C-HR started at $23,410 for the XLE trim, the new base C-HR, the LE starts from $20,995 excluding destination fees, or $22,090 with them.

Earlier, Toyota only offered the C-HR with two trim levels, the XLE and XLE Premium, but the latter has now been removed, and there are three versions. The LE's introduction means a touch of de-contenting, as the base model is offered with 17-inch steel wheels and a plastic steering wheel. While there are LED DRLs, the headlights are halogen. Still, even the LE gets the 8-inch touchscreen that is Apple CarPlay compatible, and dynamic radar cruise control. As well as the DRCC, all models get Toyota's Safety Sense suite that includes collision avoidance systems such as automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection and steering-assisting lane keeper.

Focus On Nissan's New Leadership Structure

Focus on Nissan's new leadership structure

Nissan Motor has been reviewing its management structure in light of the accusations leveled at former Chair Carlos Ghosn. As part of that effort, the automaker convened a panel with 3rd-party experts for the fourth time on Sunday.

It's apparently looking to create stronger roles for outside directors on the company's board.

Habu Wins Nhk Shogi Tournament, Sets New Record

Habu wins NHK shogi tournament, sets new record

Professional player Yoshiharu Habu has won the NHK Cup TV Tournament for shogi, or Japanese chess, setting a new record of 45 official competition victories.

The ninth-dan shogi master beat Masataka Goda, who also holds the highest rank, in the final aired on Sunday.

Android Q Beta Released; Gives A Good Idea Of New Features To Come

Android Q Beta released; gives a good idea of new features to come

Google has released the Android Q Beta for early adopters and developers today. Google has made this first beta available for all Pixel smartphones (including the original 2016 devices). While the final release of Android Q is not expected to arrive until the third quarter of 2019, this preview gives everyone a good idea of what we can expect in this latest Android version.