Toyota Chief Engineer Says Next 86 Has To Surpass The Supra

Toyota Chief Engineer Says Next 86 Has To Surpass The Supra

Details about the second generation of the Toyota 86 are sketchy at best, but according to the automaker’s chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, who led the development of both the 86 and the A90 Supra, the next-gen compact sports car will be even better than the original.

Volunteers Help With Repairs As Next Typhoon Nears

Volunteers help with repairs as next typhoon nears

Volunteers are helping residents in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, patch up roofs damaged by Typhoon Faxai as another typhoon approaches Japan.

More than 100 volunteers gathered in Tateyama City on Saturday, the first day of a three-day weekend.

Next-gen Nissan Juke Revealed With Cleaner Design

Next-gen Nissan Juke revealed with cleaner design

The next-generation Nissan Juke subcompact crossover has finally been revealed for the European market. And right off the bat, it's clear that it's a much cleaner, more broadly appealing car than its predecessor. The frog-like accent headlights have been moved into the main grille design, although the large round headlights below them remain. The ultra-rounded fenders have also disappeared in favor of more gently and gracefully widened fenders. The new Juke is still distinctive and concept-like, though. The accent lights are razor thin and swept way back. The illuminated section of the round headlights is actually a Y-shape that looks suitably tech-y and futuristic, and the Juke's funky profile that falls between conventional sedan and hatchback remains. It also picked up the contrasting roof that's en vogue right now. The interior is far more conventional. The odd center console designed like a motorcycle fuel tank is pretty much gone. The dashboard takes its design from the upcoming Nissan Sentra/Sylphy with three round air vents in the middle, a stitched and upholstered dash pad and an infotainment screen sitting above the vents. Only one engine has been announced for the Juke, a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine. It only makes 115 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque on a regular basis. Floor it, and it will provide extra boost that will bring torque up to 148 pound-feet for up to 25 seconds. It's also coupled to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. It makes far less power than the 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque the base Juke had in the U.S., not to mention the even more powerful 210-horsepower Juke Nismo RS. But in Europe, this turbo engine is replacing a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder that made just 110 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque. No replacement for the European Juke's 115-horsepower diesel has been announced. Nissan has also made no mention of the Juke returning to the U.S. Certainly with the European powertrain options, there wouldn't be much reason to offer it here when the Kicks is the same size with about the same power, and it would almost certainly be more affordable than the Juke. And of course the Kicks has a design that's easier for most people to handle, as opposed to the polarizing Juke.

Pm Abe Intends To Reshuffle Cabinet Next Week

PM Abe intends to reshuffle Cabinet next week

NHK has learned that Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to reshuffle his Cabinet and the ruling party executives on Wednesday next week.

Abe told a meeting of government and ruling party officials on Monday that he plans to revamp his Cabinet next week.

Abe To Reshuffle Cabinet Next Week

Abe to reshuffle cabinet next week

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to reshuffle his cabinet next week.

Abe revealed this at a liaison meeting of the government and the ruling coalition parties on Monday.

Putin Aide: Summit With Abe Next Week

Putin aide: Summit with Abe next week

A Russian presidential aide says President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next Thursday in Vladivostok.

Yuri Ushakov told Russian media on Friday that the two leaders will meet on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.

Here's The First Pics Of Sony's Next Xperia Flagship

Here's the first pics of Sony's next Xperia flagship

Sony Mobile will be launching new hardware at the IFA 2019 tradeshow on 5 September at 1pm CEST (12pm BST). That shouldn't be much of a surprise, Sony has launched new Xperia handsets at the Berlin-based tradeshow for as long as we can remember. What we are able to share are the first pics of the latest Xperia flagship.