Mitsubishi Planning To Bring Back Lancer As A Crossover

Mitsubishi planning to bring back Lancer as a crossover

It looks like the Mitsubishi Lancer is about to undertake a daring transformation from a ten-year-old sedan to a crossover. The Eclipse has already shed its coupe roots and become the Eclipse Cross, and now it's the Lancer's turn to become a high-rider.

The carmaker already teased its future plans with the e-Evolution concept last year (pictured above), again combining a previously successful Mitsubishi nameplate with new crossover intentions. Now, talking to AutoExpress, Mitsubishi's chief operating officer and chief designer both hint of the Lancer taking the shape of the e-Evolution.

Mitsubishi Is Planning To Add Another Suv To Its Lineup

Mitsubishi Is Planning To Add Another SUV To Its LineupMitsubishi used to be a company that, apart from the mainstream models, also made sports coupes and hardcore sedans. Nowadays, though, the Japanese company is focusing on the SUVs and crossovers, which might not satisfy petrolheads but is good for sales. And while it already has quite a few SUVs, the brand is reportedly looking into adding another one to its lineup.

Japan Is Apparently Planning Its Third Disneyland Theme Park

Japan Is Apparently Planning Its Third Disneyland Theme ParkIf you’ve made it one of your life’s goals to visit every single Disneyland in the world, you might want to add Japan to your list. But wait, doesn’t Japan already have its own Disneyland and DisneySea? Yes, you would be right, but a report from Mainichi (via Kotaku) has revealed that there are plans for a third Disneyland in the country.

Tokyo Disney Parks Operator Planning 300 Bil. Yen Expansion

Tokyo Disney parks operator planning 300 bil. yen expansion

Oriental Land Co., operator of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, is planning to spend roughly 300 billion yen ($2.7 billion) to expand the two theme parks, sources with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.

The company plans to start constructing the new areas -- a 30 percent expansion of the existing parks -- by 2025, one of the sources said.

Nintendo Reportedly Planning To Ramp Up Switch Product In 2018

Nintendo Reportedly Planning To Ramp Up Switch Product In 2018

By all accounts, the Nintendo Switch is doing pretty well for itself. Nintendo announced that the console managed to sell 7.63 million units worldwide since its release earlier this year, and that they expect the console to go on and beat the Wii U's lifetime sales within a year. In fact the company is so optimistic that come 2018, they are planning on ramping up production.

This is according to a report from The Wall Street Journal in which they claim that Nintendo is planning on ramping up production significantly for 2018. The report claims that Nintendo will be producing as many as 25-30 million Switch consoles for 2018, and that those numbers go higher depending on this year's holiday sales.

Nissan Confirms It's Planning A Nismo Next-gen Leaf

Nissan confirms it's planning a Nismo next-gen Leaf

A few weeks ago we brought you renderings of a Nismo performance version of the second-generation Nissan Leaf, complete with a lowered suspension, larger wheels, wider body and blue accents along the undercarriage. That's our rendering, above. It now appears that car will become reality as shown here:

And now a better picture of the new Nissan Leaf Nismo concept... pic.twitter.com/EIX2jaYEap — Steve Fowler (@SteveFowler) October 2, 2017

Lexus Planning To Offer Plug-in Hybrids?

Lexus Planning to Offer Plug-In Hybrids?

Lexus will introduce plug-in hybrids and a hydrogen fuel cell LS by 2020, according to a Fleetworld interview with Lexus UK managing director Ewan Shepard:

"We will bring plug-in hybrids through in time and I think that's where the industry will go. We've already got our hybrids, so we're safe in the interim, but some of our models will have a plug-in – although we can't confirm specifically which ones yet.

Nissan's Planning Something Called Imx

Nissan's Planning Something Called IMX

Trademark applications give us a good idea of what an automaker has cooking. And the latest comes from Nissan.

According to AutoGuide, the Japanese automaker has filed to protect the name IMX. The big question is what it might be used for.

Mclaren Planning To Buy Ferrari Engines Next Season?

McLaren Planning To Buy Ferrari Engines Next Season?

McLaren has just about reached the point of desperation by now. One of the most victorious teams in F1 history, it hasn't won a race or even landed on the podium once in the past three seasons. And all signs point to it being Honda's fault.

That's why the team has been rumored to be considering other options for next season, and this latest report has really caught our attention.

Is Lexus Planning To Cancel The Gs Sedan?

Is Lexus Planning to Cancel the GS Sedan?According to the January issue of Japanese magazine MAG-X, the Lexus GS may be cancelled after the current generation. Here is a translation courtesy of Lexus Enthusiast member White Beach, though I should point out that this rumor is unsubstantiated and possibly untrue.

Japan Planning 5th Scientific Research Base At Antarctica

Japan planning 5th scientific research base at AntarcticaJapan's Dome Fuji Station is located in the Antarctic interior and sits at an altitude of 3,810 meters. The lowest temperature recorded at the station was minus 79.7 degrees. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
As Japan marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of its first base in Antarctica on Jan. 29, its commitment to the southern continent remains solid, with a fifth base planned.

Nissan Australia Planning For Next-gen Leaf

Nissan Australia planning for next-gen LeafNissan is biding its time before launching a renewed assault on Australia’s fledgling electric car market, with the next-generation 2018 Leaf green-lit for a local launch.
The second iteration of Nissan’s pioneering EV is expected to premiere in 2017, with the drip-feed of information likely to start trickling out of Japan around April. Given lead-times, an Australian launch in 2018 seems likely.

Lexus Planning Hot Surprise Reveal At La Auto Show

Lexus Planning Hot Surprise Reveal at LA Auto ShowLexus has something planned for the LA Auto Show this week, and they’re teasing the reveal on their social media networks — first was this image on Facebook with the caption “You’ll feel it all the way down to the stitching. See the reveal November 16th”.